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Johnny Karlsson

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    is this thing on...?

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  1. Johnny Karlsson

    Where is the Senator?

    Agreed. I think this forum is missing something without him. Some people just didn't seem to get his humor, and got their feelings hurt when he pointed out that some of their questions were not on point... or had been asked before, with a 5-page discussion full of valuable info readily available.... or in the spirit of "please do my homework for me" - some times even without the "please".
  2. Johnny Karlsson

    Where is the Senator?

    LOTD seriously - still laughing. Oh....err, I read on the internet that a senny shotgun from B&H is the best mic for features, because it is super directional and therefore eliminates reverberations and other unwanted noises and only records the voice that you want from the person that you point it at.... Has anyone used it?
  3. Johnny Karlsson

    Boom Pole Quick Release Systems?

    - Ambient QuikLok works great for me. - I saw and handled the new Rycote ones at an event a few months back - they seem great, but I haven't actually used them, so whatever that's worth... - For antenna mast and perhaps mic stands, I use On-Stage QK-2B... works fine, but I would not wanna put them on a pole, as the weight would be equal to (or even more than) that of a mic, especially since they are 5/8" threaded and require adapters to 3/8-16, which adds even more weight. - Using no quick mount works fine too, of course. I used to simply carry two assembled poles - one for interior- and one for exterior- mic complete with wind protection. This is in some situations even quicker....
  4. Johnny Karlsson

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Probably not possible, but it would actually be useful if one could select one input to be working in the opposite way .... and be excluded from the “Mute All”. This way one could have an iPod etc. connected - let’s say, option of Return A auto-un-mutes to X3X4... to avoid the “my comtek is not working” person visit every time cut is called. (Would of course mute during Recording).
  5. Johnny Karlsson

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Thanks, Sound Devices! Yeah, they listened to the requests and made it happen - auto mute on AUX outputs while in Stop for 688 and 633: https://www.sounddevices.com/support/downloads/633-firmware
  6. Johnny Karlsson

    Sennheiser MKH 8060 vs. MKH 416 for sound effects recording

    To say that the 416 is "outdated technology" is not true IMHO. It's still probably the most widely used mic in the world, aside from Shure SM57/58. Out of curiosity; what is the reason you want to use a shotgun mic with interference tube for sound effects recording?
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    I have been defiant. I have resisted this whole IPA craze for years. But yeah.... I have to say: this one is good. Really good. Happy/Merry/Jolly everything to everyone.
  8. Johnny Karlsson

    What 9 volt rechargeables do you use? Li-ion or Nimh?

    The iPower 520 have been good to me. They have a version that’s 700mAh now. If I were to get something right now, I would try them before anything else. (I haven’t tried this version, so this is simply based on my previous experience with iPower batteries),
  9. Johnny Karlsson

    SRC "mismatch" IR sync problem

    Well, kind of depends what you mean by figured it out... There are a set of frequencies within block 23 (and thus also in the upper end of B1) that are not available for use in the US. This basically means don't tune the receiver to these specific frequencies if you want to be able to use your transmitters with it. I have attached the Block 23 frequency table from Lectro's website below. It shows these as TV Channel 37 in yellow and "not available in the US". I'm not sure why these freqs are available on the receivers, but it's only illegal to transmit on them, so maybe it's easier to just leave them in for manufacturing. Perhaps someone from Lectro can chime in....?
  10. Johnny Karlsson

    SRC "mismatch" IR sync problem

    Could it be the frequencies in block 23 that are “not there”? I had that happen when I first got the B1 SRC - it scans and finds frequencies in that range, but the transmitter can’t go there.
  11. Johnny Karlsson

    Black Friday Sales 2018.

    Amazon is having a "Deal of the day" on Pelican cases today.
  12. Johnny Karlsson

    Walkie interference with PSC RF Six Packs

    There is a known issue with some SRCs getting interference from out-of-band frequencies from Walkies. There are threads on this forum discussing it. I had similar problems with one (just like your's in B Band) sent it in into the mothership, and they gave it an overhaul under warranty. Contact Lectro, they will get you sorted.
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    Help with Comtek PR-216 vs PR-216 CH5/6

    Similarly, I thought I had scored a great deal on a Base Station on eBay - it had the face plate that said "216 MHz". When it arrived and I switched it on, turned out it was a TV5/6 unit. At some point, the face plate had been swapped/replaced by someone. In this case, the seller accepted a return for a full refund. I agree a lot of Comtek eBay listings seem to be from people who don't really know anything much about them. Maybe try to contact your seller and see if they would accept a return (Most sellers really like good feedback).
  14. Johnny Karlsson

    Red Gemini Time Code Input

    That’s a good one... but check this out - arrows !!
  15. Johnny Karlsson

    Red Gemini Time Code Input

    That is a false statement. Maybe with a Wooden Camera box, it could have a BNC TC input. A quick glance at the manual reveals that RED also has a variety of modules of their own available: "NOTE: Inputting timecode requires a DSMC2 Base Expander, DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack-SDI Expander, or DSMC2 REDVOLT Expander. For more information, go to "Input/Output Connectors" on page 206." --- EDIT: In addition, I would personally never jam any RED camera, walk away and expect it to hold timecode any better than a wet paper bag. Lock Box needs to ride on camera all day.