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QP6200/Hugh used one in Cheltenham new
      #970091 - 14/02/12 11:31 AM
Hi...is this ok...to speak to Hugh directly?

Your article: Recording A Choir On Location, Part 1 SOS september 1999. specifically the QP6200 boom.

i understand theres a 3/8" thread at the end of the pole....do you think i can attach a stereo bar to place my beyer mc930's or akg c414's in ortf/xy....i sort of imagine a device/bracket/adjuster that needs to go in between my bar and the end of the pole? do you see what i mean? so it can be orientated correctly, regardless of ultimate stand/boom orientation.

also, i guess you attached xlr cable as you wound out the pole?

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steve


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Re: QP6200/Hugh used one in Cheltenham new [Re: sabletones]
      #970096 - 14/02/12 11:42 AM
You could mount a stereo bar directly on the pole, but I find it is easier to use Ambient's 'hanger' from the boom arm itself (I attach it with a quick release bracket), and then mount the stereo bar and mics on that.

That way, I can sort out the vertical and horizontal angles of the mics at ground level knowing they will be the same when raised because the bar will always be level thanks to the hanger.

The quicklock and vertical swivels are shown on this webpage:

http://www.ambient.de/en/produkte/ambient-recording/tonangeln/zubehoer.htm l

And yes, I tape the cables at each boom pole joint

Hugh

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Re: QP6200/Hugh used one in Cheltenham new [Re: sabletones]
      #970158 - 14/02/12 06:20 PM
great thank you......now..to bite the bullet or not bite the bullet.


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Re: QP6200/Hugh used one in Cheltenham new [Re: sabletones]
      #970168 - 14/02/12 08:21 PM
Quote sabletones:

i sort of imagine a device/bracket/adjuster that needs to go in between my bar and the end of the pole? do you see what i mean? so it can be orientated correctly, regardless of ultimate stand/boom orientation.




I might be misunderstanding you on this one, but I've found this little K&M widget quite useful for orientating a stereo bar on the end long boom stands:

K&M Universal Joint

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Re: QP6200/Hugh used one in Cheltenham new [Re: sabletones]
      #970480 - 16/02/12 05:06 PM
i've already placed order for my 'ambient swivel' joint...but this little gizmo looks useful also, thanks for posting.
My daughters friend looked at the QP6200 and then the price and then said..."cant you just use a stick?"...
cheers


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Re: QP6200/Hugh used one in Cheltenham new [Re: Mike Senior]
      #1032945 - 10/02/13 09:45 PM
Quote Mike Senior:



I might be misunderstanding you on this one, but I've found this little K&M widget quite useful for orientating a stereo bar on the end long boom stands:

K&M Universal Joint




I didn't know this existed! Something I've wanted for a very long time. Thanks.

Congrats to the OP on getting the Ambient system!

Edit: Finding the K&M product very difficult to locate (over here). I'll look further on Monday.


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Re: QP6200/Hugh used one in Cheltenham new [Re: Hugh Robjohns]
      #1032984 - 11/02/13 09:18 AM
Quote Hugh Robjohns:

You could mount a stereo bar directly on the pole, but I find it is easier to use Ambient's 'hanger' from the boom arm itself (I attach it with a quick release bracket), and then mount the stereo bar and mics on that.

That way, I can sort out the vertical and horizontal angles of the mics at ground level knowing they will be the same when raised because the bar will always be level thanks to the hanger.

The quicklock and vertical swivels are shown on this webpage:

http://www.ambient.de/en/produkte/ambient-recording/tonangel...

And yes, I tape the cables at each boom pole joint

Hugh




You mean this:-



That "hanger" is great as it always hangs vertical.

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Re: QP6200/Hugh used one in Cheltenham [Re: John Willett]
      #1032991 - 11/02/13 09:38 AM
Actually it doesn't... but what it does do -- and it is a very useful feature -- is to make sure that the centre of gravity of the mic or array attached to the bottom of it hangs directly under the pivot point!

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