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Bill McMillan

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  1. Bill McMillan

    Dual Tumbleweeds

    Could it be? The Dual Tumblweeds? DPA announces their new mic and Lectro announces they join forces with DPA to concour the European RF market. Hmm.
  2. Bill McMillan

    Denecke GR-2

    Does anybody know what the current software version is for the GR-2? Thanks
  3. Bill McMillan

    New wireless TX deviation rules October '18

    Is this for any new units made by manufactures in the US regardles of domestic or foreign sale? Are you still able to sell 75khz trx's outside of the US? BIll
  4. Bill McMillan

    Keeping current and abreast of new techniques

    Sorry to hi-jack this thread. So with all this talk of optical printing, who thinks "MOS" means Missing Optical Stripe and not what we have all come to learn over the years? Bill
  5. Bill McMillan

    DPA 4098 Travel cases

    That's an awesome idea. I love people who think outside of the box with off the shelf items. Bill
  6. Bill McMillan

    The best Paul McCartney interview ever

    I wonder if the sound team that do these could chime in on what the setup is? I feel like I need to take a trip to London to learn how to do car rigs.
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    Advice for a novice

    In that 26 years she has won two Prime Time Emmys and been nominated another four times. But every day we are all learning.
  8. Bill McMillan

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    Is there any chance of getting VRT's in this new block?
  9. Bill McMillan

    The Lav Mic in the Uniform

    Hi Jan, I had great success on a cop show by doing exactly what you are discribing. We had wardrobe cut a hole and we came out from behind the name tags. The name tags were velcroed on which held the mic nicely in place with some snot tape and we had the head of the mic just hidden behind the name patch. The TRX's were in the lining of the jacket that had a pocket to hold a fake kevlar vest. This ment the actor could take the jacket off and not disturb the mic. Mind you though it can be the nature of the beast if the jackets are nylon and the actor likes to swing their arms. Bill
  10. Bill McMillan

    DPA Core 4061's

    Derek, I agree with your thoughts of the 4060. It does not have any noticeable noise floor unlike the 4098's. I have several 4060's, 4061's and 4071's. My go to lav now is the 4060 by far. The 4061 and 4071 are just another tool in the drawer. The 4061 for scenes where I know I need that little extra head room and the 4071 for scenes where I have to bury the mike a little more in the wardrobe. It's minimal yes but the size stops me from going to the 4071 more. Roundbadge in your opinion is the extra SPL worth the extra price if their is no difference in the overall sound? Or is it just as easy to set your limiters when you know you have somebody raising their voice? Bill
  11. Bill McMillan

    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    You are correct Larry increasing the gain does not help with the signal to noise. I used to use Neumann 150's with the active goose neck which were great for years but now seem to be impossible to hide. I love my DPA 4060's, 4061's and the slims as Lavs but saddly I'm not impressed with the 4098 as a car plant. I will follow up with the distributor and see what they can do resister wise. Bill
  12. Bill McMillan

    Podcast Microphones

    Hi Sean: You might find some useful info here http://www.dpamicrophones.com/microphones/dvice You could use the microdot to XLR adapter (DAD6001-BC) and use any mic that suits your need. Just a thought. Bill
  13. Bill McMillan

    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    Thank you Constantin for the forensic work on finding the thread on the Lectro site. And thank you Larry for always chimming in on the neccessary info. I recieved an email from the Distributor here is what they said, "As for the Adapter, if it’s a Cabled item, we have a few people that can customize the resistor value inside and adjust the Gain. The factory adapter is padded down for use with “Most” devices, but you can have a custom one made that better matches the 4098 with the Lectro Units." Who knew? My 4098's are microdot terminated like most of my DPA's to be used with the appropriate adapter for SSM,SM,SMQV etc. If I'm using a DAD3056 adapter how would I change the resister? Are they serviceable? I think this email is referirng to the DAD6001 which is a XLR to microdot. That I can see being serviceable. I will write back to the distributor and verify. Am I the only one noticing the noise floor? I thought I was doing something wrong? Bill
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    I sent a email to DPA tech support and this is what they sent back. Dear Bill Using DAD3056 and lectrosonic gives you a low voltage supply , this can sometimes increase the noise. Try using the DAD6001 with P48 supply. Maybe this will lover the noise floor.
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    How many people use the DPA DAD3056 adaptor from microdot to TA 5 with the 4098 and go directly into a Lectro TRX? Or do most people use the DAD6001 microdot to XLR. It is way easier to use the 4098 directly into the TRX as a car rig. But am I correct in assuming that the Lectro would give a low voltage supply to the 4098 thus increasing the noise floor and the DAD6001 would give 48V. I'm finding the 4098 noisy when used directly into the TRX. These are the specs from DPA, Power supply (for full performance) MicroDot: Min. 5 V to max. 50 V through DPA adapter for wireless systems or 48 V phantom power ±4 V with DAD6001-BC XLR adapter XLR-3M: 48 V phantom power ±4 V Bill