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  1. it's in part three of the interview towards the end (you can see the one made for Brauner there). The person behind it is Jürg Vogt, there's an interview with him here: https://www.lightsoundjournal.com/2016/05/29/interview-with-jurg-vogt-ceo-of-vovox/ ps: just found the webpage: https://vovox.com/collections/mikrofonkabel# shielded microphone cables seem to be a bit bulky and come in around 130EUR for a 3.5m cable sorry for getting off topic.
  2. I used to think that there is no difference in sound between quality cables, but then I heard an interview with Dirk Brauner (the guy building the famous Brauner microphones) where he tells the story that he didn't believe in the cable hype, but some kind swiss guy talked him into trying one of his special cables and after he tried it he now ships all Brauner mics with that cable. I still doubt I can hear a difference with my mediocre ears but I definitely trust Dirk Brauner more on then me on that! here's the interview for those who speak german:
  3. chrismedr

    New SD 833

    pretty sure the total track count doesn't change, but you can hook up more AES devices and route them to any track. chris
  4. well, TCS just got acquired by Atomos: https://www.4kshooters.net/2019/10/28/atomos-announces-timecode-systems-acquisition/
  5. and apart from the weight, there is of course a slight difference in price which might influence the choice as well if you don't need the track count ; )
  6. Rode has a new shotgun mic, NTG5 short story is that it's RF based, lighter, shorter and cheaper then the NTG3, with supposedly better performance. seems to have pretty hot output, rolloff at 100Hz and 3dB boost around 4-10kHz. I tried to compare polar patterns but their graph lacks a dB scale. 500USD as a set with softie and shock mount. more info https://ntg5.rode.com datasheet: http://cdn1.rode.com/ntg5_datasheet.pdf and a video: and a write up from newsshooter: https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/10/23/rode-announces-all-new-ntg5-broadcast-shotgun-microphone/
  7. I'm sure people with more experience in music recording, post, or simply with better ears will have more to add here, but while I can clearly hear a difference between a MK41 and MKH50, I find it very hard to hear a difference between modern high-end recorders. Never used a Sonosax or a Cantar though which are often praised - curious if I could hear a difference there. Has anybody here done a side by side comparison of different recorders?
  8. Specs only say so much about how a recorder "sounds", but for location sound all recent recorders certainly are "quiet enough". Feature set and design philosophy are usually much more important then sonic quality in daily use, but in any case it's probably a good idea to rent both for a couple of days before buying one and test which one fits best for you (and sounds best to your ears). chris
  9. Ambient makes great products and I'll likely pick up some in the future, but according to specs the ACN-CL is 2.3x the volume of the JB-1, 1.4x as heavy and nearly twice as expensive in the US. Of course it also has more features and might be the more suitable choice for some, but saying the form factor is comparable is simply miss leading IMO. chris
  10. for paid jobs, I'd strongly advice to stick with the SD branded cards. only reason to use something else is if you need more then 32GB. for hobby projects, use whatever you have and report back ; ) chris
  11. I guess it would be mainly useful if the client requests 24bit files to fit their workflow and we record 32bit files as a backup at the same time to cover our asses if we mess up the levels. Of course one could simply record the 32bit files and convert them in post, but that's sometimes harder to communicate. chris PS: I find the card problems a bit embarrassing, blackmagic managed 5 years ago to record a stream of fragmented single files with 65MB/sec (60fps DNG RAW) on a tiny sub 1000USD camera, yet in 2019 we still struggle to record 8 tracks of 48/24 to a single file (that's like 9MB/sec).
  12. I see, that makes sense. Pity, would be a fun experiment to boom with a 40ft zep though : )
  13. what I always wondered is what would happen if you designed a zeppelin of acoustic fully absorbent, non-reflective material, opened the front and try to dampen the sounds from the side (indoors or outdoors). obviously it doesn't work or otherwise somebody would have built it, but I still wonder why it wouldn't (the only reason I can come up with is that it would have to be rather big and heavy and fully sound absorbing material is hard/impossible to find)
  14. according to all the info I can see both the 4188 and 4288 come in both 100mm and 120mm boom length. The DPA page lists dynamic range as slightly different (2dB) and frequency range: and 4288 all other specs being the same, and they mention on their website: but if you want to be sure it might be best to simply shoot an email to DPA directly.
  15. that could well be the case, they have a WMS-5 model which I assume is similair designed: http://www.sanken-mic.com/en/product/product.cfm/10.1001200 http://www.sanken-mic.com/en/qanda/index.cfm/18.57
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