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  1. @ Michael Scrip You don't need the studio software for the Track Es, because they write the timecode as metadata in the audio file. Any NLE can sync them immediately. The studio software is only used for TC recorded as some kind of morse code onto an audio channel. Which is usefull for devices without TC cababilities. The Track E is a recorder that adds TC to your files. It can't be used as a TC-Generator or jam other devices, like a master unit. Greetings
  2. Also the Track E has a lockable mic-input. No the Tentacles don't resync constantly, only once you jam them. But the app tells you, if the different units are all in sync or not. So there could be drift during long takes. I don't know if I was particularly lucky, but even on documentary shoots, where I didn't touch the units a whole day I've never experienced any drift issues. With the Ultrasync System the slave-units make constantly a softsync via rf or bluetooth to the master unit, similar to a hardwired setup. But on TC mode it obviously couldn't prevent drift on l
  3. Mainly I use them for my lavalier mics, as I have no high-end wireless system. It makes my workflow so much easier to have TC on all my audio files. But also for plant mics the mini recorders are quite usefull. Next I want to get a DPA 4097 which will give me a quite tiny setup that's easy to hide everywhere. I didn't make a runtime test, but I think they will last about 10 hours which is usually enough for me. And they charge quite quickly. I think it takes something like 90 or 120 minutes to be fully charged. I also though about the F2-BT from Zoom, but I didn't like that they c
  4. I use two of the Track Es (for my lavalier mics) and had no issues till now. Even on longer takes no issues with drift. I always try to use both (boom and lavalier) to have more flexibility post. Beside the Track E I use an Ultrasync one (for my field recorder) which is synced wirelessly with the camera unit. The Track Es work like a charm and I love the easy setup and to have TC also on my lavaliers. If you prefer you can also jam them via cable, but the phone app works great. You only have a visual representaiton of the sound levels (on your phone) but no audio monitoring with the Track E.
  5. @ sound Ah, ok. But in the worst case (if the jack of the headphone pulls out) you just loose your monitoring, and you will notice it immediately. By the way I also use, beside the Track E the first generation tentacles, an Ultrasync One in combination with an AtomX Sync module on the camera. They work together like a charm Although the UltraSync Unit is the better one (because of it's capabilities and the RF sync) it's a lot more fiddly than the tentacles. What I really love about the tentacle units is the ease of use. And they keep the settings for month. The Ultrasync forgests
  6. Yes, the software is related to the TC-Boxes. But why would you need the software? The Track E writes the TC metadata directly into the files. There is no need for the Tentacle software (only usefull when the TC is written on an audio track of the camera, for example). You can use the files directly in your NLE or DAW. Greetings
  7. Ambient ha a mini power supply for boompoles that looks nice to me. With the right cable you can attach any mini recorder to it and have a really small recording setup. https://ambient.de/en/product/ump-iii-universal-microphone-power-supply/ Greetings
  8. The MKH8060 was the first shotgun I got, about a year ago. I was also tempted to get cheaper options for a shotgun, but I'm quite happy I've decided not to go with the cheaper options around. Hard to say if it's worth the extra money, because that's a personal decision. I went for an established and proven mic. After having seen an example of two documentary filmmakers on an aircraft carrier who gets clean recordings without interference from the huge radar on board, I was quite impressed. There are many properties you won't find on any spec-sheet. I'm also shure that in the future I will get
  9. There are also a lot of Youtube Channels from manifacturers that has usefull informations. A good example is URSA Straps with a nice 'behind the scenes' series on location sound mixers and their work: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSisEDfDKQc2s6sGZsQyMTQ Greetings
  10. I've found an intresting comparison of super and hyper cardioid mics from Schoeps, Gefell, Neumann and AKG. Not super scientific but nevertheless you can hear some differences. Owning the M310 from Gefell I always wondered how much different a Schoeps CK41 would sound. Now at least I have an impression 🙂 The Schoeps seems to have a tighter pattern and less ambience than the gefell and the Neumann has hyped or sharper highs, at least to my ears. Although the noise floor of the AKG generally is a little higher I quite like the sound of it. The outside
  11. Did you add the Cut 60? To me it's cheap but maybe I'm wrong...
  12. For me it's not so much the colour (although I like it) but the price of the offer. Under 1700,-€ for the combo is quite attractive. Greetings
  13. Yes, this is a nice one Unfortunately I won't make it to get one of these. Hopefully there will be some similar offerings in the future.
  14. I think that you can generally critizize our economical system, or the globalization, but this topic is more a political and social topic and I'm not sure if a forum like this is the right place to discuss that. Things where not built to last anymore and you replace cheap gear instead of repairing it. You have no customer service. And when you don't produce large quantities and you don't produce in a country where the loans are low it's obvious that the prices has to be higher. So everything has it's ups and downsides. I come from a photography background and I remember times when
  15. My favorites are also the HD26 Pro. I can wear them the whole day without any fatigue. I'also have the Audio Technica ATH-M50X that are nice for the cable options and the fact to be foldable, but not as comfortable as the Sennheisers in my opinion.
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