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    Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Documentary director that loves to do sound

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  1. Lucas

    Kortwich microphones

    If you are looking for something small... I just saw that the Russian microphone manufacturer Nevaton has released a small mic with pretty nice specs: http://nevaton.eu/product/nevaton-mc-59-super-small-condenser-microphone/ Haven't tried them, but there is some temptation.
  2. I've used the MiniCMIT in a Cinela Pianissimo, and that combination works very well as far as handling and wind protection goes. My only frustration with the MiniCmit is that (as mentioned above) it's sensitive to humidity. It is kind of annoying that halfway trough the day you have to swap mics because of pops are getting into your recording. I've experienced it on several occasions, also when it was a bit moist, but certainly not raining. I'm only using it in documentary style shoots so it's not always predictable what's around the corner shooting/weather wise. Generally be careful when transferring into different environments. Other than that, great mic!
  3. I've been quite pleased with my Ambient Qx580. My work has a 90% doc vs 10% scripted ratio and I find it covers 99% of my overall needs. With a protective case it also fits perfectly in tripod bag when traveling by plane. This comes down to personal preference, but I like also boompoles that you can have semi tight, instead of the fully loose or lock models.
  4. Lucas

    small bag

    I've been playing around with making a small/backup bag with a mixpre-6. The recorder is currently in a k-tek MixPro bag. It is a very good bag and the recorder fits in it perfectly, but I assume as with all small bags some corners are cut to minimize the size. My takeaway from this recent experience, is to have a very clear image of everything you possibly want to install in the bag; batteries(what type), wireless, power distro etc. and then select the bag to see how it fits. For example I use NP1 battery that fits in the MixPro pouch, but it doesn't fit under the recorder which would have be my preferred place. The pouch itself is great for accessories but not so much for wireless RX and so on. I've added an extra pouch on the side for a RX. So I ended up adding small things to the small bag, were in hindsight perhaps I'd preferred having a slightly bigger bag. The bright side is that it's much lighter than my 633 bag. I'll post pictures later.
  5. That looks like a neat solution! Would you mind sharing some info on the internals of your box, for example what converter did you use?
  6. I'd also consider a recorder that is not too power hungry and preferably runs on AA's. Easy to get and to charge in the car. If recently build a primo mic, for reference purposes. But it's not that noisy and it could be a cheap way of building a binaural mic that you could combine with a small portable recorder to make quick recordings when inspiration strikes. Most of all, have a good trip!
  7. There is the tentacle setup app for the phone this allows you to see the current TC and adjust framerates etc.
  8. As a 633 user that does mainly documentary/non-scripted work. I'd like to have a 'video/hdmi in' on the mixer that you could use receive a wireless video signal from camera (with some of the available HDMI video transmitters) that you could use check the camera's frame from time to time on the 633's screen with just the push of a button.
  9. Lucas

    DIY Electret

    I used the Primo omni as linked in post#1. And build it as described in this link: https://tombenedict.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/diy-microphone-em172-capsule-and-xlr-plug/
  10. Lucas

    DIY Electret

    Just finished my version of right angle XLR. Doing a shoot with F55 and cameraman doesn't want any extras on his rig but I could convince him to plug in this. It is purely used as reference, but the sound exceeded my expectations.
  11. Lucas

    DIY Electret

    I wasn't aware of this before, but it seems like a fun project. Have you had any experience with any of these and did they proof themselves useful?
  12. I recently stumbled on this DIY electret kit : http://micbooster.com/primo-microphone-capsules/8-primo-em-172-z1.html Out of curiosity I might buy a pair. Maybe the could be usable as plant mics or something alike. Has anyone build one of these already?
  13. Lucas

    Zoom F4

    I'm just waiting for Super Mario to pop up on that screen... Gameboy nostalgia.
  14. Hi Chris, I assume you already checked this, but nonetheless, does the 8060 fits tight enough in your Rycote lyres? I have a similar setup (8060/WS2), but I had to put some tape on my mic and my lyres to avoid any movement. Best with solving your quest!
  15. Hi Kavenzmann, I have the 8060 in a rycote ws2, with a bit of modding I'm able to fit a MS setup in there. I've made a connectionbox were I can remove the figure 8 and cable since I don't use it all the time. Here are some pictures to give you an idea: The fig8 mic is an MBHO (they also manufacture the emesser). *(note the lyres are configured for a different setup)
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