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  1. Mungo

    Cardiod Microphones

    Recommendation: Audio Technica AT875R and of course a matching Rycote fur. Very much mike for the money.
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    Updating firmware on Sound Devices 633?

    Very rare issues reported from colleages even with fw 4.51: - machine freezes and can't be shut down, sometimes long push of menu button helps - machine resets to factory default These issues were reported as already present on other fw versions, so nothing to lose.
  3. I have heard of system crashes on the 664 and the 633 where only a firmware "update" (installation of the current firmware once again) brought the machine back to normal behaviour. So it may be useful to have the file in the kit.
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    Deity Microphones going Wireless

    - power supply by AA, USB and Hirose, nothing exotic - phase stable stereo over two links - transmitter's battery life in minutes on receiver's display - true diversity - wideband
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    Mixer/recorder - changing the stereo width

    Hi! You can use the trim knob of the 2nd MS linked channel for that on Sound Devices 633/664/688.
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    633 track names into Premiere Pro

    Thank you, I didn't know that. Very hard to find though. Picture of Metadata: Sorry that Premiere is set to German.
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    AETA Audio Systems stops the production of 4MINX

    Had the possibility to test a 4Minx about 5 years ago. It has great preamps and nice options, but 20-40 seconds powering up was too long for my bag work. SD did already better at that time.
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    Sennheiser 6042

    Congratulations! Does the AES connection work on your 664? I couldn't figure out yet why it works perfectly on the 633 but not on the 664. Well, not a major problem since I go all analogue into the 664, to avoid latency related trouble.
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    Things I found Helpful

    Thank you for sharing!
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    Frequencies in Italy / Lago di Garda

    fmscan.org worked well for me. Italy seems one of the countries for which it's reliable.
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    microphones near gunshot

    Perhaps there's the opportunity to record a simple dynamic microphone onto a separate track? And there's the need to properly adjust (or even disable) the limiters to avoid heavy pumping after the gunshots.
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    Sennheiser 6042

    Used the 6042 with 20 year old SK50 too and those transmitters sounded better than ever before. There is no preset for them, but the "5200-II" setting did well. So that's probably a good idea.
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    664 Power Issue

    Maybe voltage broke down a little bit once in a while due to a battery issue? The 664 might have recognized this as a weak battery and have cycled down. Perhaps changing the battery type setting will help?
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    Sennheiser 6042

    Great receiver, I've been using it for about eight months now, mainly with SK5212. And never had issues. It has an excellent range and great filters (I have a hop transmitter in my bag and there are no effects on the EK6042). Very rugged and reliable, best sound. Much less compander artifacts than with the older EKs. The option to receive EW is great too. cons: the slot adapter is too bulky and heavy and the analogue outputs' level is a little too low if you have to use a line input (SD633 Inputs 4-6).
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    NAB 2018 Products update

    Here in Germany there's 99% V-Lock usage, in film business as well as in ENG/EFP business. So that makes kind of sense for a company based in Munich. But I too think that no cam op would be happy if you show up with such a brickstone, especially if he or she has used Nano Lockits or Tentacles before.
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    Maybe stolen gear on ebay

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    Maybe stolen gear on ebay

    Strange. This auction has ended for 1.250 € which is quite low for this combo. Just one of the Schoeps is worth more than that, even used. But no doubt this is an original Sound Devices cardboard box.
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    Wireless Frequencies Germany and Ireland

    790-823 MHz are already lost to 4G. Fmscan.org works well for Germany to find free channels.
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    Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    I work with both and can say for myself that 664 sounds a little warmer. But there is no difference in preamp noise: both are excellent
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    sd 664, time code duration, it reset to zero

    Timecode set to Free Run or Ext Tc(Cont)? If in Free Run this is not normal.
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    633 firmware improvements

    Inputs 4 to 6 Trim up to 22dB. That's possible on 688 and 664.
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    Induction Kitchen Nightmare

    That induction inducts the mic itself and the cable between lav and transmitter, I guess, so changing frequencys won't help unfortunately. I even had that once with a wired(!) MK41 (!). Recently talked to a Sennheiser developer about this issue. It was new to him that this is a big problem for us. For oncoming products they will think about testing induction noise (within the other tests a new product runs through before thrown onto the market).
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    Hearing Follow Focus

    Can be annoying. I experience RF problems too sometimes with Steadycam remotes.
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    Multi Tasking !!!

    Well as long as they hire you as a sound recordist you can say to yourself: I'm the best payed drone battery holder in town! That's what I think then too while being a kind of taxi driver, GoPro installer, tripod carrier, watchman...
  25. Thank you very much for this background information! Great piece of work! I listened to it several times, even on monitor boxes and with monitor headphones. I didn't expect every instrument being played really live cause I thought that this would have been too complicated. From my experience also the crosstalk from vocals and acoustic guitars must have been quite challenging.