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About lazajamsonic

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    Various production and post audio roles based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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  1. lazajamsonic

    DPA 4017C

    Naga, thanks for sharing this glimmer of hope. Unfortunate to see so many mixers having this issue with the MMP-C! I have been working around my MMP-C preamp's 20db~ of steady low end noise in my signal when paired with a Lectro HMa. The phantom power voltage issue seems the most likely source - though it is interesting to hear yours and Ben's noise was a higher pitch 'dusty vinyl' noise in the signal.. wonder why the difference? This other thread was recommended to me by Gavin Marsh, in which wiring in an 'RF choke' on the header cable between Lectro boom transmitter and the mic has shown some promise to reduce the noise. May be useful, if you haven't explored this yet. I intended to try this before exchanging my C pre-amp with my DPA (for the 2nd time)... Will post an update here if/when I get around to trying it.
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    DPA 4098 Travel cases

    Thanks for this reply @Nate C, way back in June.. I ended up buying a couple of these and totally echo the sentiments you shared. +1 for tacking down the middle opening, surprised Rycote didn’t build them closed all the way around. Interesting to see see how people are packing their 4098’s. I keep mine in the two DPA pencil cases the kits came with, lid mounted with some Velcro to the inside of my boom mic Pelican briefcase, so they don’t really need hard cases of their own. Complete with Rycote mini jammers, microdot to TA5 adapters, microdot to XLR adapters, and microdot extension cables.
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    DPA 4098 Travel cases

    Nate C, curious about these Rycote mini Fluffies, can you elaborate on those? I will have a look around for more ideas to improve wind protection on the 4098’s, recently had some car rig scenarios with an open window and a crossbreeze was beating up the stock foamies.
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    cables on reels?

    Have heard a couple different opinions recently on cable reels, namely which direction they are terminated.. It makes some sense to me as a boom op to have an XLR reel wired with the male end at the end of the cable, feeding into the mixer, and un-wind it out with all the slack moving out onto the floor with the boom op to patch into the female built onto the reel housing (because video village/mixer shouldn't move as much). The other thinking is to wire reels with the female connector at the end of the cable, male side on the reel housing which would park at the mixer, and the boom op has the freedom to just take enough slack out on the floor to do their thing, maybe ask mixer to spool out more cable for them over comms.
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    DPA RFI Problem

    Have been hunting around for more threads on RFI in DPA 4017/18 MMP-B + MMP-C pre-amp.. haven't found much here. A fellow mixer and I just purchased a couple of 4018 capsules with MMP-C pre amps and the pre amps seem to be inducing a kind of steady, airy, fan like RFI when used with a lectro HMa. Works fine when wired directly, tested with a third 4018 w MMP-C pre amp of an older vintage, which seems to work fine with an HMA. Wonder if the pin disconnection idea is the solution? Any one else having trouble with MMP-C over wireless?
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    DUGAN for the 633!! Firmware update 4.50!!

    A lot of happy SD users today! Definitely makes the 633 ever more the attractive unit.. Cool that the SL-6 speaks to the Sennheiser SuperSlot wireless receivers now too.
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    744T Discontinued (so it seems)

    I've owned a 744t since 2012 which I have been very happy with as my first recorder. My thanks also, to Sound Devices! Just getting into upgrade territory and weighing out a 788t or 688.. or waiting out the mysterious rumoured 7 series new addition? Has this been officially quashed?
  8. Toronto based sound op available with 5+ years of freelance film, live events, and some post work under my belt. Permit with NABET local 700, daily with IATSE local 873. Super Bowls, provincial and federal election campaigns, indie shorts and feature narratives, documentaries, web series, episodic TV, reality TV, corporate/commercial. Looking for new people to collaborate with! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3631020/?ref_=rvi_nm James_Lazarenko_Resume_2016.pdf
  9. Hey JW'ers. I randomly started having an issue with a periodic digitally distorted, 'bargled' output from my old Mbox 2 USB interface and my Mac Pro desktop cpu, running Mac OSX 10.8.5. No idea where this is coming from, as I've been running this same setup, relatively unchanged for a couple years now. I have a temporary fix, going through Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup and toggling the Digidesign Mbox 2 tab Clock Source from Internal to S/PDIF and back. But it keeps happening, and I'm mystified as to why this issue would just start up like this. Any ideas for a steady fix? I figure a full OS update would probably solve it.. but I just wanted to see if anyone could point me to a root cause. Thanks,
  10. Here are a few pics of a little addition I recently made to my mix bag (Petrol PEGZ-1F) workflow that I wanted to share with all of you. Found this Logitech Keys-To-Go Bluetooth keyboard (http://support.logitech.com/en_ca/product/keys-to-go-ipad) at Best Buy, which has been handy for punching notes into the Sound Report Writer app on my iPhone between takes. The interfacing with iOS isn't perfect for navigating through the app's text fields (I'm hoping to find a way to map out custom key commands to tab around more easily between fields, OR fingers crossed.. this will improve with an app update from Tyler at Inaudible Labs *pokes*) but after some field testing, it's definitely been a more ergonomic and enjoyable option for text entry in more controlled environments, and obviously only feasible when working with a dedicated boom op. I found these random lightweight aluminum rods in my granny's basement, which were originally about a foot long and straight across, with those S-bends mirrored on either end. So I hack-sawed the S-bends off one end of each rod, filed down the rough edges, heated the middle of the rods with my camping stove, and applied some careful pressure to make the 90 degree bends pictured here. I tried super gluing on some velcro to both the rods and the keyboard, but it didn't take too well. The keyboard material has a soft rubber, pleather'y feel. Will be trying again with a different bond soon. The rods easily pop into the velcro seam at the back of the bag for seated/stationary use, or they work fine in the velcro seam up front for when I have the bag harnessed up and walking around. Only minor issue with that is the keyboard gets in the way of the front pocket contents, where I usually stash my lav mounting accessories/tapes etc, but the keyboard pops off the brackets and onto the mixer/recorder no problem for pocket access.
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    Please Post SIlly Things

    The things you see in hotel hallways..