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Constantin

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  1. What do you do for wind protection though? I find the original foamie from DPA falls off occasionally and isn’t really very useful. That’s why I switched to the Cosi…
  2. Yes, I was wrong that the Cosi XS is for the MiniCMIT. It is actually meant for the Schoeps CMC1 preamp with capsule. It’s not on that list above (I don’t know why) and while the Cosi-S-19 is the official Cosi for the 4018c, I find it too large and have found the XS to be a much better fit, and it’s even a little bit shorter. https://www.gothamsound.com/product/cosi-cmc-1-windshield-kit
  3. No. The mic holder inside the Cosi is completely different. Yes, and more. You can do fast swings with it, be protected from any sudden wind, and use it outdoors in light to medium wind. your last question is mostly the same as above. Do not get the b preamp. The c is perfect. Keep it small. Get the XS Cosi which is officially designed for the MiniCMIT, but the 4018c fits as well. You just need to get an additional 19mm mic holder, so you can use the smallest Cosi. It’s brilliant
  4. Some of it may also be due to the number of processors used in each recorder. You never tire to mention how powerful the 833 is….
  5. Remote Audio isn‘t a cheap brand… But you’re only referring to whip antennas, right? Because Remote Audio only make whips… So do you have two of those for diversity?
  6. I read in the Facebook group that clearing the cookies might help
  7. For me, most of the features you list aren’t important to me, or I actively avoid them. I once thought that I needed rec & transmit or the remote control thing, but when I had a fair amount of Zax gear, I never used them. A lot of them only make sense when you also have a Zaxcom recorder. Although, to be fair, I do miss remote control occasionally. For some strange reason people always discuss the preamps of audio recorders, when for most of us the preamp actually is in the wireless gear. Equally strange is that we talk a lot about wireless systems‘ features and range, but rarely about their sound. But sound is a major reason why I decided to sell all my other gear and stick to Lectro. Sound and build quality. I am also very impressed by their customer service and feel like I can trust these people with my wireless needs. I know others will disagree with everything I just wrote, and tell a story of terrible Lectro customer service experience, or how the others have great service, too. And that may well be true, but I can only speak from my experience and that was very positive with Lectro.
  8. Try this, as suggested in the other thread: https://www.videotoolshed.com/product/audio-map/ I used to run Adobe Audition in Parallels on my Mac. Audition had a really powerful batch processing suite on board which was really useful, but I don’t know if it’s still there.
  9. For me it’s not back to normal: for the past few days I had the Cloud flare browser check, too, and got transferred to the main page after a few seconds. Just now, 4 minutes or so ago, the browser check seemed to be stuck in a loop, where it kept reloading the page and it kept checking my browser. Just fyi I‘m using Firefox on an iPhone. Don’t know if that has anything to do with it, but who knows? so after about a minute of repeated browser checks I finaly got moved on to the main page
  10. Until recently I always had bowl spasms or nausea (sometimes both) when I heard anything from the White House… Sorry, perhaps an ill-timed joke (with a grain of truth), and a terrible discovery, it reads like something Stephen King might write! Btw there is a thread about this here already, but from when a lot less was known about it
  11. Look at what Rycote has to offer. They have a solution for pretty much every mic. If you can't find anything specific for the Deity mic, look for Countryman B6, it should be a similar size.
  12. See, you could have had all that in the much smaller 302 Anyway, glad you found a solution that works for you
  13. You could get a Sound Devices 302 and use that. It even has 2-3 low-cuts and two settings per input. And it has other capabilities. These days you can get one for as little as $500
  14. Yes, well I don’t, but my transmitters eat my batteries! I regularly have 7 or more during a day, and I need two per transmitter and I only charge at night, so that’s 14 batteries… I know I have your 12-bay charger, but it’s too big by now
  15. I personally like to have it all in one thread, I see that as one of the advantages over Facebook, but a new thread also has its merits. why don’t you start a new one?
  16. I am pretty sure that they do do that. At least according to the manual, I have to admit that I never tried it. I understand, and I don‘t want to convince you otherwise. But I do want to clarify, maybe for the benefit of someone else, too. While the app makes it easier to set up the Tentacles it is not required to keep it running throughout the day and, ss pointed out above, the Tentacles can be set up and used without an app. So you definitely don’t depend on it.
  17. That‘s probably one of these rumours that just have a way of their own to get around even though they are false, just because someone misunderstood something. So no re-sync needed once set up for the day. But you do have to sync them one in the morning, which is also a good opportunity to check each device’s status, like if they are all fully charged…
  18. I use the DeWalt tstak system. My entire follow cart consists of it. I can adapt it to every job, because I can add more drawers if needed or remove some if not. The top is a tool case and if I have to go away for wiring it takes 2 seconds to remove it from the rest and then take it with me. There are no pictures on the website unfortunately, and I don’t have any with me, but there are two compartments on top in the lid where I keep all the small parts and tape and so on. The main compartment holds the transmitters and straps. I can also take the drawer case below that with me - they can stay clipped together so it becomes one large case - where I have anti shoe noise things and the lav snake, etc. Although I don‘t usually do the „shoe work“ myself. Have had this system for a few years now and it works really well for me.
  19. Yes, digital audio lines are far less susceptible to interference like that. You could also try any of the digital mics available and install them. You could ask them to run your cables outside of the tube on the top, with the electrical cables inside at the bottom (hopefully). This may give you enough distance to not create a problem, especially with digital signals. I was in a similar situation a few years ago, but disbanded the idea of hanging mics there when I heard the noise the light rig was making. Totally pointless to mount mics there. You should check that out before going to any trouble. One mic to consider would be the Schoeps SuperCMIT. This would help with the noise from the lights, and since it’s digital, it will also help with the power lines
  20. That‘s about the last time I ever supplied sound to a camera of any kind. For that reason and the various other reasons mentioned by Jeff and Glenn, I don’t like the slot-in format. Every aspect of it is a compromise and that’s rarely good. And it’s kind of strange that it became something if a standard format, when it was inly really intended as a camera receiver. Of course, now that we have all these accessories for it, it doesn’t seem like it’s going away soon. I‘m glad to see Lectro have introduced a new receiver that is not slot compatible, and perhaps Shure are going this way, too, after all?
  21. Hi Joppe, I need another one as well! I think I kimd of mentioned that before, but as of my last job I am now sure: I need a second small charger of yours. Please add me to the list, thanks!
  22. Don’t know about plug-on mics. Those I‘ve heard are not great. something like the DPA mma-a is much better. Better still would be a MicPre with any mic of your choice
  23. You can also go the easy (lazy?) way and not scan your frequencies all the time. If all frequencies within a group are coordinated then you set them on your receivers and then just look at your receiver display first thing in the morning. If there is no big interference visible you‘re good to go. Then you just need to re-scan the one channel that might be causing issues when in use.
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