Lavalier Technique: Paperclip Spacer

Using A Paperclip To Create An Air Pocket Around A Lavalier Capsule Arguably one of the biggest learning curves there is in the knowledge base required as a sound recordist is the art of lav placement. They are an essential part of modern production workflows to allow quality audio in scenarios such as extreme wides or scenes with unpredictable dialog from multiple talent. That being … Continue reading Lavalier Technique: Paperclip Spacer

3d Printing for Location Sound ‘Database’

I remember around 2010, tech journalists predicted that around 2020 everybody would have a 3D printer at home, just as normal it would be as having a normal (paper) printer. Well, I think it is safe to say that is not exactly the case, but price wise there shouldn’t really be an excuse not to, since one could buy a good one these days for … Continue reading 3d Printing for Location Sound ‘Database’

Ursa Straps announced the Mini Mounts

British based Ursa Straps (I guess they have to change the name now) announced a series of Mini Mounts this week, meant to be used for concealed lavalier microphone placement. The mounts are specifically designed for a microphone, to be friction fitted and kept in place by a sticky piece, also available in the exact size from Ursa. I had a quick chat with Simon … Continue reading Ursa Straps announced the Mini Mounts

5 little things every sound mixer needs in their kit:

There are lots of pieces of equipment that sound mixers use on a daily basis. We are all familiar with the big stuff, like mixers, recorders, microphones, wireless systems, and boom poles, but there are little things that often get over looked and not thought about until they are needed on set, and it can be an issue if you don’t have them. In this … Continue reading 5 little things every sound mixer needs in their kit: