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    Ethan Goldberger · NYC
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  1. In your QRX there is a "factory" menu that will allow you to use the entirety of Block 23. I can't remember how to enter that menu but a little googling should get you what you need. E.
  2. @Jack Norflus @glenn Any idea how far off these are from beginning to ship?
  3. Also curious if this would be a useful addition to a Zaxcom RX12 setup, or if the internal filtering would render this redundant. E.
  4. It LIVES! Mazel Tov on your new baby! Looking forward to ordering a couple. e. P.S. NYC misses you.
  5. All the microdot products I’ve ever used thread directly onto the cable (instead of a free-rotating locking collar, like the locking lemos). Unless there’s another version out there I’ve not seen? How in the world would you screw two of these on to the same transmitter? Are these more or less water resistant then they typical wireless lav connectors? And is there a solderable version of the microdot connector? I’ve always found them to be pains in the ass, another thing to randomly come unscrewed in the field. Maybe I’m missing something...
  6. Just want to add my .02 as a new DEVA24 owner: I would LOVE implementation of AutoTrim as an option in the future. I plan to use mine a lot out of a bag, and I miss autotrim a lot. IMO it was one of the best features introduced with the Nomad.
  7. Whoa! Didn't see that one! Seems very pricey, but that is a lot closer to what I'm looking for. I agree it would be nice to have a few lower-priced and lower-capacity options. Thanks for the link. e.
  8. Love the use of these tiny and [seemingly] readily available third-party rechargable batteries. At the same time, it is slightly concerning that these could go out of style and stop being manufactured at any time, making the transmitters fancy little paperweights down the line. Hoping these dong go the way of the ZPX batteries on the TRX992/942. With that said, has anyone found a good multi-bay charger for 4 or more of these batteries? I imagine needing to keep 3-4 of these batteries around for each transmitter, and with only single or dual chargers it could be quite a mess. E.
  9. Thanks for your replies, everyone. While there wasn't a magic bullet solution, it was certainly thought-provoking, and I imagine that will continue throughout this journey. e.
  10. In a perfect world we could maintain our lifestyle on 1 salary, but unfortunately that is not in the cards if we stay in the city. Unfortunately (in this particular case) my wife earns significantly more then I do, so I can't just figure out a way to support them on my own without totally upending our lives and/or living somewhere cheaper. e.
  11. Hi Friends, As of this past summer, I became a father to a pretty great little girl named Zoe, which has been an unbelievable joy. However, it has not come without its fair share of stress, and a whole lot of new expenses that are starting to become a heavy burden--the slow times have never seemed as terrifying as the do these past couple months. My wife works full-time, and quite long hours, so we needed to find a childcare situation that would acommodate her whole schedule for when I'm gone for work. However, that has left us with seemingly few options besides 50+ hours per week of a nanny, and at New York City prices, its enough to make one's head spin. We looked into daycare, but it neither covered the hours we needed, nor was it particularly less costly (maybe $100 less per week for worse hours) While it is certainly quite convenient for me to be able to still run to work (or the gym, grocery store, etc.) whenever I need, its actually quite awkward to have a stranger there all the time raising my kid while I try to make myself useful around the house (I'm running out of things to paint). Clearly this situation is not ideal, but I don't really know a better solution, so I thought I'd throw it out to the hive-mind to see if any of you have encountered this particular problem (one spouse with a "real job", and the other one doing Production Sound). In an ideal world, one could hire a nanny the same way we get booked, as a freelancer, and then use them only on the days we need coverage, but I imagine for a number of reasons this isn't possible. Anyways, to the other Moms and Dads out there, any thoughts? Thanks in advance! Ethan.
  12. In Mono mode it's a bit more present, but it also wouldn't be my first (or fifth) choice in Mono mode, as it's just not that impressive. e.
  13. Denecke historically has offered both ways as options, I'd assume that's still available.
  14. I'm currently using one as a camera mic on an Amira for a doc I'm doing. Overall I was surprised how low the high-frequency sensitivity seemed to be, at least through the camera's mic pre. As a result, the reach wasn't all that impressive, though the stereo imaging was excellent with sources that were relatively close by. I only monitored through headphones, but out of the box I was not totally thrilled with the sound. That said, I imagine post could boost the presence a bit in the mix, but we'll see when it gets there. For boom work I might look to go in another direction (CSS-5 or MKH-418S, or even a set of Schoeps in a Rycote) Have you
  15. Chiming in late here... I have always pondered gear purchases based on two questions: Will this be a good investment--will it earn me money, and will it hold its value if I want to resell it or trade up? There's no doubt that a Zoom F8 (or equivalent) can earn you money pretty quickly. But I find it doubtful that these would have very much value on the used market in a year or two. SD and Zaxcom (and Lectrosonics) customer service is second to none, so you'll be able to keep that investment earning you income for years upon years. Will this make my work experience more pleasant? This to me is the bigger point. This is YOUR kit, and you are gonna have to be behind the wheels of it every working day for the rest of your career. Choose gear that makes you happy when you flip the switch. Seriously. The minute something in my kit feels 2nd rate, or could be replaced by a faster/stronger/lighter/better piece, I usually make the switch within a few months. Why? Because it makes me feel better going to work every day. Working with gear I wasn't proud of would make this job unbearable. Obviously when you're starting out in your career, this cannot be the primary deciding factor, but it must be part of the equation. If I were starting out, I would buy the very best I could afford, and grow from there. The SD633 Seems to me like it would be an amazing starter mixer/recorder--frankly it is a great tool at any experience level. I'd look at used Lectrosonics Systems (401's and UM400's did me right when I was starting out), or the 1st round of the most recent Zaxcom Wireless (QRX100's and TRXLAs--many people have traded these up for the neverclip-enabled models and dumped the older ones). That said, the sennheiser G3s are a great value, and with upgraded Lavs sound great. A Used Sennheiser 416 should be a mandatory first mic purchase, period. Most importantly, build a relationship with a trusted salesperson at one of the "usual suspects". I highly recommend talking to Rich Topham, Jr. at Pro Sound if you can track him down--he's spending less and less time in the NY shop these days it seems, though his son, Rich III (R3) or Justin or any of the sales people who have been at it a while know their stuff. Rich's guidance and wealth of experience was crucial to me when I started building my kit. Whoever you choose to work with, build that relationship and trust, and it will repay you as you move along in your career. Best of luck!
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