So a buddy of mine is letting me borrow his Sound Devices 722, not to mention his MKH-30 and 40. I got about three weeks with it. I'm going through the manual to get a feel for what's inside, but I was wondering if any experienced users have any tips with the 722 they could share?
Be sure I will test and play and record and experiment lots with it (not just M-S set ups), but I was wondering if there's any prefered presets, routing, roll off settings, limiter settings, etc. that anyone else might have?
Is there anything I should watch out for in general when using the unit? Anything anyone has run into that I should keep an eye out for?
Also with the MKH-30 and 40 being shorties, could I still use a shotty like the ME66 in place of the MKH-40 in the M-S set up? I know I could use anything, but would I get a decent result with a directional mic working with the fiq. 8?
My main recording focus will be a HS football game (crowd, sidelines, field), a comedy club audience, waterfall, car drive bys, whooshes, and then anything else I stumble upon.
As always, much thanks.