Sennheiser G3: A Retrospective

Yesterday Sennheiser “soft-announced” the long awaited arrival of the Sennheiser G4. The Sennheiser G3 has been on the market for nearly a decade. In that time 100,000’s of units were sold. And before Sennheiser releases the G4 this April here are some odd facts about the G3 units you probably didn’t know. You will notice that the URL links to some the source material have … Continue reading Sennheiser G3: A Retrospective

First Look: Sennheiser G4 Wireless Kit

So this morning Sennheiser revealed they are releasing a G4 to the evolution wireless series. MOST of the actual upgrades affect the rack mount receivers and rack mount transmitters. This includes the addition of tablet apps that manage whole systems and a PA system that rack mounts your receivers into for a small compact PA setup. A DANTE module that convert your analog signals to … Continue reading First Look: Sennheiser G4 Wireless Kit

Review: Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset

Sennheiser is a name synonymous with high quality audio equipment. They have announced a new product called the Ambeo Smart headset that allows you to record high quality binaural audio onto an iPhone. Typically, I dismiss anything that says “high quality” and “iPhone” in the same sentence as we all know smart phones are not known for recording high quality audio. However, in this case, … Continue reading Review: Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset

Zoom Partners with Sennheiser to make the F-Series AMBEO native

This is some huge news. I have known about it for a while now and promised to hold my tongue. And if you were in some of the 360 Audio FB groups a 10 months ago, you may have spotted my post asking about what features you the users want to see in the F8 when it comes to dealing with Ambisonic microphones. Some of … Continue reading Zoom Partners with Sennheiser to make the F-Series AMBEO native

Review: Sennheiser SK2000 Transmitter

Outside of the Sennheiser G2/3 series most filmmakers have never worked with any of Sennheiser’s other wireless systems. That is why when a Sennheiser SK2000 fell into my lap I thought to myself… take it apart, snap photos, run a work bench test on the unit! The Sennheiser SK2000 has an odd place in the Sennheiser catalog. If you are a filmmaker Sennheiser tells you to … Continue reading Review: Sennheiser SK2000 Transmitter

Review: Sennheiser Ambeo + Zoom F8

UPDATE: 11/27/2017 This article has been updated to reflect the addition of AMBEO mode in the Zoom F8 and Channel Linking in the Sound Devices MixPre6/10. It’s been about three weeks since I first got my Sennhieser Ambeo and I feel first impressions have worn off and I now have my head wrapped around what the Ambeo/F8 combo really is all about. First the Zoom … Continue reading Review: Sennheiser Ambeo + Zoom F8

Tutorial: $1 SMA Flexible Whip Antenna

Since doing my tutorial on how to mod the Sennheiser G2/G3 to have a SMA port I’ve been recieving a lot of questions on SMA antennas. And up till now I’ve said that people should only mod their recievers. Well I talked to some RF experts who have said that modding the transmitter would also help a lot too. I still use the Semnheiser G3 for talent … Continue reading Tutorial: $1 SMA Flexible Whip Antenna

Retro Reviews: EV-643 Dynamic Unidirectional Microphone

Last week I tested the Deity short shotgun microphone from Aputure against the Sennheiser MKH 416. This week I found some cool YouTube videos that review the EV-643 Dynamic Shotgun microphone. This microphone was produced in the mid 60’s by Electro Voice and in the manual references a patent for some of the other dynamic unidirectional microphones Electro Voice produced at the time. electro-voice-643-users-manual-539054 Here is … Continue reading Retro Reviews: EV-643 Dynamic Unidirectional Microphone

Unboxing the Aputure Deity Shotgun Microphone

Two weeks ago David Peterson of New Zealand (He is like a Barron or Knight down there in the land of New Zealand, I totally researched it too.) reached out to Aputure and recommended a few bloggers to review the Aputure Deity Shotgun microphone. And this past Monday DHL dropped off a box at my apartment so I felt that I should also do an unboxing video. … Continue reading Unboxing the Aputure Deity Shotgun Microphone

Review: Saramonic UWMic9 / UWMic10

This past week I had the joy of attending NAB 2016 and checking out the new Saramonic wireless series. This is Saramonic’s first professional grade wireless microphone system. Before this they were still making VHF systems that were barely a step above the Audio Technica Pro 88W. Most of the items Saramonic sold in past were merely re-branded audio products coming out of China. reading Review: Saramonic UWMic9 / UWMic10