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    Sound Design, Sound Art, Location Recording, Post Production

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  1. Mattias Larsen

    Sennheiser MKH 8060 vs. MKH 416 for sound effects recording

    If I am in a hurry a figure of eight on top of a shotgun can get the job done, but I much more prefer a hyper or card mid. Maybe a fig of eight with the 416 could be a step before saving up for another mid mic. For ambiances I really prefer ORTF or Spaced Omnis out of what I have tried so far.
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    Sennheiser MKH 8060 vs. MKH 416 for sound effects recording

    That is a good point actually. If low selfnoise is the goal, a 60 is even lower than a 8060. But for recording impacts the selfnoise is hardly a problem.
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    Sennheiser MKH 8060 vs. MKH 416 for sound effects recording

    On a few episodes of tonebenders people mentioned the 416 as a strong choice for sfx. If I recall correctly it was mentioned that most Foley studios use a 416. In one episode there was a pair of German sfx recordists with much more modern mics that ended up adding a 416 becouse of the character. I think it all depends on what you try to record! The 80xx series is interesting becouse it can capture ultrasound if you are into that sort of thing. I am also curious why you want a shotgun. Is it to isolate the sound source from other sounds when you are outside? Then Sanken CS3e is also worth considering. Otherwise a MS rig is quite cool for sfx if the surrounding sound is ok.
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    USB rechargeable bag power.

    I ran my mixpre of a usb battery for a while, but the connector was a bit unreliable and I moved to L batteries and it was a big step up in reliability.
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    Sound Devices MixPre version 3.0 Now Released

    I agree to this by 100%. I never update the firmware straight before shoots or field recording trips. I rather use a firmware where I know where the bugs and kinks are than using an untested firmware with a potential different sets of bugs, before a bit of testing.
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    Sound Devices MixPre version 3.0 Now Released

    Glad I am still on 2.21, I like the changes made in 3.0 but it seems to be a bit unstable. My best experience was with 1.53 thought - but recording decoded and undecoded MS at the same time is such a nice thing. 2.21 introduced some other headphone behavior and it seems as it is back in a fashion that more suits me in 3.xx, so I will update as soon as the few kinks are ironed out. I see why some people are upset, becouse of stability issues and slightly different workflows in every major update. In a way I think that it is amazing how much better the machine is from the release date. 4 linked inputs, Remixing, MS options, android support for wingman, que markers, more output gain, better support as an interface for windows computers and when 3.xx is stable, the 192khzrecording should be top notch (96khz is plenty for what I do at the moment), preroll, ambisonic recording in various formats at the same time,midi control support. I did not expect this when I bought it. I purely bought it for sound quality, so everything else is just a bonus.
  7. Interesting. I have not played much with the 442. I was once working with a mixer that used a F8 behind it. How Does those limiters compare to an older mixpre, 302 or mm 1? (Curious becouse I could fit a 302 in front of the mp6 in my current bag, but the 442 is a bit bigger. To Op. I dont think that a 6 series limiter is much better for loud transients than an MP6 as the releasetime is just as slow if I recall correctly (even if the knee and when it kicks in is more customizable).
  8. You can sometimes see used mixpres in Kleinanzeigen, bblist or facebook postings, but in general people tend to keep them. If you look at those places you can find used 744ts at 1000-1500 euros, sometimes down to as low as 900. Personally I am really a fan of the mixpre 6, but If you depend heavily on the limiter for loud transients - you might want to look elsewhere. The limiters are amazing for speach thought. I am curious how it would sound with a 302 or something in front on the occasions you want to record gunshots or so. Does the 7 series recorders limiters sound good on spiky transients? You dont happen to be in Berlin? If you are, you can come and try out the Mixpre after new years if you want.
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    DPA Microphones survey.

    Thank you! Filled in
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    Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Depends on the project. Most of the time I have the gain set to basic to quicker adjust the level of the isos (I don't do much mixing when recording anyway, so just making sure that isos don't peak). For taking atmos I found it very useful to have the advanced gain setting to be able to record decoded MS on the LR mix, undecoded on the isos and an ortf pair on isos with the fader turned down.
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    Wisycom MPR52 with G3/G4 experiences?

    I am waiting for manufacturer/dealer response on questions related to this. I think that the analogue outs on the Mpr52 is noisier, but I am also curious if anyone have got experience with them. Is my guess that a g3 transmitter and a wisy receiver would be a better upgrade path than starting with a wisy transmitter and g3 receiver?
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    Boom Op Kits

    I can only talk from my own experience. Some things that makes my life easier is some 3/4 gloves that I can make full length when needed. I like carrying some precut moleskin/kineseotape, double sided tape, stickies, a scissor, velcro. Oh and I like a wireless feed even when using a cabled boom as it makes the setuptime a bit quicker.
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    small bag

    Sorry to hear about your knee. My knee is also bad and it is the main reason I go as light as possible. +2 for the Sachtler/Petrol bag. I believe my Petrol bag is the predecessor to that Sachtler. I have a photo of it in the show your bag thread. I really like the back pocket for reaching and changing batteries with the lmount sled. Regarding breakout cable for live event. I don't know. I have not been brave enough to try it so I rented a mixer the one time I needed it. Thinking of picking up a 302 (similar size as mp6) for the times when its needed. Maybe others can fill in if its feasible to use a DI box or something for longer cable runs from the out. But I bet you will miss the return switch of your 6 Series recorder/mixer.
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    small bag

    MP6 user here too. I am very happy altho the latest firmware is somewhat buggy for soloing playback isos. I was perfectly happy with how 1.53 was and I hope that the next firmware brings back the same stability. I use a small petrol bag and the Sony battery sled fits perfectly. I'd say its good for 3 wireless and a boom, but I have done up to 5 wireless and a boom and its fine but the settings for 5/6 is a bit buried plus you lose the ability to read TC. The zoom/SD debate can go on forever. But for a small rig SD wins for me due to size, weight, limiters and last and not so often talked about - analog hp filter to remove subsonic rumble of some mics before the AD that can otherwise eat headroom and overload.
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    Tentacle Sync Workflow

    I think resolve can read audio timecode too