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Michael Render

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  1. Yours is much cooler than mine! I use a Keter organizer case covered in Velcro - both inside and out. I stick all the chargers on the inside for transport and on the top for use. The organizer holds spare batteries and Storacells.
  2. The specs list the battery life for Alkaline AA is only 30 minutes or so with everything turned on. 7.5 hours with all phantom, time code, and outputs off. So yeah, with two phantom channels turned on, 2+ hours is on par. My F8n with an Inspired Energy smart battery, on the other hand, can go all day.
  3. The baseball won. My friend, local broadcaster Jon Bozeka, was calling a game today when the ball came straight at him. He backed up to avoid injury. The gear did not. $4k down the drain.
  4. I use a HI-Q single charger. If yours is like mine, the light should quickly cycle red-yellow-green-off and remain off with no battery attached. If the red light stays on, my guess is there is a problem with your charger. The only way to know for sure is to try a combination of different chargers and batteries. Do you know anyone locally? Any local shops?
  5. I know this is probably old hat to most of you guys around here, but I got my first on screen credit as a sound designer. The film gets a Blu-ray release on Tuesday. I have a few acting credits and soundtrack credits from back in the day. But I have never received a technical credit. I am chuffed.
  6. Rick, I believe you are right. I found this diagram on the Sennheiser site. So if the center picture is correct, Mic and Bias to tip Ring and Sleeve tied to ground. Good idea but I already asked them about the pin outs and they supplied me the info for the AT899. The marketing director at AT and I were both in each other's wedding parties. Our sons are best friends.
  7. I am going to wire an older AT899(cW) for a Sennheiser G4 3.5mm. Am I correct that I connet the Mic (white) to the tip and tie the Bias(red) and ground to both the ring and sleeve?
  8. The H5 not as goods the F6, but probably not enough to justify replacing it. I would work with what you got and save up for a Sound Devices.
  9. It’s all Psychohistory, my friend. I am looking forward to the rise of Hari Seldon.
  10. Currently, I have been doing some field recordings with a Sennheiser MKH 416 and an Audio-Technica BP-4025. I put them into the same blimp using Rycote risers. It is interesting hearing how they capture distinctly different textures. The 416 being very focused and directional, the 4025 being very wide. They are being recorded into a F8n. If money were no object, I would get a MKH 30 to pair with my MKH 50 and get some M/S recordings. The BP-4025 is the big brother of the AT-822. I am impressed with Audio-Technica’s bang for the buck.
  11. I wouldn’t put much effort into answering. This is an almost word-for-word copy of a post made about a year ago. I don’t understand the purpose, but it seems like weird spam.
  12. I did exactly what you are doing. Started with a Talentcell and a Y connector. Then moved to a Remote Audio BDS v4U. Then added on an Inspired Energy. I still have the Talentcell as a backup. The new setup lasts longer and is more flexible, but cable costs have gone up. Most of my cables I bought here from other members selling off gear.
  13. It was a brand new tip on a FX888D. The problem was not soldering the wires on, it was removing the current connections. I ended up setting the temperature to 850 F and removing all the current solder using flux and desoldering wick.. Then I tinned the new wires and connected using 60/40 solder and flux. It now works a treat. I just never had to go through that much effort before.
  14. Wow, thanks again. That video was great.
  15. Dalton, thanks for the good advice. I have accumulated solder over the years. I have the “good stuff” in a variety of sizes. What is the alcohol for? I’ve never used alcohol whilst soldering. And, of course I have the little stand with the clips and magnifying glass.
  16. 70 Watts - variable temperature. Hakko FX888D-23BY. I think you may be right. I need to pick up some flux and desoldering wick.
  17. I needed to rewire a XLR5F to 2-XLR3M splitter. (It turns out that DMX pin assignments are not the same as audio) I normally keep my Hakko at 750F, but that didn't even make a dent in the solder joints. I had to go to 850 and barely got flow. Is this normal these days? Has anyone else experienced this? I am a not great with solder, but I usually don't have this much trouble. Any advice from experienced solderers would be appreciated.
  18. Not strictly recording gear, but apparently all you need to communicate with alien entities is a Pittsburgh Modular rack synth and Audio-Technica headphones. At least he has the "Lifeforms" module. From the new film Doors (2021) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12483708/
  19. Hey good lookin', we'll be back to pick you up later!
  20. OMG, back in 1983 one of my jobs at the recording studio I worked at was cleaning the Otari 2-tracks.
  21. "the visual equivalent of a Moog synthesizer " - I love that line.
  22. Me too. I recently saw a clip of Lenny and The Squigtones from Laverne and Shirley. They were using 1968 635a mics in 1958.
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