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    Audio Product Specialist at DVeStore. Previous experience in video game sound design, television sound design, and feature film sound design. Former product specialist at Coffey Sound. Expert knowledge of microphones, recorders, and workflow.
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  1. I don’t control the video content so I can’t do anything about it being private.
  2. Excellent! I know it's a little early, but I'm planning out work trips for the entire year.
  3. Is there a party happening for 2019?
  4. dfisk

    Deity Connect.

    Rode won't publish that spec. When I was a dealer for them I asked a bunch of different people at Rode a bunch of different ways to try and get that spec, but could never get it. This was as of a year ago. Not sure if they changed that now.
  5. As others have said, the smart lav plugged directly in won't work. You'll need the SC3 adapter. The Smart Lav is designed to work with Smart Phones, and has a TRRS connector.
  6. If there is more money to be made by the publisher that way, then yes, they will do that. Nowadays publishers are also tying in online content to text books to combat the selling of used books. They'll make it so you have to purchase the book, and then there is online content that is required for a given class, and there is a pass key to use, which is only good once, so you can't re-sell the book, forcing students to purchase new books. The college text book market is super seedy and after my freshman year of college I vowed to never spend money on a text book again and went to the library and just made copies of the sections from books I needed for class since all the info was in the course syllabus on what part of the books we needed. Saved my self literally thousands of dollars in three years of college doing that. That was before the whole online content thing.
  7. Auray is actually part of Gradus Group, which is the manufacturing arm of B&H, which happens to be the only dealer in the world for any Gradus Group products.
  8. Based on personal experience in manufacturing, NAB doesn't need to be the thing that a new product launches at. The past 5-8 years it's been a "wow, not a whole lot of new stuff at NAB" kind of thing. While there sure are new things at NAB this year, we live in a world where it is easy to announce a new product and get word out about it very quickly to many people at any time of the year. Last year SD released three new MixPre recorders, which have done very well, and they just recently announced the MixPre-10M. They announced ambeo recording support on these recorders at NAB. The 633 was announced and started shipping in the fall of the year it came out. At K-Tek, I wasn't as concerned with announcing something new at NAB. Product development cycles run their course, and if something is ready in the summer or fall or winter, then that's when it is ready. I much prefer announcing a new product when I can actually ship it rather than announce something and say "it won't be shipping for 6 months". At my new gig (Warm Audio), we announced our new mics and new mic pres when we were ready to ship, which was late last year and have shipped thousands of units so far. Waiting for a trade show was not optimal, nor necessary. Trade shows are great for meeting new potential re-sellers and end users, and is a chance for people to get their hands on gear if they don't live close to a re-seller, as well as see people we haven't seen in a while and network. It's not like it was in years past where manufacturers would scramble to get something ready for NAB because that's when you had to announce something and there were all kinds of big surprises.
  9. I got to see this in person a while back when Nelson still had it, I believe. Very interesting piece of equipment.
  10. I'd like to see details on this transformer.
  11. The K-Tek boom cradle. I don't see it on their site so not sure on the availability of it, but when I was there it was the most rock solid boom cradle you could get. A little pricey, but very nice.
  12. I'm not sure on this one. I don't have a MP-10T any more to try it out with, but I think so. It's not just about power but also about the amount of data as well.
  13. Yes, but you need 2 USB-A ports. SD has a USB-C to 2x USB-A splitter cable that you'll need to use.
  14. I was wondering about this, actually. I currently have my MixPre-6 connected to my Sony a6500 camera via HDMI, and it remote fires the MixPre-6 when I go into record on the camera, BUT, I'm going to be getting an external LCD monitor so I can easily monitor video (I shoot my youtube videos by myself most of the time) and I'd like to be able to use the monitor and the HDMI functionality of the MixPre-6 at the same. I'm seeing a bunch of HDMI switchers online, but not a hub in the "USB Hub" sense of the word.
  15. Manufacturer photos are typically done to highlight what a product looks like, and don't necessarily reflect the way something will be used (Proof: I used to be a manufacturer and have taken loads of product photos). The optimal location of a mic in a windshield is having it be in the exact center of the windshield. The effectiveness of a windshield is the amount of dead air around the microphone, so you don't want it really far up in the windshield or really far back or too much off to one side. You want it smack dab in the middle. Covering up some of the tube slots isn't going to have a real big negative effect on the mic.
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