Batteries are nice to play with. They're $0.10 a unit and not a big loss if broken or lost... Mics not so much ¬¬
Yeah, they're my favourite mics so I panicked when I saw them hanging from my puppy's teeth. First thing I thought was "Fuck, my contribution to the Amsterdam multicam has just gone south " and then I realized the caps weren't damaged. I will get them rewired by a professional, possibly a electronic store's salesman I'm friends with. I could try to fix it myself but the result could be a mess and really ugly.
Though a bit older, maybe of interest as a tour is coming up, I add this new info:
Soundman modified the Zoom iQ6 (for Apple Lightning) and replaced the mic capsules with a 3.5 jack so you can use external mics. it's 165€ standalone (modified by hand) and with a fitting app (I chose Dictaphone (records wav 48/32) and bought the sharing addon for 1,99€ for uploading to OneDrive, Googledrive, Dropbox, FTP or iCloud). Used it last week and the result was stunning. in flight mode it used 10% battery of my iPhone 7plus for 3 hours of recording. You need some free space of course, my recordings made up about 4GB.
"Filming Red Rocks cost us thirty grand. That was all the money we'd make. This was the first tour we were going to make any money at all, and this is where we put it, so there was a lot riding on that night."
- Bono on filming Red Rocks
did you know
The title of the song '11 O'Clock Tick Tock' refers to a meeting Bono should have had with a friend but missed. The friend put up a note saying 11 O'Clock Tick Tock.