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Masaki Hatsui

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About Masaki Hatsui

  • Birthday 07/14/1973

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    Geneva, Switzerland
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    Probably a one and only Japanese location sound engineer in Switzerland
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  1. I'm still not clear if your audio level on the transmitter was reached 0dBfs. Even the Neverclip or 32bit ADC or whatever, your signal clips at 0dB if you don't engaged compresser/limiter on your TX. If the gain on the transmitter is at 20dB, I can imagine that it is a digital clip. Does the distortion starts under 0dB level? Or the waveform is just a brickwall? An advice of lower gain setting is kind a nonsense. It works when you have a scream, but in a quieter level you just do not using full 24bit resolution.
  2. Hi, I definitely am interested in getting one. Please add me to the list. Masaki
  3. It's completely off topic but which manufacturer makes that red quick release accessory (not Ambient quicklock)? I certainly saw one but can't remember...
  4. You can still find the user manual on their website. On page 15 Their mic preamp is one of the best. If I remember, Jacques was saying it was developped with one of the best op amp but is very power hungry. I assume it is based on AD797 but not sure of it. If you lookout the schema, A to D converting method is completely different between R4 to R4+. It's not just a simple difference of "preamp" quality. On R4+ there's no analog preamp as we usually call. Odd thing on their input, its "low" cut is a -6 db/octave at 135Hz, which is not an usual high pass we use. It's much more like that of Nagra IV, or a Schoeps Cut 1. Another odd thing is its output, which is only one unbalanced L-R on TA3.
  5. Henri, Sewers (is that the word for couturistes?) continue making bags but no more at Kortwich. I have ordered my boom bag this winter, as Ambient nor Kortwich do not makes the bag anymore. Price stays the same or just a small difference (can't compare as I don't have the old price list). Ask Dieter for order in Switzerland.
  6. I think there's no one talked about it here. I was surprised to see this announcement on the Neumann's website. Does it mean Neumann ceases their whole range of digital microphone or just the interface? Anyone (maybe someone in Germany?) knows of more details? Masaki
  7. I think there's no one talked about it here. I was surprised to see this announcement on the Neumann's website. Does it mean Neumann ceases their whole range of digital microphone or just the interface? Anyone (maybe someone in Germany?) knows of more details? Masaki
  8. A comparison between 32bit float pre to NeverClip isn't just a simple math calculation. I remember the day when 32bit float DAW appeared, Protools was still using 48bit integar for their gear. The comparison was not an easy debate. Here, I don't know how exactly a 32bit float AD converter can treat a signal. 32bit float is still a 24bit plus 8 bit of exponent. It's digital noise floor is the same as a 24bit. Even if it can handle a sgnal above OdB, its caractor depends how you design a physical dynamic range electronically. NeverClip can handle a signal goes over 24bit limit but their recorder stays on a 24bit file format (so you have to put it in a 24bit = it may clip). And as we see several folks report that all digital signal chain contains also a digital noise floor, I believe it really depends on how it is physically designed the circuit.
  9. My understanding of the difference is especially for its sensitivity. 4018 V/VL version has a sensitivity of 5 mV/Pa; -46 dB re. 1 V/Pa. 4018 d:dicate capsule has 12 mV/Pa; -38.4 dB re. 1 V/Pa which is almost 8dB of difference.
  10. With proper mic suspension and proper boom handling, I don't have any problem with just a HPF engaged on my Nomad. (Picture of my modified Rycote inVision supension is here) Now I've changed the Lyre suspension to more softer one on the connector side (DPA sells there own Rycote windjammer with green Lyre inside. But I found it little too soft if you use two of them. Better result mixing one normal and one softer Lyre). I think at the moment the most adapted suspension is Cinela's Cosi but a little too big for interior use.
  11. Maybe Ambient have modified the design, good to know that UMP II actually works with Zaxcom. Thanks for this information.
  12. Yes I have read correctly. But, OP Brian was comparing with Schoeps equivalent, which has more or less the same output level. When Sennheiser's output has about 10dB hotter signal, it is actually hard to say where the noise comes from. To have same gain on both microphones, you are adding 10 dB on 4017's whole signal chain. It could be your recorder's self noise amplified 10 dB louder. From what I experienced (what I hear in my ear), Schoeps has slightly louder self noise than 4017C, but given the fact on the manufacture's website, it is possible you get more noise with B version amp, that I didn't know (I don't use B). 4017C is in my opinion dead silent.
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