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  1. nice stuff. i'm also interested knowing your technique on how you installed these clamps without drilling an hole in the pelicase. thanks for sharing
  2. I like them very much. quarter turn is great. send me a message if you wanna try mine (internally cabled tho)
  3. So it finally came. 1st impressions, it feels nice , not that big as some people said it would be. a bit heavy but the kind of heavy that makes you, as the owner, secure. it's not a big deal for the talent, I hope I wont get into divas, but im mostly on doc gigs.. it's well built with rounded corners it will make concealing a bit more easy I presume.... It is supplied with 4 antennas (lemo 1 pin) at different frequencies. the menuing is clear, the OLED screen is comfortable, much more visible and readable than the old MTP40, the navigation is pleasant and well done. I haven't had a chance to test it in the field yet but I will make further observations once my next corporate shoot is over (will have my trusty lectros around just to be sure because new stuff is always scary but i feel confident) I am right now testing the battery life with nimh IKEA LADDA rechargeable batteries. You can swap the battery time display between percentage or time remaining, for now I have tested with time remaining and am monitoring to see how accurate it is. I had a bit of trouble opening the battery compartment, but once you get the hang of it it's ok. definitely need to brief your boom op or asisstant before shooting so they can practice on it because you can loose a fair amount of time sorting this out the 1st time. wich is a good thing on the other side, talents will not be able to mess with it easily. once the battery door unlocked you can see a usb c port, and a mini sd card port. my next test will be to do a continuous recording with TC and the RF power at 100 mW to see how long it takes the nimh battery to drain, and if the audio file is safe when it shuts down du to loss of power. if you have any questions i will try to reply to them.
  4. I have a cinela Pianissimo with a mkh8060 and a schoeps figure 8 side mic. it is working great the thing to consider is the cable with 5pin out already, as this is not interchangeable easily I would try send a mail to cinela directly
  5. AEITECH is the official reseller for France, I think also DCA audiovisuel could help you out, They are nice people, you surely know them already. In switzerland, SLG broadcast is the reseller but I doubt that it helps you out given the fact that switzerland is not in EU... (I got my MCR 54 from them and waiting some MTP60, nice company) Bonne chance
  6. +1 for the sugru. It has lots of nice uses and tired cable reinforcements are one of those. it might be a bit thick, but I dont see how to avoid thick results for your problem. It's always useful anyways to have some for your everyday needs. highly recommended.
  7. Some units are now in the hands of colleagues. Anyone here got lucky and can share 1st impressions ? also I saw a picture of this PHA 60 :
  8. yes saw that as well, it looks promising, especially as a plant mic. Should be available in spring 2022 But like you said it's 100% aimed at the music / live scene... Curious to hear and see how it goes for us on set. as soon as the rental companies near me got some, i'll definitely try them to see how it performs
  9. anyone got their hands on these ? If so, Please share your first impressions !
  10. me too, tentacle units has proven their reliability countless times.
  11. thanks. but that's not what I asked. What I asked is if there is any plans in the future to use the remote features without a duo RX.
  12. Thanks a lot for your answer. It looks very promising indeed. I'm almost sold to the idea. Almost. I can see those units replacing my good ol' trusty sennheiser g3's as camera hops and thus free some frequencies in the 500 mhz spectrum, . (and move on to a very crowded 2.4 ghz spectrum... But the "auto switch" channel feature looks nice, must see on real work conditions with teradeks and other devices spraying RF on this particular spectrum) Another question is about the control of those devices wirelessly : If I understood correctly, you can only trigger "rec" button wirelessly (what about power management , put to sleep, boot on ?) via the connect duo RX... Any hints about a future app or remote feature that would not need a duo RX ? I have to say that I respect the innovation and affordability of your products. Really cool for those who are starting out and want to build a kit.
  13. Promising... very cool features for sure. would be cool paired with my sonosax M2D2 mic preamp for instance. I'm almost about to pull the trigger on a timecode kit set... ...I just want some "honest reviews" before going with it. Some people talked about The Signal / Noise ratio on the older connect system... (wich has been fixed with a FW update IIRC) The other concern is about the latency. I wanna be sure it's a consistent 19 ms , but I had some chat with another PSM who told me that it was not consistent, making the use as a camera hop a bit complicated. something with the digital transmission protocol used. Would love to know more about that issue before buying. Those are concerns That I only heard, so be cautious with these rumors and do not take it as a fact.
  14. i have one... not the most used part of my equipment i must admit
  15. as an early adopter (model number less than 300), I'm a bit sad to read that this mod cannot be installed on my device... But nonetheless, one of my favorite piece of equipment i ever had ! a real Couteau suisse (=swiss knife) !
  16. thanks for the input. looking forward to check these things. take your time. i prefer a good product that took more time than expected to be released than something that have been released in a rush ( aka cyberpunk2077 syndrom )
  17. waiting for my viviana cloud device so hard. ( I know, it's coming mid april) but this will help me so much in my derushing workflow. really cool !
  18. ordered a bunch of the ones in the second link. They are doing fine since almost 3 years. also, have a look at those
  19. Is there anyway you can record it ? Genuinely curious. never heard of the "schoeps fart" and I would like to extend my knowledge with this fun fact. thanks
  20. nah. This rode wireless go II looks rubbish if you ask me. the ability to record 2 channels via usb with timecode and transmit it to a camera hop is pretty slick. Not sure if we can get audio signal via USB, record, and output an rf signal all in the same time. but would be great.
  21. Any news on the release ? I was contemplating tentacle track E but these little fellas would be perfect paired with my m2d2 (among other uses)
  22. hey, no filtering. Never had issues personally
  23. OK, I' ll give my experiences, it's not Neumann microphones related (although Neumann was acquired by Sennheiser, so...) I'm not very happy with digital Microphones. I tried, paid a bunch, got frustrated. Never tried again and am happy with the good old analog signal. Several years before I bought the Sennheiser MZD for 8000 https://en-us.sennheiser.com/mzd-8000 series Module that converts the analog signal to an AES signal, and tried using it on my sd 633 AES input. I Wanted to have more flexibility (like pads or low cut filters setup via DSP) and less noise floor, and use a digital mic,seems cool, theorically. It's supposed to be the future of audio, right ? For me it seemed uber cool. After One or 2 shots, I went back to my analog preamp. I just heard a random, very subtle, but sometimes present, hiss. Went tru a lot of tests to sort out the problem, never had the solution until now. Got the file on a spectrum analyser, did lots of analysis of this signal before put the module on the closet and forget about this very expensive compulsive buy that does not fit my expectations. Among others things : - I Used a "true" AES cable (this is not cheap and I felt kinda forced to buy it just to try if the signal was better but this "true AES pure 110 ohm cable"... Humpf... Did not fix the hiss). But now I got an expensive neutrik AES cable, nice. I could use it as a premium XLR cable. - I asked Sound Devices & Sennheiser support and I got some leads. I was wondering about the samplerates who might mess up the signal but the 633 has a Sample Rate Converter built in, so I wouldn't worry so much... Sennheiser on the other hand told me that, hold on, the sample rate as factory preset in their module is.... 44100 ...yup... So I always thought maybe this little high frequency hiss might come from an upconversion from the SRC, due to (I'm guessing) some interpolations samples created, But I'm not expert. I asked Sennheiser What Could I do to match the module and recorder sample rates and avoid an extra work from my trusty 633 who does allready a lot, hoping that they would tell me that they'll fix this for me, as I paid top dollar for an MKH plus this module... ...Their answer was "we don't have this line of products in mind and are not really keen to develop full support for the MKH series" (duh) "so what you could try, is to buy an neumann DMI interface and change the samplerate yourself via the DSP and enjoy the full experience with this wonderful items"... If you ask me, it's just too vague. I will not put more money to "try" just change a setting and pray that it fixes the problem. Well. At this point I just put this module on the useless sound stuff shelf on my closet. And tried to reach someone who might have this neumann DMI interface just to change the samplerate, but it is not a very common product. So yeah here it is. I hoped when I bought that digital module also that sennheiser would developp an MKH8030 so I could pair the MZD module to a figure 8 and my 8060 and have a really nice digital MS rig but seems compromised also. Sorry for the long text, and the poor english. in analog we trust
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