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  1. Johnny Karlsson

    COS-11D Rewired to Lectrosonic TA5F Person Recommendation

    +1 for Mark at LSC.
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    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    That show, I was booming for another mixer, and it was his mics... If I remember correctly, we used a Cinela mount and *I think* a Rycote INV-Lite 19 - the one with the "lever" that attaches only on one side. Since the 18 only got used indoors, it only had it's own foam on. With the 4017C, I recall the foam worked surprisingly well, even for exteriors. We added the Bubblebee Spacer Bubble with fur when the wind picked up a bit.
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    LM transmitter question

    Start here: https://www.lectrosonics.com
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    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    I boomed a show last summer with the C preamp. Mostly with the 4017, some of it with the 4018. With proper wind protection/shock mount and somewhat decent handling technique, it was no problem. Yes, and that's what I meant by "usually". In situations like these, it does come in handy to have it. - I could be wrong here, but this may not be as big of a problem with the DPA 4017C, since it can take a massive amount of SPL (146 dB).
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    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    As with everything else, this comes down to personal preferences, but I usually don’t use the high pass on mics anyway. Most mixers have this feature built in before hitting the pre-amp. I prefer to do it at the mixer stage, since I listen and determine what is or isn’t needed, and (at least with SD) it’s variable and therefore gives me more options.
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    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    Both!
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    K-Tek KBAC1 boom pole clip.

    Here's a lightweight / low cost solution. It works universally with any bag or harness that has a D-ring....just wrap one of these around the pole right next to the first collar.
  8. I'm available. (Can't see the message button for whatever reason ATM.)
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    NYTimes sound backgrounds from around world

    Thanks, Jay! Really enjoyed this.
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    688 Frozen at Splash Screen

    I would never recommend “rolling back” firmware. If anything newer firmware will have squashed bugs from earlier versions. I would rather try re-applying the latest one. Also, even if the cards are on the approved list, they could still possibly have issues. Crap happens. Personally, I reformat all cards before every work day (after backing up, of course). Maybe try with one of the cards in the recorder at a time to eliminate which one (if any) has a problem.... Best advice of all would be to contact Sound Devices directly and talk to one of their tech support people. They are great.
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    Oh man, I used to subscribe to the Larson comic book when I lived in Sweden. Here’s a couple of my old favorites:
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    When Larry is racing down the road in his sporty car, chasing tumble weeds - - - it usually means something is imminent.
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    New TC Slate from Denecke/Timecode Buddy

    Saw this on Twitter. Looks pretty sweet.
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    Alexa Mini audio menu

    Maybe so, but it happened both with abox, as well as straight to the Lemo. Also, the camera owner said this is “just how it is with this camera”.
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    Alexa Mini audio menu

    To clarify what I said above, I don't think it's a function, like on the Canon C300, where you can set channel 1 to go to both tracks. Rather it's the two channels bleeding across to each other. I mean, we are pushing two channels of line level signal into a single tiny little Lemo connector....
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    Alexa Mini audio menu

    Whatever Sound goes to the mini should be considered scratch/guide track. I have noticed when sending tone to ch1, that ch2 shows signal - even when only plugged into ch1, with level pulled all the way down on ch2.
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    Comtek BST-25/216 on battery power?

    What are you using out there for battery power with the base station? I've only used it with AC, but would be good to have an option handy at times when this is not a viable solution. The manual states "Power Requirements: 12 Volts DC, 300 mA max". It's not clear to me if this 12v requirement is such that one would need a regulator keeping it at precisely 12v when using a NP-L7S with a cup-to-4-pin XLRF, such as the one from PSC: http://www.locationsound.com/psc-fpscpsm-np1-4pxlrf-np-1-battery-cup-with-4-pin-female-xlr-3576 Anyone with experience doing this, please let us know. Thanks.
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    Comtek BST-25/216 on battery power?

    From Comtek Tech Support email: "Unfortunately, there is not an acceptable voltage range, and putting 16 volts into the unit does risk damaging it. It would be best to use a regulator to keep the power at 12 volts".
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    For the Whisky drinkers

    Picked up this at the tax free shop at the airport in Stockholm on my way back to LA the other day. Just cracked it open, and it tastes quite lovely. Great smokiness!
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    Comtek BST-25/216 on battery power?

    Whoa! Good to know. Thanks Ben. May I ask what regulator you use now?
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    Comtek BST-25/216 on battery power?

    Thanks guys, much appreciated! JW, I agree - most manufacturers spec a range, and this is why it got me a little concerned. Yes JB, I will try calling them when I get a chance, to get their perspective and actual specs. I've also had nothing but a great experience calling Comtek in the past. It's great to hear first hand experience from the field though. Everyone here knows what a NP-L7S is, and that it can spit out upwards of 16v when fresh off the charger, then hovers in the 14.x range...
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    Production company scam?

    Forward the email to phishing-report@us-cert.gov
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    Coming price change on SRa to SRb conversion

    I would strongly advice against this method, as it may result in both of you being shot by security - with a potato gun.
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    Why AES camera feeds for prod. sound?

    In theory, AES would have some (minuscule?) benefit because it avoids the conversions D/A-A/D (mixer to Tx) and D/A-A/D (Rx to camera). Maybe just me, but the Sound is susceptible to everything that Wireless comes with anyway, and there’s no reliable way to monitor from the camera, therefore I view on-camera sound as "scratch feed" and for sync guide only. I guess if the Sound was recorded on camera only... and hard wired from the mixer, so I could monitor back from camera... Haha, sorry - maybe someone else can make a better argument in favor of this.
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    In ear monitors for production sound

    Update to my post above: Having read comments here and elsewhere about how the Westone in-ears don't have the problems with cable noise, I started looking into this. Turns out they have one version with the same connector as the Shure 215. There is a slight difference - the connector is a little bit recessed. But I read about how others had made this work, and ordered a Westone cable. After carefully trimming back a tiny bit of the rubber around the connectors, they actually snapped in to my Shure ear-pieces just fine. Truth be told, that cable is definitely the best one I have tried so far (in terms of the cable noise). Might give this combo a shot on a job soon...
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