I just received my ZMT3-Phantom 2 transmitter with a QRX200 receiver to go along with my Nomad10, it's an exciting time! However I have a couple of questions about the general workflow.
I've used the tone generator from the transmitter to set the trim coming into the mixer (currently analog, I'm having a digital cable made, but it's not yet ready) . I have the faders setup as normal (controlling mix), and I can, of course, adjust the transmitter gain from my Nomad, however I can't tell what the gain is set to from my mixer (which makes sense, as it isn't sending zaxnet info back to the nomad), but it makes it a bit more difficult to set levels. With a hard wired mic I can use the autotrim functionality and see the levels as I adjust it, with the remote gain, I can't see the levels as I adjust, and since it doesn't tell me where it's at, it can be hard to tell if I adjusted it by 5db or 10db. So I end up making some adjustments, then backing out of the Zaxnet screen, checking levels, and then going back into the zaxnet screen to adjust it a bit more, until I get it right where I want it. I realize that if I set a fader to the remote gain, then I would have a better idea where the gain is set (based on fader position) and would be able to see the levels as I adjust, but I'd rather leave my faders for adjusting the mix. I would just use the mixer trim, but that kind of defeats the purpose of using tone to calibrate gain stage levels.
So I guess my question, is how has everybody else been handling this? Am I missing something, or is there a better workflow for these mics?