So I've been moonlighting videography for about 15 years now and am self-taught when it comes to sound, though I've always strived to get the best sound I possibly can when I do videography (I'm a one-man-band setup). I'm looking to start doing sound work for local videographers and possibly other small features. So far I've done a few shorts as "location sound mixer," meaning I'm the whole sound department: wiring talent, mixing, booming and post, and I'm lucky enough to have just finished my first indie feature film, so I have a very small amount of experience doing this for real.
What I don't have is experience with a lot of the pro gear, and I'm trying to make sure I don't run into any pitfalls as I build my first sound kit. I just came into a little unexpected money to spend and I tend to be of the mind that it's cheaper in the long run to make an investment in decent gear rather than buying low to mid-range stuff and upgrading. I was wondering if I would run into any problems with this setup:
Right now I'm running:
MixPre-3 in an Orca OR-30, with BDS run from a slim gold mount battery (this battery and bag are big, I know, but I wanted a bag I could grow into, and the gold mount battery is nice as it doubles as a battery for my camera)
2x Sennheiser G3 Wireless systems
2x Sennheiser ME2 lavs that came with the G3's (these sound awful to me and they're very difficult to hide)
1x Sennheiser ME66 / K6 shotgun on my boom (not crazy about the sound of this, either)
And I was thinking about adding these:
2x DPA 6060 lav mics
1x Schoeps CMC6 / MK41 for indoor booming + windscreen (Rycote maybe? Cinela? how bad is the handling noise on this mic?)
1x Sennheiser 416 for outdoor booming + Rycote windscreen system
2x Timecode Sync Ultrasync Ones
Lectro or Zaxcomm wireless would be great, but they're out of my price range at the moment. I also know I need an IFB solution of some sort soon, but so far the clients I've talked to aren't overly concerned about monitoring what I hear - if I ever get the money to upgrade to Lectros, I was thinking about using the G3s as sound out / director's monitor devices.
So here's what I'm wondering:
Will the G3's have enough voltage to run the DPA 6060s?
The sensitivity on the 6060s seem really high compared to the Sanken COS-11D or the Countryman B6's. I'm planning on recording dialogue only. Would the 6061s be a better choice? Should I opt for another mic altogether? (the DPA lavs, like the Schoeps mic, seem like good investments - things I won't have to buy again in the near future, if you're wondering why I'm asking about expensive gear to start with).
Should I opt for another outdoor shotgun over the 416?
Any other pitfalls I might be missing in this setup?
Thanks so much!