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  • Birthday 01/01/1982

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    Hamburg, Germany
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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. Hi There, I believe that we took this conversation offline already? If so, we have been able to recreate the issue in the AA size basket and are on a solution already. We made up some samples of several solutions which we'll send you to test them Hope that solves the issue. I'll post the winner here as well. If you are someone else please send me a pm and we'll get it sorted. Thanks so much for flagging this up Cheers, Timo
  2. Hi Daniel, There'll be sets of 2 tips available with launch for a UK MSRP of £ 34.96 ex VAT. Cheers, Timo
  3. Hi Pan, 1) the PCS-Boom comes with one generic 3/8" tip and you can use it with whatever you like. The Classic, and Cyclone Adaptor were made based on feedback we got from the sports broadcasting industry. They still didn't use any quick connection system even though their workflow would strongly benefit from it. One of their main reason was that they were scared of the amount of replacement spigots they would have to buy after every season, as the windshields are thrown around by non-sound people during setup and teardown. Therefore, they were asking for a more integrated solution. While designing it, we also took the chance to reduce lengths, and weight, and to design a new / better XLR holder. However, our boom pole beta testers really embraced the idea but for a very different reason. According to them, no matter how strongly you tighten any 3/8" thread, it still happens that you accidentally loosen the connection with fast mic rotations, and heavy or long mics. 2) Yes, the Modular adaptor is retrofittable on all Modular generations, Pre-Modular, Supershields, Super-Blimp kit, Perfect For basket windshields, Classic-Softie Kits That's a really good idea about the chart. Let me check whether we have a document like this already. Cheers, Timo
  4. Hi All, We really thoroughly tested it in Germany... I'm still based in Hamburg, and we used the facilities here and a big workshop in Berlin to test everything way beyond its capabilities and continuously improved it until we were happy with the results. One example is that we increased the connection strengths to ten times what was specified when I took over the project. Basically the only thing we left untouched is the mechanism itself. The rest was flipped upside down and modified to a degree that it looks like a completely new product. However, it's still based around the clever mechanism Rycote developed about 3 years ago. I don't want to hijack this thread to advertise our product, however some jigs and machines we used are shown in the IPS video below. If you have any questions, please pm me. Cheers, Timo
  5. Thanks All, very good input, indeed. I will definitely have a play to see if we can make something happen. I might come back to you and ask some more question when I'm dicing into it. Cheers, Timo
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Hi Miles, maybe try to go through our page which is responsive: www.ambient.de/en/university Hope you like it! Timo
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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