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  1. I have a friend who builds custom electronic devices for various clients. He told me his last job was about 25% more expensive in raw components because of difficulties to source parts. I guess a bigger company has some more alternatives, but most likely they have similar issues.
  2. Well, imagine I had a cantar (I don‘t : ) so I would probably charge something like 150eur for a single day rental. Now sombody asks me if you could do a simple interview, one boom, one track. I could easily do that with a low cost recorder, but maybe the cantar is the only recorder I have, or I simply prefer using it over something like a MixPre-3. so I would bring the cantar but only charge the equivalent what a good 1 channel recorder would rent for. Charging for the full cantar price seems kinda wrong (plus, I probably wouldn‘t get the job if I tried)
  3. I have the ikea 8 bay AC charger and it‘d definitely slow, and it seems to stop charging a bit earlier then full (if I put the batteries in another charger they charge quite a bit more). there is a new grey 4 bay ikea charger that should be faster. the new grey 2450 ladda seem to be very similar to the older white ones, the 1900 are reported to be good as well, but from what I‘ve read rebranded eneloops.
  4. I guess there are different ways to look at this. If it were a free upgrade some 888 owners might be annoyed because suddenly the feature gap closed. as for charging more rental for extra channels, I would have thoughts this is already common. If somebody hires me for a one channel interview and I bring my 10 track recorder since that‘s what I have at hand, I will charge less rental for that recorder then if hired to do a 10 channel show.
  5. If you need an interior mic, get a MK641, MKH50, or DPA 4018.
  6. Personally I‘d be worried about the added weight of a heat sink. But in a bag setup, air circulation is most likely more effective then a heat sink. So if you‘re worried I’d look for a small silent battery powered fan, even a tiny bit of airflow should make quite a difference.
  7. Looks like a great speaker. how do you like sound quality?
  8. the drift is the least of the problems. The main problem to record without monitoring is that you dont notice problems like cloth noise, dislocated lavs or cables etc.
  9. came here for the tech news, but getting reminded of Paint Your Wagon beats that hand down. absolutely strange and beautiful film, whoever gave this script the green light is a hero!
  10. I have a prepaid card that I only use for mobile data in my ipad, cost only 4EUR a month for 1GB of data which is enough for casual surfing. if I need a lot of data for a day, like for an online meeting or uploading a lot of data, I pay 4EUR for an additional 10GB data ticket for 24h. the folks in asia and north europe (and most of the rest of the world) will probably laugh at the low data plans still common in germany anyway.
  11. this might be a simple one: if you know you need 4 ISOs, get the -6. if you only need 3 ISOs, get the -3, use it as long as it fits, and if in 1-2 years you need something bigger, sell it and buy what fits then (which might be something completely different)
  12. I think the usual response would be "better for what?" but a broad picture would be: need light and cheap? get the F8 don't might weight and energy consumption? get the 788T
  13. no experience with the scorpio or icon, but the .bin file is not a mac format but most likely the binary native to the controller, which must be uploaded in some way. the manual mentions the procedure (page 47): https://iconproaudio.com/product/platform-m-plus/ there's also a link to the sound devices specific firmware. maybe you tried this already
  14. in my experience, at that size you need a full day of sunny weather with optimal placement to charge a 20000mAh powerbank (ie about 70Wh)
  15. yeah, as you said it depends on several factors - one question was about monitoring live audio and I understood that as phasing between real world live sound and transmitted audio, therefore my comment about the 6meter distance. if you're mixing boom and wireless, things will be different. if 6ms of delay is already very annoying to you and you don't want to delay the boom, then you'll likely want to use a zero delay wireless (which you probably do). this clearly is a low budget device though (350USD per channel), and we all know that if we're working on low budget there's usually compromises involved. if latency is a deal breaker, this is probably not the right unit.
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