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Why don't I get a signal plugging a lav directly into my Zoom?
by Noam Osband 3 weeks ago
I have these lavs that I use with my wireless kit. The mics have a 1 8' pin, and I want to connect it directly to my Zoom H6 recorder. I bought a converter that goes female pin to male XLR, but when I
Re: Why don't I get a signal plugging a lav directly into my Zoom?
by Eric Toline 3 weeks ago
This will do the power conversion for you but you'll need to get it with a 3.5mm TRS input connector. https: www.trewaudio.com product remote-audio-lavpssp $49.99 - In stock "I push the RECORD button
Used Lectrosonics purchase strategy
by Lloyd Lemmermann 4 weeks ago
I've decided to "buy once, cry once" and invest in a used tx rx Lectrosonics set rather than go the G3 route. I'm bewildered by the options available, but will do further research to learn about the p
Re: Used Lectrosonics purchase strategy
by Eric Toline 3 weeks ago
No advantage to mixing TX & RX from different series and the strong possibility that they won't play nice together. Buy a matched set from the same series and be worry free. "I push the RECORD button
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Converting XLR to 3.5mm... potentially with a Zoom H4N?
by Travis Roesler 2 months ago
Hey guys, I notice when stepping down my Rode NTG to a 3.5 mm with 'just cord conversions', I lose all of my bass. Not 100% sure why, but upon doing some research, it's pretty obvious that this is the
Re: Converting XLR to 3.5mm... potentially with a Zoom H4N?
by Eric Toline 2 months ago
The standard wiring for XLR to a TRS is Pin 1 Ground, Pin 2 positive Tip, Pin 3 negative Ring. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Timecode Time-Of-Day Drift?
by David C Jones 2 months ago
Greetings, I have a question regrading timecode. I cannot remember what piece of gear I was using when I saw this (ether the Sounddevices 633 or possibly the Canon EOS C300 camera) but, as I was setti
Re: Timecode Time-Of-Day Drift?
by Eric Toline 2 months ago
Put a jammed sync box on the camera so you're not depending on the cameras internal TC system.. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Mic+Blimp Maintenance doubt
by Adriano Castaldini 2 months ago
Hi everybody, I'm working in a set for many days recording sounds with a mic+blimp. For good maintenance I pack away mic and blimp in their boxes every evening, and take them out every morning, but th
Re: Mic+Blimp Maintenance doubt
by Eric Toline 2 months ago
Leave the mic setup in the blimp as long as it's safe from damage or sticky fingers. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Choosing a multi-channel recorder
by Tom Galli 3 months ago
Aloha all! I've got an older Tascam DR-680. Nothing wrong with it; works fine, and I know how to use it pretty well. But it's...awkward. The single-knob interface, the form factor, the ergonomics... i
Re: Choosing a multi-channel recorder
by Eric Toline 3 months ago
First I should say that I own Production Sound Solutions in Ft. Lauderdale where we sell, service and rent audio equipment for motion picture & TV productions. In our testing of the F8 when it came ou
Sanken model changes
by Philip Fass 3 months ago
What are the differences between the Sanken CS-3 and the 3e Thanks.
Re: Sanken model changes
by Eric Toline 3 months ago
The 3e is the newest version of the 3 with better RF rejection and a lower self noise. Sonically they sound identical. A great shotgun mic with amazing ambient noise rejection. OTOH it has a very tigh
replacement parts to repair Sennheiser Cl-100 XLR to 3.5mm
by Hugh Hill 3 months ago
recently on a shoot one of my CL-100 XLR connectors got damaged (Damned near pulled off ) Now I need to find a new compatible XLR male three pin head assembly and re wire solder to be able to use it o
Re: replacement parts to repair Sennheiser Cl-100 XLR to 3.5mm
by Eric Toline 3 months ago
Throw away that Sennheiser supplied XLR-M and buy a Neutrik XLR-M. The Sennheiser supplied cable is a piece of junk with all connectors molded on to the cable making any repairs almost impossible. A n
Can I connect Sennheiser SKM-100 up to zoom H6 and speaker
by Hugh Hill 3 months ago
Is there a way that I could connect the Sennheiser skm-100 handheld transmitter up to a Zoom H4 H6 and speaker simultaneously so that I am capturing and outputting at the same time. I have never done
Re: Can I connect Sennheiser SKM-100 up to zoom H6 and speaker
by Eric Toline 3 months ago
The H6 & the powered speaker are the outboard units. Remember the output of the RX is unbalanced so the 3.5mm TRS to XLR-M cable will have to be wired unbalanced. If you are using the standard output
A boom pole advice, please
by Adriano Castaldini 6 months ago
Hi everyone, First of all I know NOTHING about boompoles, but I suppose I will need one (I probably said something similar about women years ago... but this is another story!) I have two very basic qu
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Eric Toline liked this 6 months ago
Re: A boom pole advice, please
by Adriano Castaldini 6 months ago
Amazing wisdom! Thank you so much for your help! You are a great guru Mr. Crowley!
Sound baffles in new studio
by Mark DAgostino 11 months ago
I've been tasked with outfitting a small studio in our new regional headquarters in Baltimore. The studio is 12'x18' and 12' high. I am having a grid put in and using all LED lighting. The floor is ca
Re: Sound baffles in new studio
by Mark DAgostino 11 months ago
This is a video studio, not that it matters but I forgot to note that. I do believe a room can be too "dead" and over the past 35 years I've cared about the quality of audio as being equally as import
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Eric Toline liked this 10 months ago
Should I get an AKG P220 when I already have free anytime access to a Rode NTG-3?
by phil wang 1 year ago
I have free access to a Rode NTG-3 mic which I know is a completely different mic than the AKG p220 but I heard people use it for voiceover work and it is much more expensive so maybe it's just as goo
Re: Should I get an AKG P220 when I already have free anytime access to a Rode NTG-3?
by Bruce Watson 1 year ago
phil wang "I have free access to a Rode NTG-3 mic which I know is a completely different mic than the AKG p220 but I heard people use it for voiceover work and it is much more expensive so maybe it's
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Eric Toline liked this 1 year ago
Low cost Zoom or Tascam portable recorders' frame rate
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
I don't have the budget to rent or buy the Zaxcom TRXLA2 series with built in recorder and receiver for lav mic confidence monitoring. Thus I have to use Sennheiser G3 tx & rx. I'll shooting lots of h
Re: Low cost Zoom or Tascam portable recorders' frame rate
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
Yes and no. There is no "frame-rate" in audio recorders. There IS a "Sample-Rate" which is the audio equivalent. For example your video frame-rate is 25 of 30 or 50 or 60 FPS (or the slightly lower "N
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Eric Toline liked this 2 years ago
Which mic should I go with VP89 or NTG3
by Alok kumar 2 years ago
Hello CreativeCOW team !! Greetings !! I just brought a new camera ( Panasonic HC-X1000GC ). And now I m looking for a mic. I do most of my recording indoors, no professional acoustic treatment has be
Re: Which mic should I go with VP89 or NTG3
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Alok kumar "I do most of my recording indoors, no professional acoustic treatment has been done in the recording room. I just added a few thick carpets so that the room is not noisy. Now I'm looking
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Eric Toline liked this 2 years ago
What lav mic do you use?
by Daniel Stone 2 years ago
Would love to know what lav mics you guys are using and how you like them. I've got a Countryman and a Tram and I just can't get clean audio on a consistent basis. They'll sound super clean one interv
Re: What lav mic do you use?
by Ty Ford 2 years ago
Hello Daniel and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. I think you're doing OK. Capturing the human voice with a lav is a fascinating and frustrating pursuit. One time they sound great. Next time (next pers
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Eric Toline liked this 2 years ago
Handheld mic for on location interviews
by Sophia Smoloka 2 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for a mic that I can use for on-location interviews with my H4n and also ideally, plug into the computer via USB (this would be useful for skype interviews recorded with the Zoom). The
Re: Handheld mic for on location interviews
by Bruce Watson 2 years ago
Sophia Smoloka "I know an omnidirectional mic would be better but I'd like something that can also be plugged into the computer, or just more of an all-rounder." I wouldn't sacrifice omnidirectional
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Eric Toline liked this 2 years ago
White Noise Issue with Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless
by Jason Schoenfeld 3 years ago
So, we bought a Sennheiser 100 G3 system a couple years back and use it from time to time with our Sony FS100. I've mainly steered away from it (opting, instead, to use a Sony system that connects via
Re: White Noise Issue with Sennheiser ew 100 G3 Wireless
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
I don't get any strong impression that the system ever got configured properly to begin with. For example the "gain staging" is a critical part of any wireless kit setup, and is a major contributor to
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Eric Toline liked this 3 years ago
Air Duct sound in b.g.
by Craig Alan 3 years ago
We've been recording using a Schoeps 641 from an overhead boom. The thermostats are turned off but apparently the building's ventilation system does not allow us to shut off a flow of air through the
Re: Air Duct sound in b.g.
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
Can you cover the HVAC grille during recording Since you disclosed nothing about the room or the length of the recording shots sessions, we have no idea whether that would be practical for you. Or is
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Eric Toline liked this 3 years ago
What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Levan Katsadze 3 years ago
Hello, in Sony Vegas Pro 13 rendering settings, PCM audio format has some options about channels. . . Please tell me what is the difference between these tree options: Stereo 2 Channels Dual Stereo Th
Re: What is the difference between Stereo, 2 Channels and Dual Stereo?
by Brian Reynolds 3 years ago
Let me try and explain it to you.... Mono, A single track of audio. Stereo, 2 Tracks of audio that are similar in content (think of a music track that has both Left and Right content). In the editing
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Eric Toline liked this 3 years ago
Boom mic on several people
by clyde villegas 3 years ago
I've always used lav mics when filming. So for two people talking to each other, I use two lavs. For shotgun on a boom, I've used them only for recording just one person. If I need to capture audio fr
Re: Boom mic on several people
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
In general, it is not recommended to provide phantom power to a microphone operating on its internal battery. Most mics will tolerate that, but some behave badly. Remember also to remove the battery u
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Eric Toline liked this 3 years ago
getting a line out of a cheap in house PA system
by David Payne 3 years ago
Hi all. I film weddings and where venues often insist that speakers use their awful in house PA systems with no visual outputs at all on the front, and an inaccessible rear I always get frustrated tha
Re: getting a line out of a cheap in house PA system
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
First, I second Mr. Toline's advice. Understand the point of this is not to maximize fidelity and quality - it's to enhance indelibility. You're not making a production for the ages, you're making an
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Eric Toline liked this 3 years ago
SOUNDCRAFT GB2R outputs
by Craig Alan 4 years ago
Want to get the best signal from this house mixer to our P2 cam. Which output would you use I have xlr pads if needed. I also have some spare G2 G3 cordless kits so if possible a cordless connection
Re: SOUNDCRAFT GB2R outputs
by Brian Reynolds 4 years ago
This is probably how I would do it, but others may do it differently. Take the MONO XLR o p of the theatre mixer feed that to the main camera position and into the 302 mixer input set to LINE level an
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Eric Toline liked this 4 years ago
Timecode audio
by Eric Brandle 5 years ago
I'm a little confused on the use of timecodes audio that is recorded to a recording unit separate from the camera time code. Essentially I'm expecting these to not match up for various reasons and I w
Re: Timecode audio
by Eric Toline 5 years ago
Time code is a set of matching numbers on the camera (if it takes TC in) and the same numbers on the recorder. Usually in the professional world, the recorder generates the TC and it's sent to a TC sl
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Eric Toline liked this 5 years ago
Couple of SD 442 questions
by Brian Reynolds 5 years ago
Doing a shoot at the moment (educational training doco) where I'm feeding into 2x Sony cameras PMW-200 & PMW-100, the return audio back to the SD442 seems low (from both cameras) even with the monitor
Re: Couple of SD 442 questions
by Michael Paul 5 years ago
On the left side of the 442, you will see two small rotary pots (on the bottom right hand side). These control the return levels for returns A and B. Michael Paul Location Sound Corp
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Ty Ford 6 years ago
the Rebel T3i has XLR inputs?
Really?
Harsh S's in Voice Track
by Evan Seitz 7 years ago
Every pronounced S in one of my audio voice overs is really intense and painful to listen to - what is the best method for reducing this I have access to both Adobe Soundbooth and Final Cut Pro Suite.
Re: Harsh S's in Voice Track
by Eric Toline 7 years ago
True but it's not a solution to the problem. The problem is the narrators enunciation and speech patterns, both of which can be corrected by a speech therapist or by having the narrator listen to the
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Eric Toline liked this 7 years ago
News: Sound Devices Introduces MixPre-D Portable Mixer at the 2011 NAB Show
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
(NAB 2011 Booth C2946--April 7, 2011) Sound Devices is setting a new standard for compact, high-performance portable audio mixers with the introduction of its newest MixPre-D at this year s 2011 NAB S
Re: News: Sound Devices Introduces MixPre-D Portable Mixer at the 2011 NAB Show
by Eric Toline 7 years ago
$749 for the Mix Pre D. Eric
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