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  • Birthday 06/07/1962

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  1. Thanks for your reply Karl. I'll book it in with service rep here when I find some down time. In meantime I've moved it in to my SL2 so I can use the display on my recorder.
  2. One of my SRC no longer has a working backlight. Anyone fixed this themselves?
  3. Hey Tobi. I power mine from the SL 2 hirose DC output without any issue. The TA3 is wired with the out of phase pin not connected: may or may not be part of the problem.
  4. If you have a old NP1 that is surplus it's pretty simple to remove the internals and add a hirose to the end, or wired to the smart Batt cup.
  5. It's going to be a long break for most of us, I think. Good luck to everyone navigating the way in getting assistance in your home country. Here in Australia there is no special assistance for film and television, or any of the arts. Unfortunately our current governments still haven't forgotten the industry taking party politics sides a while back. We do have reasonable business assistance available to most businesses, but to qualify you have to be able to survive, paying wages, for another 6 weeks.
  6. Impressive work. My hand me down Singer has died. Looking for suggestions on replacement that will be up to this type of work. Nate, can you recommend yours? Model #?
  7. Thanks for the input. Mozegear looking good - they all have pros and cons for my situation - looked at the Korwitch also
  8. I've been doing so Googling but not really come up with anything I'm looking for a SMALL portable single channel mic pre amp with 48V phantom to use with my 688 & 633 Any suggestions?
  9. I'm interested in the Scorpietta; 633 form factor with 8 mic preamp inputs and pots. Fast, light, adaptable !
  10. Mic'ing up is one of the more demanding parts of our job. IMO you need to explain simply and succinctly what you need to do, while gauging the talents reaction and hopefully putting them at ease as much as possible. If they are adults and uncomfortable I talk them through how to mic themselves, and I live with the results even if it's not as good as what I would have potentially done. Ruining their day, or scaring them emotionally isn't worth a little bit less clothing noise.
  11. But sometimes you just can't boom. As has been said, every time you place a mic you get better at it. I always chat to the subject first, before mic'ing up. It maybe relaxes them and allows me to evaluate the clothes they are wearing and how they move and interact with their wardrobe. If necessary I ask about what they are wearing under the top layer, and if they manscape or moisturise. With luck it's okay one the first attempt; I've been doing it for a long time so I feel I should get it right first up. If I'm not happy I'm ready and prepared to jump in as possible until I am happy. I'm not prepared to spend a full work day being unhappy with how a concealed mic sounds. It's one of the challenges of the gig.
  12. One the Bay. I tend to over engineer things so after soldering I fill the case with hot glue and secure the cable exit with dual wall heat shrink. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F141615613124
  13. Thanks. Spoke to Lectro and got and clear explanation.
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