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    Music, good books, astronomy, audio.
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    VP of sales & marketing at Lectrosonics, Inc., classical musician, family man.
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  1. To: Steven A. Morrow CAS, Paul Massey CAS, David Giammarco CAS, Tyson Lozensky, David Betancourt, and Richard Duarte for "Ford v Ferrari" (Live Action) To: Doc Kane CAS, Vince Caro CAS, Michael Semanick CAS, Nathan Nance, David Boucher, and Scott Curtis for "Toy Story 4" (Animated) To: David J. Turner, Tom Myers, Dan Blanck, and Frank Rinella for "Making Waves - the Art of Cinematic Sound" (Documentary) To: Ronan Hill CAS, Simon Kerr, Daniel Crowley, Onnalee Blank CAS, Mathew Waters CAS, and Brett Voss CAS for "Game of Thrones: the Bells" (TV Series) To: Benjamin A. Patrick CAS, Elmo Ponsdomenech CAS, Jason “Frenchie” Gaya, Aaron Hasson, and John Sanacore CAS for "Barry: ronny/lily (1/2 hour TV Series) And Christian Bourne, David Drake, and James Gregory for "Fleabag: Episode #2.6" (1/2 hour TV Series) To: Vincent Piponnier, Stuart Hilliker, Gibran Farrah, and Philip Clements for "Chernobyl: 1:23:45" (TV Movie or Limited Series) To: Sean O’Neil and Greg Gettens for "David Bowie: Finding Fame" (TV Non-Fiction, Variety, or Music Series, or Specials) To: Sound Devices, LLC for Scorpio (Outstanding Product, Production) To: iZotope, Inc. for Dialog Match (Outstanding Product, Post Production) And, congrats to all the nominees - excellent work, all the way around! https://cinemaaudiosociety.org/56th-outstanding-product-awards-nominees/
  2. IFBs yes - we have them in VHF. There has been talk about mic transmitters as well. Once we get some of the projects done that we are working on, we'll give it a closer look.
  3. We still make and sell the M152/MC - a good quality omni lav mic with MC connector - for your M175 transmitter. https://www.lectrosonics.com/All-Accessories/product/m152mc-2.html Check with a Lectrosonics dealer for exact pricing (should be in the neigborhood of $150-160, and we have them in stock at the HQ. -Karl
  4. Hi Ryan, the DSQD does have tracking filters (like UCR411a, Venue1 with VRT modules) but does not have the auto-switching iQ filters like the Venue 2. -Karl
  5. Hi Steven, The M2R (non encrypted version) does support backward compatibility with analog IFB signals. However, Digital Hybrid is too resource intensive so it wasn't possible to include NA or NU Hybrid modes in the M2R. -Karl
  6. An excellent list! Congratulations to all the nominees!
  7. Hi Alidav, the Venue 2 receiver loaded with VRT2-C1 modules can receive your SMQV-26, and UM400a-26. However, there are no D1 modules available, which would be required for your block 29 UM400. Karl Winkler Lectrosonics, Inc.
  8. karlw

    DCHT & M2R

    Hopefully this info is helpful. I had sent gain structure info to John Williams and he reported back: "I did use your ideas on the gain staging and it works like a charm for the Sony FS7." Here's what I had suggested: There is no "danger" to running your receiver at 100 output level, you may be adding noise that could otherwise be avoided. We believe the issue to be that the Sony FS7 camera line inputs do not like an unbalanced source (the M2R). Thus, for this camera, we recommend using the mic inputs instead, as there is then plenty of level. For gain staging, I would suggest setting up the transmitter as you have done previously (Sound Devices 633 outputs at Line Level DCHT set to Line….DCHT gain at 25), then for an FS7, choose mic inputs, Phantom +48 off (Phantom blocking cables recommended as a backup), the M2R receiver audio level set to 75, then turn your camera audio input gains up (or down) until you get the desired meter defection (usually -20 DBFS). You are already likely doing all these things but for camera hop use, we recommend the following settings in the Limiter menu: Threshold: OFF Gain: +12 dB Audio taper: Linear
  9. Sam, you don't want to try to have both transmit and receive happening from the same antenna with these types of systems. Some systems can multiplex onto a single antenna, but these aren't those. With your SRc and UCR411a, you could run a single pair of antennas into a pair of distro units (or a dual-channel distro). If going through passive splitter/combiners, a 1:4 splitter will cost you about 6 or 7 dB, and this will not be made up by the somewhat higher gain of the SNA600a vs. whips. Thus, you are probably better off running off of whips for those receivers. Having your IFB transmitter two blocks away from your talent receivers is good practice.
  10. karlw

    RF Interference

    Are you in the US? Block 26 is now subject to testing by T-Mobile and possibly other data carriers who have purchased spectrum in the range between 614 and 698 MHz. There is info about this on our web site: https://www.lectrosonics.com/fcc-spectrum-updates.html
  11. It is true that the SM58 is a classic for good reason, and Sennheiser's closest match, the e835, has become a go-to mic in the past 10 years or so, I think there are better vocal mics for not much more money. Someone already mentioned the Beta 58. The Audix range of mics are quite good, and are probably the best out there for feedback rejection. The best one IMO is the OM5, although it runs for about $150. The EV 767a is quite nice as well - better sound IMO than the Shures, equally robust, and close in cost. The Sennheiser e945 is a really nice sounding mic used a lot more in the past few years, and runs about $150. My favorite, back in my live sound days, was the Sennheiser 431, but they were expensive and somewhat delicate. If you find a couple used ones in great condition and good price, you'll have a hard time finding a better sounding dynamic handheld mic.
  12. The only middle ground I can think of between the G3/G4 gear and the top-end Lectro gear is used L Series equipment: LR receivers and LT transmitters, if you can find them. The down side is that the LR receiver doesn't have a display on top, but it is a good performing receiver with 3-block wide tuning. It can be paired with UM400a or LMa transmitters, but the wideband transmitters are a more flexible match.
  13. Just making sure you have the transmitter all the way on to transmit (turn on by holding AUDIO and FREQ buttons for 3 seconds - you'll see the count-up). If in RF OFF mode, it should say that in the display. Do you have access to any other Block 21 transmitters or receivers to isolate the problem to one or the other unit?
  14. Via firmware, you can update your Duet system for AES 256-bit CTR mode encryption. Info here: https://www.lectrosonics.com/lectrosonics-adds-encryption-to-its-award-winning-duet-system-via-firmware-update.html -Karl
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