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Michael Panfeld

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  1. Stacy: STOP! The serial number for the 688 is in in the 9th pic. Its already confirmed as the same. All you are doing by asking is alerting and potentially spooking the seller. Let the authorities and/or the owner handle this.
  2. Your stolen gear is on Ebay right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-688-Sound-Device-BUNDLE-with-Orca-Bag-Transmitters-Batteries-Cables-/322642806820
  3. Absolutely. why bother to purchase a $75 set of cables or 8 XLR=>1/4" adapters when you can spend $4-6,000 to but a 2nd 788T as a backup and not have to spend an extra 2 minutes when you switch to a backup in an emergency situation. Makes perfect sense.
  4. Seriously, a set of cables that end in a 1/4 plug or an XLR to 1/4 plug adapter would prevent you from using this machine?
  5. Sounds like a one-way mod. Can you revert back to the original?? Also, do the 788 knobs attach with super glue, the hex screws, or are they just popped on (i.e., easily popped off)?
  6. Well, that's the nature of cards that have not been confirmed as compatible by the manufacturer; inconsistent results. Your results are totally expected and, are in no way a dispositive indicator of an issue with your machine. Now, if you had one of the approved cards and that card gave you issues, then there would be cause for concern. However, that concern would not necessarily be with your machine; it could still be a card issue (either the manufacturer put the card on the approved list without adequate testing or, as happened with Sound Devices this past year, the card manufacturer had some bad batches).
  7. Greyfoxx: you do know that Zoom has a list of compatible cards on its website and, DELKIN is not on the list. ZoomF8_compatible-SD-cards(1).pdf
  8. Hi Zoom Official: I think a very attractive feature would be a automatic mixing function. Since it could be 100% software driven, it could be rolled out in an update. I can tell you that similar functions on the SD 788 and 688 are popular capabilities, especially for seminars/panel discussions where multiple mics are employed, but usually only one person speaks at a time.
  9. Tracks can be independently assigned to the Main and Sub outs! Main 1/2=> camera sends, sub 1=> boom op send, sub 2 => IFBs. Very nice Everything can be controlled with an iPad!
  10. Last I heard, neither Pro-Sound nor any retailer requires a buyer to state the intended use prior to placing an order.
  11. Fred: On a FB group page for mixers, one of the members said that he had been working with Zoom for months, giving them feedback on what pros are looking for. Let's hope you are right and the manager and corporate took heed. We'll soon see. "James Appleton I've been talking with Zoom for the past 8 months about this (I used to be in a band with their marketing manager- you've seen him in the NAB/NAMM videos). I constantly gave input as to what we need on a daily basis, sent videos of my 788 set-up in the bag explaining bag stuff and what we always need, etc so I expect this thing to be pretty cool and at minimum a perfect starter or backup recorder. I should be getting my hands on one to test drive soon and will report back with my initial thoughts. But there's been a lot of thought and work put into this bad boy."
  12. https://www.vocalboothtogo.com/testimonials/104 or this https://www.vocalboothtogo.com/acoustic-and-soundproofing-products-vocal-booths/mobile-acoustic-vocal-booths/acoustical-vocal-booth--3-x-3/10-54#ja-pathway Great legs, BTW
  13. http://www.locationsound.com/zoom-f8-8-channel-multitrack-recorder-with-time-code-2904
  14. uhmmmm, what the heck was that, Rotten? Jeff is correct. Zaxcom had the action dismissed because they came to a settlement. It was dismissed in a way that they can bring the case again, if TEAC doesn't abide by whatever bargain was struck. With regards to that bargain, I will speculate: Pulling tidbits from multiple sources, it appears that the settlement will be that no TA5 versions will be sold anywhere in the world, and the other versions will not be sold directly in the US (except the XLR plug-on). Its a business deal, not a victory or a loss.
  15. For those of you following the Zaxcom case against TEAC (Tascam over the DR10-xx, it appears that a deal has been reached. Zaxcom voluntarily withdrew the case on April 9th, and the Judge dismissed the case on the 10th. I am very interested to know whether Tascam will be able to sell these in the US now. Anybody? https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/5075038/ZAXCOM,_INC_v_TEAC_AMERICA,_INC
  16. Exactly Grant. I could front this with my old-school Soundcraft GP1 analog board. Now, what would be really brilliant, would be the Zoom F8's to accept AES; making this a 10-track bit bucket with timecode. Someone could front this with the new Zaxcom 32 board/interface as a primary or backup recorder.
  17. Marc: there IS a TC module inside. If you look at the video closely, it is set to INT TC
  18. Haha! Apparently, the rep at NAB has confirmed that it is for their mics.
  19. Can anybody ID that Blue port thing on the back of the unit (right-side)?
  20. The video shows meters with -40, -30, -18, -12, -6, 0 freeze the vid around the 1:10-11 mark, enable HD, and enlarge
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ain4-2IsT4 So by freezing the video I can see a few details. It looks like the area below the meters has the 8 ISOs plus L and R. There are two lines of this. Left of that is .WAV and 48. These two lines appear to equate to the two mini SD cards. I take that to mean you can record the 8 ISOs plus the mix. Routing options are not clear. The far right bottom corner shows the time remaining on each SD card. The 8 boxes above the meters appear to show pan control, limiter button, phantom power button, and trim. It appears that these are menu selected, not hard switches. Above that are the time code, track run time, power source and level, TC source and frame rate. For the hard buttons: transport controls, headphone volume, menu and rotary selector, 3-way slate/tone/off lever. For each input there is a PFL button and what I am guessing is a track arm button. Obviously a fader knob that goes from 10 to 75 and what appears to be 6 LEDs (meters ?). All in all, I'd say this is a pretty complete mixer/recorder. If the sound is decent, a hella backup 8-input 10-track mixer/recorder at sub $1,000.
  22. based on measurements using the pix. It appears to be 7.25" x 2" x 5.8" so, roughly the size of a 302, taking an inch off the width and adding it to the depth.
  23. both a 4-pin Hirose and a 2-pole plug on the back From the LSC Facebook page: Not much beyond what you see in the photos. 8 mic/line inputs. Stereo out on TA3's. Sub Out on TRS. Timecode BNC I/O. Hirose 4-pin power. Dual SD cards. Scene/take file names and metadata. All metal construction. Looking at delivery later in the year at or around $1k US
  24. Totally nailed it. Which makes me wonder, if I said: Hey, if you were living outside the United States, couldn't you just take a {Hypothetical} splitter that takes a TA5 split to an XLR and another TA5, and plugged the XLR into the Tascam DRX and the TA5 to.........a device that supplies 3-5 volts." would Zaxcom sue me?
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