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Michael Wynne

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  1. Really great work by Lectrosonics here. I can see this being very useful in many scenarios. Looking forward to see the creative uses mixers put into play. I just purchased the PDR last week myself, so I'm kinda bummed. But these are world class problems I tell you !
  2. Are you sure the noise your hearing while using the BP4029 is not your mic pre's? Here's a sample of a raw M/S recording I did decoded to a LR file from my BP4029 at a residential lake in the morning which was recorded into a Sound Devices MixPre3 https://www.dropbox.com/s/viv9hn32glhc93h/AKG_BP4029_DECODED_MS_WIDE.wav?dl=0
  3. back to the MS convo, it appears the latest firmware update v1.53 states under fixed "Incorrect gain values when channels are MS linked" So I can only assume that the ISO's are still being recorded as decoded LR file when linked ? To me this doesn't make sense since you already have the LR record bus for that option. So you end up loosing the ability to monitor / preview a raw mid side to see how it's working when recording.
  4. Thanks ! They're quick fist clamps , 2" if memory serves
  5. Thanks for the reply Whitney, have you done many long runs with them around 200' or so? , just curious what kind of practical performance your noticing on the longer lengths as well. M
  6. Thought I'd revive of this thread, it's been about 18 months since last post, anyone pick up a pair of these up and been using them regularly and have practical experience to share? I have a couple Lectro Venue rack mount receivers that I want to change my jumper on to work with powered antennas for anticipated runs up to 200' But I also do a lot of short runs switching back and forth. My concern is front end overload on shorter runs without easy access to jumper as I don't want to send power to a passive antenna as a work around or anything like that. What I like most is that you can easily adjust gain right on the antenna without taking it apart to calculate appropriate gain make up, run your Venue 1 with phantom on all the time, and reduce to no gain for shorter runs. Seems like the best of both worlds, what am I missing?
  7. Fortunately they paid for a 2nd kit rental per my reco , and I also had a bag recorder TC locked and matching receivers in trunk of car. There were moments when I was unable to get out of the follow vehicle ( because of the wildlife rules & impatient director ) to switch antenna orientation when we went from following to leading where I know the trunk audio would be there only option in post as drop outs would then occur.
  8. I agree it's entirely possible , but I'd say the difference Is probably a bit more then nothing.
  9. Today went great, so I was successfully able to negotiate my Shark Fins to the exterior roof of the follow van with the help of some grip magnets & a couple cardelini clamps. Range was excellent utilizing the PSC six pack & SR combo. One of the more exciting parts of the day was watching the difference in RF performance between the SRB & SRC receivers ). It was quite noticeable and it was a whole lot of fun to compare them side by side in a working environment such as a self drive / follow van mix situation. I know most guys are probably SL6 these days, but that PSC six pack is rock solid.
  10. I'm renting the 6 pack from another mixer and it's my first time using it . So I don't have much experience with it/. But the hardware feels super solid and fits in a bag great. I did do a range test with a SRB and it was as good as my venue with VRT's. It was quite impressive actually
  11. Got an interesting gig doing some car work tomorrow, mixing from follow van following/leading picture car. LPDA's Shark Fins pointing at picture car feeding a PSC six pack. One of the receivers is a SRB & other SRC so it will be cool to see any performance differences. I have redundant whip receivers and recorder hiding in picture car TC locked for safety also feeding a pix240 a 2 mix for client playback. Fortunately it's only two talents, so I should be safe delivering a LR mix in the unattended picture car recorder. Just need to decide whether I like my cubs or wires for that. With seat belts on my hunch is cub's all day. Fortunately they gave me a audio utility for rigging and mic'ing the car and talent. They asked for comteks, but I would have preferred a playback speaker in the follow van, but at least the rental works out better that way since they want eight. Video assist says they told him no rigging on exterior of follow van because of animals ( some kind of fabricated safari adventure ) which is a concern for me, I'm going to have to negotiate something to reach that picture car, I'm convinced I'll need those receiver antennas outside that van to pick up that picture car.
  12. Yes, I"m also sending a +4 line level signal out of a 788T, In order to achieve any kind of somewhat acceptable head room I have to trim back the BST 75 where I only occasionally see the meters light up. good to know John, I think my impedance question was a shot in the dark to try to solve another issue that I haven't yet discovered. I did indeed try a Low Z to High Z converter yesterday and it simply boosted the level into the Base station.
  13. For those of you using the BST75 from your Comteks, how many of you are using "1/4 " TRS input Versus XLR " Reason I ask with proper gain staging sending line level to the unit it always sounds a tad blown out. Is this as simple as an impedance mismatch ? I have a XLR to 1/4 inch impedance changer ( low to high ) on the way to me now to see if it makes a difference. It's subtle but driving me crazy.
  14. A linear fader, flat bed digital DC powered mixer, with analog front end and integrated digital recorder from SD. 12 High Quality Mic Pres, with LED indicators rings found similar on CL9 with a truly sunlight readable easy to use touchscreen GUI. Touch sensitive fader and rotary trim controls with instant user feedback Extensive I/O which will include analog, Dante and AES . Slate Mic Inputs, Comm Line Inputs the works, all for under 20k
  15. Recently picked up a deal on a MKh70 and am using it on my current show. This mic has consistently impressed me with its reach and ability to make wide and tights work, where my short shotguns would not reach. It has earned an important place in my mic arsenal.
  16. Anyone using the Ambient Tiny Lock It outdoors? Just seems odd to me that according to the Safety Instructions in the manual that it would be for indoor use only since cameras go all kinds of places. No humidity, moisture or direct sunlight and a operating temp of +5° to +50° Celsius. Anyone have any experience with these too the contrary.
  17. So I'm noticing that the firmware of this camera is up too 3.03.1. Anyone know if this TC reset issue has been addressed by Arri? I downloaded the updated used notes for Version 3, and one of the bullet points under new features is "Timecode in as sensor synch source" I wonder if that was the fix....
  18. Interesting , looks like pure potential to me !
  19. So glad your still here Marc to share your story. We meticulously maintain all our gear and tools, but the most important tool for any sound person is him or herself. I'm 41 and my wife and I got my first baby on the way ! This is a good wake up call for me to start focusing a bit more on my diet, exercise and health. I'd like to stay around a while if it's in the cards.
  20. I have two Oktva mk102 sitting around that I haven't used in a very long time. This thread has got me interested in dusting them out and trying them out as plants sometime.
  21. Last time I spoke with Senator was at the the most recent Atlanta sound mixer this past summer. He also mentioned to me that he was in the process of retiring. I got to know him by talking with him in person throughout the years at various sound gatherings and he's a solid, knowledgable and genuine guy with tons of character. I also miss his comments here on JW. I'm hoping his presence on here will come back.
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