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    This year marks my 19th year doing location sound and I look forward to continuing to learn. I greatly appreciate the existence of this forum and the high level of activity and knowledge.

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  1. absound

    Maxx File Transfer strange behavior

    Thanks for the reply.
  2. Hi, I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. I have a question regarding a file that is playing back a close to double speed. This was first noticed after it was transferred from the Maxx after a job along with all the WAV files as I normally do. After noticing the problem, which occurred on only the last file of many recorded that day, I re-transferred that file from the MARF thinking it was a simple transfer error. But the version converted from the MARF via Zaxconvert has the same double speed issue. Now I have played the same file in the Maxx and it is also a double speed. Obviously this is not how it sounded while I was rolling. Luckily for me, I was also feeding two cameras so no audio was lost but it is nevertheless quite disconcerting. I know I can experiment with changing the speed to closely match the original normal speed of the other files but I am really wondering what may have caused this and how to avoid it in the future. This has never occurred before on either the Maxx or Nomad and it did not occur with any other files from the same day folder. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Adriano
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    Soundgirls.org indiegogo fundraiser

    Thanks for sharing. Looks really fun and beneficial.
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    Opinions on MKH-816 (and other big shotguns)

    I asked Neumann/Sennheiser about this same issue a couple of years ago as I wanted to modify or upgrade my beloved KMR81s and KMR82. "Can't be done" was the answer. This is the response I received: "There are no upgrades or modifications to make the KMR 81 lesssusceptible to RF-interference. The circuit design already greatlyreduces the likelihood of intereference unless there are othershielding issues, which are nearly always resolved by properlyterminating the XLR-connectors (connecting the shield to pin 1 andthe ground lug). We recommend using cables that have Neutrikshielded connectors.Thank you for contacting Neumann USA." Adriano Bravo
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    Zaxcom Remote Audio BDS right angled cables

    I have used the ones sold by Audio Department referenced by Gene for both the Lectro SRb and Zaxcom QRX200: Locking and Right angle at both ends and they work great. Adriano
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    Need upload help in SF area

    Hi Simon. Just saw your post seeking help. Happy to do it if you still seek assistance. Here's my info: Adriano Bravo +1(510)5511135 Soundbravo@gmail.com
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    Use a single 9V in your slate!

    Thanks for the info i-mix
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    Use a single 9V in your slate!

    Hi Mike, Any chance you could upload a picture? I would like to make sure I have the right idea before I destroy my sled. Thanks a lot.
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    Zaxcom ERX2TCD Timecode Cable

    Hi Eric, I had a pair of cables made by Trew Audio to do exactly what you need. With parts and labor each cable cost $105 and they are worth it if you work with these cameras often. As Andy stated above, the main thing to consider is how often you think you'll work with the Epic. If not very often, you might get a more versatile version of the cable with BNC for the timecode and add a short jumper to go from BNC to the 4 pin Lemo so you can use the cable with a broader range of cameras. Adriano Bravo
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    Help support this site

    Hi Jeff, I would like to echo some of the above sentiments: The site is incredibly useful and I am constantly amazed by the spirit of generosity demonstrated by many members regarding gear and tips. I remain a reluctant writer but a voracious reader of many posts. Thanks for all the work you do to keep it going. Adriano Bravo www.soundbravo.com
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    Questions about neumann81.

    Hi, Congratulations on getting a fantastic microphone. In my experience, it is normal for this microphone to want more power than others and for the gain on your mixer to be higher than some other microphones. I have also found you have to wait about 10 seconds to have sound after you give it phantom power. Once it is working, it is a wonderful microphone for many situations. Adriano
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    QRX in the Bag - Revisited

    Derek H "I'd like to see a pic showing how you mount two SNA600s in a bag. " Yes please post a picture or two. Thanks.
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    Wireless Equipment Hire Japan

    Hi Fred, I have rented wireless mics in Japan on several occasions from a place called Tisman Service. I obtained their information from a Tokyo based sound mixer who told me they were the best and offered good prices. Please note that, as far as I know, they do not speak english and I had our local fixer handle the transaction. Tisman Service Phone : 03-3668-3333 Mics in Japan can be Type A or Type B. Type A is more powerful but requires that you apply for a permit that lists when and where you will be using the mic. As you can imagine, this can be hard to do unless you are working on a feature film with locations that are known in advance. Type B is less powerful and imposes no restrictions regarding use. I have rented Type B mics 4-5 times and it has always been a Sony diversity system though once I got a Panasonic one (the wireless mics division is called Samsa). Both worked as expected but the Panasonic was really big in my bag and not as intuitive to use. Please note that neither transmitterSony or Panasonic) had Lemo or TA5 connectors. Instead they used a large connector that most resembles a BNC so make sure to rent a complete system that includes a lavalier. Here are links to the various options: SONY WRR-850 / WRT-860 http://www.videoservice.tv/shosai/audio/ss800a.htm WX-RB700 / WX-TB400 http://www.videoservice.tv/shosai/audio/rd800sb.htm I hope this helps.
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    Zaxcom Forums - live!

    I get the same error message when trying to access some of the categories (Nomad) but not others (Digital Wireless). I wrote a note to the site administrator 3 days ago and am awaiting a reply.