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About TimoK

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  • Birthday 01/01/1982

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    Hamburg, Germany
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    I studied audio engineering at SAE Munich and MU London and specialize in underwater recordings. After developing the first underwater surround recording technique I received a grant from the EU to found my own company "Sonar Surround". In 2010 my company merged with Ambient Recording.
    Beside my silly ambition to listen to coughing herrings I've been a sound mixer for German cinema and TV for a couple of years but with the success of Sonar Surround and having employee, visits on location became a rare joy.
    In April 2017 I joined Rycote.and am looking forward to all that may come.
    Working with Rycote means far more than a job. To most of my new co-workers it has been their second home for ages. Therefore, I feel very privileged, and honoured that they entrusted me with such an important role within their family.

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  1. TimoK

    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Very interesting idea Eric, will give it a thought. Thank you However, as we would need some new tools to make this happen it won't be an easy decision to take, and I'm afraid it wouldn't be available soon. Anyway, it's definitely worth considering. Cheers Timo
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Thanks Vas, it's a new challenge and was a chance to work with some of the nicest people in our industry... Love it!! Hope you're doing great, too, sir.
  3. TimoK

    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Thank you for your honest feedback Eric, and glad to hear that you are happy with the BBG. I will look into this but as mentioned earlier, I have some doubts that the very short body would allow to hold two Lyres, and a BBG. Please bare with me to give it some thoughts. Cheers Timo
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    We swapped out the internal XLR with our short right-angled XLR some time ago. So, now the WS-10 works with mics up to 13cm lengths.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Hi Eric, Just curious, would you prefer a smaller diameter BBG over a WS-10? It's not that much longer than the CS-M1 with BBG and connector and provides a far better wind protection as it also covers the mic body and the connector. http://mymic.rycote.com/products/windshield-ws-10/ A BBG might be tricky to mount and still have enough space for the Lyres.
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Hi Ilari, yes, very light microphones are a challenge to suspend. The distance between the Lyres plays a huge role, too. With such a short body, the weight of a windshield is mainly carried by the first Lyre. The longer the body / distance gets, the more the second Lyre can support the first. Therefore we had to go for the 82-shore in the front because it needs to be able to carry a Softie and most of the weight of the mic. The second Lyre had to be 82-shore to control the side movements. When you attach the Softie, you obviously have the main load before the first Lyre, and the body acts like a lever. Thus, the 2nd Lyre needs to be strong enough to keep the reinforced side movements under control. However, we of course tested other combinations and mounts. This setup proofed to be the best compromise between suspension and mic control on the end of a 5m boom pole Kindly Timo
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    Rycote INV-Lite now shipping

    Hi Armin, Sorry for the belated answer. Just to put it out there. You can just take the C-arm with UFO suspension off within a second with 2 fingers. Cheers Timo
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    Timecode and Sync Tutorials

    Hi Miles, maybe try to go through our page which is responsive: www.ambient.de/en/university Hope you like it! Timo
  9. Dear sound community, As timecode and sync technology is our passion, for many years we wanted to develop easily accessible, short-subject educational videos that break down and explain these modern production elements. Ambient University provides the information and instruction for low budget productions as well as the most sophisticated setups all around the world. Our videos about timecode and synchronization provide in-depth background information, while other videos demonstrate how to use that knowledge in the field. This video library includes step-by-step tutorial videos illustrating external timecode and sync distribution setups with the most commonly used cameras from ARRI, RED, Sony, Panasonic, Canon, etc. Our goal is to continuously develop and update the channel to provide the most comprehensive pool of knowledge on this topic – that's always available in your pocket. We hope you like it and of course are open for new video suggestions.
  10. We proudly present one of the biggest Firmware updates in our history. Including Complete GUI overhaul, New Smart TRX Mode, Full Jam Mode, Custom Slate Clap Display, ... and many more improvements. To get the full story, just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/bMtgIT or just download Firmware 4.01 on www.ambient.de/en/downloads Kindly Timo
  11. Dear Ambient Recording friends,we are happy to welcome another key player of our industry as new member to our ACN™ family. With the integration of RED Digital Cinema cameras into our metadata system, we now are able to provide camera information to script and post from the two most popular cinema camera manufacturers. Furthermore, syncing RED cameras with an ACL 204 now is plug-and-play. Additionally, we are proud to present the first manufacturer that has integrated the ACN OEM module, and to introduce great new accessories for the popular ACN-LS digi slate.Please visit us on IBC Hall 8C73 and get some fresh Munich beer or taste some wine.To get a free IBC pass, use the link below and use our code 4879 to register.We look forward to welcoming you. Free IBC Tickets Read the full IBC news
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    Ambient ACN-LS users?

    Btw. it is recommended to always keep the slate firmware up to date. For example the mentioned light sensor steps were retuned and more steps were implemented. Kindly Timo
  13. TimoK

    Ambient ACN-LS users?

    Hi all, Just some clarifications. Supercaps always charge slowly, thus turning the slate on and testing it after a few minutes won't show you the backup time you'll get when your slate was running for some time. The charging circuitry is disabled when the slate is switched off to prevent for permanent power consumption. So by the time your charged batteries need to be replaced, the supercap should easily hold the TC for 10 minutes and more. The advertised 14 minutes are no marketing data but measured time if you leave the supercap the time to be fully charged. As Bud, Sarcanon, and Eric stated 4 NiMh batteries should easily hold up for an entire shooting day even when it takes 14 hours or more. Cheers Timo Hi Soundpod, the bloop light dimming was just put on our list! Thanks so much for the input. Kind Regards Timo
  14. Syncing Mad Max - Fury Road I had the pleasure to do an interview with Ben Osmo, Production Sound Mixer and Oliver Machin, Sound Department Coordinator & Vehicle FX Recordist about their work on Mad Max - Fury Road in the desert of Nambia, Africa. Three units with up to 12 cameras worked simultaniously, sometimes up to 7km (4.35 mi.) away from each other while driving with 60-90 km/h (37- 56 mph). The air filled with desert sand containing metallic parts that drastically decreased wireless range, while the VFX dpt wanted the camera to use the UTC time information from the GPS satellites to be used as the reference for timecode, which enabled cross referencing between GPS positioning and the pictures. Over the course of our three-hour interview, Ben & Oliver recalled detailed information about their workflow, the tasks they had to manage, and their solutions to the technical challenges introduced by production demands and environmental conditions. Read the full story
  15. Hi everybody, Today is a good day, ... After long hours, weeks, months, and years we finally launched our all new website. www.ambient.de/en Only one part of the page still needs to be fed and I would heartily invite you to help us filling it. What are the most frequently asked questions you have to face when dealing with timecode, sync, boom poles, underwater recordings, or any other Ambient product? We would like to collect them all and make our FAQ section a useful source of advice to anybody needing help in the field. We'll add videos, active PDFs and interactive tutorials in the future to make it as helpful as possible. Please just throw question in this thread or mail them to timo@ambient.de Thanks a lot for your help! Cheers TImo P.S. I hope you like the new site