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  1. I have a 4 channel 4Minx but wanted to rent or borrow an 8-track with Ambisonics.. Does anyone know of a rental company that still has them? I'm UK based.
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    Ebay asking prices are not always relevant prices. Better to search for completed listings to see prices things actually sold at and how many times the silly-priced items have been listed without any interest.
  3. Not about a skill area suiting women but more about how concepts of what men and women do are entrenched by surrounding human culture and how that makes one behave and believe about oneself to fit in with being a man or a woman. Even within those areas people act and change their behaviours to fit in - talk in certain ways, try hard to look knowledgeable and confident, have a fixed idea of how it is to be "professional" etc. - and so will again attract (or more like, make others feel they don't fit in) a narrow personality type. It's even funnier when you see folks in the same industry all practically wearing the same clothes, same colours, driving the same cars.. I see that all the time in the film industry - chippies, lighting, camera, sound all look the same in general. What does an industry look like that is open to all people and equally to each gender? Looks like a wide mix of individuals and personalities. I see men joining industries because they enjoy the male dominated culture. It attracts a certain kind of man who wants to join a male dominated club. So in many ways, it's the opposite happening - they push away women by being attractive to a certain kind of male company loving men - a positive feedback loop. That's the kind of image that pushes me away too as a man - I hate that kind of environment. I'll stay a hobbyist or go into a creative area instead. This sound device is a joke though. Their other products are also jokey products like a guitar looking like a tuning fork. Media see a joke out of context and make out it was serious.
  4. Thanks to finding these schematics from Soundmanjon, I'm going to build a couple of circuits to power my ex-theatre DPA 4061s.. (both cut at the wire..) A small question before I do so: My recorder can give 12V Tpower. Will adjusting the circuit above for T-Power and making an adapter for T-power instead, save me recorder battery? If T and phantom both have same current draw, I'd guess that would be correct.. ?
  5. Interesting discussion from a few years ago. My immediate thoughts are about the assumptions people in the thread have made in general about the holder of patents (and rights to defend them - i.e. the assumption that they are always valid and in a moral sense should be defended) and also the assumptions people have made when a company doesn't want to reveal their technology to a rival. Even Glenn's wording seems to heavily imply he fully believes his own confirmation bias that Sonosax don't wish to because they are hiding something (e.g. repeating that he has the e-paper trail of the conversation) ... Likely the truth is he doesn't really know (unless he's received some kind of inside info/tip-off?) . When people choose to make an assumption and fall on one side or the other, they are only reflecting their internal biases and that has nothing to do with the truth or reality. Confirmation bias is even stronger in groups (e.g. within companies) and anecdotally more so when it comes to defending something the group believes could be under attack (e.g. technology, market position, reputation of appearing weak/not protecting themselves legally - I get the impression that is strong in US business culture - etc ) That it is under attack is just one level of possible confirmation bias. An opinion more close to the truth as we know it here is "I don't know". It's interesting that Zaxcom didn't or couldn't apply for a worldwide patent. I'm not sure if that says something about the technology, the process, the US patent system, cost or what... anyone with some bias could read into that too! www.techdirt.com is a good website for reading about the problems with many granted patents by the US patent office (it's a US based news site).
  6. I'm looking at secondhand recorders and would like to find more opinions on the 4Minx. Alas - reflecting the future of so much modern culture and writing - your friend's review has not been kept on the internet 6 years later. Do you know if they have it hosted elsewhere or if they have it saved anywhere? Or could even upload it to jwsoundgroup as an attachment? Thanks in advance..
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