Originally Posted by Chris Barcellos
I don't know what this means, cause I'm no sound genious, but when we shot this film:
Sound guy was using a field mixer. We set my Beachtec to line, because that's what was being outputted by the mixer. My controls on the Beachtec were set around 5. For each scene, he would send me a 1kg tone, and I would adjust the camera to - 12 db, and we shot from there.
I have the Beachtek too. I would be happy to explain how it works: the microphone sends a mic-level signal to the mixer. The mixer amplifies the signal to line level and sends it to the Beachtek. The Beachtek attenuates the line level down to microphone level and sends it to the HV20 on 1/8th inch. The HV20 then amplifies the signal up to line level for recording.