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Paul Garafola

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  1. Thank you, guys. It makes more sense now. I appreciate all your answers. Cheers, P.
  2. Thanks, John. I'm aware of all these specs on paper, so in response to you and Trey, I guess my secondary question is more practical. So if there's a fixed 24 dB/oct 60Hz filter then what setting on that dial actually indicates that? In other words, if we adjust the dial all the way down towards the 70Hz marker, isn't that cutting at 70Hz?
  3. Thanks, Trey. 60hz setting? The lowest setting as it appears on the Cut-1 is 70Hz, but obviously I'm misunderstanding that because even in the Schoeps manual, it says .... "...CUT 1 (cut off frequency = 60 Hz)". Can you clarify for me - why if I turn the dial all the way to the 70Hz side, it's not really 70Hz, but it's 60Hz? I don't get it.
  4. Hi guys and girls! Quick question regarding the Schoeps CMC6 (or CMC1)/41 + the Cut-1 and then later with the Cut-60. IF you have used the Cut-1 and know it well....and then tried or switched to the newer Cut-60..... did you happen to notice any difference at all in sound quality? (I know there shouldn't be, given that it's just a cut filter - but still... I'm curious) Thanks.
  5. No. They're not too different, in my opinion. I think they'll mix well together in post. I'll try to describe what I heard in my own tests here in my studio. I LOVED the CMC6+MK41. I had ZERO problems. ZERO complaints. So when the CMC1 was released, I was simply curious if there was ANY difference in the sound, despite Schoeps' claim that they were the "same audio quality". The plan was to return it if it sounded AS GOOD or WORSE than the CMC6. Well....the CMC1 was so clear and crisp...and also the S's sounded cleaner and the K's sounded cleaner. It's as if the voice is even more 'real' than before...with no filtering. It's so hard to explain. But my ears heard it immediately and I knew right there and then that I was keeping the CMC1. (My friend who also has trained ears, heard it immediately, too.) But again, are they too different so that they won't match two boom? I'd say no. BUT...if you listen carefully, you'll definitely hear the difference.
  6. Yeah, I bought the B5D and returned it. It cut too much of the HF for my taste.
  7. Here's one of the tests that I've been doing with it. Movo TEST | Indoors | On and Off | Schoeps CMC1/41 + Cut-1 I typically use this mic naked, as the included foam and also the BBG both affect the HF too much for my taste. In that test, I was shocked how transparent the Movo was.
  8. It does look like it. But I've never tried a Super Softie, so I can't speak to that comparison, personally. All I know is that this little thing is a beast and it's way more transparent than the BBG, which was very surprising to me. It's actually hard to tell when it's on and when it's off. For $20, everyone should have one, even as a back-up for the SuperSoftie, no? (I do not own or have any part of that company. 🙂 )
  9. Guys, I discovered a gem on YouTube. Check out the tests from David Harry. It's the Movo WST80. I just bought one... It's less than $20! I figured I'll just return it for a full refund if it's not effective. BUT IT IS. There are three elements here that I really like a lot. 1. The cost. 2. The transparency is 2nd to none! 3. Rycote's Windjammer for the BBG fits on it rather nicely if and when the winds pick up ( if you're using the 50 or CMC641 or CMC141 outside.) I'm selling my BBG!!! The Movo is more transparent and just as effective.
  10. I did an A/B test with my CMC6 and the new CMC1. I figured I'd return the CMC1 if the sound was the same. It wasn't. I put my CMC6 up for sale immediately. To my ears, the CMC1 had a more clean and clear quality to it (hard to describe, actually.) The higher SPL really does make a significant difference. I now use it with Cut-1 and I haven't looked back! This new little unit is AMAZING!!! And by the way...this Movo WST80 Windshield is VERY transparent and is quite effective.
  11. Maybe use a Cut-1 or Cut-60? It might help to have the LF cut at mic level instead of the mixer, no?
  12. Yeah, me too.. I switched to the ATH-M50x (with velour ear pads). Love 'em!
  13. Hhmmm. Yeah, something's wrong indeed. 🤔
  14. The 6061 that I bought terminated with a MicroDot connecter and I'm using the DPA MicroDot to XLR adapter (DAD6001) going direct to my SD MixPre3 recorder. (The frequency response on that cheap Movo mic is 35 Hz-18 kHz.)
  15. Wow. Your post further proves to me that I got a dud. If the one that I got was cut with the booms we all use... Ha! DPA would be mortified. Have a listen
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