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  1. hobbiesodd

    Sound Mirrors

    Theres a spot inside Grand Central Station NYC that has the same effect. It can be a busy commuter day but if you whisper into one specific corner your friend across the room can hear you. It mesmerized me as a kid. Cheers, Evan
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    Sound Mirrors

    That depends.... Syd era Floyd? Peak Gilmour Floyd? Or authoritarian Waters era? Cheers, Evan also: this is a great article. Thanks so much, Mono!
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    Listen Tech LR-400 vs Comtek PR-216

    I bought a bunch of these as extra IFBs for my Comtek 216 system and tested them once. They’ve been sitting in my gear closet ever since. I found them terribly noisy and unsuitable for “mildly critical” audio like camera hops or client IFBs. I might consider using them for PAs to take notes but that’s about it. Cheers, Evan
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    sound devices and all audio gear on airliner

    I’m about to buy some standard luggage as this next trip requires I not have pelicans... How do these Ricardo’s hold up? cheers, evan
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    sound devices and all audio gear on airliner

    I need to go incognito like that in a week or so. What brand of durable “civilian” luggage do you use? I need a strong rolling case. Cheers, Evan
  6. Hey Adam— you really need to stretch the squid thoroughly before you use it. I use mine on the base. It takes some finagling to secure the rounded edges of my HM but once it’s on there’s it’s very secure. Cheers, Evan
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    Lectrosonics SM tx sma mod

    Yeah I was hoping to avoid that. Lectro made a series of SM (not SMV) transmitters with the removable antenna so I was hoping they had a system in place to just swap out the guts of my SMa ones into those older shells but I guess not. Cheers, Evan
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    sound devices and all audio gear on airliner

    There is an exiting thread about this (sort of) and I’ll add the link below. Here was my response: I travel exclusively for gigs (150K+ actual miles every year) and I have my kit streamlined for it. My two carry ons consist of: 1) my bag rig with 5 transmitters + lavs, all neatly buttoned up. 2) my run bag backpack with necessary accessories, including 4x98mwh batts, a few IFBs and hops. I then check all all other gear in one 1650 pelican. My goal is to have everything I need to shoot for a day or two as carry on in case of lost luggage. The only necessary thing I don’t carry on is a boom pole as I’ve been stopped before and ordered to check the pole so I don’t bother trying any more. Be aware that TSA is different at every airport (and even maddeningly fluctuates within each airport on any given day) and you will more than likely have your rig set aside for additional screening. Leave time for this, as some agents may want you to disassemble your whole bag to run it through again. After years of dealing with this I’ve gotten pretty good at talking them out of that level of nonsense - but there’s always a chance some newbie is too scared to just swab it and let it go. Cheers, Evan
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    Walkie interference with PSC RF Six Packs

    I use a six pack with blocks 19/20/21 and have never experienced walkie interference from the dozens of Motorola’s we use. Cheers, Evan
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    Lectrosonics SM tx sma mod

    I have a bunch of SMa transmitters with the fixed antenna and would love to switch them over to removable sma style. The last time I had them serviced I asked Lectro if they could do it but they said no (even though they used to have the SM E01 transmitters with the sma antenna....) so I was wondering if anyone here knew of a way to mod my transmitters. Cheers, Evan
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I normally swing the CS-3e for my doc work. (I love that mic dearly— It replaced over a decade of MKH416 adoration.) However I really wanted something lighter and smaller. I tried the MKH50 for a few days, but ultimately didn’t buy one as I felt it’s tonally quality didn’t quite match my CS3e or my COS11s. Especially when I had one scene where 8 of 12 people were mic’d around a table and I used the M1 to grab the other 4 who were of course scattered amongst the group. It’s pickup pattern was a huge advantage over the CS3e and made for smooth transitions between talkers and it’s low profile kept me out of the ceiling fan over the table. So far, the M1 has been a great choice in/outdoors. However... although it’s been my daily driver for a few months now, I also do my best to NOT have to use it— and only swing the boom when it’s absolutely necessary. So my ability to give the mic a thorough run of its strengths/weaknesses is limited to my need to use it. I hope this helps! Cheers, Evan
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I love mine. It’s been on the end of my KTek for a few months now— putting it to use in various docuseries environments. I spend a majority of time indoors so the small footprint is perfect for low ceilings. I recently had it out on a fishing boat in the open ocean and was impressed by the isolation and tonal color. There have been a few times where I wish I had used my CS-3e instead, but on nothing critical so I rode it out to test it’s efficacy in different environments. The majority of my work is with wireless lavs so I don’t swing the boom around often, but so far I’m very happy with my CSM1. cheers, evan
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    Camera Hops

    I’ve used countless different hop systems over the years and a few months ago I doubled down on my old G3s and bought a bunch of IEM recievers so I can consolidate down to one TX for camera and IFB. FWIW— clients have been loving the IEM sound and range. Cheers, Evan
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    Ktek Squid vs. Rycote XLR holder MK II?

    I prefer to have my Lectro HM towards the base of the pole, so the Squid works great for my needs. And you can’t beat the KTek customer service. Two decades (for me) of solid assistance and care. Cheers, Evan
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    What is the product code for this? I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Is it the INV-6 HG? Cheers, Evan