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  1. I'll take a look at that! Thanks for the reply Larry!
  2. Hey Everybody, Here's a sound clip of the issue - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j72Oz6bbUYmnHS7TAKu_d5GZF0hkJJxP/view?usp=sharing I'm using a UMP-II with a UM400 transmitter and a MKH50. I'm getting a "boiling" or buzzing sound from the mic. My 416 works fine with this exact same set-up. I've connect the MKH50 to the UMP-II and then directly to my recorder and it sounds fine. I've tried putting a longer xlr between the MKH50 and the UMP-II and the problem remains. I've also tried a 200 series and G3 tx and the problem continued. I don't currently have another newer transmitter to test with but the previous owner said the unit worked fine with his MKH50 and SM and 400a transmitters. I bought the MKH50 new two years old and the only issue I've had with it previously was some faint RF that was fixed by tightening the hex screws. Any insight would be appreciated. Maybe they're not compatible or it's possible I'm missing something. Thanks!
  3. Other than indicating the block, how does the length affect the performance? For instance the difference in length between a block Block 21 whip and a Block 25 whip is about an inch. Does this inch really make a difference in the frequencies the transmitter can access? I'm assuming it does and if so, how? I've always wondered this. Thanks!
  4. Get some waterproof lavs or back-ups (or both). I did a basketball movie and there was a lot of sweat getting into COS-11s that made them sound "fuzzy" until they had time to dry out. Keep some silica packets in a zip lock bag and store your wires in there at wrap. It might also help to wire the talent with the diaphram facing downward if it's a COS-11 to avoid sweat from dripping in. Get some waistband NP wraps for your transmitters. Shoot some hoops at lunch!
  5. Got him on the boom He didn't wear any t-shirts for the duration of the film. Mostly button up shirts and jackets, which are easy to work around. For the button ups we used a piece of Scapa double sided carpet tape where the shirts fabric overlaps (when it's buttoned up - so on the inside) with a COS-11 stuck onto the tape, pointed outwards towards the opening or straight up if it was outside and windy. Placing it closer to the buttons makes blend much better than sticking it right in the middle between two buttons. We'd then press the fabrics together so the tape would hold the pieces together and reduces clothing noise, just a soft touch, enough to not piss of wardrobe!
  6. In my experience, the few high end actors I have worked with have been totally cool with taping the mic to their skin. Both male and female. The only one that wouldn't was Tom Sellac and he was far too hairy for it to stick or sound good anyway.
  7. I'm currently working on a kids show where all of the actors TALK NICE AND LOUD FOR ALL THE KIDS AT HOME! It's a great change of pace from dramas.
  8. Trailer Park Boys. Seconds after the "shit mobile" peeled by.
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