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Mattias Larsen

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  1. For the ones using schoeps boundary. Do you use 1 for each actor or just 1 in-between them. I have used it in conjunction with others, but just 1 of them in the roof. But most of the time just 4060 in the visors as its quick to deploy. Not everyone is happy to use some strong tape on the car interior for the schoeps boundary to stay (also the cable can be a bit tricky to hide depending on what the camera is seeing).
  2. Then MkH30 may be the way to go as something tried and tested, also another exotic contendant: Nevaton MC59 with fig8 capsule if you can get your hands on one for a reasonable price. Reportedly only have 8db of A weighted selfnoise.
  3. The CCM41 seems to do a good job, surprised how well the small DPA gosenecks held up as well when driving. Normally I just use 4060s (since that Is what I have), so was good to have the 4063 as a reference.
  4. Interesting, thank you for sharing! Will have a listen. I have heard people complain about high noise floor on the 4097/98 with the older Zax transmitters, do you feel a difference between the ZMT3 and 4?
  5. Did you switch to the Schoeps side addressed, or just other Schoeps mics? Thought the noise was about the same for Schoeps and ATE208, with the favor of the built in HP on the ATE208. I have done similar things with good results, the only downside I have to say of the emesser is that by nature of being a side addressed mic, it is rather sensitive to handling noise despite the low frequency roll off. For me, size and weight is of concern if its something meant for the top of a boompole. The emesser fits here nicely, but I do imagine MKH30 is in another class (compared to 208 at least) when it comes to be "noisefree" (almost 3 times the weight). Would love to hear a 308 side by side to the 208. Not sure the specs are updated on Ambients homepage, they are listed the same as for 208 and 308 currently apart from the LF rolloff.
  6. Really? I am quite happy with my 208 tbh. Sure, its not the quitest mic, but do isnt the CS3e or the schoeps either. Would love to have a listen to the 308, but the weight and footprint of the 208 is already really nice.
  7. No, but it looks interesting. Thank you for posting about it.
  8. I would have considered it for backup recorder, hops and scratch track on small jobs, but dont think I will replace my Tentacles and G3 for that purpose anytime soon. Maybe as a TC stamped backup recorder, the EIN figure doesnt seem too great, but better than nothing.
  9. Allen doesnt seem too excited after real life testing.
  10. Sometimes it can be quite neat to use overcovers, not as windcovers, but as spacers. A bumblebee with an overcover on the mount (lower down) can help if you dont get the mount to work by itself.
  11. Looks great! Think the only issue I have seen people have so far is the price point which was not set in stone, but a notch higher than any competitor. On my control surface I have coloured caps that I move around as needed, it looks as that might be hard to achieve here. Maybe there could be some thin layer coloured rubber or something to adress that? Am I missing something? The sealed faders reminds me of cantar where swapping fader caps seems easy.
  12. Okey, even better! I remember you posted about 6 hour runtime on FB. Looking at gotham they report 4.5 hours runtime on 50mw, might want to revisit the advertised runtime for your suppliers. In any case, as A20 just came out this year, it needs to compete with ZMT4 and Axient, probably soon Wisy as well. To be fair, if someone is already invested in a 8-series recorder, getting Zaxnet and remote gain on the ZMT requires a bit more tinkering than just slot in an A10RX with A20TX.
  13. For sure, it seems like a somewhat hard sell. Battery life with 10mw seems to be 4.5hrs according to paul on FB, estimating that if it is off 50% of the time manually, it will be 8.5 hours. But they need to compete with ZMT4 that has 6 hour runtime and powerroll. Or if recording is put to the side, it needs to compete with Shure (with remote capabilities) and to some extent Lectro/Wisy (Symphony TX with remote capabilities is bound to come at some point). The Sennheiser EW-D is quite interesting, but also just almoust there imo, I dont see as a competition at this level of wireless even if it uses a similair gain structure as shure and is completely app driven. Think it has autocoordinate, but no remote changes of frequencies without touching the TX is a bit of missed oppertunity on that one, and the range doesnt seem that impressive from the demos. Full wideband is sweet tho
  14. Looked quite exciting until I also figured out the runtime and that the charger which you need to sync them all at once runs for over a grand, when it is app based - is there any reason to not have them all sync via bluetooth? I have synced up to 12 Tentacles over bluetooth. Sure, it takes a minute or so, but saves the hastle to jam many units physically. Any way to auto coordinate? Maybe via an 8 series recorder? So close, yet so far from being perfect.
  15. The shop have refunded my Neo, still curious if it was just that 1 battery (they were hesitant to let me try charge another battery with my charger), if anyone have experience the neos in a non audio root charger, it would be interesting to know more. Using some extra RRC and "older" Audioroot smart batteries from a collegue to cover the current shoot. It's a little bit cheaper to order RRC, so I might end up doing that, but since the price is not that different (especially with delivery) with the Neos, I thought it was worth to support the local shop.
  16. Thanks you, it would be interesting. Wonder if Audioroot could update the firmware to get rid of this limitation.
  17. I borrowed an older audio root battery from my collegue. It charges in the rrc charger. Took back the Audioroot neo to my dealer and I will hear back from them on Monday. Initially it looks as it charged in their audioroot charger, so if that is the case - I am leaning towards that the battery needs a propriety charger which is a bit ridiculous.
  18. Hello folks! I have a 49wh and 98wh RRC smart battery as well as their charger since last year as it seems to be the no branded version here in Europe. Normally the big battery lasts for more than a full day to power up my mixpre10 with potentially a UCR411a for boom. I recently modded my G3s and got an antenna distro as well as fins, so to be on the safe side I grabbed an Audioroot neo from a local audio shop. It does not charge in my charger, the charger just keeps cycling through green, yellow and red led. Theese smart batteries are a bit to smart. Is there anything I can do other than try to return the battery? Do you need a propriety charger for the audio root? I dont need the readout, especially not on the neo as the battery even has an oled with the smart info and I like to keep my equipment with as small footprint as possible. Or is my charger only accepting RRC batteries? Has anyone got a similair experience? Link to the charger: https://www.texim-europe.com/product/RRC-SMB-MBC-RRC Link to the battery: http://www.audioroot.fr/product/esmart-li-96neo/
  19. Just watched the walk test. Sure it has all cool features and what not. Maybe it sounds exceptionally good and show link plus potentially backup frequencies is a nice to have, but the Wisy blows it out of the water in terms of range at the same test. But as you said, maybe something like this plus a 4ch wisy could be a pretty good package for sound quality and flexibility on the booms and radio reliability for talent in a reasonably small footprint.
  20. Good find! Someone posted a better image in a FB forum:
  21. Nice one! Curious to know more
  22. 5V, Finally! 48v and NeverClip, good job on this one!
  23. Welcome to the forum! In my first two years I did not own a single item, just used whatever was available from schools or productions. During that time I realized that I wanted to aspire to own a recorder with SD preamps and some MKH Sennheiser mics, but it was outside my pricerange. When it was time to take a leap to buy a recorder as I frequently got gigs where the recorders were a let down, I was set for the F4 for economical reasons. The sound of the f4 was not like 744t which was my favorite machine to date then, but just in time as I was shopping around for used Zoom F4s as I had no way to pour in thousands of Euros for a 6 or 7 Series SD, SD released the mixpres with built in recording capability just before I got the Zoom, and it was sounding great! Who knows, 2 years from now, maybe there is another desirable recorder with dual media and AES, better ergonomics, lighter etc? Or the f8n would have dropped even more in price. Long story short I guess - do you really need to buy now? There will always be new recorders, better wireless etc. But maybe it would be best to dip your toes in and actually do some work before you know if this is the route you want to take? 90% of the gear I have are second hand. Quality gear last a long time and the manufacturers of respectable brands often do repairs for reasonable pricing.
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