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    Mobile ADR recording, location sound, foley, sound editing and mixing.
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  1. In my experience, shotgun mics in your budget ranger are usually eat piercingly bright and harsh. I’d check out the iSK Pro Audio Little Gem. For $50 it comes with 3 removable capsules, including a hypercardioid one. I have several and use it with the hyper cap when I do sound for my buddies bluegrass band - it sounds great on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. It’s a nice clear, balanced mix with good headroom. https://www.iskproaudio.com/collections/microphones/products/little-gem The Line Audio CM4 suggestion is a good one too although those are limited to a wider cardioid pattern. -Mike
  2. Can you post a clip? -Mike
  3. Just saw that email too. These look awesome. I haven’t gotten into the world of antennas yet - rarely needed anything more than whips - but these might just make me make the leap. -Mike
  4. Thats an incredible price! Kind of a no brainer! -Mike
  5. I’d also say standard 19” rack width would be a must for me. -Mike
  6. I believe my local store still checks out all their used gear before they sell it. There have been one or two instances where I pounced on a piece of gear right as they got it in, and in those cases they told me up front that they had not had a chance to check it out yet and offered me an extended return period in which I could check it out myself and return it if it’s not up to snuff. for the most part I think they still do check out all their consignment gear. -Mike
  7. If it works like the Musician Plugin then its tied to the box’s serial number, so each device needs its own license. -Mike
  8. Holy wow... 😱 MixPre Series v5.00 (MixPre-3, -6, -10T, -3M, -6M, -10M, -3 II, -6 II, and -10 II) Release: November 26, 2019 New Support for optional MixAssist automixer plugin. MixAssist reduces ambient noise and reverberation when mixing and recording with multiple microphones. The advanced automixer incorporates multiple proprietary algorithms for reducing noise and phase artifacts, including Noise Adaptive Threshold, MaxBus, Last Mic Lock-on, Off-Attenuation, and NOMA (Number of Open Mic Attenuator). The MixAssist Plugin is available for purchase at the Sound Devices Plugin Store. (available for MixPre-3, -6, 10T, -3 II, -6, II, and 10 II). Flexible USB Output routing. The new USB Output routing matrix allows control of what signals are sent to the computer and in which order they get sent. The matrix allows for mix-minus and selection between pre-fade vs. post-fade isolated channels (M models and music projects allow post-fade only). Sound Reports added to MixPre-3, MixPre-6, MixPre-3 II, and MixPre-6 II. Expanded list of cameras supported for HDMI timecode and triggers including cameras from Blackmagic, Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm in addition to the already supported Sony and Panasonic cameras. USB Hub support: connect and simultaneously use a USB keyboard, USB Controller, and a USB Thumb-drive via a USB Hub. Note: USB Drives are supported by the MixPre-3 II, MixPre-6 II, MixPre-10 II, MixPre-10M, and MixPre-10T. USB Auto-Copy copying status now more prominent: status is displayed on all meter view status bars and by a flashing record LED in stop mode. USB Auto-Copy can now be suspended when powering down the MixPre and auto-resume when powered back on. Quicker front panel knob response for low latency fader adjustments Improvements to reduce power consumption. Unused channels can be set to Off when not in use to maximize battery life. USB Audio Class 1 (Windows without ASIO driver) now supports up to 96 kHz sample rates. Music Mode (MixPre M models) now allow USB returns from a computer to be routed directly to headphones, bypassing the need to route it to a channel. Channel screen usability improvements for more immediate access to channel gain and solo. Trim gain is automatically selected when entering a channel screen New menu option to automatically solo the channel when entering a channel screen Removed time out when setting parameters Fixed Various improvements to USB Drive Auto-Copy feature. Various improvements to SD Card performance. Rare instances where MixPre boots up with a black screen have been eliminated. MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II no longer ignore record triggers from Aux In timecode. MixPre recorded files no longer show 00:00:00:00 timecode and duration values in the Wingman Take List. Rare instances of Left track meter activity freezes no longer occur. System lock up no longer occurs when attempting to load a music project from a formatted SD card. Audible click no longer occurs when turning the slate mic on or off. Sound Report Bit Depth field for 32-Bit files are no longer left blank. Record Run values are now properly held over power cycles. System lock up when quickly entering record after opening a pre-existing project no longer occurs. Power switch is no longer unresponsive after rapidly switching between music and audio projects. System lock up no longer occurs when turning on pre-roll with no armed tracks. Front panel knob levels between 91 and 96 dB in 32-Bit mode no longer attenuate the signal. Improved switching between 32-Bit Float, Ambisonics, and Music modes to improve overall system stability. Various noises have been eradicated when tone generator is active and changes are made to sample rates or transport states. Noise on channels when restoring defaults from Ambisonics mode has been eliminated. Timecode jam screen on MixPre-10T and MixPre-10 II no longer freezes when there is no incoming timecode signal present. USB Controllers can no longer mute a channel in basic audio mode. Extra channels (5 and 6 on MixPre-6/II and 9 and 10 on MixPre-10T/II) no longer send live signal instead of the recorded track to the headphone monitor during playback. Extra channels 9 and 10 on a MixPre-10T/II no longer switch to off after activating the slate mic. Improved the accuracy of the Timecode Jam menu difference display. Various system enhancements and improvements. Wingman v5.00 Sound Reports are now available for MixPre-3/II and MixPre-6/II. MixPre recorded files no longer show 00:00:00:00 timecode and duration values in the Wingman Take List. Track arm indicators no longer flicker green during playback in music projects. Rare application crash when splitting recording no longer occurs. Android Take List is now called File List to be consistent with iOS version. False Take button is now grayed out in Basic mode on Android. Various display fixes for iOS Dark Mode.
  9. I’m using a Bubblebee spacer kit meant for the MiniCMIT and it fits perfectly. -Mike
  10. I regularly use my two CS-M1’s for ADR in quiet indoor environments (such as an ADR stage), and I have no complaints about the self noise. It is a brighter mic than a lot of others, and the self noise reflects this as well, as it is higher pitched than other mics which may make it more audible. In practice though I’ve never had an issue, especially since the hot output means you need less gain on the mic. -Mike
  11. Nice! Can you tell us if these AES inputs will be in addition to the analog I/O already on the 888 or 833, or will they replace some of the inputs? Thanks! -Mike
  12. Dang... just when I had resigned myself to saving my money! This looks awesome. From one of the pictures I saw, the 888 seems to have the same little expansion connector on the front that the 833 has - so hopefully an AES accessory for both will be forthcoming. -Mike
  13. This. But I have several remote audio ones and they work great. -Mike
  14. I have two of these mics that I use all the time, and on all sorts of voices. No distortion issues here (except if I set my gain improperly). -Mike
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