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    Mobile ADR recording, location sound, foley, sound editing and mixing.
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  1. I am not a software programmer so take my advice with a grain of salt, but I believe one of the caveats with using an ambisonic mic is that for the best results, the software you use to process the files after recording and turn them into something listenable should be calibrated for the exact microphone you’re using - sensitivity, distance between the capsules, etc. just something else to think about if you’re thinking about going the DIY route - even with a great mic you may get less than ideal results unless you invest in a custom software solution as well. -Mike
  2. I just discovered these... they are hilarious! Another fav: -Mike
  3. You really only need 2 channels of preamp for ADR/Foley, so I wouldn’t worry about the 4 channel Millennia. Your interface will likely have some built in preamps that can be used for utility channels like talkback mics, saving the main preamp for talent duties. Also I don’t know the pricing in India but check out the Neumann TLM107 - it’s cheaper and sounds a lot more similar to the U87 than the TLM103 in my view. -Mike
  4. My fav too!! IMO Mic Pre matters more than audio interface. -Mike
  5. I agree. If the LTC gets mangled somehow by a bad cable or by the camera's audio settings you won't find that out until you are trying to get it to sync up and then you are SOL... Clap will get you there every time. -Mike
  6. Turn them all on point them all at you and clap. They’re probably gonna drift but at least they’ll be in sync at the start.
  7. It’s the initial A/D conversion step where 32 bit float recording would make a difference, not at a DA or subsequent AD stage. In order to take advantage of 32 bit float, the very first analog to digital conversion in a signal path has to use it. If that first AD stage is “only” 24 (or 16) bit, then you have permanently lost those other potential bits from the signal and no amount of conversion will get them back. Keep in mind there’s nothing at all “wrong” with 24 bit recording - with proper gain staging it’ll be perfect. And the best way to learn proper gain staging is to mess it up a few times... -Mike
  8. I don’t have any experience with the SX-ST but I have an SX-S and an SX-ES84. They are both in the same sound world for sure. The newer model (SX-ES4) is a bit quieter, lower noise floor. The SX-S seems a bit slower, and maybe a little more richness in the lows. The newer model is a little leaner sounding. Not big differences at all though - these are just subtleties. -Mike
  9. I played with one at the Gotham Sound Expo last year. It sounded pretty good in the few seconds I spent listening to it. I was very impressed with the complete lack of cable noise too, even when I whipped the cable around and purposely tried to get it to make noise. That was one of the major selling points the Sony rep talked about too. It is a fairly large lav - larger than COS-11, DPA, or Countryman. -Mike
  10. I’ve used this one. Works great. -Mike
  11. Nice job! Will the locktite prevent you from opening the mic back up in the future if a repair is needed? -Mike
  12. @IronFilm can you work your magic and make the price come down too? 😝
  13. I stumbled on these yesterday and thought they looked pretty cool. No personal experience with them but cool concept. Yuni: The Single-Sided Stereo Headphone (3D Printed Headphones) by Glassophonic https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XYJ1WT3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GMvtEbMXG2R7B Seems to have two drivers in one earpiece so one ear can get a stereo experience. -Mike
  14. @IronFilm you did it! SD just announced on their Instagram that the CL-16 will support the 833 via a future firmware update. -Mike
  15. 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
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