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  1. These mics have become popular for plants these days. Any update to Zaxcom compatibility?
  2. Yes, analog out – but only from the receiver side, will not convert dante to analog (but will do dante to AES)
  3. Doing some remote recording the end of this month. The client decided that having the interview subjects record audio locally was too much work and they were fine with the audio quality that comes over their meeting software of choice. So my workflow for this is digitally routing my computer's output back into protools and joining the meetings. 2 days of recording and 2 days of editing will be some of the easiest work I've had in years. Plus, it is for a big corporate client, so I'm getting full rate plus a rush rate for turning around the edits that weekend.
  4. 2 slots, and only current generation MRXs (214 or 414) so up to 8 channels of wireless. The other 8 channels of Dante are accessible from the AES I/O so you can add a second RX-8 without dante for inputs – or any other AES device, and on the outputs you can attach a CameraLink or again, any other AES device
  5. You're right, she said 10" so many times before she actually measured that I had that number stuck in my head even though I had the metric length correct. Thanks for catching me
  6. The RX-8 is 10.25" 8.25" (21cm) wide so same width as the Nova
  7. 16 channels of Dante 8 channels of RX AES and analog inputs and outputs (that can be independently routed from Dante) can be powered over POE What other features did I miss?
  8. https://zoom.us/j/91698149112?pwd=bCtjaFFORW55c3EvNStFRU9Vd0lvdz09&fbclid=IwAR28BBGjHsvOW7CtuU1YZwO12q6S1XTjAl0bYEQEYkwCoqO-QrasYjvvMxE
  9. https://www.soundlazer.com/product/sl-01-open-source-parametric-speaker/ Never tried it, but this thing has been sitting in my "Cool Sound Stuff" bookmarks folder for years
  10. A lot more than I expected but not too scary – my only fear is i'd "brick" my transmitter when removing components.
  11. Great! manufactures tend to know their product best! Please share that info here too, I also have an LT700 kicking around for extra comtek feeds, and would love to know that info
  12. You need to be way more specific than "IFB transmitter" what manufacturer and model number is it?
  13. I have a Sonos beam as my primary speaker. I've learned in life that I can be of two minds – If I'm working I want my gear to be the best possible and clinical, when I'm relaxing I want it to be easy to use, and good enough – sonos is way better than the TV speakers, but it is no where near the best living room system. My TV is a 43" 1080p best buy special, I bought it because it didn't have any smart features and my Apple TV covers those needs
  14. My family doesn't need to eat... I can just use my stimulus check!
  15. From the Sound Summit schedule And a quick google https://usermanual.wiki/Lectrosonics/DPR
  16. I have, this past weekend I needed to do some repairs/make cables and I put it through its paces. worked on some hirose 4 pin power cables, XLR cables, and a small power distro project. Pros: Cordless Heats up fast Runs on AA batteries, which I have a ton of in my kit as almost everything I have uses them Cons: Unbalanced - With all the weight in the back of the tool it is harder to hold onto, and the design makes you want to hold it like a pencil near the front No temp control - It gets pretty hot and is almost too much heat for delicate soldering Fat - hard to get into tight places The XLRs were simple, the heat was perfect to melt solder quickly in the solder cups Hirose power cables, the Switchcraft power plugs were a breeze, but the 4 pin hirose connectors were about the limit for this device. No problem using this tool for a repair job, but my real solder station will be used if doing more of these at home. The width of the stock tip is a little too big and you have to be careful not to overheat the pins. My power distro project: ultimately, I was successful, but I had to redo multiple connections because the cramped quarters and fat tool caused me to melt the insulation off my wires. This would have been hard with my "real" soldering iron too, but not as difficult. Conclusion: I'm certainly keeping it, and I was very impressed that it kept up the heat for over 45 minutes of work running off 4 white eneloops (would have gone longer, but I was done with what I needed to do). It isn't going to replace my main soldering iron, but for work away from power or on location repairs in emergencies it is going to be perfect. You could probably use it to field repair ta5 connectors, but lemos would be a big challenge... and at $40 a pop I wasn't going to waste a spare trying to "repair" a working lav for the experience.
  17. The Sony FS7s have their own clock design (not as stable as whats in our recorder and lockits, but it exists) Since they have the same tech, their drift is consistent. So they may seem in sync, even if they drift away from your reference. Also, what are you referencing the drift to? Time of day? another timecode source? Unless you are using drop frame timecode, timecode time will fall 3.6 frames an hour out from clock time, not because of drift, but because of the frame rate.
  18. I appreciate that Zaxcom has started to normalize their naming convention. [Transmitters received] [A number] [Output channels] so the MRX 214, receives up to 2 transmitters and outputs 4 channels of audio, a 414 is 4 receivers, and 4 output channels. which means the QRX 200 is really more of a QRX 204, and the URX 100 should be a URX 112, but I digress...
  19. Sounds like the lav is dead. does the connection come back/static happen when manipulating the connector, at the mic head, or somewhere in the middle? If it's the connector, that can be replaced and it'll be back to life, if it is in the middle, you can make a shorty lav by re-terminating after the break. Mic head, you might be SOL. There are a handful of companies that can repair it, but it might just be worth replacing at this point. It sucks, but lavs are expendables
  20. I also have a Weller WLC100 with a collection of aftermarket tips. I've used to to build a couple hundred cables and wire up a few recording studios over the past 15 years or so. I just got a Hakko FX-901/P Cordless Soldering Iron, runs off of 4 AA batteries, got it to go in my pelican tool kit as a portable iron was what I felt like I was missing for effective field repairs/custom cables. Still haven't had a chance to fire it up yet, but I'll report back on how it works. https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FX-901-Cordless-Soldering-Iron/dp/B00FZPUA28
  21. I really like my VDB small, 50 cm (19.69in) collapsed/ 2.1 m (82.67in) extended. So a little shorter than the K-Tek, but it fits easily into a carry on pelican case
  22. They have a built in Charger and pass voltage when plugged in. I recommended it because he also wanted a UPS solution (and if he already invested in the smart battery format, he just needs one or a couple sleds, depending on draw, and he's all set) Still need to run a powersupply to feed the DC input, but this covers the UPS situation
  23. That's overkill for a sound bag, how many watts do you draw on an average day? If you are already using other smart batteries, you should get one of Inspired Energy's sleds, It won't pass the telemetry along (but it does have bluetooth so you can see the stats on your phone) but it can be tied to a power supply and fail-over to the battery when disconnected. They also sell them in a rack mount with 5 units https://secureservercdn.net/
  24. You can use a relatively inexpensive LDO 12v regulator, There's a small voltage drop from the input voltage, but above 12.5-13ish volts it'll hold at 12v (which is fine for the 16.8 volts of a lithium battery off a charger) https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Microchip-Technology-Micrel/MIC29300-12WT?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsGz1a6aV8DcP%2B6ey5cUOYkns8EB2YLuv8%3D
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