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Shastapete

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  1. I run a DPA4017 and an ATE308 in an MS rig for a lot of my documentary work. It allows me to grab stereo ambience quickly during B-Roll as well as camera perspective stereo in wider shots. I just did a couple days on a choir doc, and they would frequently start singing in random places. So it was amazing to just flip to stereo, stick my mic in the air and grab a decent sounding stereo recording. Not how I'd mic a choir in more controlled environment, but it really adds to the immersion in those scenes
  2. Cat5 and baluns are cheaper than good Coax and much less complicated than Dante transmitters and receivers.
  3. Owning equipment is a business decision. When purchasing gear, the 2 main questions I ask myself are: 1. Does this make me a better mixer or eliminate a stress point in my workflow? 2. Will this piece of equipment get paid off in a reasonable period of time and then continue to give me income (cash-on-cash return) If I can't make a justifiable excuse for either (hopefully both) criteria, then I'll just rent the gear I need.
  4. Same – I personally hate the sound of the 7506s because of how bright they are. I also hate the sound of genelecs... but I have a pair on my desk because I know them inside and out, so I totally understand why Glen went with the sony's first because so many people use them and know them, despite their flaws.
  5. When these things first launched, Glen said an HD-25 version was in the works (my cans as well) so hopefully that'll show up and it matches as good as these things
  6. They sound basically identical, with the CMIT a tiny bit smoother when very off axis. When comparing the mics it is literally a photo finish. (I own several DPA mics, I did not think the minuscule amount of improvement is worth the added weight or $$$)
  7. There's certainly a cost/benefit ratio of not needing to supply comtek/IFBs – If the transmitter is reasonably priced, and "professional" enough, I could see myself getting one and charging to deploy it on set for the agency folks to all connect. Since I don't need to worry about supplying additional headsets or tracking them down at wrap that could save me a lot of grief on set (even though the IFBs basically just print money for me, since clients want them and they're already paid off) What I don't want (and what I'm sure it would turn into) is being tech support for everyone having issues connecting their phone/headphones/whatever to the transmitter. My gear is already pre-configured and when I hand it to them, I know it's already set up and ready. So for the $50/per they're also getting my time, effort, and knowledge for setting them up with something I stand behind.
  8. Cedar's trinity line is aimed at their forensics/surveillance market is it not? I assume it all runs the same algorithms under the hood but this just looks like their existing DNS software with less granular control
  9. Their website hasn't been updated in a while, but they have this: https://www.gothamsound.com/product/bt100-quad-battery-charger
  10. Electricity will flow from the battery with the highest voltage, so when you plugin in a fresh battery (regardless of chemistry) assuming it is at a higher voltage, it'll take the load. If the 2 batteries connected have the same voltage, they will share the load (batteries in parallel have the same voltage but will combine current - amps) and draw down together. The only caveat to all of this, if you have a full battery and a dead battery in parallel the dead battery will charge off of the full battery, so be quick on your battery changes, as this could cause a huge current draw and pop fuses in your fresh battery, so test it before trying in the field. Systems properly designed for multiple battery connections will have diodes to keep the power from feeding into the batteries with the lower state of charge.
  11. Shastapete

    nova2

    As far as Zaxcom has claimed, it's the same box with added AES I/O – a few different chips inside, but otherwise identical
  12. Again... not likely, because the ZMT-4 (and probably future models of that pack) offer phantom power... it would be a huge step backwards to drop that feature
  13. The microdots are unbalanced connections, so there's no way to do phantom power over it for your ZMT4s – the ZMT-Xs and the ZMT-Flexs both offer 2 channels on microdot, likely for the size
  14. Shastapete

    nova2

    "New" Nova – now with integrated circuits that are still in production! Now has eight external AES inputs plus 8 AES MRX direct outs (that flip to an additional 8 AES inputs if no MRXs are installed – basically replacing the MAES slot ins) Everything else is the same except there's an additional DB15 on the back for the receiver AES connections
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