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Each episode we talk with location sound mixers, boom ops and other industry pros about the various aspects of recording sound on-location for feature and independent films, TV commercials, interviews, anytime where dialog from actors is recorded. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this podcast is packed with great stories and lessons about recording on-location.
 
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Byron Meyer is a Production Sound Mixer originally from South Africa but is now based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. He uses a Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorder, Wisycom wireless, DPA 4060 lavs, DPA 4017b boom mic & DPA 4097 micro boom as a plant mic. Byron likes Tentacle Sync for time code and he uses a K-tek Stingray bag. Each episode we talk wi…
 
Juan Montoto Ugarte is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Op based out of Madrid, Spain. He’s worked on the feature film, Terminator: Dark Fate, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the Netflix series Money Heist, and Woody Allen’s Rifkin’s Festival. Juan uses the Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder, Zaxcom wireless, Schoeps MiniCMIT shotgun mic & Sennheiser MK…
 
Jimmy Sieczka is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. He has travelled around the world working on projects such as Amazon’s The Pack hosted by Lindsey Vonn, Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean and Discovery’s Naked and Afraid XL. Jimmy’s a natural storyteller and he tells it like it is. He was also a previous guest on Episod…
 
Chris Bell is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked on the feature Unearth where he did both location sound and post sound work. Chris uses a Sound Devices 833 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics wireless with Sanken COS-11d lavs. He also uses Sanken CS-M1 and CS-3e shotgun mics. For time code, Chris uses Am…
 
Pamela Xing-Berman is a production sound mixer and sound designer based out of Los Angeles, California. She recently worked on a project for the non-partisan organization, She Votes. Pamela uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics and Sennheiser wireless, Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic, Comteks for IFB, Denecke smart slate and Tentacle…
 
James Alexander Kum is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator from Gloucestershire, England. He's worked on films like The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe, Wonder Woman 1984 and Last Night in Soho. James uses a Zoom F8n mixer/recorder and a SQN 5s II Production Field Mixer. He uses Audio Ltd. radio mics with Sanken COS-11, DPA and Tram lav…
 
Dominique Greffard is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of Montreal, Canada. He uses a Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder and Zaxcom wireless receivers and transmitters. Dominique uses DPA 4063 lav mics, Tentacle Sync E timecode boxes for sync, Sennheiser MKH-50, Sanken CS-3e and Neumann KMR 81 shotgun mics. He also likes Bubblebee wind protec…
 
Jed Shiheng Xu is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. Jed also does post work including dialog editing. He uses a Zoom F8n mixer/recorder, Sennheiser 416 shotgun mic along with a Schoeps CMIT & Sennheiser MKH-50, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers and Lectrosonics SMQV wireless transmitters, Audio Ltd. A10 wireless boom,…
 
Thomas Claire is a production sound mixer based out of New York City. He’s originally from France and tells his story of coming to the United States to follow his dream of working in film and television. He uses the Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder, and the compatible Zaxcom wireless, as well as Lectrosonics and Wisycom, DPA 4061 lav mics and Sanken COS-…
 
Benjamin Roembach-Clark is a production sound mixer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He uses a Sound Devices 833 mixer/recorder but also uses the Zaxcom mixer/recorders as well. For mics, Ben likes the Sennheiser MKH-50 and the Sanken CS-3e. For wireless he uses Sony UWPs and Zaxcom units as well as Sennheiser G4 wireless for IFB. For lav mics,…
 
Erik Leek is a production sound mixer based out of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. He's also the founder of Hide-A-Mic Microphone Concealers. Eric uses a Sonosax mixer/recorder, Schoeps shotgun mics, Audio Limited wireless and Sanken COS-11 and DPA lav mics. Eric also use Tentacle Sync and Ambient timecode boxes. https://www.hideamic.com…
 
Steve Saada, production sound mixer & boom op, joins us again to talk about COVID-19 & getting back on-set. He's working again and offers tips on how we can stay safe on-set. Steve also talks about research he's done on possible gear sanitizing options. Check out Steve's previous interview, Episode 033, on the Location Sound Podcast. Each episode w…
 
Kurtis Ewing is a boom op and production sound mixer based out of the Greater Los Angeles, California area. He's worked on shows like MADtv, Girlfriends, and Just Roll with It. He uses the Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder and Lectrosonics wireless transmitters/receivers and IFBs and Sennheiser camera hops. Kurtis has a variety of lav choices includ…
 
Judi Lee-Headman is a Production Sound Mixer based out of St. Albans, UK. She's worked on the Showtime series Homeland, the British TV series The Tunnel, Britannia and Intergalactic to name a few. She uses the Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder and CL-12 on her cart and 788T for bag drops. Judi uses Wisycom wireless and Sanken COS-11 lavs. For shotgu…
 
Ric Viers is a producer, international author, sound designer and the world’s largest independent producer of professional sound effects libraries with more than 670 products produced to date. He is the author of “The Sound Effects Bible”, “The Location Sound Bible”, and “Make Some Noise” and the founder of Blastwave FX – one of the world’s leading…
 
Stu Chacon is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. He uses a Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder and a Sound Devices MixPre-6 for car work, Lectrosonics 411 wireless receivers, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, Schoeps CMIT-5u shotgun mic and a Sennheiser MKH-50 for indoor dialog. Stu uses Tentacle Sync timecode boxes and a Denecke sma…
 
Siddharth Sadashiv is a boom op, production sound mixer, sound designer and educator, currently based out of Shanghai, China. He uses a Zoom F8 mixer/recorder, Sennheiser G3 wireless mics and a Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic. Sid also uses a Denecke smart slate. Each episode we talk with location sound mixers, boom ops and other industry pros about…
 
Michael "Ponch" St. Hilaire is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Queens, New York. He's recorded sound for shows like The Apprentice, The Amazing Race and Survivor. Ponch uses a Sound Devices 633 recorder and a Sound Devices MixPre-3 as a backup. He also uses Wisycom wireless transmitters/receivers, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, Sennheiser MKH-416 sh…
 
Jimmy Gilmore is a production sound mixer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He uses a Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics wireless, Sanken and DPA lav mics, Sennheiser MKH-416, MKH-50 and AKG 460B shotgun mics. For timecode Jimmy uses MozeGear and a Deneke smart slate. For power distribution, he has a Remote Audio BDS and a Meon LiFe cart b…
 
LaRon Cooper is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Kansas City, Missouri. He uses a Sound Devices MixPre-6 first generation mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics 411 wireless receivers and SMQV transmitters, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, 2 Sennheiser G3 wireless receiver/transmitters and Audio Root for power distribution. LaRon likes the Sennheiser MKH-50 and …
 
Michael Helms is the host of the Location Sound Podcast and a production sound mixer based out of Florida. This episode was released during the COVID-19 pandemic and he talks about a few things to pass the time while most film and TV productions are on hold. Michael also shares behind-the-scenes working on the YouTube video, "Kyle Busch Signs the L…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Bandrew Scott who does microphone reviews over on the Podcastage YouTube channel. We explore the observation that different podcasters, sound for video mixers, and audio engineers can have very different opinions about the same microphone and why this might be the case.…
 
Jeremy Zunk is a production sound mixer based out of the Washington, D.C. metro area. He uses and owns a variety of Sound Devices mixer/recorders. He likes Lectrosonics wireless transmitters and receivers, Sanken COS-11 lavs and dpa lavs, Schoeps shotgun mics and the Sennheiser MKH-50. Jeremy also uses Tentacle Sync timecode boxes. Each episode we …
 
In this episode, we answer your questions on sound for video. 00:20 Recording Cars 03:57 Zoom H4n & Samson CO2? 06:22 How to sweeten dialogue sound 11:10 Which boom microphone for indoors? 13:00 Apps to automix dialogue in post? 15:00 MixPre as audio interface - does quality degrade when recording to screen recording app? 16:54 How much PC do I nee…
 
A week after publishing our new mini course on editing and mixing dialogue audio in DaVinci Resolve's Fairlight, I received a few interesting questions from my friend Jacob Fenn. Here are his questions and my answers. While processing the audio for this session, it occurred to me that one of my answers was not very clear. Jacob asked, “Is it possib…
 
In our first audio-only Sound for Video Session, we cover the new features Zoom added to the F4 recorder in the 3.0 firmware update. Now F4 users have AutoMix an the Advanced Hybrid Look-Ahead limiters that were previously only on the F8 and F8n. We also cover my impressions of the Fairlight digital audio workstation page in DaVinci Resolve 15.2.4.…
 
Paul Isaacs is Director of Product Management & Design at Sound Devices. We talk about what goes into the design and release of new mixers and recorders as well as other products in development. Paul also discusses firmware updates for the Sound Devices 8-Series like the Scorpio, 888 and 833. We also talk about the new MixPre II series, available p…
 
Paul Buscemi, CAS, is a production sound mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. He works on television, documentary, commercial and new media. Paul uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder and a Sound Devices 688 on his cart, Lectrosonics wireless SMB and SMQV transmitters, 411 receivers and SRb receivers, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, Comtek IFBs, L…
 
Glen Yard is a Production Sound Mixer and Post Engineer based out of Bournemouth, England. He's worked on film, television, docs, corporates and commercials. Glen uses a Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder, Sennheiser 416 shotgun mics and a Sennheiser MKH-50. He also uses Sennheiser G3s for wireless, hops and IFBs. Glen likes Sanken COS-11 lav mics an…
 
Jesse Mills is a Production Sound Mixer based out of San Francisco, California. He uses a Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder, a Sound Devices 744 for effects recording and high dynamic range projects and a Sound Devices MixPre for smaller projects. Jesse uses Lectrosonics SMQV wireless transmitters, MM400 transmitters, HMA transmitters and 411 wirele…
 
On this episode, tax professional Ruben C. Cruz, CPA, CIA, CRMA talks about tax savings for freelancers. Ruben is a CPA and Profit First Professional who helps business owners be profitable and save on taxes. https://crulliance.com/ On the Location Sound Podcast, we talk with location sound mixers, boom ops and other industry pros about the various…
 
Curtis Judd is a Utah based sound for video enthusiast and freelance production sound mixer. He uses a Sound Devices 633 and has just acquired the 833. Curtis also uses a Sound Devices MixPre-10T as a backup, dpa 4017b shotgun mic, Schoeps CMC 641 and the Sennheiser MKH-8050 shotgun mics, Audio Limited A-10 wireless, dpa 4160 lav mics and Countryma…
 
Rob Disner is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Op based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He uses Sound Devices 633 mixer-recorders, Lectrosonics 411 wireless receivers, Sanken CS3e shotgun mic, Audio-Technica 4073 shotgun mic, Sennheiser G4 wireless for camera hops, Countryman B3 & B6 lav mics, Tentacle Sync and Denecke SB-3s for timecode, Comtek M72 tran…
 
Kim Kylland is a production sound mixer, boom op, singer, songwriter and composer, based out of Los Angeles, California. Kim uses a Zoom F8 mixer/recorder and the Sound Devices 633, Sennheiser G3 wireless, Audio Technica System ATWs, Lectrosonics SMWB's for wireless transmitters, Sennheiser 416 shotgun mic, Countryman B3 lav mics, Sanken COS-11's a…
 
Jim Keaney is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Op who has worked on commercials, documentaries, narratives and reality TV and is based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Jim uses Sound Devices 633 & 688 mixer/recorders with an SL-6 accessory, and CL-6 mixing board, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers, Lectrosonics SMDWB and SMWB wireless transmitters a…
 
Bill Mitchell is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of Nashville, Tennessee. He uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Kortwich preamp for 3 additional preamps into the 633, Lectrosonics SRb & SRc receivers, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, dpa 6060 lav mics, Lectrosonics SMQV and LT transmitters, Remote Audio power distro, Lectrosonics UM400 …
 
Henri Rapp is a production sound mixer and studio recording engineer based out of Cleveland, Ohio. He uses a Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder, Wisycom MCR-42 wireless receiver and MTP41S and MTP30 transmitters, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receiver and SMDWB transmitters, 4061 and 6060 dpa lav mics and Sanken COS-11s, dpa 4017 shotgun mic and Oktava M…
 
Originally from Australia, Will Langdale is a production sound recordist and boom op based out of London, England. He uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Audio Limited A10 wireless transmitters and receivers, Sennheiser G3 wireless transmitters and receivers, dpa 4060 lav mics, Sennheiser MKH-50 shotgun mic, Tentacle Sync timecode boxes and Se…
 
Josh Morrison is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Op based out of Phoenix, Arizona. He uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers, Lectrosonics SMDWB wireless transmitters, Schoeps CMIT 5u shotgun mics along with a Sennheiser MKH-50 and MKH-416 shotgun mics, Sanken COS-11d lav mics, Tentacle Sync-E timecode boxes,…
 
Nick Do is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of New York. He's worked on a number of TV series like Snapped, Hip Hop Evolution and his documentary, Rezervation Nation. Nick uses a Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics 411a receivers, 210d receiver and HM transmitter for wireless boom. Nick also uses a Remote Audio BDS power distro, Comteks a…
 
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