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Zaxcom Nomad 12 – This versatile mixer/recorder can accept up to ten audio inputs and record up to 12 tracks. It has multiple outputs for sending custom mixes to cameras, ifb headsets, and additional recording devices. It’s reliable internal clock can generate timecode or jam from other devices. The LED screen can display timecode for visual jamming on the fly. It records to a master CF card and mirrors to an additional card, which can be easily passed off to producers or media managers at the end of the day.
Sound Devices 633 – 6 channel mixer/recorder with timecode generation – a streamlined solution for interviews and remote documentary work
I use a combination of Lectrosonics and Zaxcom to offer state of the art wireless solutions for radio microphones and wireless links to cameras
Lectrosonics equipment includes SRC and UCR411 digital receivers paired with SMQV and UM400A transmitters.
Zaxcom includes Qrx200 and 235 receivers and TRX900LA3.5 transmitters. These versatile TXs offer timecode stamped internal recordings so rf dropouts are never a problem, and Zaxcom’s patented Neverclip does just what it says.
Sankin COS-11D lavaliers are my first choice, for maximizing sound quality in an easy-to-hide microphone. My kit also includes Countryman B6 lavaliers.
For a rock solid wireless hop to camera with high functionality, I use the Zaxcom TRX900CL combined with the RX200. This stereo digital receiver delivers clean audio to your camera while feeding timecode. In the rare event of a wireless dropout, I will have a timecode synched recording backing up the camera.
The RX900S stereo receiver can work in my bag or provide an additional wireless hop for B camera.
The ERX2TCD is streamlined and lightweight ifb receiver that can feed digital reference audio to camera along with timecode. It mounts easily to even the smallest cameras and makes synching picture with the high quality audio recording on my mixer flawlessly easy. Each receiver has a timecode readout and can also be used with a headset by script supervisors, producers and editors as they take timecode referenced notes or simply monitor content on set. I have four ERXs in my kit and can rent additional receivers at your request.
Schoeps makes beautiful microphones — in sound and appearance. I use a combination to cover most of your boom microphone needs.
The CMIT5U is their unmistakable metallic blue shotgun. With high and low-end rolloff options, this microphone delivers rich audio with off-axis noise cancellation.
For quiet interview settings and for recording ambient sound the CMC641 Colette Series Supercardioid Microphone is my first choice for rich, clean, natural sound.
The Sennheiser 416 is a lively sounding short shotgun microphone well suited for exteriors and off-axis noise cancellation.
The Oktava MK-012-01 has a rich, full, and natural sound, ideal for voice over recording and interviews in quiet indoor environments.
Denecke TS-C Smart Slate and JB-1 Syncboxes ensure the picture always matches my high-quality, multitrack recording
Zaxcom ERXTCD wireless audio/timecode boxes in my kit offer yet another syncing solution.
Comtek and digital Zaxcom ERX content monitors. How many receivers do you need?