Sound http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/sound/feed.rss Sun, 21 Jan 18 07:48:28 -0700 Sound en-CA Sennheiser G4 wireless mikes available in April http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18810/sennheiser-g4-wireless-mikes-available-in-april Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:42:49 -0700 IronFilm 18810@/talks/discussions

https://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-microphone-broadcast-film-evolution-g4

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Takstar Pro 80, now ISK HF2011 Headphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3982/takstar-pro-80-now-isk-hf2011-headphones Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:42:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3982@/talks/discussions Got myself three different headphones.

All three are considered best amoungs Chinese designed and manufactured headphones :-)

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As for manufacturing quality, it is clear that thay can compete with best and pricey phones.

Sound is also very good, and different amongst all three. This is usual thing for heaphones. :-)

But my favourite is still Panasonic HTF890.

I'll write more about this phones later.

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Marantz PMD-706 recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17300/marantz-pmd-706-recorder Wed, 05 Jul 2017 02:09:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17300@/talks/discussions

$299 only

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1340332-REG/marantz_professional_pmd_706_6_channel_dslr_recorder_recording.html

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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 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18712@/talks/discussions image

Specs

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Roland R-07 High-Resolution Audio Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18713/roland-r-07-high-resolution-audio-recorder Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:04:52 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18713@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Produce page - https://www.roland.com/us/products/r-07/

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Saramonic SR-VRM1 XLR Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17894/saramonic-sr-vrm1-xlr-recorder Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:44:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17894@/talks/discussions

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BOYA BY-HM100 Reporter Mike http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17160/boya-by-hm100-reporter-mike Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:58:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17160@/talks/discussions image

Price is below $50 shipped - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BOYA-BY-HM100-Aluminum-Omni-Directional-Dynamic-Wireless-Handheld-Microphone-Mic-XLR-Extra-Long-Handle-for/32809963897.html

This is really cheap, do not know how good it is, need to make some tests. Just note that interview mike must be long and preferably omni.

For exhibition PV team uses https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/983578-REG/senal_eng_18rl_hand_held_omni_dynamic_eng.html I really love the sound and performance of it.

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Saramonic TM7 Shotgun Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18653/saramonic-tm7-shotgun-microphone Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:25:29 -0700 cindy6 18653@/talks/discussions Does anyone have any experience with this mic? I have been looking for a cheaper alternative to Sennheiser 416. Aputure Deity's sound is quite similar but not as directional. I wonder how this Saramonic would mearsure up. Unfornately there's not much buzz about it on the internet. tkx!

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Aputure Deity Shotgun http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16292/aputure-deity-shotgun Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:03:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16292@/talks/discussions

Expensive, and do not see any reason to prefer it to MXL and alikes.

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Lavalier Showdown http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2115/lavalier-showdown Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:50:57 -0700 JDN 2115@/talks/discussions I was looking for an upgrade to the kit ME-2 that came with my G3, and fine folks at Toronto TREW audio were kind enough to spend a few hours with me testing the most common lavs on the market -- tram tr50, sanken cos11, and the two latest offerings from RODE. I know these tests are all over the internet, but I always had a problem with them because the cos11 and sometimes the tram were usually run through lectronics while the me-2 and RODEs were often run through G3s. Needless to say, if you are a dslr shooting, you're probably not going to shell out 2-4k for a lectrosonics transmitter and receiver. Luckily, the trew techs were kind enough to modify the tram and sanken for g3 receivers.

I thought I'd share the results as a good lavalier is essential for any solo dslr shooter and produces much better quality than an onboard shotgun and it's really hard to tell what's better from youtube tests given their crappy compressed audio.

First, a general note -- the RODEs, tram and saken all completely spanked the me-2, which should not be a surprise, though it was surprising just how much better they sounded. The ME-2 was just soo thin sounding. So, knowing I was going to walk out of there with a new lav of some sort, I started comparing them, side by side, in different sound environments for the next two hours (all tests were done with a sound devices mixer and sony studio headphones). Here are the results:

BEST SOUND QUALITY

Sanken COS11 -- no suprise, it's the most expensive as well. There's a reason it is used by high end documentaries and most television and film. But is it good for a solo DSLR shooter? If time and money are no issue, then yes, but if they are, here are a few drawbacks:

  • Higher Handling Noise. It takes careful mounting to conceal this lav and tape down the wire since both the microphone and the wire are very sensitive to handling noise. If you got the time, or you are mainly doing sit-down interviews, you'll be rewarded, but if you need a lav (as I mainly do) for filming moving subjects solo, it may not be the best choice.

  • Costly aftermarket adaptors. Okay, not that costly, but you're looking at $30 - $50 to modify it for use with a g3, and another $140 if you want to then plug that into an xlr for sit-down interviews.

INTERESTING, BUT NOT PERFECT

RODE Pin Mic -- recently released from RODE this mic is meant to be hidden in plain sight (the capsule pins through clothing. I could see this being very useful for event shooters and live broadcast, particularly if you didn't want to spend a lot of time mounting it. But the sound quality, while better than the me-2, felt a little lacking at the low end, and the fact that the mic faces out (even though it's an omni) did seem to mean a little more of the room was picked up. If you do a lot of weddings and other events though, you might want to consider it. About $250.

AN OLD STANDBY

Which led to the TRAM TR50, the flat, small lav that many of you will recognize from your sound recordists bag if you haven't already used (or owned) yourself. Easy to conceal and sounded much better than the pin mic. Far less handing noise than the COS11, and cheaper too ($250) although requires the same modifications and adaptors to use with G3 as the COS11. The downside was it came in pretty quiet -- even at 0b from the transmitter you still had to crank up the mixer more than 3/4 of the way to get have the audio peak in the the 0 - +6 db range and that added a small but noticeable bit of noise. So you could record it lower and let post deal with it if you need to crank it later, but that's a little complicated. Which led to:

THE EVENTUAL WINNER

(For me at least) The RODE lavalier. Also $250. Rich, full sound -- not quite as good as the COS11, but about the same size (which is to say quite small) and far more impervious to handling noise -- put it on my undershirt and moved around a bit and even without moleskin had no noise off the overshirt (which was soft cotton, granted, but still, not bad for a very quick and dirty mounting job). Best of all, only required a $30 G3 adaptor and a $50 XLR adaptor, so ended up saving me $150 over the tram and nearly $300 over the COS11. And bizarrely for a lav at least, comes with a five year warranty.

So there you have it. As always, I'd encourage you to try to test out these options in person and pick the combination that is right for how you use it most (and realize that ultimately, many people have at least two different kinds of lavs in their bag because there is no perfect choice). But if you, like me, were frustrated by the lack of controls (eg different receivers) and compression found on most internet tests, hopefully this feedback helps in narrowing down your decision. Sorry, no audio to post -- I really should have recorded it all -- but I will post a me-2 v. RODE comparison when I get a moment to pull it off.

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TASCAM DR-10X - balls for your XLR mike http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11532/tascam-dr-10x-balls-for-your-xlr-mike Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:07:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11532@/talks/discussions image

TASCAM’s compact DR-10X attaches to a handheld microphone for the ultimate compact news gathering recording system. A captive XLR connector attaches firmly to your microphone, capturing interviews at 48kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV resolution. Offload recordings through the microUSB connection or by removing the MicroSD card.

Specs

  • XLR jack mounts directly to dynamic microphone (It also can use condenser microphone powered by battery.)
  • 48kHz/24 bit BWF mono recording
  • Uses MicroSD or MicroSDHC media, up to 32GB
  • Mic pre gain Low/Mid/High control
  • Instant record mode – power on while holding record button side switch
  • Limiter and low cut filter
  • Manual or automatic gain control
  • Dual recording mode captures a copy of your audio at a lower level as a safety track
  • Time Track Increment function writes a new track marker after a set time limit. There is on/off setting, but the time is 15 minutes fixed when turn it on.
  • Easy-to-read OLED display
  • Edit settings on a PC and send them to the DR-10X through the microUSB port
  • Playback function with headphone out
  • More than 8 hours of recording with single AAA battery
  • IR transmit/receive to copy settings between units

http://tascam.com/product/dr-10x/specifications/

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Zoom F-Control controller for F4 and F8 recorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16265/zoom-f-control-controller-for-f4-and-f8-recorders Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:44:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16265@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • nine 60mm faders
  • Trim/Pan, PFL and Track controls for each channel
  • 12 segment level indicators
  • support keyboard for naming tracks
  • headphone output on controller
  • $349,99

https://www.zoom.co.jp/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/frc-8-f-series-remote-controller?_ga=1.29086204.1791640840.1478402770

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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 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15838@/talks/discussions image

Specs

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Mikme - large diaphragm mike with recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18564/mikme-large-diaphragm-mike-with-recorder Sun, 24 Dec 2017 14:41:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18564@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 1-inch gold-plated, phantom powered true-condenser capsule.​
  • Record 24Bit 96kHz studio-grade audio to built-in 16gb of storage.
  • One button on top to start/stop recording, and buttons on the back for level adjustment as well as power on/off and bluetooth pairing.
  • Headphone jack for monitoring or line out. And there's a 3/8" and a 1/4-20" accessory thread on the bottom.
  • It has a USB micro jack for powering and recharging.
  • Mikme app syncs with an iPhone and automatically replaces the internal microphone, for both audio and video recording.
  • Battery lasts up to 3.5 hours of continued recording.
  • 2.75 x 2.8 inches size, and less than 6 ounces weight.

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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1338439-REG/mikme_m54_002_03_01_blackgold_wireless_microphone_and.html

https://www.mikme.com/

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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 -0600 IronFilm 17891@/talks/discussions New Sound Devices MixPre-10T

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PR

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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Lectrosonics PDR Portable Audio Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18305/lectrosonics-pdr-portable-audio-recorder Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:01:20 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18305@/talks/discussions

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ZYLIA ZM-1 - Mike system with 19 mikes http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16067/zylia-zm-1-mike-system-with-19-mikes Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:12:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16067@/talks/discussions

  • 19 microphone capsules
  • LED ring status indicator
  • 48 KHz / 24 bit recording
  • USB connectivity
  • Easy to deploy

https://zylia.co/

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NAB NY 2017: Zaxcom Deva 24 Audio Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18469/nab-ny-2017-zaxcom-deva-24-audio-recorder Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:11:45 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18469@/talks/discussions

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Sony ICD-SX2000 small recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16996/sony-icd-sx2000-small-recorder Tue, 23 May 2017 12:30:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16996@/talks/discussions

Price starts around $195 from Asia - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-ICD-SX2000-Stereo-IC-Recorder-Portable-16GB-Linear-PCM-Hi-Res-USB-Direct-/262820798903

Check also http://www.prosoundnetwork.com/gear-and-technology/sony-icd-sx2000-digital-recorder-with-bluetooth-remote/47188

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Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15665/zoom-f4-with-six-inputs-and-eight-tracks-is-like-a-new-low-priced-f8 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:18:03 -0600 IronFilm 15665@/talks/discussions image

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My blog post on this news: http://ironfilm.co.nz/news-leak-zoom-f4-with-six-inputs-and-eight-tracks-is-like-a-new-low-priced-zoom-f8/ (some of it repeated below)

I thought the Zoom F8 when it was announced was a groundbreaking new recorder in what it brought to a new low price point for soundies.

Now the F4 is even cheaper ($650 vs $1K), and has nearly everything the F8 has! Except for most notably the lack of extra XLR inputs (8 vs 4, thus the names: F8 vs F4. The "F" = field recorder, "H" = handheld recorder such as H1/H4n/H5/H6) and the lack of an app for the F4 to mix on a tablet like you can with the F8. Oh, and in a more minor point the F4 has a monochrome screen vs the 4 color screen of the F8.

But everything else (such as pre amps, and time code) is basically exactly the same as the F8!

Some specs

Designed to provide big Hollywood sound on an affordable indie budget, Zoom F4 is a 6-input / 8-track professional field recorder featuring super-low-noise preamps and timecode with pinpoint accuracy. The unit provides recording and playback resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz with impressive audio specs including an extremely low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to +75 dB), with +4 dB line-level inputs. The on-board temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) generates timecode at 0.2 ppm accuracy and supports all standard drop-frame and non-drop formats, as well as jam sync for external devices.

The advanced on-board limiters provide overload protection for all inputs and outputs, which lets you capture audio in a wide range of environments. Limiting can be applied simultaneously at full resolution with 10 dB of headroom and features controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

The F4 offers four combo XLR-1/4" inputs, a 1/8" stereo input, and includes a Zoom mic-capsule input for recording six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix, all at full 24-bit/192 kHz resolution. Additionally, inputs 5/6 can function as a camera return for audio monitoring only for confidence checks. The dual-SD card slot features simultaneous recording to both cards allowing you to make a backup or split recording with all eight tracks on one card and a stereo mix on the other. Each of the four XLR-1/4" inputs offers a dedicated preamp with gain control, phantom power, a six-segment LED level meter, plus a Record Ready and PFL switch. In addition to the 1/4" headphone output with a dedicated volume control, the F4 provides two main balanced XLR outputs, as well as two sub outs on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack, enabling easy connection to a camera. All timecode I/O is provided on BNC connectors and the unit includes a variable-frequency slate-tone generator to confirm levels.

An easy-to-read 1.9" LCD display is suitable for use in all lighting environments including dark low-light sets to bright sunlight. The on-board mixer not only provides user-adjustable level, pan, and input/output delay, but also offers high-pass filtering for noise and wind reduction, phase inversion, and Mid-Side decoding. The F4 ships with a camera-mount adapter, AC power adapter, and download codes for Cubase LE and Wavelab LE.

  • Six-input / eight-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer
  • Six discrete inputs, including four with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, a stereo 3.5mm input, and Zoom mic-capsule input
  • Compact and lightweight metal chassis, weighing just two pounds (without batteries)
  • High-quality mic preamps with up to 75 dB gain, less than -127 dBu EIN, and +4 dB line inputs
  • Support for up to 24-bit/192 kHz recording as well as 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz, plus 47.952 and 48.048 kHz for HD video compatibility; 16-/24-bit resolution
  • Accurate timecode (0.2 ppm) I/O on standard BNC connectors; dropframe/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
  • Two different power supply options: 8x AA batteries or external DC battery pack with 4-pin Hirose connector
  • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for each channel
  • Phantom power (+48V/+24V) on every preamp
  • Advanced on-board limiters for input and output
  • High-pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
  • Input delay of up to 30ms per channel / output delay of up to 10 frames per output
  • Compatible with all Zoom mic capsules; optional ECM extender cable enables remote positioning
  • Dual XLR balanced Main Outs plus 1/8" stereo mini-jack Sub Out
  • Dedicated headphone output (100mW) with front-panel volume control
  • 1.9” white, backlit monochrome LCD
  • Dedicated PFL display with viewable trim settings
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512GB each
  • Records in BWF-compliant WAV or MP3 file formats
  • Support for extensive metadata (BWF and iXML); input time, date, project, scene number, etc.
  • Built-in tripod mount; camera-mount adapter also included
  • Use as a 6-in/4-out USB audio interface (@ 96 kHz)


Available for $650 at https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-F4-Multitrack-Field-Recorder/dp/B01KZHQWY0/


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NAB NY 2017: Lectrosonics SMWB and SMDWB Wideband Wireless Transmitters http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18304/nab-ny-2017-lectrosonics-smwb-and-smdwb-wideband-wireless-transmitters Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:00:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18304@/talks/discussions

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Tascam DR-701D http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14083/tascam-dr-701d Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:55:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14083@/talks/discussions image

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Alctron T-01A - hyper cardioid small mike, iSK CM-20C alternative http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15882/alctron-t-01a-hyper-cardioid-small-mike-isk-cm-20c-alternative Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:28:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15882@/talks/discussions image

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  • 22mm Large gold dual diaphragm
  • Hyper-cardioid option
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20KHz
  • Sensitivity: -39dB±2dB (0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz)
  • Output Impedance: <200 Ohm
  • Equivalent Noise Level: ≤22dB (A Weight)
  • Max SPL: 134dB for 0.5% THD
  • Connector: 3-Pin XLR
  • Power Requirement: 48V phantom power supply
  • Around $57 shipped

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Alctron-T-01A-Instrument-Mic-with-mic-clip-Pencil-Condenser-Microphone-Instrument-studio-mic/2201040_32686192800.html

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TASCAM DR-10SG http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14992/tascam-dr-10sg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:33:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14992@/talks/discussions

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Best indoor mic for under $1,000? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7630/best-indoor-mic-for-under-1000 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:19:53 -0600 acuriousman 7630@/talks/discussions I'm going to get some serious gear soon and I have to upgrade my current shotgun.

I'll be shooting a lot of interior diagloue shots in small to medium sized rooms. From what I've been told, a shotgun mic like the MKH 416 is terrible for indoors, correct?

What's the best indoor mic for $1,000 and under?

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Roland R-88 got a *massive* price drop! (fierce F8 competition?) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15983/-roland-r-88-got-a-massive-price-drop-fierce-f8-competition- Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:39:23 -0600 IronFilm 15983@/talks/discussions For those looking at an alternative to the Zoom F8, I noticed that B&H has a "New Arrival", refurbished Rolland R-88 units selling at nearly half their launch price (I guess Zoom is providing some serious pricing pressure! They might even be new units, and only "refurbished" in name only?!):

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1286630-REG/roland_r_88b_r_88_8_channel_recorder_and.html

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Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18012/sennheiser-hd-660-s-headphones Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:52:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18012@/talks/discussions image

  • New transducers
  • Matching pair of left and right transducers to keep them within +-1db (do not worry, your ears are much worse)
  • 150 Ohm impedance
  • Overall same design used in 600 and 650
  • New $499 and £429.99 prices for better managers living
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Taskstar SGC-598 cheap shotgun mike http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18005/taskstar-sgc-598-cheap-shotgun-mike Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:20:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18005@/talks/discussions image

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Saramonic SmartRig II http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17967/saramonic-smartrig-ii Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:13:58 -0600 MikeLinn 17967@/talks/discussions

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Lectrosonics wideband transmitters announced: SMWB + SMDWB http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17960/lectrosonics-wideband-transmitters-announced-smwb-smdwb- Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:19:24 -0600 IronFilm 17960@/talks/discussions More info here about the SMWB (uses a single AA battery, a very small transmitter!):

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http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Menu-item-for-category-listing-module-497/product/561-smwb.html

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And the info for the dual battery version:

http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Menu-item-for-category-listing-module-497/product/562-smdwb.html

Wish I could get one of each and a SRc!

Ah well, maybe next year....

However, it is very weird that it has a max of 44.1KHz?? What on earth are they smoking....

Also is a damn pity there is no TC :-( Guess they're still keeping a reason for you to buy their PDR instead.

But having a split gain recording option is nice.

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