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Everything posted by JonG

  1. Get to know the mixers in your area and let them guide you. Don’t undercut them, and they will help you.
  2. JonG

    HHB Dat

    Aaaaand now the big irony: a band I used to manage 20+ years ago has their master DATs and wants them transfered. Anybody have one of these that they’d like to pass on to an archivist by circumstance?
  3. I’m not in 941 just yet, but I’ve been licensed ever since our own Jeff Wexler expressed that we all should be, so with the help of Bill Ruck, I’ve been licensed since 2012.
  4. I keep a 702T in my kit specifically for ambiance, sfx, and maybe a bag drop in a car. You really can’t beat the exceptional quality and features of these machines, and you can get them dirt cheap used from Gotham at the moment.
  5. The only groom dry enough to play host to a cmit would be a mummy, and those aren’t easy to come bye. I wonder if your issue isn’t moisture but maybe phantom power. We can’t really help diagnose your problem without more details. What are you plugging it into? Not all mic pre amps provide full 48V. Could you have your mixer set to 12V PH? However if moisture is the culprit, you either live in a tropical region, or your groom has an humidifier on in the closet. That would prove convenient for his cigars.
  6. @Jim Rillie thanks for the tip. It’s a lot better for sure. I wish that they had included some quick release clips underneath like my Petrol has. It makes detaching the bag a lot easier when you don’t want to take off the whole thing, just the bag. I’m still figuring out how everything works on this, there’s a lot of things hanging off of it and it’s really a lot less I titube than I had imagined. But once it’s on it definitely takes the load off so to speak.
  7. Same. I’ve been using the $100 Petrol harness that came out in about 2012, but it hasn’t been working so well for me as of late. So I got the k-tek without trying it, just trusting that the brand was good, and discovered that it takes a long time to take on and off. When I work jobs that require a harness I want to be able to get in and out quick. Or at least be able to get the bag on and off quick. I don’t feel like that’s really possible with this one. I’d love to hear some real world comparisons between the two from some people that have really battle tested both.
  8. Meet with the other local mixers, charge what they charge, and good luck. Nobody likes an undercutter, and clients won’t respect you either, and will likely try to hack down your rates further if they see you are charging less. Just play ball and be a good rep for your area and you’ll do fine, assuming you are pleasant to work around and do a good job.
  9. Thanks for sharing. I do a lot of long commutes and have lately been running out of podcasts to listen to!
  10. Agreed, I thought this thread was going to be about MS recording, or something to do with “M”s. No indication about a camera issue in the title.
  11. Why I use Schoeps. Same polar pattern, different timbre. I don’t think the Sennheiser mkhxx series pairs well sonically with the mkh416. That said, remember that the final product will be EQd to the point where whatever the best source is, it will be consistent with the rest of the project. So in the end, get the best source and leave the little details to post, because they’re going to change it all anyways, for the good or the bad.
  12. Part of why I still use my 788T only cart. It seems like everyone is constantly jumping over to the next cheap thing being put out there and having all kinds of problems, meanwhile I’m sitting back here with a cocktail in my hand like “oh you’re having those problems? Not me. Not for like over a decade...” lol
  13. I’m starting to see these sorts of issues mounting cards in general, must be a thing going around. I experienced it the other day with an SD card using a Lexar USB3 card reader into my 2010 Mac Pro cheese grater. Never had an issue before and didn’t update anything. My solution was to check disk utilities. The card showed up there, so I just selected it and told it to mount the volume. Worked fine after that. The DIT yesterday had the same issue with a CF card that camera handed off. I told him what I did and that seemed to do the trick.
  14. For what it’s worth, I’ve never met a DP or camera op that knew anything at all about how wireless technology works. If you’ve chrcked frequencies and power and still have problems, do as @Trey LaCroix advises.
  15. @Philip Perkins yes the Neve did belong to a Bay Area mixer. I believe there is still a page on this forum somewhere about his 2012 cart with the Neve on it.
  16. I don’t have any real experience with Coopers or AD mixers, although they both look exquisite to my eyes. I use a customized Neve mixer on my sound cart, which was originally a little mixer built into a suitcase, designed for broadcast. They were made between 1978-1983 if memory serves. However I don’t think that you’d be too happy with those mixers either. I think the only thing it has that you would want is the on/off switches on the channels. Mine was highly modified, with direct outs, phantom power on/off switches on each channel, a completely redone master section, and a number of other changes that make the mixer more versatile. You may give the SSL XDesk a try. It’s a line only mixer, but you could use any number of mic pres or field mixers in front of it. Sound Devices 442s and Cooper 104s are quite plentiful on the used market these days. You may also try looking into Sonosax
  17. There you have it. The guy who invented the Devices says it’s impossible. Next question.
  18. JonG

    New SD 833

    Well being that I use a 633 as a bag unit, and have a separate machine for my cart, no Dante doesn’t really bother me. It does tick everything on my wishlist except one: aes. I’d like to see this on every input like the 788. I like the headphone options/talkback. I don’t understand the ta4 power inout decision. Yes it’s rated for higher power, but being that almost everyone will be using this in a bag on a BDS, I don’t see any source power providing higher power in the first place. My BDS are all Hirose, and any other BDS will have locking screw type connectors. So how does this connector affect the average user other than having to get new cables made? Yes if it were on my cart I’d be feeding it from an XLR4, but this is specifically a bag mixer.
  19. Glad to see new innovations from Schoeps. While I’m not completely sold on everyone’s fascination with miniaturized microphones, I’m always happy to see more options from my favorite microphone company. I also like the look of the new Cinela shockmounts. As nice as the older ones are, the wayward cable encompassing the contraption has always been a weak point and an eyesore. I’m looking forward to different models of the new mounts for older cmcx and cmit mics.
  20. Even sound for any kind of movement is only really going to be achieved by this:
  21. Keep reading this forum. This question has been answered many times, and you may learn more in the process:)
  22. @Jim Feeley they wanted me to install the app and run it like it was mine. I charged both productions for the lockit anyways, since I had to inconvenience myself with these things. But it is something that I’m seeing DPs do since nobody seems to be able to withstand the massive weight of a regular sized lockit, and Tentacles have become a buzzword for those not so in the know.
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