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    interesting in learning more about sound, primarily video production.
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  1. THIS JUST POSTED BY SD ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE, MIXPRE-3 II AND 833 PRODUCTION ON HOLD "Hello Sound Devices family. Due to global semiconductor shortages, we have sadly been forced to put production of the 833 and MixPre-3 II on a temporary hold. We expect we will be able to restart manufacturing the 833 in November. We don’t have a restart date for the MixPre-3 II yet but we will let you know as soon as possible. The MixPre-3 II and 833 are *not* being discontinued. We will continue manufacturing them as soon as our parts arrive! Other 8-Series and MixPre II Series mix
  2. Again, not an expert and no horse in this race but reading your link, it appears that the newly accepted claims included this as the central construct: said at least one remote recorder receiving said locally generated audio and remotely recording said locally generated audio as remote audio data; receiving said stamped local audio data, and replacing a portion of said remote audio data with said stamped local audio data. As I suspected, this patent seems to require timecode and the substitution of locally recorded data with remotely reco
  3. I am not a patent attorney either, but have some direct experience with patent litigation. Just because someone has a patent, does not mean it cannot be challenged, or subject to a "re-examination", which is not that uncommon. The test for patents is obviousness, so the question is whether having a transmitter that also records not "obvious" to someone skilled in the art. I don't really know in this case, or if there is something else key in the patent(s) besides recording such as linking the recording with timecode to the transmitted signal, etc. In any event, this Rode product seems like
  4. Thank you for this reminder, it is much appreciated. My plan would be to use the NR to the L/R bus but keep the iso channels untouched and have all available for post. In addition, at the same level of NR, about -4 to -6db (most that seemed reasonable) I noticed that there was more NR with the Noise Assist, but it sounded to impact the voice more, whereas when I turned on and off the NR with Cedar, I could barely hear a difference in the voice (my own) but I am sure there is some impact. Again Philip, thank you for your valuable knowledge and help.
  5. I installed 7.41, it seems to run well and it is now easy to toggle between the two noise suppression options. I tried recording with both a cos11 and MKH 50 with A/C noise, background noise from a cell phone playing city sounds and outdoors wind noise. I thought that the SDNX was significantly better in all cases and seemed to interfere with the voice much less, but again, it would be nice to hear from others what their experience are now that it can be evaluated. I might spring for the SDNX - it is pretty amazing.
  6. OK, my opinion, we got what we paid for buying the 8 series with the specs it included. Because it is powerful enough to add apps that cost extra, this doesn't mean that they should be freebees, and in fact I think the profit margin was likely less than one might imagine on the units but higher on add on software and hardware (SL-2 or CL-16). That being said if anyone is taking it in the shorts it is the retailers that sold the units, they don't get a cut of these apps extras even though they sold the original units. I think Gotham Sound has more of a gripe than I do. All that
  7. Any thoughts on SDNX vs Noise Assist and why the former is better? I tried both on my 8 series and it seemed that the SDNX did not change the volume of the vocal signal but reduced the background A/C whereas the Noise Assist works well but in comparison creates a lower level and when this is cranked up to match that of the SDNX then one starts to hit the limiter and the noise, although still reduced, is louder and harsher than SDNX. At three times the price, it is hopefully better, any "experts" here have some input on the comparison?
  8. I will say that I just looked at the SD remote that is now included for iPhone in this version, and it is quite brilliant.
  9. you are right it was 4K but I traded in my 633 so around that much. I just think it is a little pricey for a feature upgrade, but many might disagree. At that schedule I would never buy more than two instances for L/R.
  10. Good news, SD released 8 series 7.20 today. Bad news, noise assist, which now can cover 8 channels costs $2000 for that version, almost as much as my 833 was to purchase.
  11. I did some research looking at UV lights for my surgery center, here is what I learned. While UV C probably would kill Covid-19 effectively, it has to be directly exposed on the item and not in any shadows. That obviously poses some limitations. More importantly, while UV-C lights that are in "fluorescent" type tubes are the real deal (200-280nm), many of the supposed LED UV lights are fakes from China, and do not have germicidal effect, not saying that was what is in the box mentioned, but they are LED type bulbs. The fluorescent type tubes are very hard on skin and eyes, and degrade some
  12. I got it running on an iPad Pro - very low latency and nice menu integration.
  13. The CL 12 is not a currently offered product, so unless you happen to have one, it does not really help an 833 owner. Yes, one might be had used, but not a good solution for a new product line of the 8 series. While it is true that this is overkill for an 833 in terms of capacity, it should still work should someone be so inclined, the architecture between the three machines is pretty similar and so far they all run the same software.
  14. I agree, purchased the 833 just before the 888 was announced, and although it is fine for my needs now, had assumed all the "8" series goodies would be compatible. Had I known of the new CL16 not being compatible (which was pre-announced at the time of my purchase) I would have waited and purchased the 888 instead. Like I said, probably not going to impact me much, but for others I can understand some heartburn.
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