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About RadoStefanov

  • Birthday 04/13/1978

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    Las Vegas US
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    Las Vegas Sound Mixer/supervisor for TV/Broadcasting
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  1. oh yeah those are a brick. not interested to reinvent the wheel. eneloop black and lithium disposable when I need the extra run time which is never’
  2. What kind of transmitters do you use them in?
  3. I know the weight of mine. Under 5 pounds. what is bobs lau?
  4. Specs look ok but the life span is very basic general statement. If specs are true might give you 10-15% more run time compared to Elenelop Black. Still not worth it considering the lack of warning when they die. But maybe they can last longer. Try them and let us know.
  5. 🙂 Is there a lighter and better one than Zaxcom Nova OneUnit? I want zaxcom to make a lighter one. I have plenty of AES inputs
  6. let’s wait and see. I am skeptical about specs and actual numbers. 745 has better battery life than my 743 but still nowhere near what it is needed in my workflow. . As I mentioned I power with Sony Ltype Lithium. When I used mzd8000 with 8040 and 8060 I never cared about the battery power. Usually with medium battery.
  7. Your numbers are off judging by the mzd8000 experience. it’s true I removed the 6 micpre converters from nomad but I did not loose any noticeable power. let’s wait and see. third of the power from using aes42 seams a crazy. Judging by mzd8000 again by the way I believe supercmit uses more power. Are you using trx745 with AA???
  8. It does. But digital does not use that much more. And the extra power is worth it for all the advantages… It does not matter going in to a recorder. Let’s wait for real world test on a wireless.
  9. The AD analog pad and digital filters are designed for the the schoeps capsules by schoeps. Huge advantage. The conversion is 100% perfect. The filters are custom designed by schoeps to work with schoeps capsules. Actually they are custom for each capsules. Also there was an easter egg in the manual about capsules with memory. Huge potential. Don’t worry about the low cut being in a digital domain. The analog front end/AD converter freq response is 8 Hz - 96 kHz. It also captures the full dynamic range. of the capsule regardless of digital gain. In fact the ideal use will be recording both the RAW signal and the digital gain adjusted one. It seams the power is 120 mA at 10 V “AES42 phantom voltage”.
  10. Very quickly. The cmd42 will deliver the most dynamic range and sound quality compared to any other combinations. when I used mzd8000 my mkh8040s and mkh8060 sounded noticibly better going digital. I don’t know what Schoeps said about it. This will replace my cmc6. Ans if you like a wired booms the cmd42 is your best choice. Goes to 1000 feet interference trouble free on a cable. Guaranteed 964 feet.
  11. I am hoping the low frequency equalization can assist in reach. Also as I said in the world of IZOTOPE RX and other AI tools the ambient of axis level is not as important as before. Even before RX I liked a a mk41 with higher off axis level than any other mic “mkh50 for example” with less off axis level. I have never had to go for MKH70 or other long interference tubes but the CMD42 has a parabolic filter for use with parabolic dishes. The proximity filters that deal with comb filtering are promising as well. I think there are a lot of convenience advancement and flexibility in one microphone. Don’t really want to have all my mics with me all the time. ALSO THE AMP IS FIRMWARE AND SOFTWARE UPGRADABLE. 🙂
  12. One of my main reasons I can convert to 100% digital is I really don’t like cmit5 or mini cmit. They sound bad indoors. Mk41 sound great indoors and outdoors. for my work sticking to mk41 only is great. Even with the little louder ambient level mk41 sounds a lot better. Ambient levels don’t mean anything now in the era of Izotope RX advance. I am making a fabric cosi with removable short fur for quick indoors outdoors work. Philippe was kind enough to send me bunch of furs and parts to try to achieve that.
  13. Before testing the power consumption I can not comment. I had no issues with mzd8000. But now think about something else. How much power do the mic press and converters use in your recorder without even being used. You can eliminate all extra circuits and power use. On paper 10V phantom uses 3 times less power than 48V. Interesting to measure the real time power consumption. SuperCMit is old tech. The zaxnet 2khz you get is from the capsule not the analog front end end converters. Update your schoeps capsules. I just did on my minicmit and tested with zaxnet source. Not a problem. Also supercmit had a self noise issue that i did not like. When I talk about weight I only care and I am talking about mounts and handling. You can always put it at the end of the poll. I know a a couple of super star boom ops put counter weight on the end of the poll. Also I have been begging Zaxcom to make another Boom Op transceiver like 942. That can move a lot of it on the waist. Unfortunately TRX74x is a power hog. Remember how cool this was?
  14. YES - The complexity is custom part designed and matched by Schoeps. A custom designed and very simple matched front end with custom designed pads in analog domain and sets of digital filter also custom designed for that capsule is so much more superior from whatever some company does later in a recorder. RF shielding is designed on the spot and eliminates points of failures down the line. It is not even close. Also the digital microphone can record the raw dynamic range. your cons: Your first one it is not mentioned because it is a logical common sense one. Yes there is no compatibility with analog mics and if you like your mkh50 or cmit5 the AES42 is not for you. I will not use mics that are pure analog. So for me it does not matter. The CMD42 is 10grams heavier. Spoke to Philippe at Cinela. He said it makes absolutely no difference. As far as power I have not experienced such a difference in power consumption when using the MKH8xxxx analog or with MZD8000. Maybe your wireless transmitter is not very power efficient. On nomad my power consumption went down a lot when I eliminated the 6 XLR pres and the 4 XLR output modules. Absolutely does not make trouble shooting slower. For 95% of my jobs it’s set it and forget it. It’s stays in the mic and nothing can change it. Unless the recorder is MODE 2 nothing can change the microphone settings. And the fact that it is digital from the head down the line makes troubleshooting easy. At least for me. One of the main reason I like it is because it is not going through analog amps cable RF filters and bunch of other things that are not necessary. It absolutely eliminates interference… Doing everything in the microphone allows for superior RF shielding. Talk to Schoeps about it.That level of RF shielding can only be done with quick conversion to digital and eliminating all analog problem prone components down the line.. You can also send it down a 984 feet AES3 cable and have zero issues. AES signal is thousand times less prone to interference. Work disadvantages you mention. I mentioned above that I will not use the analog tools that are not compatible with the digital mics. Common sense. But I rather simplify my workflow. Not crazy about many tools. Happy with my existing choices. I can use a new supercmit based on the newer digital amp design. 100% agree with your point. You can not change the processing while rolling. But I am willing to sacrifice that for all the flexibility. I can probably adjust it in 5 seconds when we cut. You can still apply extra processing in the digital domain. Using a wireless transmitter is a must for most of my work. Are you powering your TRX745 with AA? I stop using AA for TRX74x 10 years ago. I use different size Ltypes based on my needs. Also don’t forget that AES42 can carry 2 microphones 2 signals.. Yes I see way more upsides than downsides. Correction. AES can go interference free for guaranteed 984 feet over generators and power lines.
  15. My thoughts on Schoeps CMD42 and why Zaxcom Nova “oneunit” is too heavy! 🙂 I am very excited about the Schoeps CMD42 AES42 digital amp. I have been using schoeps exclusively for 6+. Ever since my sennheiser MZD8000 digital AES42 amp died. I was using a digital mic preamp for a long time as well before my MZD8000 died. There is multiple advantages of using AES42. In my opinion the sooner the signal chain becomes digital the better for the sound quality and reliability. Aes42 is IMHO the right approach. No need for analog cable runs ,analog front end pres and Analog to digital converter. No more power and RF interference, buzz, crackle, ground loops. 21st century insulation. No more analog artifacts. A lot of my work is multiple setup interviews in Las vegas hotels. It is one hotel room for multiple setups/angles. You setup one, do the interview and than move around the cameras and light for every other user. Using a wireless for boom speeds up the setup and avoid power lines and potential interference. It also sounded a lot more defined. Using digital wireless from a digital microphone kept me for worrying about potential problems. Working in sports arenas is similar. The only point of failure in a pure AES42 microphone is the capsule and the millimeter behind it. Everything else is 100% . The CMD42 is a great tool. Apart from all the advantages of AES42 mentioned above “, superior shielding, reliability and sound quality” the CMD42 has the flexibility of 2 independent channels and most importantly variable Low Cut and pad. I like the pad to also be at the mic capsule and not at the analog front end of the recorder. In fact I want everything to happen right next to the capsule and than flow digitally out of there… There are special digital filters for different capsules. Filters for low frequency loss in directional capsules.The filters for close proximity comb filtering turn the capsules in to P “proximity capsules”. For free. Freaking amazing. There are filters for OMNI and Ribbon “which I will never use” but the filter for parabolic dish seams promising. And I can only assume what the capsule correction for capsules with memory does for us… Capsules with memory???? I was purchasing a cut60 but it was out of stock. I got lucky. Now the money can be used towards a CMD42 giving me “Cell Phone controllable” variable low cut/pad and filters. Considering how expansive SCHOEPS accessories are the CMD42 gives me over a thousand dollars in accessories and thousands of dollars in proximity P capsule filters. Now about the potential advantages with recorders……. Back in the day I removed the analog preamps “among other things” from Nomad to make space for the mix pre II antenna distribution, internal battery and to make the recorder lighter, simpler and have permanent RF,power and AES3 connections. OneUnit design. No more cables failures and interference. The buster father of Zaxcom Nova OneUnit. The only reason I was able to achieve that is using mkh8040 and mkh8060 microphones with the AES42 directly in to Nomad. Eliminating the ancient analog front end and AD converters simplifies the design and cuts a lot of the cost and weight. Also analog front ends fail and get out of calibration. AES42 is superior. Far superior. Now we have CMD42 and Zaxcom can make a simple/lighter recorder “like my Nomad one Unit” by removing all analog front end limiting the outputs to 2 simple channels outs TA5 and 2 simple analog mic/line ins TA5 inputs for the rare times i need to feed something in analog. Why????? Better reliability, lower power usage and lighter weight. Also cost is cheaper. Yes Nova Oneunit is too heavy! 🙂 It has 4 more mic pres than what I need. and 6 more power outputs. Make it simpler and lighter. Call it Zaxcom Nova lite. My back is too tired wearing 5 pounds all in one unit bags. I want 4 pounds. 🙂
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