Sound http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/sound/feed.rss Thu, 18 Apr 19 14:23:41 -0600 Sound en-CA Sound Devices Scorpio Recorder with 32 Channels http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21844/sound-devices-scorpio-recorder-with-32-channels Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:25:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21844@/talks/discussions image

Product page - https://www.sounddevices.com/scorpio/

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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 F6 Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21867/zoom-f6-recorder Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:53:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21867@/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 -0600 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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Deity W.LAV Pro Lavalier Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21868/deity-w.lav-pro-lavalier-microphone Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:34:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21868@/talks/discussions

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Deity New Pencil Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21877/deity-new-pencil-microphone Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:27:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21877@/talks/discussions

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Azden Pro-XD 2.4GHz Wireless Lavalier System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14005/azden-pro-xd-2.4ghz-wireless-lavalier-system Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:55:47 -0600 MikeLinn 14005@/talks/discussions

$199 at http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=Azden+PRO-XD+Digital+Wireless+Microphone

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Lectrosonics DCHT Digital Audio Transmitter http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21879/lectrosonics-dcht-digital-audio-transmitter Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:46:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21879@/talks/discussions image

Lectrosonics is very pleased to announce the introduction of the DCHT portable digital stereo transmitter. The new DCHT unit is designed for use in film and TV production as both a wireless audio link from a bag or cart system to cameras and as a portable IFB transmitter paired with the Duet digital wireless M2R receiver packs. The DCHT accepts two channels of mic or line level analog signals or an AES digital signal from a mixer and transmits to the receiver or receivers in a purely digital format. The digital architecture of the new DCHT is a third-generation design with specially developed, high-efficiency circuitry for extended operating time on two AA batteries.

The DCHT can tune across the available UHF TV band from 470.100 to 607.950 MHz (470.100 to 614.375 MHz for the export version) in 100 kHz or 25 kHz steps, offering more than 6000 frequencies. The RF output can be set to 10, 25 or 50 mW, thus providing flexibility in terms of operating range for the intended application. The digital architecture allows for AES256-CTR encryption for applications where content security is a concern.

Studio quality, stereo audio performance is assured by high-quality components in the preamp, a wide range of input gain adjustment, and DSP-controlled limiting. Input connections and settings are included for any lavaliere microphone, dynamic microphones, and line-level inputs. Input gain is adjustable over a 51 dB range in 1 dB steps to allow an exact match to the source signal level, maximizing the dynamic range and signal to noise ratio of the system. Accessory input adapter cables are available to handle the variety of sources likely to be used with the DCHT. The 80 dB+ stereo separation between the two audio channels allows two separate mono feeds to be transmitted on a single RF carrier, reducing the number of carriers by half when compared to an analog IFB system.

The DCHT can be powered either with two AA batteries or with external DC using the optional LTBATELIM accessory. A 2-way infrared port on top of the unit provides quick setup for associated receivers, while firmware updates are made via the USB port on the side panel of the housing. A programmable switch on the top panel can be configured as power on/off, as an audio mute, or bypassed altogether. The DCHT housing is constructed of solid machined aluminum with a special hardened coating for lasting ruggedness. Dimensions are 3.45 x 2.44 x .742 inches (88 x 62 x 19 mm) and the weight of the unit is 6.5 oz. (184 g) with batteries and supplied wire belt clip.

The DCHT is available now; MSRP: $2,450.

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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 -0600 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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Sony UWP-D system http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11038/sony-uwp-d-system Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:13:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11038@/talks/discussions image

Available at http://www.amazon.com/Sony-UWPD11-42-Lavalier-Microphone/dp/B00J2XQZN2/

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Rode Wireless GO Compact Mic System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21849/rode-wireless-go-compact-mic-system Thu, 04 Apr 2019 18:12:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21849@/talks/discussions image

April 4th, 2019: RØDE Microphones is proud to announce the launch and shipping of the Wireless GO digital wireless microphone system – the world’s smallest and most versatile digital wireless mic/receiver combination. Wireless GO will be showcased at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas, US, April 8th -11th.

WHAT IS WIRELESS GO?

Wireless GO is an ultra-compact digital wireless microphone system which is unique in its clip’n’go versatility, incredibly compact form-factor, and unmatched price accessibility. It’s the perfect wireless mic solution for content creators in all disciplines: filmmakers, on-camera presenters, newsgatherers, vloggers and more.

The Transmitter (TX)

Measuring in at an ultra-compact 44mm x 45.3mm x 18.5mm and weighing just 31g, the Wireless GO transmitter (TX) acts as either a quick and easy clip-on wireless microphone, thanks to a high-quality built-in omnidirectional condenser capsule, or as the world’s smallest belt-pack transmitter for a lavalier microphone via the 3.5mm TRS input.

The Receiver (RX)

The RX is just as compact, measuring only 44mm x 46.4mm x 18.5mm and weighing just 31g, which makes your rig that much easier to carry and facilitates mounting on a range of camera gimbals and stabilisers. Its dual-purpose mount sits snug in your camera's shoe mount, or clips easily onto your camera strap or an item of clothing. The supplied 3.5mm TRS output cable plugs into your camera's audio input or, with the relevant available RØDE adaptors, into your recorder, GoPro, iPhone etc. There is also a three-stage output pad -- 0dB, -6dB, -12dB -- to tailor your output to your camera or recorder.

FLEXIBLE AND VERSATILE

The Wireless GO's quick clip-on capabilities make it perfect for run-and-gun journalists and vloggers in the field: never miss the action as it happens -- no cables and great sound.

FEATURES

  • Operates as a clip-on mic or belt-pack transmitter for a lavalier/headset microphone
  • Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone delivers broadcast-quality sound
  • All-new Series III 2.4GHz digital wireless transmission with 128-bit encryption designed to deliver crystal clear audio under any conditions, even in locations with dense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth activity like shopping malls, conventions, hotels etc
  • Up to 70m range (line-of-sight), but optimised for shorter-range operation in congested radio-frequency environments
  • TX and RX have built-in rechargeable batteries, charged via USB-C
  • Up to 7 hours on a full charge, including a battery saver mode
  • Super lightweight and ultra-compact: TX and RX are only 31g each
  • The transmitter and receiver pair in just 3 seconds
  • 3-stage output pad: 0, -6dB and -12dB
  • RØDE's market-leading smartLav+ (with an SC3 adaptor), Lavalier microphone and HS2 headset microphone are perfect companions for the Wireless GO when used as a belt-pack (and sold separately).
  • Use up to 8 systems in one location.

"The Wireless GO is an incredible marriage of form and function, substance and style," says Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson. "Pristine audio, versatility and build quality, and a price that will reset the marketplace. Video content is a vital part of everyone's business, and the simplicity offered by the Wireless GO's built-in mic means that everyone can produce broadcast-quality audio along with their vision: emerging filmmakers, reporters, real estate agents -- you name it.

"For RØDE, Wireless GO is the perfect addition to our range of wireless solutions, which includes the bestselling RØDELink Filmmaker Kit," continues Wilson. "And it's another world-first in RØDE's fantastic run of innovative new products, following the 2018 releases of the RØDECaster Pro and NT-SF1 ambisonic microphone. We continue to identify capability gaps in the market and are determined to be first in the space with revolutionary pro audio equipment, built to deliver brilliant audio for creators around the world."

Compact. Versatile. Ready when you are. Wireless GO. Shipping April.

Meet the Wireless GO (and RØDE's product specialist team) at the B&H booth (Central Hall C10916) at NAB in Las Vegas, from Monday April 8th to Thursday April 11th.

The Wireless GO can be pre-ordered for US$199 (B&H).

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Samson Go Mic Mobile Wireless Microphone System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20706/samson-go-mic-mobile-wireless-microphone-system Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:18:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20706@/talks/discussions

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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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Tascam DR-44WL and DR-22WL Wi-Fi audio recorders http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11297/tascam-dr-44wl-and-dr-22wl-wi-fi-audio-recorders Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:11:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11297@/talks/discussions image

  • Wi-Fi transport control for remote start
  • File transfer and streaming to smartphones or computers over Wi-Fi
  • Free control and transfer software for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android
  • Stereo condenser microphones arranged in close XY pattern
  • Redesigned mic preamps and A/D converters
  • Handles up to 120 dB SPL (up to 132 dB SPL for DR-44WL)
  • 8-position scene dial for typical recording situations, as well as manual setting
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF or MP3 recording
  • XLR inputs with phantom power (for DR-44WL)
  • 4 channel recording (for DR-44WL)
  • 128 x 128 graphic, backlit LCD (for DR-44WL)
  • Each mic capsule is cradled in its own shockmount to prevent vibrations (for DR-44WL)

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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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Sennheiser XSW-D Wireless full set http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21395/sennheiser-xsw-d-wireless-full-set Fri, 25 Jan 2019 14:20:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21395@/talks/discussions

  • Easy to Use, Plug & Go Operation
  • Bodypack Transmitter with ME2-II Lav Mic
  • Plug-On Receiver
  • Lightweight Miniature Housing
  • USB-Rechargeable 5-Hour Batteries
  • 5 Systems at Once Max, Up to 250' Range
  • $350

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1444563-REG/sennheiser_xsw_d_lavalier_set_lavset_me2_ii_clipon_lapel_mic_xsw_d.html

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Boya BY-WFM12 Wireless Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20446/boya-by-wfm12-wireless-microphone Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:28:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20446@/talks/discussions

  • Compatible for Smartphone, Tablet, DSLR, Camcorder, Audio Recorder, PC etc.
  • 12 switchable channels to keep you free from interference,
  • High-band VHF operation for superior sound
  • Two MIC jacks for transmitter,
  • Automatic matching
  • Volume control wheel,
  • Detachable and flexible antenna with rotating 360° function
  • Operation range up to 40m (131 feet), without obstacles,
  • Powered by two AA size alkaline batteries for both Receiver and Transmitter

https://www.amazon.com/BOYA-Microphone-Smartphones-Camcorders-recorders/dp/B07H4KSK8Z/

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Sony PCM-D10 Audio Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21343/sony-pcm-d10-audio-recorder Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:34:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21343@/talks/discussions image

Hi-Res Audio takes your recordings to the next level

Record professional sound with Hi-Res Audio at up to 192kHz/24 bit. Whether it’s your live music set, new podcast episode or breaking news report, the PCM-D10 unlocks a new level of detail and texture.

Connect all your gear with twin XLR/TRS jack

Plug in two inputs for high-quality two-channel recording. Compatible with XLR and TRS connectors, the twin jack gives you more choice over your sources, from mics and mixers to keyboards. These jacks are independently mic or line level switchable and have independent 48V phantom power. You’ll also find a dedicated stereo 3.5mm mini jack input.

Capture flawless sound with dual ADCs

Combining two top-of-the-line AK4558 A/D D/A converters with our own high-quality technology, the PCM-D10 raises the bar for your recordings. Working in tandem, they maximise S/N and allow you to capture flawless sound at up to 192kHz.

Take total control of your input levels

With the variable analog gain amplifier, you can dial in your audio levels with precision. The recorder features independent dials for your L and R channels, so you’re free to adjust both, or just one, of your inputs. And because these are high-quality analog controls, you can adjust the gain smoothly, without the step noise that can be encountered with digital volume.

Analog headphone amp for pitch-perfect playback

Whether you’re monitoring live or reliving the performance, you’ll enjoy clear, detailed audio and high output power from the PCM-D10’s high-quality MAX9723 analog headphone amp. This also features an integrated analog volume controller for smooth adjustment.

High S/N mode

With high S/N mode, you can stop worrying about lost low levels. The PCM-D10’s two ADCs record at different volumes – one regular and one lower – and if any low levels are lost, the device automatically replaces these sections with audio captured at -12dB. The result? Clear recordings for even the most dynamic performances.

Power supplied by batteries or USB-TypeC

Choose from different power supply options to match your recording environment. USB Type-C™ can be more suited to studio time, while dry cell batteries (4xAA) are ideal for recording in the field.

Capture more with up to 256GB of SD card storage

With 16GB internal memory, you’re always ready to lay down Hi-Res recordings. And with the capacity to add up to 256GB of SD card storage, you can record professional audio, even through the longest sessions. Plus, if you turn on Cross-Memory REC mode, the recorder will automatically switch to SD card when you exceed the internal memory, so you can be sure you never miss a take.

Hit record from your smartphone

Use the Sony REC Remote app to start recordings from your smartphone. This helps eliminate the interference sometimes caused by jogging the device when you hit the REC button. You can also use the app to adjust most recording settings, mark tracks and monitor your levels. Available for Android and iOS.

https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/voice-recorders/pcm-d10#features_benefits_35607496595930691371079843

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Headphone Calibration. What about it? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17475/headphone-calibration.-what-about-it Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:46:29 -0600 RoadsidePicnic 17475@/talks/discussions Is there any real benefit of using a calibration profile in a decent headphone (let's say, Superlux Hd681 or better)?

Second, if there's actual benefit in it, when it becomes practical to spend US$ 120,00 on a calibration plugin?

Found that Sonarworks Reference 3 Headphone software and people reviewing it in the internet got me curious.

Here is a quote from their website:
"Hi-end studio sound from your headphones. Headphone calibration is the process of measuring and adjusting the frequency response of headphones in order to precisely match flat and neutral sounding studio monitors in a well treated studio. Standard studio headphones are transformed into perfectly-engineered precision devices. By giving yourself the gift of accurate sound, you can mix and master with total confidence."
https://www.sonarworks.com/headphones/

And here is a quote of a review by Matthew Weiss:
"So is this product just a fancy EQ? Well, yes and no. Essentially, it is just an EQ. However, the curves it’s recreating are not curves that you could simply dial in by ear or with simple measurement of white noise. Sonarworks notes that there is “resolution up to 16000 correction points” which is way more than any market EQ can give you."
https://theproaudiofiles.com/sonarworks-headphone-calibration-review/

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RODE SoundField NT-SF1 microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19437/rode-soundfield-nt-sf1-microphone Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:28:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19437@/talks/discussions image

The first product for the SoundField By RØDE family is a marriage of SoundField’s pristine ambisonic recording technology, and RØDE’s commitment to audio excellence accessible by all creators. Completely designed and made in Australia at RØDE’s Sydney campus, the NT-SF1 is a triumph of innovation and manufacturing quality. Featuring four of RØDE’s all-new, ultra-quiet ½-inch TF45C capsules in tetrahedral array, the NT-SF1 produces natural, transparent four channel A-format recordings which can be transformed and manipulated in B-Format, courtesy of the soon-to-be-released SoundField by RØDE plugin.

“When The Freedman Group acquired SoundField in late-2016, the aim was to continue producing the premier 360-degree audio capture loved by the professionals who bring us cinema sound and 7.1 broadcast,” says Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson. “And we are. But, as is the RØDE way, we have brought our manufacturing and design expertise to bear on this new family of microphones. The SoundField By RØDE NT-SF1 is for creators for whom the ultra-high-end SoundField products are out of reach, and delivers results unmatched by all but the most expensive ambisonic microphones.”

Head of RØDE’s New Product Development and former Director of New Product at SoundField for 16 years, Pieter Schillebeeckx, says this is the most exciting development in the technology in decades. “Delivering this kind of professional-use technology at a sub-USD$1000 price point is a world first in the ambisonic world,” he says. “It gives budding VR creators, immersive filmmakers and videogame world builders an accessible and high-quality way to dive into 360-degree-with-height audio capture.”

Due to release soon in 2018, the SoundField By RØDE NT-SF1 will democratise one of the last bastions of high-end recording the way RØDE has always done: with precision, price and unbeatable after-sales service.

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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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DacMagic XS review http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21591/dacmagic-xs-review Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:22:35 -0700 DrDave 21591@/talks/discussions Over the years, I have tried dozens, if not hundreds of DACs. The high end ones are great, Mytec, Lavry, Grace Audio especially great. There's a lot of computers at work so it isn't practical to fit them all with Myteks, on the other hand, the built in audio is usually pretty cheesy and you can't easily run ASIO, etc. High end ones ($$$) have discrete components, a regulated power supply and a real, separate headphone amp with a proper volume dial.

For the last few years we have been using Weiliang devices. The budget ones are in the $50-$100 range. We buy them on eBay (but beware of fakes). They sound good and are very even and accurate. BTW I really don't like the new AKM chips even though they are all the rage. That's OK, because models with the ESS sabre chips and others are now a bit cheaper.

On a whim, I picked up the DacMagic XS USB portable DAC on eBay freshly refurbed from the factory.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cambridge-Audio-DacMagic-XS-Portable-USB-DAC-Headphone-Amplifier-Gold/253743761348

Comes in different colors. Blue costs more.
This thing is TINY it looks like a deck of cards in the photos but it is light and small. You can take it on trips. USB powered, and there is a USB 3.0 option with a bit better specs and includes a built in ASIO driver. There's two little buttons to change the volume and change modes. I plugged it into my phone and tablet but YMMV of course.

There's some tiny LEDs and two holes. One micro USB and one mini headphone jack. Ultra simple.

OK, blah blah, how does it sound? It sounds expensive. Big, warm, transparent soundstage with lots of depth, detail and presence. The difference between this and a boutique DAC is tiny, and it sounds better than a some of them. It is has the detail you need to edit, with no BS, that's the thing. No DSD, but I will be reviewing a Weiliang if you want that, I never use it myself.

Premiere loaded the ASIO driver no problem. There's a latency setting which will depend on a lot of things. MME works totally fine at 50ms on my system, and it sounds exactly the same so you might want to use that since Premiere's ASIO is not, shall we say, rock solid.

Since it is super portable and cheap, you can buy several and have the same sound at different stations, or you can just unplug it from one device and plug it in another. Be aware that if you turn on Premiere while you are using it elsewhere, like all such devices it will change your settings.

Recommended. (attached photo from DigitalTrends shows the small size and the volume/setup buttons).

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Deity V-mic D3 Pro and D3 Microphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19819/deity-v-mic-d3-pro-and-d3-microphones Mon, 04 Jun 2018 23:11:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19819@/talks/discussions

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Zaxcom Fader Motion Capture http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21548/zaxcom-fader-motion-capture Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:28:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21548@/talks/discussions image

Zaxcom is proud to announce Fader Motion Capture (FMC), a feature that records the fader levels and movements made by the production sound mixer in real time into a separate file. The file can be then imported into a post workflow where the fader movements are replicated in the workstation. This time-saving technology allows post production to edit and remaster the location mix without starting from scratch. “Today, many hours of the location mix can be discarded by post as the mix track is being remixed from isolated tracks,” says Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom. “Fader Motion Capture will allow the industry to utilize more of the location mix with the added benefits of a fully editable track and saving time.”

How it works

Fader Motion Capture is available on Deva 24 as a standalone recorder or when paired with Mix-16 or Oasis control surfaces. It creates a separate FADER folder containing “.FAD” files found on Deva 24’s recordings. These files can then be converted into AAF files using free downloadable software called Zaxcom Fader Motion Capture to AAF Converter.

Once converted to AAF, the files can then be imported into the workstation. The new files can be added to any timeline where key frames generated by the location mix can be fully edited and remixed. To view the Fader Motion Capture key frames in the workstation change the audio view to “volume”.

Workstation compatibility

Fader Motion Capture is compatible with Media Composer, Media Composer Ultimate, Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate. To use Fader Motion Capture in Pro Tools, users must first import the converted AAF files into Media Composer then export the audio through Media Composer to be imported into Pro Tools for further editing.

Availability

Fader Motion Capture is standard feature on Deva 24 and is currently available in beta release. The Zaxcom Fader Motion Capture to AAF Converter software is both PC and MAC compatible. You can find out more info by visiting http://zaxcom.com

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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 -0600 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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Senal AWS-2000 System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18941/senal-aws-2000-system Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18941@/talks/discussions image

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1357911-REG/senal_aws_2000_a_advanced_wireless_microphone.html

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Saramonic VMic microphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17279/saramonic-vmic-microphones Sat, 01 Jul 2017 14:14:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17279@/talks/discussions image

Saramonic VMic Pro is a super directional shotgun microphone that mounts directly onto your camera. Comes with shock mount system.

It has 150 Hz low cut filter and a high frequency boost (+6dB) feature that can be controlled independently. Microphone comes with three position level control (-10dB, 0dB, +20dB), a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio monitoring, and a low battery LED indicator. The microphone's frequency response is 35 Hz ~ 20 kHz, signal-to-noise ratio is 75dB, and the microphone has a dynamic range of 120dB. Power is supplied by two AA batteries and the package includes a foam windshield as well as a detachable 3.5mm cable to connect to the camera.

VMic Recorder model features an integrated flash recorder that can store 16-bit / 48 kHz WAV audio files to a Micro SDHC memory card up to 32GB capacity. It also comes with an LCD monitor and a single-button recording function. The standard VMic model comes with similar specifications to the Pro variant but has to make do with a slightly reduced feature set. It will set you back $119.95; the Recorder is $199.95. VMiv Pro UK will cost you £199.14.

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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 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19536@/talks/discussions

Nice small microphone

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RODELink Digital Wireless Audio System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12219/rodelink-digital-wireless-audio-system Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:21:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12219@/talks/discussions

It is digital wireless audio system, works in super crowded 2.4GHz band, uses 128-bit encrypted digital transmission sent on two channels simultaneously. Audio is transmitted in 24-bit/44.1k digital forma, max distance is around 100 meters .

Transmitter+reciever set will be $399

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1115091-REG/rode_rodlnk_fm_rodelink_wireless_filmmaker_kit.html

http://www.rodemic.com/wireless

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Microlab Solo Monitor Speakers http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21298/microlab-solo-monitor-speakers Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:18:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21298@/talks/discussions

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