Recent content by NZM

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    Convert EV to Shure

    For Shure microphones (e.g. WL93) connecting to EV BPU-2 transmitters, and for Mipro MU55HNS connecting to Shure transmitters and EV transmitters, I do not connect pin 4 on the microphone's TA4F connector. Some microphone types may require a connection on pin 4, but in my experience these types...
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    Convert EV to Shure

    The resistor value is not critical, and I have used various values, from around 1.5K to 2.7K. It may affect the sensitivity slightly, but it is slight. But note that the need for the resistor depends on the microphone being used, and in my case it is with Mipro MU55HNS. Its not needed when...
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    Convert EV to Shure

    In case anyone is interested, here is a picture of one of my modified EV BPU-2 transmitters with the metal connector and wired for Shure-compatible microphones. This is actually a very old transmitter (8+ years) and also has my modified antenna cover made from heatshrink and fixed with...
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    Convert EV to Shure

    Yes, I have converted all my EV BPU-2 beltpack transmitters to be "Shure" compatible on the TA4M connectors, then I wire the microphones to be Shure compatible. Its a matter if swapping pins 2 and 3 on the connectors to swap between Shure and EV "Standards". I originally used short adapter...
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    Wireless mic reciever placement

    Two tools I find very helpful for managing RF with Radio Mics: 1. An inexpensive hand-held RF analyser. I bought the RF Explorer from Seeed Studio. Due to availability, I bought the 2.4GHz base model and added the 240-960MHz module, so its dual band. Cost me less than US200 delivered. It...
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    Microphones What Mic are they using?

    Completely agree. But while the internal shock mount was great, the weak point was the clear plastic stand clips that did not stand any rough treatment found in real-life environments. I think they later produced a black clip that was less brittle. I remember gluing those clear clips...
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    Wireless mic reciever placement

    What frequencies/bands are your radio systems using? If you are getting "interference" at the receivers with the transmitter off, then you need to identify the source of that RF signal. While its possible it low-level radiation from your other gear, its quite unlikely since all modern...
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    Cirque Du Soleil Internships available!

    I am sure she already has done that. but she still has 2 years of high school to complete before 3 years of university to obtain the Bachelor of Circus Arts, so a long time before even considering how to go about getting an audition. Meanwhile, she is already planning how to redeem my balance...
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    Cirque Du Soleil Internships available!

    Now if only their made such an offer for performers! My daughter is hoping to complete a Bachelor of Circus Arts with the ultimate ambition of performing in Cirque Du Soleil. Thankfully she has a back-up plan of a Bachelor on Engineering, which ultimately may be a little more achievable. But...
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    Microphones Too Close To Sound Good?

    Yes, that could be done, but I have never done it myself. I normally don't have the luxury of enough pre-show time to program the automation, nor sufficient tech rehearsals to test it all to ensure it correct. Whenever I have seen people try to program shows into a desk by selecting which...
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    Wifi Routers...So many need help choosing one

    Sounds like you ave found an inexpensive, workable solution. I have found range in Ad-Hoc mode to be quite reasonable, with a connection from iPad to iMac happily working around 40 metres.
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    Wifi Routers...So many need help choosing one

    Yes, depending the laptop wireless capabilities and the operating system being used. but you would likely need to manually configure things like IP addresses at each end as you won't have a DHCP server on the subnet.
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    Microphones Too Close To Sound Good?

    Sounds like a plan. I have Sound of Music coming up in May/June and will be operating on the Midas XL8 - is that big enough? Expecting 30+ wireless headsets plus an orchestra, so the use of POP groups and automation will be essential. It will be a 2-man op with vocals on Area A and orchestra on...
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    Microphones Too Close To Sound Good?

    I have not heard the term "line mixing" before either. The only time I would have only one fader up is if there is only one actor speaking/singing for an extended period of time. My personal mixing process for musicals/theatre, is that if an actor is on-stage and will be speaking/singing, then...
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    Wifi Routers...So many need help choosing one

    If just used to connect a laptop and an ipad then you don't need a router. You need an Access Point. Most home/consumer WiFi devices are both a router and an access point, with the AP providing the WiFi component on one or more LANs (VLANs), and the router component performing the IP routing...