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  1. Constantin

    Ktek Squid vs. Rycote XLR holder MK II?

    No slippage, use it every day. With the Rycote I had the problem that it had to tightened so much that it eas quite tough. Otherwise I‘d hear movement. Not sure which Mk that was though. Maybe they improved it
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    Ktek Squid vs. Rycote XLR holder MK II?

    Although for the ZMT phantom I much much prefer the Sound Guys Solution... uhm... solution. But for your situation I personally prefer the Rycote XLR holder as it allows for quicker and easier access to the transmitter. In my case the tx is also at the mic end of the pole and I couldn’t really get the squid to work up there. But truth be told I think Ambient Qat is best for this. https://ambient.de/en/product/boom-cable-interlock/
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    Store recommendation Italy

    Why do you need ro buy the boom there and not in advance? Anyway, Nagrit is probably your best bet, or something similar. But then you know, we are in Europe. Any shop here can easily, fairly cheaply, and quickly send whatever you need to anywhere in Europe. For example, if you buy at Audiosense in Belgium you can choose at checkout to have it sent via UPS Express. So the next day it‘ll be with you - if they have it in stock
  4. Constantin

    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    Oh ok, that makes sense. I still do have that for sale, by the way. I liked it, overall. Build quality feels great, sound is fine, range is ok. Bluetooth range is terrible, though. I don’t get why that is. On the Tentacles the range is much much greater. I have not tried the on-board recording. On a regular day I have no use for it, but would come in handy on some special occasions. Unlike others here in this thread I have not noticed „insanely good sound“ on any of the digital systems I‘ve tried and that includes Zaxcom and Audio Ltd. The noise associated with the algorithm (or what I think is the combined noise from the preamp/converter/[de-]compression algorithm) makes all digital systems somewhat noisey compared to others. In return of course you always get the fullrange sound. Or no sound at all. It seems to be a matter of personal opinion which is better. I decided to sell this, because I came to the view that it’s no ideal to combine different systems.
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    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    But you don’t record music or sfx with wireles, right? But certainly the claim: „ rivals a cable“ is not true So you are saying Zaxcom radio systems do not compress audio at all? They transmit 32kHz audio uncompressed?
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    633 or 788T HDD

    You‘re right about the assumption regarding your experience. I mis-remembered what you had said earlier. Sorry about that. The other part however was no assumption, that was an interpretation of what you had written. But I‘m glad if I‘m wrong.
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    You mean there is more going to come tumbling down... soon?
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    633 or 788T HDD

    You make it sound like - and I‘m sure that wasn’t your intent - only you can get decent location sound done, even though you‘ve not really done it before.
  9. Constantin

    633 or 788T HDD

    Oh man, there is something I want to say here, but it’s probably better if I don’t
  10. Constantin

    Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Very very curious about this, and potentially very very excited, too. Especially if they‘ll add more interfaces, or better yet, open up the protocol for anyone to develop a controller
  11. Constantin

    Neil Young talks about analog vs. digital

    Timecode is nowhere near accurate enough for this. Or did you use wordclock as well? But O don’t think you can use wc for spotting purposes in PT. Are your results consistent between several attempts?
  12. Constantin

    New from Lectro.

    You may have to buy at least 50 units to set off the price of the flight
  13. Constantin

    Neil Young talks about analog vs. digital

    No, I mean how do you know something is missing? I know where and how to see the samples, but you‘d need some form of comparison to see if something is indeed missing, wouldn’t you?
  14. Constantin

    Neil Young talks about analog vs. digital

    How did you find this gap? just out of curiosity...
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    The lower budget version of it. With the display in a much more inconvenient place - for bag/cart use
  16. Constantin

    Dual Tumbleweeds

    Well, Jim started the hilarity. Because I was too giddy to understand irony
  17. Constantin

    Dual Tumbleweeds

    Yes, I did actually know that. But in my excitement about a new - possibly exciting - product from Lectro I got completely irony-blind. But thanks for the link to that article. That was quite entertaining
  18. Constantin

    633 or 788T HDD

    You‘re probably not mad, but the 788T is still a very good recorder, and it features two more inputs and 5 more preamps, plus I find the Cl-9 the much better controller (in terms of functionality) should you ever need that. And personally I believe that the 788 sounds better, too
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    What do you mean? No release imminent? No, I meant the 14th because that is the first day of the IBC, which is possibly why DPA chose that, too. I thought dual tumbleweeds would refer to a dual receiver or to a dual release. But if Karl Winkler now says something else. I don’t know...
  20. Constantin

    Dual Tumbleweeds

    Oh good. I feel like that wasn’t really meant for us here. So, I‘m guessing 14th of September?
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    Oh! I‘m getting excited! Just hoping it isn’t that power supply thing...
  22. Constantin

    Update on the upcoming Tentacle Sync-E

    You can use TentacleSync‘s Sync Studio software (or whatever it’s called), to sync audio TC. Supposedly it works really well and is easy to use, but I‘ve never tried it myself
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    TentacleSync E review

    I have been using it for three weeks now and I can confirm that it really does work. I am currently on a two-camera shoot and I have one Tentacle on each cam and one on my recorder. I used to set my recorder as the master, but now the recorder receives TC from the Tentacle, because now I can check sync for all three boxes with the app and can re-sync if I want to. The app shows if there is something wrong, like one Sync E isn’t in sync anymore or a cable isn’t plugged in. That really happened the other day and luckily I caught it before we were rolling again. I have been lobbying TentacleSync to enable push messages on a smart phone, so if something happens, like a cable gets unplugged I get a warning by itself. If one camera comes in later, but the other is out if range and you want to add a new Sync E to the new camera you can also sync the new one to the Sync E nearby without also losing sync of the other one out of range. Another advantage of having the Sync E on the recorder. Range is amazing, by the way. Forget everything you thought you knew about Bluetooth range. They are using a different Bluetooth protocol and now I can easily sync across 15-20 meters or maybe even more (I never measured it).
  24. Constantin

    URSA vs VIVIANA straps fabric comparison

    I didn’t say there were chemicals involved, I was merely speculating. They way you react though, leads me to to believe I may be on to something. Who isn’t? Who is??? If you are really so convinced about your straps post a timelapse video over 5 hours. Really? Crazy? I tell you what’s crazy: you thinking that a transmitter belt that is somewhat water repellent after 1 minute has an actual advantage over the one that isn’t. You thinking that your test is any way related to real life. You thinking that we all think you are just a regular sound mixer from the US without any affiliation to Soundfish Me hoping they will release a 5 hour comparison test Youn thinking that I would then actually care about the result
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    URSA vs VIVIANA straps fabric comparison

    Well, we‘ve discussed this extensively on Facebook already. The video is not getting any better by posting it here. Again, I so do not care about what happens after one minute. Give me a video that shows what happens after 4 of 5 hours. Besides, if that short water resistance were achieved by adding a lot of chemicals, I would not be impressed. I have to say, seeing those two straps next to each other I am not surprised so many people think one ripped off the other. Even the width and thickness is virtually identical.
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