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    Location Sound Services for Film, Television & Video Productions in Calgary, AB. Using equipment from Sound Devices, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Neumann, Sanken, Countryman, Panamic, Rycote, Remote Audio & more.
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  1. Haven't been able to find this info yet so hopefully someone here who has done this before can help me. I'm looking to try my hand at some low profile cables including TA3 using the Rean connectors. I'm wondering how people are filling the connector with hot glue without it draining into the latching connector and ruining everything? I've viewed the tutorial on Alex's Toy Robot page where he recommends bending the shell-ground pin to stop this on larger connectors, but with the Rean this isn't an option. Also, with the depth of the barrel of the Rean connectors are you guys/gals notching a slot to get the cable in as opposed to drilling a hole? It seems awfully tight in there to do any soldering if you were feeding the cable through a hole. Of course, I don't have the experience many of you have so perhaps it just looks ridiculously daunting!
  2. Just wanted to bump this thread and see if anyone is currently using UM200C's with their SRb's without issue? Might be pulling the trigger on some gear this week but was hoping to use older Tx's for now until I'm ready to upgrade those as well.
  3. I've been looking for a case for carrying multiple lavs and their accessories (still no luck finding exactly what I have in mind) but in my searches I've noticed that travel stores have some decent cases in various sizes that zip up and have multiple pockets/zips/etc.. Might be worth a look...
  4. Forgive my ignorance (unlikely, I know!), but for Lectro systems - depending on the mic/source being connected - aren't different combinations of pins used for different setups? If this were/is true, then wouldn't knowing the pin out of the OmniGoose be beneficial? If the OmniGoose only uses 3 of them, wouldn't knowing which be important? Also, I haven't specified anything about this particular cable. The L4E5C Peter mentions is much too thick for the purpose I am needing - so perhaps knowing the pin out is also beneficial in order to select the right cable? I've done you the service of bolding the words I imagine you will focus on in advance. Thanks for your advice, but I'm quite sure I'm not paying my cable maker enough. Not only does he do damn fine work, but whenever possible he is only happy to educate and mentor. If he ever writes a book perhaps I'll mail you a page from it.
  5. And of course, just as I post this I get the reply from Peter. In case anyone was wondering: "To make TA5 extensions I use Canare star-quad: L4E5C. Pin 1 is ground and connect all the other pins straight through. You need every pin to go from transmitter to the mic."
  6. I have 2 Peter Engh OmniGoose Servo Bias wired mics that I would like to have extender cables for. The guy I'm getting to make said cables tells me there are 3 types of Servo wiring and needs to know which is used in these mics. I've contacted Peter through the email listed on his website twice and with time quickly becoming an issue (need these for Tuesday) I'm reaching out to this community to see if anyone knows the answer as to the way these are wired? I believe the TA5 connector is sealed so opening it up is not an option. Thanks in advance!
  7. As always, this forum is a fantastic resource. Thanks for creating this thread and for (almost) all the helpful posts. I was pretty much sold on the USB Pre 2 before reading this, but this completely seals the deal. Threads like this are a fantastic example of why discussion should never be limited due to past similar discussions or the ability to contact a particular manufacturer. Looks like I'm adding another SD product to the family! Now to try and find a used one...
  8. I use them from time to time. As mentioned, they can be very tricky to get on sometimes. They're also very bulky. I've had instances where showing a lav is acceptable and when I wanted to use the bubblebee I was asked not to. Just too distracting - like a big giant bug on someone's shirt. With that said, they are fairly effective. I've also wired up a skydiver using one and as they approached the ground the wind noise was almost non existant. Pretty impressive. I think they're just another good tool in the toolbox. Not for everyday use, but when you need it you'll be glad you have it.
  9. Will a 3.5mm TRS to 3.5mm TRS work to feed guide track audio to a 5D from a Comtek PR-216? (The same cable you may use to feed your car stereo music from your iPod?) If not, would someone be so kind as to enlighten me to the proper cable needed? I should also mention that making my own cables is something I'm new at, but I would like to give a try.
  10. From SMPTE's Twitter account: "@smpteconnect: Use code EP02 for your free exhibits-only pass to #NABSHOW. Join SMPTE at the TSC April 6-7 and Booth L28 http://t.co/1DQfTbCirb"
  11. Hard to tell from that picture, but the cable coming out of the top (the skinnier end) should have a 'knot' tied in it so that when fully extended it does not pull back thru the pole. Search YouTube for a video on how to untangle internally wired boom poles - that will tell you how to make that knot if it isn't already there. Aside from that, you're a little short on a full kit Rent a mic and zeppelin system, put it all together and start messing around. You'll also need an XLR cable to feed whatever it is you're feeding (mixer, recorder, camera, etc). Put on some headphones and listen to what you're pointing it at. Listen for what works and what doesn't. There's a lot of answers on this site, but right now I'm not sure you know the questions. I suggest reading for a few weeks and then figuring out what your next questions should be.
  12. I got a box of free stuff today. Two 4-bay Sony BC-1WD chargers, twelve IDX NP-23dx batteries, and five Sanyo NP-1SB batteries. I've found the manual for the charger online, but can't find much documentation on the batteries. Does anyone have any experience with these Nickel-Cadmium batteries? Did I just inheret a pile of paperweights? I currently use the NP-L7S Lithium Ion's from IDX to power my kit, and am wondering if these will be servicable backups (if they have any juice in them once charged).
  13. You can also plug this guy in: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/687518-REG/Cable_Techniques_CT_RX_001_RX_Emergency_Mix_Bus.html
  14. Has anyone started using these jointed antenna's yet? Any reports good or bad? Also, as I was going through the Lectro accessories section of their website I came across my favorite description of a product (and didn't really want to start a new thread on it, but thought it deserved props): http://www.lectrosonics.com/38-MCA-TA5PAD/View-details.html "DESCRIPTION: Mic cable adapter, XLRF to TA5F, -10dB attenuation. May work weirdly with servo bias transmitters." So very scientific!
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