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Old August 13th, 2004, 05:22 AM   #241
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Jack:
What is your setup? To use the Audio1 jacks as the recording input the AUDIO1/MIC Input select switch behind the door must be set to AUDIO 1, and the corresponding menu item set to the level appropriate to your source.
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Old August 17th, 2004, 11:20 PM   #242
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Sorry I accidently reversed the two. Must have been sleep surfing
Thanks for catching that
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Old September 9th, 2004, 09:03 PM   #243
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In case anyone is interested to try repairing your MA100,
Yeah you have to seperate the pad.
And it's possible to repair it yourself, if the wiring's the problem.
I've just fixed an MA100 which had a dodgy cable.
replaced the cable, good as new.
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Old September 21st, 2004, 09:02 PM   #244
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How about the infamous broken tab dilemma? Can that be easily fixed with disassembly??
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Old September 28th, 2004, 09:43 AM   #245
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I think there's a thread about the infamous tab problem.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 11:41 PM   #246
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MA 100 issue

I've apparently got one dead lead on my MA 100. When I attach the wireless mic to the right (red) side, it inputs fine. But it doesn't input (or output) from the left (white) side. I unscrewed the cover on the white plug and it looks fine. Any ideas?
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Old November 20th, 2004, 06:57 AM   #247
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I've seen about one other post on a similar problem. Cables can fail over time as they are flexed. You may have a bad lead or poor connection somewhere inside the MA100. A good technician should be able to check this for you.
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Old December 11th, 2004, 05:57 PM   #248
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ma 100 setup

I am settiing up the ma100 i want to use both channels on ma100 and also the onboard mic ..How do i set up the xl1s..

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Old December 12th, 2004, 08:29 AM   #249
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You will need to use 4-channel mode (32kHz sample rate, 12-bit samples). User manual has details on setting this up.

Connect the MA-100 to the Audio 2 inputs (on the side of the handle).

Practice to get it down right before you go to to an important shoot.
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Old December 12th, 2004, 09:02 AM   #250
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thanks that will help
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Old January 7th, 2005, 08:31 AM   #251
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MA-100 and a wireless

I have had my XL1s for about a year and have recently purchased the MA-100 and a wireless. Forgive me if this topic has been brought up in the past, I just wasn't able to find it.

Should I expect that I only get audio on either the right or the left side depending on which XLR input I use on the MA-100? What configuration should I use to get it on both (L) and (R)?

Thanks a ton, I've been purplexed.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 06:14 AM   #252
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Yes.

If you realy want the same signal on R and L channels, mix in post, or buy a splitter ("Y" adapter) to feed the same signal to both inputs.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 08:30 AM   #253
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Thanks a ton. I just bought the XL2 and it allows me to mix on the camera which is great as I am still learning. I will look for a splitter. Any suggestions n where I could find one?
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Old January 12th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #254
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Almost any electronics or pro-music equipment store should have one. You can find RCA "Y" splitters at Radio Shack.
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Old January 21st, 2005, 01:56 AM   #255
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Why?

Rob, why do you want it on both channels? You can always pan it in post, and that frees up the second channel for other uses like a second wireless, a shotgun mic or a host of other uses.

Having said this, be careful of mixing wireless mic and wired mic audio, since sometimes there is a slight delay in the signal path of the wireless (or wired audio) so in some extreme situations you could actually have some phase problems, and most certainly would have a different sound "color" to it. But for picking up natural sound around your subject or other people near by that might be asking questions, a shotgun mic is indespensable.

Just my .02 too

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