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    Location Recordist based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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  1. engaudio

    Sonosax M2D2

    Not cheap (expect around nzd$1500 but that's pure speculation.. ) , as a biased rx4+ owner it'll sound awesome and make your boom mics sound simply fantastic. I'm very impressed with the quality of my mkh50/dpa4017 through the rx4+ preamps so far, what's more I'm often asked by long term clients "what did I do?"... Grant. As most of us are running cables 6inches or so into a mixer/recorder, unbalanced analogue isn't really an issue. But that's the theory.. Me, I'll be using AES.
  2. engaudio

    charging NP-1's from DC? Solar?

    Just an FYI: The CH7000 charger from inspired energy will charge smart batteries directly from a solar panel. https://www.inspired-energy.com/products/ch7000/ I'm about to get the ch7000 as I have a few field recording projects coming up where I'll be away from AC power for a few days/weeks at a time. My friend used to mod RV's so we're going to be installing solar panels etc for my campervan in the next few months. (it's currently spring here in New Zealand) Grant.
  3. I'd recommend doing the sma mod for your G3's antenna, they make a huge difference in performance. I use G3's for camera scratch tracks and IFB's, now range isn't an issue. https://wavreport.com/2016/10/27/sennheiser-g2g3-sma-mod/
  4. engaudio

    Advice on MKH 8040s and 8050s

    I was always happy with my mkh8050 in the middle of a 2 header IV, 1-2 inches towards the quiet talker. (Due to other reasons I now use mkh50's) Always found a mkh40 a bit wide for my IV locations, even on a 2 header. I understand your thinking but the 8050 has a wide enough pattern from around a foot+ away for a 2 shot, well, it sounded fine in my situations.. If you can, have a listen with your kids or other family members sitting on a couch like a 'real IV', I found that's the best way to check mic's. My kids often turned into fake IV subjects when testing new audio kit. Grant.
  5. engaudio

    stingray junior and k-tek waist harness

    I use the Petrol PS7 for my SXR4+ kit, it's the perfect size/weight with the AH-2HB Portabrace Harness and waist strap. I've been using this setup for the past year without issues. Tried an Orca32(?) but the PS7 is easier to manage and fits to my body shape better. (I'm an average size dude, no big belly yet..) PM me if you want more photos, this is just one I found in a hurry.
  6. engaudio

    The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    I did 5+ years of (in store during biz hours) supermarket TVC's so hear your pain. These days I just mention it's usable but you'll still need Izotope RX to fix it. It's always surprising how many on set are audio pro's when you have a location issue and mention it. Try telling the DOP how to use his/her lamps..
  7. engaudio

    SD 633 question channel 4.5.6 issue

    AFMY is correct, the best way to learn about your new kit is to sit down and spend a day or so playing with it. I spent 2 days with my new field recorder last year trying all options before using it on a job! When my kids were younger I laved them up and let them run around while checking signal flow dynamics from my new radios more than once.. Grant.
  8. engaudio

    Ursa Pro Mini AES not working

    The theory is less a/d & d/a conversions will give you a cleaner sound as you're basically outputting (cloning) a digital signal from your mixer straight into another device. some reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AES3 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58f8d954b8a79b4ccf726c3b/t/5996db6bbf629ae6aaa707d8/1503058795711/Digital+IO+Advantages+and+Disadvantages.pdf
  9. engaudio

    AATON Cantar Mini VS. Sonosax SX-R4+

    I could get everything on the boom, No need to use lavs and it saved time, We were at the final dress rehearsal grabbing people to talk too when possible.
  10. engaudio

    AATON Cantar Mini VS. Sonosax SX-R4+

    Everything was the DPA 4017, no lavs. That's what impressed me too when using it, the 'reach' of the mic, even slightly off axis was fine.
  11. engaudio

    Zoom F8n.

    Sure did and yes, it's currently for sale. I received several glowing reports from post on the timbre of my tracks. (SQNmini-F8) One US based post mixer said it was the most natural sounding audio he'd ever mixed on his current production. (HHI) These days I just use my SXR4+, hope he's happy with that..
  12. engaudio

    AATON Cantar Mini VS. Sonosax SX-R4+

    100% DPA 4017, Sonosax SXR4+ , cabled to FS7. (don't ask why cabled..) I was really impressed with the reach of the DPA in this location, thought I'd try it on interiors.
  13. engaudio

    AATON Cantar Mini VS. Sonosax SX-R4+

    You're very wrong.. On the recorder the optional 7XLR is for the sennheiser ambeo mic input The 5XLR is switchable: 2xAES/2xbalanced out/4xunbalanced out There's a ta3 (2 channel balanced) analogue out Plus a switchable in or out AES All this is covered on the Sonosax site. https://www.sonosax.ch/product/sx-r4p/ You have to think of the recorder as a matrix mixer as there's no such thing as a main L/R out, any input/track/mix/aux/etc.. can be assigned to an output. If you have any questions ask away, I've been using a Sonosax SXR4+ for the past year as my main recorder. Here's what it sounds like. int: mkh50 ext: sanken CS-1 & mkh50. Grant.
  14. engaudio

    The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    I used that one last week!
  15. engaudio

    Underwater Mics

    I use the JrF hydrophones, cheap enough at 60gbp each and with a bit of EQ they sound fine. http://hydrophones.blogspot.co.nz/2011/05/c-series-pro-hydrophones-new-addition.html sample:
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