Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About spekter

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
  • About
    Sound Design, Trailer Music
  • Interested in Sound for Picture

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Hi Tyranor, sorry for the late reply. I eventually went with the MixPre 6. I ordered it to try it out and was also negotiating regarding a used 744t at the same time which I would have liked to directly compare with the Mixpre 6. However, that didn't work out in time so I just went with the MixPre 6. To be honest, for me the MixPre 6 has a lot of advantages over the 744t; size, weight, number of inputs, powering options, capability as usb interface, price and guarantee (if you aren't buying used that is) to name a few. If you are looking at other SD Recorders, this might b
  2. Sorry for the confusion regarding the term. It's about the Rycote WS 10 Kit, at about 50% of the price.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm currently looking into buying a used MKH 8050 which I'm mainly buying to use for MS recording with a MKH 30 in a Rycote MS blimp. I could buy just the MKH 8050 or also get a dedicated used Rycote blimp for it (of course for additional cost). Getting the blimp later on will be more expensive; either because I will have to buy a new one instead of used or because of additional shipping costs. However, I'm not sure if I need a dedicated blimp for it, since it's main purpose will be MS recording; in case I want to just use the 8050, I could also just u
  4. Hi Grant, thank you for your input; the recorder I'm currently using/ testing is a Sound Devices MixPre 6. I quickly recorded something and uploaded a raw/ unprocessed as well as a processed (compressed and louder) version of the recording; excuse the handling noise. I don't think there is anything wrong with my recorder or the mic and my posts here have probably made it sound worse than it actually is. I'm simply wondering if, since the 8060 has less self-noise than the 416 and a hotter output, there are any benefits of keeping the 416 over the 8060 - less self noise is
  5. Yeah, that's possible. Here is a list of their gear with comments (it's from 2016 though) https://www.boomlibrary.com/blog/advent-day-18-2016/ Well, now I already have the 416. But I think I will try to exchange it for the 8060, because I think the lower self-noise is going to be more beneficial in the long run and I don't really see that many advantages of the 416 when compared to the 8060...the only thing I'm worried about is what thennanymoh mentioned above: I've not read about this elsewhere (and it also depends on what "really loud" means), but this could
  6. Yes, I bought it new, but for a reduced price (roughly 300€ off), so I shouldn't loose too much money in case I try to sell it some day. But I can't give it back or trade it for an 8050, only the 8060 would be available for that (maybe). The 8050 seems to be quite different than both the 416 and the 8060 and could be an interesting addition or replacement in the future (or well, whenever a good deal comes up ). FWIW, the Boom Library guys also use the 416. ;) But I can definitely see how the 8050 is geat for Sound effects recoridng, especially with that frequency
  7. Thank you for that reply; my impression also has been that for loud, punchy and in-your-face stuff, the 416 is a very good choice; but I'm not sure if the 8060 would be maybe just as good, but with the additional bonus of lower self noise. For recording ambiences, a different (stereo/XY/MS/ORTF) setup with a pair of different microphones that have lower self noise will be better suited of course; although maybe the 416 could be used in a MS setup.
  8. Only listening to self-noise; the NT1A is known for its low self-noise (5.5 db(A) IIRC) and I wanted to know how that sounds compared the 416s 13 db(A) and how drastic the difference is Because sometimes the numbers can be misleading as there are other factors that might contribute to how noisy a mic sounds. To me it seemed that the majority of the noise that makes the 416 sound quite a bit noisier than the NT1A (as it also is on paper) is produced in the low-end. To be honest, in most cases it won't be anything that can't be cleaned up in post-processing, but getting the best/ cl
  9. Thanks for the interesting answers! as Mattias Larsen mentioned, the 416 seems to be a very popular choice among sound designers for sound effects gathering. There are plenty of sound effects libraries that were recorded with a 416 (although not necessarily only with a 416), so to me it never seemed to be an unusal choice to be honest. A few examples for sounds I'm recording: Hits/impacts (such as shutting a door, punching/ hitting a trashcan etc.), additional sounds such as screeches, falling rocks etc., but also some quieter and more textural sounds (
  10. Hi everyone, I currently own/ use a Sennheiser MKH 416 for sound effects recording. Despite being a classic, proved and durable microphone, some might say that it's technology is outdated and that it's quite noisy compared to newer similar models - especially the MKH 8060, which is often considered as the successor of the 416. I've read a lot about the comparisons between those microphones, the pros and cons etc. (mostly related to dialogue recording) and I'm wondering if it would be worth to replace the 416 with the 8060 (in the sense that it's not possible
  11. Yes, unfortunately they didn't bring this function to the MixPre series; otherwise the MixPre 6 would probably be perfect. From what I've read so far the "Kashmir"-preamps seem to be indeed very good (so there maybe wouldn't be that much difference to the 7 series in that regard); in fact good enough so that things can be recorded relatively quiet and boosted afterwards without creating too much noise...so usually the limiters shouldn't have to be engaged anyway.
  12. I don't necessarily disagree with this sentiment; however, I also don't think that the 7 series is being replaced by the new MixPre series. I'm sure there are a lot of more modern/ newer options and alternatives out there for people who have been in this business several years and have used one of the 7 series Recorders, so they might switch to newer models (by other brands). But for someone like me, basically starting out and only looking at sound quality for a very specific application, it seems as if the best option still is to buy a used and proven recorder that has been used for
  13. I'm completely with you on that, however I'm not doing this professionally, I'm an amateur and at the moment this is "only" a hobby that may or may not lead to something different. I've been recording with handheld recorders mostly so far and just recently found a good deal on a MKH 416 and am now looking to buy my first proper recorder. And as you also mentioned, since I'm not very experienced, my skills (or lack thereof) will most likely be the bottle neck, not the recorder. However, I don't want to buy a cheap/ low-end unit that I will have to replace after a few months or a year; th
  14. Hi Glenn and Patrick, thank you for your recommendations, but unfortunately both recorders are not in my budget at the moment. I've only read good things about those recorders, so they would definitely be suitable.
  15. I just checked bblist and there is currently one for roughly the price of a MixPre 6. Most reviews and comparisons of the MixPre recorders I've seen were about speech/ dialogue, I guess that's also mainly what they are targeting with those recorders. The sound effects recordings that were done with the 7 series I've heard are great, including sounds with really loud transients. So for that application a 744t would definitely be great. However, it's been discontinued and of course is a bit clunkier and heavier than the MixPre 6 (which seems to be tiny ). Unfortunat
  • Create New...