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Olle Sjostrom

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  1. You could try Reaper. It's a free download, and for these purposes it's easy enough to use. Sometimes it's a pure problem solver
  2. Tried importing into reaper? Tried importing normally into audacity? I too find vlc a bit tedious to use, a lot of trial and error and just by chance it'll work.
  3. In audacity, you can open the sound as .raw audio data, which means that it will only read the audio of the file, then you can export it to a new wav file but the timecode will be stripped, of course. I'm guessing what's happened is that the bptrx hasn't successfully written the Metadata correctly into the file. If you decide to give audacity a try, know that in order for the raw audio to sound correctly you need to know the exact bit and sample rate, otherwise it'll just produce noise. Also, if you can somehow resolve the first frame timecode, you can amend the missing timecode in wave agent after recovering the audio, iirc If you feel burned, I'd be happy to help. Send me a DM if so
  4. This guy made a video, but only first impressions and the sound tests are just him in a treated room. https://youtu.be/SBxHKwFz1_w
  5. Well, if schoeps doesn't know.. I guess the field is open to throw in guesses. But all the usual ways of getting rid of tobacco smells are probably going to kill your mics faster : Vinegar, as in gently brushing the items with vinegar, and freezing for several days. I also guess just letting them air for a few days will probably lessen the amount of stink, too.
  6. Looking good! Just guessing wildly, I think the waveform in your logo is the word "sound".. :S
  7. Record trigger and timecode are separate things, right? I mean if you could set the tc to free run, that would (probably) make the timecode more usable. But then again i don't know if it's the timecode starting that's triggering the recording on the mixpre, or if it's a recording flag... Edit: just read the manual. You can record trigger with HDMI, or timecode. So unless there's a way for you to mute timecode when camera is stopped, you'd have to stick with rec run, and the duplicate frames. If you could go hdmi from camera to the mixpre, that would allow you to trigger the recorder separate from timecode. You'd still have to sync the camera and mixpre with Tc somehow.
  8. I know it's not really comparable in terms of size of production or budgets, but in Sweden we've managed to have 40 hour weeks (either 8 hour days, five days a week, or 10 hour days, four days a week) for dozens of years. Productions just keep increasing in size and difficulty, but the working hours and conditions have remained the same through those years. This is true for maybe high tier Productions, long running TV shows or feature length movies. Again, not really comparable (Swedish teams are maybe half the size of an American crew, if even), but you really can make a movie or show with humane working hours and proper turnaround, only longer production time obviously. If you need international support...
  9. From the start i didn't really like the Tesa 4965, but now I really do. It just works. Easy to remove. Attaches to skin, however I like to put it a piece of skin tape on the actor first and then the concealer . Pretty easy to remove the red plastic too.
  10. Ambitions are great! A challenge is always fun I'd say that if you strive for a natural sound, the choice of mics is far less important than the choice of location and its acoustics. If you allow for proper time and care before and during production you might achieve what you want in a beautiful friendship with set design and props dept, or the people/person who will be working with that. And then there's workflow: sound check and so forth. Sound dept, or the sound person would have to have a lot of time to get it right. Any artistic choice that would affect location sound is not just simply choosing the right microphone. I encourage the effort! That said, I really think the more traditional way of recording dialog would make for post to be able to recreate "natural acoustics". And also, I would go with schoeps mics
  11. Today we shot a scene with lots of twists and turns for the actors, emotionally. I asked my mixer how he thought the scene went. He replied "I have mixed emotions"
  12. I thought Mixer Out Smoking was the right one?. But I guess that makes no sense either; back then you would just probably be smoking on set... Joking aside, could it be this abbreviation, If even, could've come from another country and just sticked? The Wikipedia page is pretty funny: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOS_(filmmaking)
  13. Thanks for clarifying this thing has so many features I guess I got a bit carried away
  14. On the other hand, if you’re a professional sound mixer looking for a wireless system, you probably wouldn’t consider a 2,4ghz system just simply because it’s 2,4ghz. The marketing is just unclear. he makes a point that it states it is a professional system, and it is, if you count amount of features only and build quality, and also if you compare it to other products in the same segment, it’s MORE professional in that regard. But no professional mixer would buy into a 2,4ghz system hoping they would replace their current systems. Maybe someone would consider buying it for ONE of the features, like TC. That section of the video was confusing. I didn’t understand if the stamped TC on the files actually matched the audio recorder’s tc. To me it seemed like he was comparing the displays in the different devices only. But I sort of half watched it at that point, so I could’ve easily missed something.
  15. Since you mention "an older phone" or could be a compatibility issue with the adapter. IPhones are perpetually fussy about most things. I know for a fact that for some older IPhones, from iPhone 8 and older iirc, you need a powered USB hub to be able to use external interfaces, like the iRig devices. That could be the issue. Try it with a newer phone. Or a powered USB hub.
  16. Thanks Rick! The md21 is indeed odd. We 3d printed a part to just hold the mic, but there's no real way of hanging it in rubber bands or so. That said, 3D,printing might be a rabbit hole to venture into. Venturing into changing mics is probably even harder. And the mic is used in a boom during interviews or for OB. The backpack we use for broadcasting is pretty awesome tech, but that's another thread.
  17. Expensive, yes. And probably won't work the way we want it to. My issue here is obviously not the shockmount, but rather the mic itself. There are lots of reasons for having that particular mic..
  18. Thank you so much! That rycote suspension was on my mind, but I'm not sure about added bulk might add up to being too heavy for our reporters. But that first item is really interesting.
  19. So, the radio station that I work at are using MD21s for daily reporting. Due to a certain virus we mount them to a boom pole. It's not the right mic for sitting on a boom, I know, but Reporters like them and most importantly they are used to them. They don't break easily and a number of other reasons. Anyway. They screw on directly to the boom which is obviously making a lot of noise. My first instinct is to just put a mkh50 on it inside a zeppelin. But that'd be too heavy. And we don't have any 50s. Or any other good equivalent mics. Small Condenser mics and radio aren't really pals. Though they should. My question is if there's something like an Ambient floater? They are discontinued.. Or is there any other gadget I could use that I might have missed..?
  20. I, too, work in radio and we had a lot of issues with this. The way we did it was to. solder a trrs cable. It's not hard or expensive, and it works great. But you can't record the audio on the iPhone itself there has to be a mixer or recorder in between. Here's a rough schematic. The 4,7k resistor in the sketch doesn't need to be that exact value, but it needs to exceed it. The 12 ohm resistor I'm not sure about. It's needed but not sure if it has to exceed 12 ohm or if it has to be exactly 12 ohms. iPhonesladd.pdf
  21. Hah! Isn't that what communicating with aliens really is though? Lfo1 modulation output going to pitch change of vco1, lfo2 output going to rate of lfo1.
  22. I imagine putting a recorder on a product at this price, might be an indicator that its range isn't great.
  23. But why can't you mic the coach?
  24. And a fine dream it is! And you're doing the best you can to your knowledge and equpiments' capabilities. It's their equipment that's not doing what they want, in my opinion. If post wants you to use a specific mixer for this particular reason, then opt for the post company or even production company to rent one for you. But I can't imagine that's going to be worth it for anyone.
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