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Old February 2nd, 2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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Audio Setup (Pics)

I was asked a while back to show pics of my setup, so here they are.

I am using a SD 302 mixer, Sennheiser ME66 Shotgun Mic and Evolution G2 Wireless Lav and mixing to both my XH-A1 and my Sony PCM-D50 recorder.

I am finally getting great Audio with my video.

This is setup up on my A cam Tripod, can easily move it around as long as I lay the Sony recorder down.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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wow that looks awesome. And heavy.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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wow that looks awesome. And heavy.
Guess it adds 2 maybe 3 lbs to the setup but as the A cam there is very little moving, its there until the end of the wedding then goes to the reception.

Its worth the trouble setting up to get the audio I am now getting.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 01:49 PM   #4
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looks like a robot ; )

Couple questions:

Is the purpose of the mixer to recieve output from the wireless lav and shotgun, while visually/auditorily controlling levels? And sending that output to your Sony Recorder for main audio, and having reference audio recorded to tape?

Dang, guess it's only one question!

thanks for posting,

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Old February 2nd, 2009, 02:26 PM   #5
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looks like a robot ; )

Couple questions:

Is the purpose of the mixer to recieve output from the wireless lav and shotgun, while visually/auditorily controlling levels? And sending that output to your Sony Recorder for main audio, and having reference audio recorded to tape?

Dang, guess it's only one question!

thanks for posting,

JS
I sometimes use the audio that is on my Tape or the Focus DTE FS-C. But most of the time the audio from the Sony is just plain better, and syncs up perfectly.

I originally started using the Sony for a back up audio for emergencies and using it for the interviews. Now I usually end up using it for the main audio.

The mixer just does a super job getting good signal and never blowing it out.

It could be me, but I had no luck controlling the audio from the small buttons on the camera. I would get lots of audio too low or too LOUD.

This mixer came as a kit with a bag that it all fits in, and can be used by just hooking the bag to the tripod, this would make the set up tear down seconds instead of minutes. I may start using it for that reason, if I do will post pics of that as well.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #6
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Denny nice setup.

But if you picked up an Edirol R-44 (Edirol / Roland | R-44 Solid-State Four-Channel Portable | R-44) then your setup would be more compact as you would have one unit with 4-track recording capability to SD media all in perfect sync.

I use combo of small recorders (Marantz PMD620, Edirol R09, Zoom H2) as well. But I sometimes will use my Edirol R-44 with wireless from the groom fed into channel 1, Rode M3 mic with wireless plug in transmitter recording musicians in channel 2 and the recorder is placed on the lectern for readings to channel 3. I then send a wireless line out mix from channel 1 and 2 to my camera. Works great, and in most instances I don't really need the lectern audio.

In most cases I just use small recorders and mix in post. But for the times when I have the ability to wire the venue, the R44 rocks. The built in pre amps are fantastic and the unit has never failed me. It really shines for live stage performances though. Where I have the time and ability to run cables and live mics and board feeds.
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