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Derek H

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  1. No I just Velcro and or zip tie it wherever it’s needed
  2. I’ve only had post request we keep the tracks the same on reality tv shows and they also wanted us to always roll all 8 tracks even if they were empty. I hated it as it was a pain in the ass in the field, confusing to mix and took longer to transfer files at the end of each day. Some prefer having the tracks in speaking order of the scene. That makes sense to me. Keeping them on the same track day after day just for the editors seems lazy and impractical to me.
  3. Shure makes a line of gooseneck podium mics that work on 12 volt phantom that sound good with the 6-series. Just be careful of feedback if you’re using a speaker between takes.
  4. Yeah I don’t think the drop is a huge issue. The diode circuit will draw from whichever source has a higher voltage. So you’ll want a 15V power supply or better if you’re using lithium ion batteries.
  5. I’m not an electrical engineer but I think in general you’d be fine IF you’re using two of the same type battery (voltage and capacity) and you wire them in parallel. I have a dual NP1 holder box that does exactly this and it works great. Now if you want to combine different power sources like say an AC adapter and a battery you’re going to want a circuit with diodes to isolate each power input. Look for a Schottky type diode for the lowest voltage drop (under 1/2 volt). Probably want a fuse in this kind of arrangement somewhere as well. You can get a dual Schottky diode in a small form factor IC style package that has three metal tabs. Two input one output.
  6. If an M2R could receive digital hybrid that would be fantastic. Better range, nice IEM receiver features, still great sound (much better than IFB mode).
  7. Such an original design.
  8. Derek H

    Schoeps MiniCMIT

    And the cosi does well in strong wind?
  9. Yeah it’s noisey. Not a good choice in a quiet room with whisperers. But a great choice for most exteriors and people who actually push air. Tried recording some very quiet ambience in the New Mexico desert with it a few weeks back and mic hiss was about all I could hear, pretty useless for that. But even my Schoeps CMC5 was too hissy in that quiet environment. Needed a Sennheiser or DPA but only had those two. CMC6 would have been a little better.
  10. I think the sensible thing is to tell them they are simply pushing at the limitations of their current workflow/setup. 12 mics is the max or you need to start looking at a larger cart based system maybe. Maybe you wire 14 and do some party dialing yourself? There’s no reason you can’t gang two recorders but everything becomes so much more complicated in terms of mixing and sends.
  11. A few years back I emailed ZTS to see if they could make a mini tester that could test lithium AA. They just pointed me to the full size model that does it.
  12. Means you're on a bad channel, no?
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