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  1. I will contact Tyler Fasion. Thanks so much for the tips!
  2. Thanx for the tip. I bought several palmpilots on ebay before. They're so old they almost immediately break down on me, and it's a cumbersome way to scan the airwaves..
  3. agreed.. question was asked in a stupid way. I should clarify, I have Audio Ltd 2040. They cannot scan without using an outdated palmpilot (mine broke..). Frequency agility on this system is limited to a selection of 32 preset frequencies in 630 - 640 range. I checked the tv station lookup table and the fcc whitespace chart for the area.. just want to know if I need to rent a kit in Dallas, to be on the safe side.. how I miss my Lectros when it comes to the scanning function..
  4. I will be working on and around Dealey Plaza in Dallas Texas. Which frequencies for wireless are my best friends? Thanks for chiming in. I checked the tv-channels that are active around that area but it's more comforting to hear from you fine membets on the board. Thanx so much Diego
  5. I used the nt5 once on a boom (nothing else available at the time) and it was horrible! It's very susceptible to handling noise, and if you can not get it in close enough, spot on, the results are useless.. oh how I wished I had the MK41 with me then.. For picking up acoustic guitar and as drum overhead mics, these little mics fare very well. By the way, I'm not sure if you give a flying F or not, but the rather negative assumption you're allready unpopular on this board (as if that would be something that matters) followed by a blind-test to prove a point you brought up in a post which has rendered you 'unpopular' is probably not the way to become the most popular sound-person on the forum.. but hey, if you don't care, why bother bringing it up..
  6. Thanks Peter. It's for a friend director who will use a little handheld recorder. The sescom adapter cable looks like a good option.
  7. Considering cheap options for quick on the fly cellphone recordings (with consent of the person on the other aide off course). I came across this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008AGP5EW. Plugged in to a Olympus voicerecorder.. I also came across another device: http://www.callmynah.com/ but according to one of my favourite location-audio dealers in NL it is not reliable and quality is less than average... it eliminates the need for an extra handheld recorder.. Anyone used it. Is it worth anything. I considered some other options.. Suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks. Diego
  8. I've never had any issues with Schoeps (under melting hot/ freezing cold/ steaming humid conditions) other than the occasional condensation problem that's much discussed on the board. You can easily anticipate on this little nuisance, and most of the times it is not a big deal once they're acclimatised and you have a backup-mic.Funny the condensation-thingy happened to me more with my 'non modular' CCM41/CCM8 combo and my Cmit5 than with my CMC541. These mics are my goto-microphones for documentary and fiction and deliver sweet unprecedented natural sound. But even the best of the best brands of pro audio-equipment for our niche fall victim to being supplied with batches of bad components. What seemed to work fine on the work-bench and at the dealers' can fail in the field under the conditions we work in. In most cases these manufacturers are more than willing to repair or even replace faulty equipment even after the warranty period and I am sure you're dealer will want you to be a happy, returning customer and go to lenghts to support you.. I don't know what kind of other problems you have experienced with Schoeps mics but you have to remember these mics are pretty delicate and should be used and stored with care. I would not be the one to judge Schoeps as a brand based on 'bad' experiences (other than your initial and biggest one) you had with the mics the Filmacademy supplied you with.. Just sayin'..
  9. For you, I hope this holiday-show does not take place around Taksim Square (I can't imagine though), Istanbul: If so, make sure to bring gas-masks.. I travel around the globe, my 788 as carry-on luggage and I pack as many NP1s with it.. everything else battery-wise (Ipower LiPo's, rechargeable AA's etc) goes with me in an extra laptop-bag as my 'personal item' (carry-on). If you don't own a ATA carnet,when travelling outside EU, it should be enough to carry a list of your gear, take photo-copies of all invoices of your gear, bundled together and make sure your customs-officer at the airport gives you a stamp for approval.. that you will export your OWN gear temporarily outside the UK. It works for a lot of Dutch sound-men who travel abroad (including myself) all the time.. I've been to ATA countries where they would frown upon seeing a ATA-carnet.. Israel and Turkey should be fine though, customs-officials know how to handle carnets over there (at least at the major airports..) Have fun!
  10. It crossed my mind.. yes. It is not better than with my old lectro's.. out of the bag that is..
  11. My dutch collegue uses a 788t ssd, like me, with Audio Ltd DX2040 wireless in CH41/42/43, just like me.. in the bag, just like me, with range dropping to about 10 metres, just like I have been experiencing. Are you questioning this? I could borrow his 788t but I doubt it will give different results. Not saying I'm not willing to try everything possible to tackle this problem (just look at the dorky get up in the picture I posted.. how's that for a cool-looking soundbag..)
  12. Can you tell me how this works? How would you use this?
  13. I agree totally.. it's not the best solution. I'd prefer having everything in front of me for the same reasons you mentioned.The big plus with having my receivers strapped to the back of my harness is weight distribution.
  14. A fellow soundguy here in the Netherlands, is using exactly the same setup, and experiencing exactly the same problems and he tried exactly the same to eliminate the culprits.. we both came to the un-scientific conclusion the 788 must be the bad guy in this configuration..
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