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About manuelchk

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    Sound Mixer and Filmmaker

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  1. manuelchk

    Favorite Slate

    That means you like the TSC better than the Ambient? It’s the one I had and I loved it, bet the bet so has new features like handles to slate with one hand, WiFi to send timecode to betso lockit boxes, when you tails the timecode will turn to be read it perfectly, more options for frame rates, super bright LED numbers, lighter, etc. the bad things: they don’t have service here in LA and it looks it’s more “breakable” compared to the TSC...
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    Favorite Slate

    Hello guys, recently I got my slate robbed, a Denecke TS-C and I need to buy a new one. I’ve seen the new models of smart skates, Betso and Ambient, both having nice features. I think I’m getting the Betso, but I would love to hear your experience and which one is your favorite. Thanks in advance. Manuel.
  3. Hello guys, recently talking to a friend sound mixer he recommended me to use in ear monitors for “noisy” or reality style productions because of the isolation and be able to monitor exactly what you are recording. I just got the Weston W30 and so far so good but I’m not convinced 100%. I was wondering if you had experience with other in ear monitors for production sound and what is the one you like the most. thanks! Manuel.
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    Schoeps mini CMIT

    So... I’m buying the Schoeps mini CMIT with the Cinela Pianissimo. My question is: is there any reason to buy the CMIT 5U instead? Filters are not needed with the cinela, the reach is the same, the mini is lighter, the cinela smaller... Same sound quality... Just checking with you guys your experience. thanks!
  5. manuelchk

    So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    They have released a lot of equipment lately so I doubt they are launching anything new, probably focused on their new wireless systems... I think they’ve forgotten about pro users who will not buy prosumer stuff... Best, Manuel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best ENG boom pole

    Have you tried the QXS550? It’s the smallest of Ambient, I was going for that one since I already have a longer Ambient... Anyone does have it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. manuelchk

    Why Comteks?

    I think these are the best reasons I can think of too, just surprised me how bad they sound in comparison to any other option... Best, Manuel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. manuelchk

    Why Comteks?

    Haha, that make sense But sometimes you find director and Scripty that are careful with your equipment and they would love a better quality... For producers and clients of course comteks are the best Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. manuelchk

    Why Comteks?

    So many sound ppl are using comteks nowadays as their IFB solution but I recently used them for a bigger production and to be honest... they sound HORRIBLE... How are you people sacrificing sound quality that much for director, Scripty and producers? I know the range is great, they are sturdy, easy to use, don’t interfere with the rest of your RF spectrum, etc, but I didn’t know they sound THAT bad... I use Senheiser G3 IFBs and the sound is incredibly good, good range, easy to use but not that sturdy... I’m pretty sure Lextrosonics and Zaxcom are good too. Just wanted to hear your opinions. Best, Manuel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best ENG boom pole

    Hello again I’m using a 14’ Ambient boom pole but when I have to do reality it’s a little bit too big. What pole do you recommend for Run&gun jobs? The lighter and compact the better. Best, Manuel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. manuelchk

    Experience with the DPA core lavs

    Hello mixers! I’m thinking on upgrading some equipment and I would love to hear about the new DPA lavaliers with the “core” label. How are they compared to the classic ones? Are you using them? Which model do you recommend for narrative and interviews? Currently I’m using the DPA 4061 for all my lavs but I’d love to upgrade to the core of it’s worth it. Thanks in advance. Manuel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Show me your bag

    Wow you’re setup is pretty awesome. How do you use the Cedar? I mean, how do you have it connected? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Wisycom USA Launch

    Yeah I would love to try them, not gonna buy them until I do tho. Good as a new option here in US since they promise they will have better service. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Show me your bag

    Love my setup Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I hate the “it depends” but it’s completely true, I would rent them and use them in a couple of features, then you will know for sure. I thought Lectros were better for me and I made the “mistake” of buying them without trying other high-end brands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk