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Re: Goodbye XLR?

Plenty of mics (including some very high end) with horrible RFI behaviour, mostly because mic designers don't in general think like RF types, and leave common impedances all over the shop. It is not hard to make an XLR connected mic pretty much RF immune, it just takes attention to both mechanical a...
by dmillsSun Oct 30, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Goodbye XLR? Replies: 14 Views: 1681

Re: Is this snake oil? Dave Pensado says it isn't. Power cables

In other words, based on your interpretation of what's going on, the cable is helping to mitigate a design flaw elsewhere. Nothing wrong with that, of course, unless the whole thing is grossly over-priced and sold using intentionally deceptive marketing claims... oh wait... H Quite. If brand of ade...
by dmillsWed Oct 26, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Is this snake oil? Dave Pensado says it isn't. Power cables Replies: 76 Views: 4259

Re: Is this snake oil? Dave Pensado says it isn't. Power cables

I shall make one last attempt... This is goalpost moving. Common mode output from the PSU will have no affect at all on it's own performance. Clearly true as far as it goes, but real audio toys however tend to have other connections to grounded things. Now consider a common switchmode line lump pow...
by dmillsWed Oct 26, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Is this snake oil? Dave Pensado says it isn't. Power cables Replies: 76 Views: 4259

Re: Is this snake oil? Dave Pensado says it isn't. Power cables

Tomás Mulcahy wrote:Is this him:
http://www.audiosystemsgroup.com/publish.htm?


Yea, that's him, see also Whitlock, Tony and Muncy.

Your version of Godwin's law :)


Pretty much yea, also anyone wittering about Tesla unless discussing Three phase machines or quarter wave transformers can probably be safely tuned out, nothing of value will be lost.
by dmillsTue Oct 18, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Is this snake oil? Dave Pensado says it isn't. Power cables Replies: 76 Views: 4259

Re: Which part of your system picks up mobile phone noise?

The usual gotcha with powered monitors is that the signal from the phones actually gets picked up by the INTERNAL speaker leads from the power amp board to the drivers, then gets back into the input via the feedback network, no amount of filtering the inputs fixes that.... It can be getting in via t...
by dmillsMon Oct 17, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Which part of your system picks up mobile phone noise? Replies: 17 Views: 1102

Re: Is this snake oil? Dave Pensado says it isn't. Power cables

Yes but it's not a grounded shield; it's not part of the electrical circuit. Is it?? Actually in a typical UK TN-C-S (MEN, PME, whatever) install it is part of the electrical circuit, specifically the armour carries the neutral current (It is connected to the house 'ground' conductor at the supply ...
by dmillsMon Oct 17, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Is this snake oil? Dave Pensado says it isn't. Power cables Replies: 76 Views: 4259

Re: 8K-SDI Pattern Generator

8K is a big ask in a portable box. For more mundane things we have a portable Phabrix that is really quite nice (Battery powered, does all the usual 3G sort of things), but for 8K you would be looking at one of their Qx series boxes (Which are nice as they also offer SMPTE 2022-6), whole lotta money...
by dmillsThu Sep 29, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: 8K-SDI Pattern Generator Replies: 2 Views: 363

Re: And now it's happening to MIDI cables...

You pay the power company for a nice supply of electrons, but it transpires that they actually mostly just make the ones you already have wiggle back and forth slightly (mean drift velocity in copper at any current density you would want to run is measured in mm/s). You paid for an army, but only ac...
by dmillsThu Sep 29, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: And now it's happening to MIDI cables... Replies: 47 Views: 3507

Re: Just can't get my head around conversion

Thirded, it is just not the big deal it was in the 90s, ADCs these days are almost all good enough to not be the weak link in a home recording setup (Usually it is the room). Talent/Instruments/Room/Mics (including WHERE to put them)/loudspeakers/everything else in that order. The electronics is nor...
by dmillsWed Sep 14, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Just can't get my head around conversion Replies: 27 Views: 1319

Re: Interesting project for the BBC next week

Top tip if the weather stays hot.... Get thee to a camping shop and clean them out of those foil emergency blankets, add gaffer tape and cover the side and top of the cans facing the sun, makes one hell of a difference (But it will still be ridiculously hot). This is especially helpful if the cans t...
by dmillsThu Jul 28, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Interesting project for the BBC next week Replies: 29 Views: 2217

Re: Wireless recording outdoor sounds - Individual Channels

Turns out Dante does not in fact work over a typical wifi network, even without the storm (Just tried it, not remotely surprised)....

Regards, Dan.
by dmillsMon Jul 18, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Wireless recording outdoor sounds - Individual Channels Replies: 7 Views: 1070

Re: Wireless recording outdoor sounds - Individual Channels

feeding a DANTE IP stream which you could link wirelessly back to your network. H Dante over wireless network? In a thunderstorm?? I very much doubt it would work (Dante over wireless is a chancy enough proposition, being as Dante is designed for low latency working). A better (Not to say cheaper) ...
by dmillsMon Jul 18, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Wireless recording outdoor sounds - Individual Channels Replies: 7 Views: 1070