Sound http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/sound/feed.rss Mon, 17 Feb 20 09:47:45 +0000 Sound en-CA Philips Fidelio X3 headphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23510/philips-fidelio-x3-headphones Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:16:26 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23510@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 50 mm “multi-layer” polymer speakers with neodymium magnets
  • Ribbon shells for drivers
  • Transducers beveled at 15 °
  • Scottish leather by Muirhead
  • Fabrics supplied by the Danish company Kvadrat
  • Comes with several detachable cables, including a balanced cable terminated by a 2.5 mm 4-point sub-mini-jack
  • 350 EUR price (same as X1 or X2 intro price)
  • Mid 2020 availability

Brand now owned by TP Vision, so it is not same engineers who made X1 and X2, and construction is much cheaper and fragile, similar to other modes on the market.

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Deity HD-TX Transmitter http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22540/deity-hd-tx-transmitter Sun, 08 Sep 2019 23:03:52 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22540@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Transmit and record simultaneously
  • Multiple RF Outputs (10mW, 25mW, 50mW, 100mW, AUTO)
  • Guard Rail Analog Limiter
  • 75Hz and 150Hz Low Cut Filters
  • Boost Audio Frequencies 7KHz -- 20Khz
  • Assign User ID's to each transmitter
  • 1.3" OLED display
  • Screen and button lock
  • Record 24bit/48kHz WAV files to MicroSD card
  • Both a XLR input and 3.5mm Mic/Line input
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • ~10hrs of battery life at 100mW**
  • 8hrs record time on a 8Gb MicroSD card
  • Headphone jack for live monitoring and listening to playback
  • Screen and button auto-lock
  • Firmware updatable

https://www.deitymic.com/hdtx/

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Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18712/zoom-h1n-digital-handy-recorder Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:48:33 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18712@/talks/discussions image

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Rode NTG-5 Shotgun Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22813/rode-ntg-5-shotgun-microphone Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:22:26 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22813@/talks/discussions

Main stuff

  • Revolutionary acoustic design, delivering a natural, uncolored sound.
  • Extremely lightweight (just 76g), short shotgun microphone (just 203mm), making it far easier to handle on set than other shotgun mics, especially when used on a boom pole.
  • Tailored frequency response and very low self-noise of just 10dbA, making it ideal for location recording, professional filmmaking, and other critical recording situations.
  • Highly directional supercardioid polar pattern and smooth off-axis response.
  • RF-bias technology and conformal coating ensure superior performance in adverse weather conditions.
  • Comes in a complete location recording kit with windshield, pistol grip and other accessories – the NTG5 is ready to take into the field right out of the box.
  • -23.5 dB re. 1 Volt/Pascal
  • 10 dB SPL A-weighted EN
  • $499
  • https://ntg5.rode.com

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Sony Digital Shotgun Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22286/sony-digital-shotgun-microphone Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:56:23 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22286@/talks/discussions image

The ECM-B1M shotgun microphone includes eight pickup capsules, with three user-selectable directionality patterns. The unit itself is about 10cm / 4in in length. It will be available in September for $350.

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Boya BY-M1000 & BY-M800 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23154/boya-by-m1000-by-m800-large-diaphragm-condenser-microphones Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:50:11 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23154@/talks/discussions

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MKH 50 for indoor and outdoor ? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23358/mkh-50-for-indoor-and-outdoor- Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:10:46 +0000 flash 23358@/talks/discussions What’s the con to use MKH50 outdoor comparing to MKH 416 P48 ?

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Saramonic Blink 500 Wireless System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22525/saramonic-blink-500-wireless-system Wed, 04 Sep 2019 03:38:12 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22525@/talks/discussions

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Boya BY-WM8 Pro Wireless Double Transmitters Microphone System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20453/boya-by-wm8-pro-wireless-double-transmitters-microphone-system Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:39:58 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20453@/talks/discussions image

  • Dual-Channel Wireless Receiver
  • 48 Selectable UHF Channels
  • Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • Includes Two Transmitters and One Receiver
  • Selectable Stereo and Mono Mode
  • Mic and Line-in
  • Selectable Mute function
  • Easy-to-read LCD displays
  • Automatic LCD-locked Function
  • Monitoring sound by headphone output on receiver
  • More than 6 Hours Continuous Operation
  • Operation range can reach up to 100m(300'), without obstacles
  • Two AA batteries for both transmitter and receiver

The BOYA BY-WM8 Pro-K2 is an upgraded UHF Dual-Channel Wireless Microphone System for capturing audio with dual subjects, features an easy-to-read LCD display, a wide switching RF bandwidth, PLL-synthesized tuning and digital companding circuitry.

The package is suitable for a wide range of wireless applications such as interviews, electronic news gathering (ENG), electronic field productions (EFP), film production, business and educational applications, and more.

The BY-WM8 Pro-K2 system consists of two bodypack transmitters, a camera-mount receiver, and two omnidirectional lavaliere microphones. Also included with this system is a shoe-mount adapter, a single 1/8" to XLR output cable, a single 1/8 to 1/8" output cable, carrying case.

The receiver is built with mic and headphone output jacks. The bodypack transmitter includes a MIC jack and LINE IN jack.

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Shotguns comparison http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11724/shotguns-comparison Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:02:41 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11724@/talks/discussions Sennheiser MKH416 vs Sennheiser ME66 vs. ME64 vs RODE NTG3 vs RODE NTG2 vs NTG1

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Sound Devices MixPre II 32bit float format recorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22509/-sound-devices-mixpre-ii-32bit-float-format-recorders Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:38:59 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22509@/talks/discussions image

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Superlux S241, budget cardioid for recording dialogue indoors http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6515/superlux-s241-budget-cardioid-for-recording-dialogue-indoors Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:47:12 +0000 spacewig 6515@/talks/discussions Just completed a test with the Superlux S241 and it is a very good sounding microphone indeed. I am impressed. Compared to the Oktava-012 it has a hotter signal, lower noise floor and a slight bump in the 10-12k region. Variable high-pass filter and pad are built in and accessible via micro switch on the barrel. It is somewhat heavier and slightly longer but with the Oktava you have to screw on the additional pad if you need it and and the high-pass module is only available with the 'film' version (i.e. extra cost). The S241 comes with a very well built metal pop-screen, foam windscreen and a shock mount unlike the Oktava's metal clip mount which certainly serves its purpose but offers zero protection from vibration - an imperative accessory on a mic reputable for its excessive handling noise. The stand out feature is its price: 85€ vs 152€ for the barebones Oktava (i.e. no high-pass module, windscreen or pop-filter). Perhaps VK can swing a further discount on P-V deals?... All I can add is at this price this mic is a steal and seriously worth considering if you're in the market for a cardioid mic.


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Rode VideoMic NTG - On Camera Shotgun Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23122/rode-videomic-ntg-on-camera-shotgun-microphone Wed, 20 Nov 2019 04:37:48 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23122@/talks/discussions image

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Tascam DR-10L - small recorder with lav http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15838/tascam-dr-10l-small-recorder-with-lav Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:55:45 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15838@/talks/discussions image

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Boya BY-WS1000 Blimp http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23264/boya-by-ws1000-blimp Fri, 20 Dec 2019 22:48:23 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23264@/talks/discussions

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Zoom F8n http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19419/zoom-f8n Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:47:32 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19419@/talks/discussions image

Do not see any mention or press release, only our team photo.

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Synco Mic-D2 Shotgun Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22869/synco-mic-d2-shotgun-microphone Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:30:04 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22869@/talks/discussions

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Zoom L-20 Preamp city http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23117/zoom-l-20-preamp-city Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:54:00 +0000 DrDave 23117@/talks/discussions Anyone use one of these? It looks amazing for the price. Tons of preamps.

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Saramonic SoundBird T3 Shotgun http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23116/saramonic-soundbird-t3-shotgun Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:23:56 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23116@/talks/discussions

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Zoom F6 Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21867/zoom-f6-recorder Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:53:34 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21867@/talks/discussions

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STAX L500 Mk. 2 / L700 Mk. 2 Electrostatic Headphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23094/stax-l500-mk.-2-l700-mk.-2-electrostatic-headphones- Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:45:51 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23094@/talks/discussions

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Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17093/sound-devices-mixpre-3-and-mixpre-6 Sun, 04 Jun 2017 14:57:24 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17093@/talks/discussions

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Sound Devices, LLC, the audio manufacturer whose products are trusted for award-winning productions including La La Land, Mad Max: Fury Road and Game of Thrones, announces the launch of its new groundbreaking product line, the MixPre Series of audio recorders with integrated USB audio interface. The lightweight, robust, ultra-portable MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 are the perfect audio companions for musicians, sound designers, podcasters and videographers. Available now for $649 and $899 respectively, Sound Devices’ MixPre Series marks the first time the industry pioneer is bringing its high-end, professional audio innovations to the wider consumer market.

The 3-input/5-track MixPre-3 and the 6-input/8-track MixPre-6 feature Sound Devices’ groundbreaking new Kashmir™ microphone preamps. These high-performance, ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A microphone preamps with analog limiters are custom-engineered by Sound Devices. This sophisticated design ensures high quality, professional-grade audio recordings.

“Our new Sound Devices MixPre Series is the culmination of decades of experience designing products for the best-of-the-best in the professional audio industry,” says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices, LLC. “Our mic preamps simply have to be heard to be believed, whether mic’ing drums, birds, or dialog, using condenser, dynamic, or ribbon mics. The MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 merge the latest advances in audio technology with an unintimidating, compact and rugged design. Not to mention they’re both very affordable. These products are a must-have piece of equipment for anyone ranging from production engineers and musicians to YouTubers.”

Some of the unique features of the MixPre Series include:

  • Superior professional-grade audio – state-of-the-art, custom-engineered Kashmir mic preamps with analog limiters and new 32-bit A-to-D converters.
  • USB audio interface – record while streaming USB audio at the same time; ideal for mixing or recording podcasts, Skype interviews and video blogs. Also serves as a useful backup by recording to an SD card.
  • Compact and durable – the pocket-sized MixPre-3 is one of the smallest products in its class. Both the MixPre-3 and the slightly larger MixPre-6 are the perfect size for jobs on the run. They are also constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis making them robust, yet extremely lightweight.
  • Touchscreen – sunlight-readable, color LCD using IPS touch-screen technology for the ultimate in convenient navigation.
  • Full-featured mixer – equipped with ergonomic gain controls for fast and accurate mixing, and a custom-designed, wide-bandwidth headphone amp for monitoring. Also includes pan and soloing plus circular LED metering.
  • Mobile app – built-in Bluetooth Smart(R) Technology enables control from the Sound Devices free Wingman app. Users can start/stop recording, enter/edit metadata, as well as arm, disarm and rename tracks on the MixPre recorder from a mobile device. The Wingman app is available for iOS from the App Store.
  • Camera mounting – as an added benefit to DSLR users, the MixPre Series also have retractable 1Ž4″-20 mounting capacity making them a perfect pairing for a wide variety of cameras.

The MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 offer many similarities in terms of functionality but differ in size and I/O capabilities. The MixPre-3 offers up to a 5-in/2-out USB audio interface with 3 discrete mic preamps, and the ability to stream up to 3 analog inputs (including 3 high-quality mic inputs) + 2-channel mix over USB. The MixPre-6 offers up to an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface with 4 mic preamps and streams up to 6 analog inputs (including 4 high-quality mic inputs) + 2-channel mix over USB to a Mac or Windows computer. In addition, the MixPre-6 features XLR / 1Ž4” combo inputs allowing 1Ž4” line-input sources to be connected directly. Both models record to a removable SD, SDHC or SDXC media card.

Both MixPre recorders come with Basic and Advanced modes. Designed to allow a user to start recording right out of the box, the Basic mode takes the guesswork out of audio recording and is intended for simple 2-channel mix applications, such as interviews, video blogs, music or podcasts. The Advanced mode offers more experienced audio enthusiasts access to multi-channel recording and advanced settings, such as metering, routing, timecode, trim gain, stereo channel linking, headphone presets and more. The MixPre Series also has several convenient powering options from AA batteries sleds to hot-swappable L-Mount battery power. It can also be powered via USB to a computer or optional wall-mount accessory.

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Boya BY-TM7 Digital Dual Transmitter Wireless Mic System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20158/boya-by-tm7-digital-dual-transmitter-wireless-mic-system Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:03:38 +0000 halfmac 20158@/talks/discussions How would like a digital dual transmitter wireless mic system for two people that is reliable and easy to use? With the Boya BY-TM7 all you do is put in the AA batteries, put the mic on you talent, turn on the transmitter and receiver and it does the rest. No setting frequencies, adjusting mic levels and no pairing. Now you are ready to do a two person interview.

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I used this system for a lecture that was given in my area for sound support. I put the transmitter on the lecturer and the introducer and the receiver on the speaker system. I had the system on for over 2 hours with no drop outs and very clear sound. The lecturer was able to mute himself until the time he was ready to lecture and the introducer muted themselves after the introduction.

This new digital dual transmitter wireless mic system from Boya is well built with rugged aluminum construction. The system used dual channels that automatically scans channels to pair the transmitter to the receiver when turned on. It uses the transmission method of TDMA. What we get is very clear voice with a high signal to noise ratio.

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The use these units, take them out of the nice case that is provided. Put 2 AA batteries in each transmitter. Open the transmitter by using two fingers to push locking release on the battery compartment and it slides open and comes out. The symbols for the direction of the batteries. Close it back up by sliding it back in and clicking. The transmitter is small and weighs 159 grams with batteries. (111 grams without)

Clip the lavaliere mic on your talent and plug it in to the locking connector on the transmitter by turning the ring on the 3.5mm mic cable, clockwise to lock. Do the same for the second transmitter. The mics have small windscreens provided for out door use.

Put two batteries into the receiver which has a cold shoe for mounting on a camera. It has a 1/2 inch hole for mounting on a tripod. To do this, push the back of the receiver up at the arrow and the cover slides open. The AA batteries are the installed in the direction indicated on the battery compartment. Slide the cover back on until it stops and clicks. It weighs 128 grams with batteries. (80 grams without)

The next thing you need to do to be ready to use these units is plug in the proper cable to the receiver. The system comes with two cables, on with a male XLR plug and one with a 3.5 plug on it. On the other end that connects to the receiver is a Mini TA3F XLR connector. Plug the right cable in and the other end into the mixer, PA system, camera or recorder.

Because of the automatic pairing all you do is turn it on. The units tell you that the system is paired with blue lights on the units and on the easy to read LCD display on the transmitters. The transmitters have a big Red Power button on the left side of the unit. Push it in and the transmitter powers on. The LCD lights up and the pairing light turns red. The LCD indicates the battery level and signal strength. It show Tx when not paired. Do the same for the other transmitter.

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Turn on the Power switch on the right side of the receiver by pushing it up and the power indicator light turns red. When the unit automatically pair the power turns off and the blue pair light comes on the receiver and the transmitters.

Now you are ready to go. The two transmitters are on the same channel so two people can talk and it will be heard on the audio channel you plug into. The only way not to hear one of the people is to mute that transmitter by pushing the /Pair/Mute switch on it or turn it off.

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After the lecture all I had to do is hold for two seconds the Red Power button on the transmitter to power them off. To power off the receiver, slide the power switch down.

If the units don’t pair there is a Pair button on each of the units all you do is push them to repair them.

This Boya BY-TM7 is very easy to use and provides good, clear, reliable sound without much fuss.

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Saramonic SR-Q2M Audio recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22657/saramonic-sr-q2m-audio-recorder Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:45:11 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22657@/talks/discussions

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Sound Devices MixPre-10T http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17891/sound-devices-mixpre-10t- Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:57:09 +0000 IronFilm 17891@/talks/discussions New Sound Devices MixPre-10T

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Sound Devices is proud to announce the MixPre-10T, the newest member of the MixPre Series (MixPre-3 & MixPre-6) of audio recorders, mixers, and USB audio interfaces. As its name suggests, the MixPre-10T is a 10-input recorder with built-in timecode generator and reader, offering up to 12 tracks of polyphonic WAV file recording – ideal for production sound mixers, field recordists, sound designers, and musicians.

"Since we released the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 in April, we’ve heard how much our users love having phenomenal mic preamps in such a small, durable package," says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices, LLC. "The MixPre-10T offers higher track count, balanced outputs for additional routing flexibility, and built-in timecode generator and reader for trouble-free sync with any production. With the addition of the MixPre-10T, the MixPre Series continues to redefine the limits of traditional portable audio recorders."

Some of the major features of the MixPre-10T include:

  • Exceptional audio quality – featuring eight ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A, Kashmir mic preamps handcrafted by Sound Devices. The MixPre-10T offers signature analog limiters and new 32-bit A-to-D converters to ensure high quality, professional-grade audio recordings.
  • Accurate Timecode – with built-in, ultra-high accuracy timecode generator and reader. Even when turned off or if all power is removed, the MixPre-10T continues to hold accurate timecode for hours. With its BNC, Aux, and HDMI timecode connections, all common frame rates and timecode modes are supported as well as the ability to lock to or output word clock.
  • Versatile I/O routing - flexibility with its two TA3 balanced outputs and a 3.5mm Stereo output, each with routing matrix. The MixPre-10T comes equipped with eight XLR/TRS combo Mic/Line level inputs, and a 3.5mm Aux/Mic input, which may be used for 2-channel line input, camera return, or timecode.
  • Flexible powering options - including a locking 4-pin Hirose connector for either external battery powering or AC-powering, as well as AA or Li-Ion battery sleds.
  • Unintimidating design – featuring a sunlight-readable, IPS touch screen LCD, and transport control joystick, for the ultimate in convenient navigation.
  • Mixing and metering - with gain control knobs, and access to panning and soloing via a simple press of the knob. Easy-to-read ring LEDs display limiter activity, and three LCD views provide easy monitoring of multitrack, mix, and USB return meters.
  • Built-in Bluetooth Smart® - enables control of the device from the free Sound Devices Wingman app. Users can start/stop recording, enter/edit metadata, and arm, disarm and rename tracks. What's more, MixPre-10T users can manage and create sound reports, plus email those reports directly from an iOS or Android device via Wingman.
  • Superior headphone monitoring - through the MixPre-10T’s custom-designed, wide-bandwidth headphone amp, and user programmable routing presets.
  • Compact and durable - the MixPre-10T is small in stature relative to products in its class. It is also constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis making it robust, yet extremely lightweight.

Like the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6, the MixPre-10T also makes an excellent USB audio interface featuring 12 channels into and 4 channels out from a Mac or Windows computer at up to 96k sample rate. The Mixpre-10T features the unique ability to record to an SD, SDHC or SDXC media card while simultaneously audio streaming via USB. As an added benefit, the MixPre-10T includes the ability to automatically copy recordings to a USB thumbdrive, which may be handed off to a client or kept as a backup copy.

The MixPre-10T offers three modes of operation: Basic, Advanced, and Custom modes. Designed to allow a user to start recording right out of the box, the Basic mode takes the guesswork out of audio recording and is intended for stereo recording applications. Advanced and Custom modes offer more experienced audio professionals and enthusiasts access to multi-channel recording and advanced settings, such as metering, routing, timecode, mic pre gain, stereo and M/S channel linking, input/output delay, headphone presets, and more.

The MixPre-10T is available to order from any Sound Devices authorized reseller, and is anticipated to ship by end of October.

https://www.sounddevices.com/products/recorders/mixpre-10t


10 track recorder priced somewhere between the MixPre-6 and 633, I assume. Further competition to the Zoom F8! (as while the MixPre-6 is great, there are still many reasons why people might prefer an F8 instead)

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Sound Devices 833 Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22564/sound-devices-833-recorder Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:03:40 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22564@/talks/discussions image

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Deity SMic Original 2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19826/deity-smic-original-2 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 02:34:43 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19826@/talks/discussions

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DIY Blimp for less than £20 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3455/diy-blimp-for-less-than-20 Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:55:21 +0000 kronstadt 3455@/talks/discussions After realizing that a good BLIMP is more about the knowledge and theory, rather than the actual construction materials, I'm embarking on a construction of my own blimp for less than £20. This will hold my cheap chinese microphone EM-320E, which is still on its way. My inspiration came from here:
and here
. So whatever advice you can give me on how to improve my design, it would be greatly appreciated, and hopefully will help others later on. These are the materials that I'll be using:

  • Bird feeder (£3) - to make the frame. Length 33cm. Diameter 6cm (the cage is metal, but not too robust. I might replace it with a much tougher mesh from one of those metal mesh bins http://www.ebay.com/itm/190683027361)
  • 2 round tea strainers (£3) for the FRONT and BACK end caps
  • 2 plastic jars with diameter 6cm (£2) - I will cut off the caps so as to make both end caps of the blimp to easily screw onto the frame
  • 300mmX200mm of Ultra fine mesh (£4) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fine-Stainless-Steel-wire-mesh-Insect-Reptile-Vent-Vivarium-/110876648077?_trksid=p3984.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DRIC.CFNPRP%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D110876648077%26ps%3D63#ht_500wt_1077 This will be used predominantly at the front of the construction. Fine mesh will go inside the frame. It will be last layer that the wind will travel through, and hopefully by then it will be completely broken. I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE IF THIS FINE MESH WILL AFFECT THE SOUND TRANSPARENCY. I really need your advice here. PLEASE HELP!
  • Micro fiber cloth OR nylon stockings (£1) - this will go inside the birdfeeder, after the fine mesh
  • 6 Rubber bands (£0) - to hold the mic inside the bird feeder in X pattern
  • 2 fluffy faux-fur lady's ankle warmers (£5) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300698800758 hopefully these are good, thick and tight enough fake fur to block most of the wind. I will just saw the ends of these fluffies together, to make them into "bags". They are 40cm long, so should hold the entire blip pretty nicely. If you can find any better material on eBay please post a link.

So what do you think? Will it work?

I'm especially concerned with a small (6cm) diameter of the birdfeeder, but I hope that adding the fine mesh should supplement that like in this video

Or am I wrong?

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BOYA BY-MM1 On Camera Small Cardioid Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19536/boya-by-mm1-on-camera-small-cardioid-microphone Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:47:02 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19536@/talks/discussions

Nice small microphone

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Zaxcom Nova - recorder and wireless system in one http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21862/zaxcom-nova-recorder-and-wireless-system-in-one Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:42:00 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21862@/talks/discussions image

Zaxcom is proud to announce Nova, a sound solution that combines a mixer, a recorder, ZaxNet™ remote control and wireless receivers into one compact and lightweight device. By combining features of the popular Nomad and Deva 24 with two integrated wireless receivers, Nova sets a new standard in sound recording capabilities for the feature film, television broadcast, live performance and high resolution sound effects recording.

Nova can record up to 12 channels of audio to two compact flash cards. The unit has 4 mic/line NeverClip™ inputs, 2 line level balanced inputs, 4 external AES inputs and 6 analog/AES output buses. 2 AES42 microphones can also connect to the AES inputs and are powered by the Nova.

The 4 channels of AES sample rate converting inputs can also connect to external wireless receivers. The 4 NeverClip™ microphone preamps have 140 dB of dynamic range eliminating the need for limiters that can distort the recorded mix track and ISO track.

Nova is also equipped with ZaxNet™ remote control which gives the ability to adjust frequency, preamp gain and output power on Zaxcom transmitters eliminating the need to approach the talent.

Two optional QRX212 dual receivers can be installed inside the Nova effortlessly. All connections including antennas are made within the Nova without external cables. The QRX212 receivers are the same as found on the Zaxcom RX-12 and RX-12R and are interchangeable with the Nova. The QRX212’s can receive audio from up to 4 separate transmitters in mono or stereo mode for up to 8 channels of wireless audio total.

The QRX212 receivers are fully integrated into the Nova. When a frequency is changed, both the receiver channel and the transmitters on the talent are changed at the same time. When frequency scans are initiated, all transmitters on talent are put in non-transmission mode so an accurate scan can be done. Once the scan is complete all transmitters and receivers can be assigned to clean frequencies instantly with the touch of a single button. The transmitters will automatically be enabled on the new frequency.

Full integration of Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless with the Nova makes for a unique and powerful system. Track names from the recorder can be automatically sent to the backup recordings on the wireless transmitters for easy identification in post. As an alternative, transmitter names can automatically rename the ISO tracks of the recorder. The Nova’s transport control can automatically control the recording on the bodypack transmitters so that there is a matching file on the transmitter for each recorded file on the Nova. Timecode is automatically jammed on each recording transmitter without the need to jam with a hardwired cable.

Nova includes Zaxcom’s 35 MHz tunable tracking front end filter on the wireless receivers. This filter allows for rejection of interfering sources like UHF walkie talkies. The RF distribution system is immune to intermodulation overload.

Zaxcom’s Audition and Re-record allows for instant remix and recovery of dropouts due to RF transmission interruption.

Nova’s graphical user interface is intuitive and simple. All buttons and knobs are ergonomically spaced to eliminate accidental bumping of levels due to overcrowding of buttons and switches on the front panel. An LCD paired with 6 push buttons provides menu navigation that can be used in adverse weather conditions.

The 5 faders are high resolution continuous encoders with LED indicators to indicate fader position and can display precise input audio level metering. The faders are user organized into 4 banks of 5 sources. Fader control, trim control and ZaxNet™ transmitter preamp gain are all quickly accessed with the touch of a single button.

Nova uses Zaxcom’s reliable MARF recording system to keep audio safe from corruption. IFB audio transmitted is wireless and is encrypted. Additionally, Nova uses two power inputs for redundant operation. External power distribution is not necessary as no external hardware is needed when using the Nova.

Nova can be used with any wireless system utilizing the analog and AES external inputs. Nova will be available Summer 2019 for $4,995. Each QRX212 receiver is optional and sold

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