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Old July 9th, 2004, 10:36 PM   #346
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Stay away from that "stuff" and if it's a consumer mag stuff it where it belongs in the garbage or under the cat's litterbox. get back on track with quality gear.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 12:14 PM   #347
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Equip questions for Folk Music in Romania

Going to Northern Romania to find folk music for inspiration and enjoyment. But I want to share memories and I'm an audio engineer so I'm a bit of a gearhead. But I don't want this to be a "Busman's Holiday" and lug around a lot of gear. I want pictures so camcorder seemed good idea. I'm starting from zero. I plan to get Panasonic DV953 and MKH416 and Beechtek DXA6 and I will be traveling alone in a rental car. A few questions:
1) Are these good choices?
2) Will 416 pattern be too narrow for a group of 4-6 people? Will I have to stand too far back?
3) Would a stereo Mic be of any use? With a shotgun MS stereo can I record unmatrixed and use just cardiod side as Hypercardiod (shotgun)?
4) Can I use DV953 'AV input' to bypass mic pre and achieve equivalent of Greg Winter mod?
5) Do I need release form in case I want to sample or somehow use commercially?
This is a great forum, I wish I found it earlier. I'm leaving in 5 days to work in Berlin til Aug 1, then to Romania. Thanks in advance for qiuck answers.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 12:21 PM   #348
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Converting line level to Mic level??

Is there an adapter or box that will convert a line level feed to mic level?

I only have a MA-300 mic adapter on my GL2 and was just trying to prepare myself for any situation I may run into at some upcoming weddings.

Would be nice to run an output from the PA to the MA-300, but it only accepts mic level inputs.

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Old July 12th, 2004, 02:01 PM   #349
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trv900 instead

Actually I'm getting a Sony TRV900 camera.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 03:30 PM   #350
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Yes, they are called *in line pads* and feature a resistor of your choice.
They look like what we call a female XLR barrel (or coupler) with the
resistor inside.

I would recommend a -20 or -30 dB pad. Beachtek uses a -50 and from
my experience it is too much. A hot mic like the K6/ME67 will overload
without using the -50 pad, but you don't get enough signal with it.

I don't know about the GL2, but the XL1 has a menu setting you can
adjust for -10 line level. You will need a pad if you want to tame the
+4 dBv tiger.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 04:22 PM   #351
 
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Walmart has a great price...

on the new Sound Forge book.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...A3920%3A105315
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Old July 12th, 2004, 05:04 PM   #352
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Ordered.

Thanks for the heads-up
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Old July 12th, 2004, 08:32 PM   #353
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Sennheiser G2 100-ENG RF Carrier Frequencies

Before ordering a G2 100 ENG kit (when available) I'm trying to understand which frequency range I should select & why.

FWIW I am in New Zealand.

The frequencies offered are:-

A: 518 - 554MHz
B: 626 - 662MHz
C: 740 - 776MHz
D: 786 - 822MHz
E: 830 - 886MHz

Thanks in advance

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Old July 13th, 2004, 11:25 AM   #354
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Can you help?

Hi,

Im planning to make a low-budget movie, and I could need some advice. Here's the question:

You think I would need a seperate mixer, when I already have the 'Marantz PMD222'?
http://www.american-digital.com/prodsite/product.asp?p=165

Im just going to use 1 mic.

Thanks for your time!
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Old July 15th, 2004, 12:00 AM   #355
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looking for primer on Audition

Anyone know of a good primer for adobe audition. BTW, for those in the know, how does it stack up to soundforge (subjective I know but I am asking for an opinion. I will use them mainly for voice editing of in camera and dat audio).

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Old July 15th, 2004, 07:41 AM   #356
 
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Ron Dabbs has a great book on Audition, available at Amazon, etc. or check out http://www.cmpbooks.com
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Old July 15th, 2004, 02:15 PM   #357
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Which beachtek adaptor should I get?

I shot my last project with a VX2000, SGM2X and Beachtek DX4A adaptor and I was pretty happy with the results. Unfortunately my wife ran the beachtek through the washing machine recently (it was in a suitcase with clothes). Anyway, since I need a new beachtek I was also considering upgrading my mic and the AT4073A has pretty good reviews on this site. Which Beachtek device would be best for use with this mic. And if I stayed with the SGM2X would one of the devices with phantom power add anything more to the setup?
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Old July 15th, 2004, 03:22 PM   #358
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Best is going to be the DXA-8 that has reamplification , 48 volt phantom and limiters. The DXA-8 will allow you to limit the onboard preamps to 355 or less gain. This will give you niticeably better audio.

This rig can on'y help your audio quality even with the azden.

AT mics are a definite improvement on the Azden
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Old July 16th, 2004, 06:44 PM   #359
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Very small lav, sounds good, no visible wires

Very small lav, sounds good, no visible wires - I've not seen it, just read the info on RAMPS

http://www.ricsonix.com/frame.htm
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Old July 17th, 2004, 12:54 PM   #360
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Boom Mic's, Help

I have an AudioTechnica ATR55 Shotgun mic with a mini jack plug that I use ontop of my GL2 for a better external mic. I just purchased a shock mount and a boom pole for the microphone.

My question is, can I get an extended 12 foot cable or so (i've seen them) to hook up to the microphone and have it go directly into the mini jack on the camera, or is that a bad idea? Or should I invest in a XLR adaptor and use XLR imputs? I'm not concerned about it coming unplugged, but a difference in sound between straight use of a mini jack or the XLR. Does the minijack have bad sound when there is a extended cable.

I will have a friend who will hold the boom pole for me directed to the subjects while I film, and the wire from the boom pole will go to the GL2? Please help me if any of you have a similar setup.

I can use all the advice, Ive searched all the forums and dont see much.
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