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Mattias Larsen

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  1. Just got my bundle yesterday. The auto set seems promising. I scanned a big group and MCR54 seems pretty good at selecting 4 channels with low noisefloor within a 32mhz range. Looking forward for when you can remotely deploy to all channels at the same time.
  2. Prepared to look at codec/project settings and what not today. And it simply jammed just fine with same tentacle, same cable etc. Difference was that we shot 23.98 instead of 29.97 as we did two days ago. So I am not much wiser, but thought I would give it an update.
  3. Thank you for all the input people, honestly! I remember with Panasonic that I often had to make sure the camera was not set to variable framerate, never experienced it with the canons before, but something like that is a very realistic possibility that it could be related to. Will read up on the manual about high speed/variable framerate/project framerate.
  4. Heya! I guess most of you are familiar with mki and mkii of this camera. Its straight forward to slap on a TC box, set TC to in, preset, free run and its all thats needed to run smoothly. I could not get it to work on the mark iii today. Has anyone got a similair experience or got any 'gotchas' they could share? Only thing I can think of in hindsight was if the cable was broken or if there was a monitor setting that I didn't catch, but I had the impression that it didn't catch the TC at all.
  5. 7 lavs whilst also operating a camera? I suspect the compromised sound has more to do with that you do too much by yourself rather than what particular equipment you use.
  6. Awesome! Any chance we can see some pictures and possible breakdowns?
  7. Okey, still bold claim! Doesn't the shure have technology to use 4 recieverboards for when they do 2mw or something? Shure seemed to do very well compared to old Lectro and Zax from the test Jim Keaney posted on YouTube. And the walktests on 50mw Wisys from Raycom was quite something. I am so happy that all the brands are pushing the boundaries on what seems to be possible, and I am happy for everybody if these claims are close to be true.
  8. Wonderful! Looking forward to your field test, hope to get hands on mine soon too. I am curious to see how well the recorded 32bit float(?) files perform as well. I hope that autopick as well as remote TC jam gets nailed down soon. Sounds like the app for remote capabilities such as frequency, gain and recording are just weeks away according to Leslies Instagram.
  9. That's a very bold claim, amazing if true. Would love to see comparison with Shure with backup frequency, Wisy in narrowband and Lectro with Vector diversity to see how it holds up. Great regardless, seems from the user reports that the digital AL system was struggling a bit with range, especially in the beginning.
  10. Heya Ian! Whilst there is still quite some international production here (especially after Brexit). The slice of the market is a bit smaller for English speaking content, but even with some basic German you can also do more than that. To network there are plenty of student films to work on from DFFB, MET, Babelsberg, Catalyst, Art on the run, Filmarche etc, but the pay there is merely symbolic if at all, but can be a way to get to know upcoming filmmakers that don't already have their crew. There is also crew-united.de as well as a few facebook groups "International filmmakers in Berlin" being the biggest, for applying to projects. There are networking events in Kinoloop and Space Medusa. Everyone's journey is different, but imagine it is quite a lot of hard work to get to a comfortable level. So its amazing if you can keep that sound design gig remotely. Majority of my good gigs comes from recomendations or reoccurring clients, so it's all about connections and well performed work in the end. Also, the housing prices have gone up insanely the last two years or so.
  11. I wonder if this behaviour extends to the newly released F8n Pro as it seemed like almoust a release to combat chip shortage, with seemingly nothing new than 32 bit float.
  12. Yeah that would be nice. Seems like an obvious thing to get an edge over the mixpres.
  13. I generally have the same mindset as you when it comes to self noise. Hence I have a handful of 4060s and only 1 4061, that is acting as a backup and seldomly used. I dont have much issues with regulair (non core) 4060s. There were lengthy discussions on 4060 vs 4061 among lectro people on this forum and the distortion figure seemed to be similair with just gaining down a bit on the TX for the 60. My conclusion was to pick 4060 over 4061 In case you have a TX that will not distort with a 4060 at low level. I expect similair might be true for 606x too. As a previous poster mentioned tho, with for example a loud engine, to have a 4061 where you cannot attenuate your preamp low enough (mic level might simply be a tad too much when micing an exhaust). This is all in theory though and different preamps might have their optimum range, so maybe wisy or audio ltd act differently.
  14. I had to return my audioroot neo. I thought it was a propertairity problem. It would only charge in their charger, but not in the small OEM one I have. Not sure it helps you, but I have a feeling they are somehow designed to be a bit particular with what you connect to them. But since everything is the same brand in your case - I would reach out to audioroot themselves.
  15. Sure you can do that. I mix and match brands currently. You just need to coordinate, which takes a bit more thinking and time to setup than using the same brand for everything. I anticipate to save about 10m setup time by going primary Wisy compared to tinkering with a bunch of single sennheiser/lectro recievers combo making sure to find good places in the spectrum whilst not creating intermod. The MCR42 up currently is in a group for Swedish mixers called "Köp & Sälj EFP-Ljud". But there a handful of them in US, Belgium, German and some international ones. One of the bigger ones is called sound mixer swap or something like that. But you can also post WTB here or BBlist. I am sure there are thoose that want the latest and have slightly older wires they are looking to offload. Wisycom used to be way more expensive until they cut their pricing in half a few years ago. It was quiet clear from the start that the older MTP40 bundle pricing was extremely agressive and that anything with symphony transmitters would be a notch up. I guess they spent quite some energy to finish a symphony TX, whereas MTP40 had some slight upgrades perfecting something that have been around for years (lp filter and narrowband). Are the non symphony TX gone from the product line? Did not know that, but not that surprised either, remote controlled is the future. I am sure you can be on the lookout for MTP40s once the MTP60 come into the real world. Update on this, seems that the wisy TX finishes the file if its powered up again. Making this less of an issue, but something to remember to close the files before pulling the batteries for the days etc. This is really a personal thing. Personally got good experience with lectro, but been carefully considering shure vs wisy. The A10s supposedly sounds really good, but atleast earlier on they struggled with RF range. For me RF stability is what I will prioritize and Shure/Wisy/UCR822 comes out on top, but wisy offers a bit more functionallity when operating from a bag plus the pricing and size per channel. That said, all major brands offer good 2ch options at this point.
  16. Guess its either Wisycom MCR54 or Zaxcom with RX4 that fits the bill if you want just one device then. Generally levels are pretty much a non issue if you run a hotter mixtrack and conservative TX gain/good analouge limiter on the TX anyway. But I am pretty busy staying on top of my game with small tweaks if needed for even just a few wires to counter the issues you mentioned. Maybe your really good at multitasking and have developed a style that works for you over the years. I am just saying that for me personally, I would be pretty stressed to ensure good audio in a protest whilst also operating a camera and maybe have to socialize a bit too. But if you really have to do it, I would stay clear or G4 etc, it can do wonders if you are patient and plan accordingly, but drops out more easily than pro systems. Someone is selling an older mcr42 with 2xmtp40s on FB currently and they pop up every once in a while here/fb/ebay and on bblist. Same for SRCs. Sure, no problem! My situation was a bit unusual, but it boils down to that I had to buy them last year before the price was set. I have put in 9000 Eur ex VAT for the kit (and another couple hundred for three right angled ta5 to 2 xlr), but its just a preliminary price, so I may have to add a bit or I get some credit when buying mics etc. And sure, its a lot of money. But to be able to scan, autopick and sync 4 transmitters wirelessly with the full availible UHF spectrum takes away so much dabbling for me personally (apps, manual setting of frequencies, RF Explorer, running to talent for TX gain if they scream) which will save both time and discomfort for talent. Last but not least. I expect RF stability to be stellar which will take a lot of stress off my back. Per channel its actually quite a reasonable price and cheaper than Shure, Zaxcom or Audio LTD. Yeah it doesnt mention float or not, I was thinking about this too. Some people have recieved their units, so we will know soon enough I guess. What we know so far is that if the power runs out, the current recording file is also gone. Not a big issue, but not a non issue either. Hopefully it can be solved via FW. I guess you'll want wideband if you travel a lot? Not that many wideband digital hybrid options then. Otherwise if you want a budget option and can stick to 1 block (and you can stick to srb in that case). The LMas are a lot of bang for the buck. 50mw rated (think closer to 75mw in real life) and digital hybrid. I have a spare LMa in block24. For 2ch you have good options from all the popular brands to pick from, all with their own set of pros and cons.
  17. I have a MCR54 and 4xMTP60 prebooked and I am sure they are fantastic for docu work. Currently I am using SMA modded Sennheiser SK2000 (sounding as the G3s, but lemo3 and a bit more TX power if needed), and it does the job most of the time with careful coordination with freqfinder and RF Explorer. Havent heard them next to Wisys, but next to Sennheiser SK5212 and the later sounds more natural. But I also have to ask you this. Is this for yourself as a solo shooter or do you anticipate as working only with sound? Do you need to budget for a full sound kit yourself if you are a solo shooter? If you work with a mixer, they may want to use their own kit which they know inside and out. Plus managing every channel over 2 lavs it starts to get tricky. I can tell you one thing, I would not want to juggle 4 channels of wireless and a camera at the same time.
  18. Later this year or 2023? The MTP60 looks slightly larger and heavier pictured next to the MTP40.
  19. Depends on the feuture set you need ofcourse but a Sonosax RX4/SD mixpre/Zoom F8 plus a 4ch wisy comes pretty close in weight. Does it have the feutures you need? Only you will be able to tell.
  20. I think it really comes down to taste. And as Rick and Philip was onto, testing makes a big difference. This can not be understated. Genelecs were quite popular around me, and I still rate them highly - but I find that I can work a lot longer without fatigue with Adams, so I went that route. I know others that swear by their neumanns or rather cheap focals. I guess you can mix brands, but often you'll find that manufacturers will pair a model of sub with their speakers with similair SPL rating, so it makes less calibration nessecary as they have already thought about it.
  21. Probably yes? Its a lot of tech to fit in there. I am planning to oversee my TX strap and pouch situation when I get hands on them.
  22. My dealer just sent me a mail that the expected lead time is in April for them (a major store in Europe), maybe it is different in US, but this seems realistic given high demand and how hard it has been for companies to source parts currently.
  23. Then there is something to that too. Hopefully you can set down the bag if you run more than a couple of wires. But in a way it is a gift to some extent. Not everything is suited for a cart. Depends on how much run and gun type of gigs you do too I suppose. But then there is the cheaper route for a leightweight rig too (if your wireless ate not super heavy by itself). As much as I love to mix on a 633 or a 688, the cheaper mixpre6 and 10 doesnt pack all the feutures, but pack a punch for its weight and price. If I run solo I might be one of the odd ones here, but I rather have a mixpre than a 6/7/8 series.
  24. I ordered them together with the reciever, I can report once I get my hands on them. With how long wait many experienced for mcr54 last year I can imagine it will take a few months, but I am patient. Think the rumor has it that the new app, pha60 and the transmitter will be rolled out in the end of January, but I dont count on it.
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