Introducing Ursa Straps The Perfect Addition To The Radio Microphone Box

Date: 09/08/2016
Introducing Ursa Straps The Perfect Addition To The Radio Microphone Box
Sound recordist Simon Bysshe and Costumier Laura Smith have combined their knowledge and expertise to create URSA Straps, a unique range of low profile body worn straps designed to conceal radio microphone transmitters. 
 
Officially launched this month and now available in the UK and Europe, URSA Straps are made from a specially developed bonded fabric that is ultra-slim and provides excellent stretch, comfort and breathability. Each strap incorporates a pouch to keep the transmitter locked in place and a cable pocket for managing excess microphone cable. URSA Straps are available in black, beige and brown skin tone colours and can be worn around the ankle, thigh or waist.
 
Bysshe and Smith developed URSA Straps after listening to numerous artists express discomfort while wearing radio mic straps. Traditional thick neoprene or elastic straps can irritate the skin, become soaked in sweat and are often impossible to disguise under figure hugging costumes. 
 
It was obvious that a better way of discreetly securing transmitters was required, Simon Bysshe explains.  As a boom operator I had worked with many artists who disliked wearing transmitter packs because their associated straps could restrict movement and become uncomfortable. In some cases they had simply refused to wear them.
 
Laura Smiths knowledge of costume making proved invaluable as she was able to construct prototypes and identify the exact fabrics required to suit the needs of costume, artists and sound departments.
 
After many months of research we decided to create our own unique hybrid fabric by fusing two stretch fabrics together Bysshe explains. This resulting fabric is just 1mm thick and much lighter and softer than any other fabric of its kind. Crucially we incorporated a hook Velcro compatible outer surface that allows the straps to be securely attached to themselves at any point.
 
Bysshe tested the new straps while working on the second series of Sky Atlantics The Tunnel. Lead actress Cl©mence Po©sy was an immediate convert and provided valuable feedback to help develop the product. Bysshe has subsequently used URSA Straps on the third series of Peaky Blinders. The USRA Thigh straps were particularly popular with the cast members who found them secure, light and comfortable. The fact they can be worn around the thigh as opposed to the waist made them invaluable for use with the period costumes.
 
With URSA Straps we have created such a comfortable low-profile solution that artists often forget that they are wearing them. Now we have to make sure that actors remember to take them off before they leave! Bysshe adds. The straps can be washed and re-used every day for many months. Our Thigh straps are particularly popular as they are designed to not slip down the leg. We achieved this by bonding on a strips of Polyurethane gripper to the inside of the straps.
 
Outside film and television URSA Straps are also proving popular with dancers who need to receive audio cues during a live performance. Using waist or thigh straps the sound team can easily conceal a receiver pack on their bodies without restricting movement or compromising the look of their costumes. URSA Straps have also developed a Double-Pack strap allowing artists to wear two packs on one strap.
 
Oscar winning Production Sound Mixer Simon Hayes was an early adopter of URSA Straps and describes them as a total game changer for his team. 
 
URSA Straps allow us to rig radio mics on costumes previously thought to be un-micable. Tight dresses, sportswear, stunt harnesses they can all be easily mic'd using low profile URSA Straps. These straps are so popular with the actresses I work with that many have asked to keep theirs at the end of the production.
 
URSA Straps are suitable for a variety of wireless transmitters including Lectrosonics, Zaxcom, Wisycom MTP40 & Sennheiser 5212. Two different pouch sizes are available to ensure optimum fit. Three different waist sizes are available: Small, Medium and Large.
 
Initially Laura and I were making the straps by hand in our garage, Bysshe says. When we realised their potential we scaled up production by taking on two experienced manufacturing firms in Leicester. Our launch has been a huge success with orders coming in from all around the world! We are now on our third large production run and expanding our market into Theatre, Concerts and Outside Broadcasts.
 
URSA Straps (www.ursastraps.com) are available in the UK and Europe through The Audio Dept (www.audiodept.co.uk) and Richmond Film Services (www.richmondfilmservices.co.uk), 
 


Tags: URSA Straps | Simony Bysshe | Laura Smith | Body Worn | Radio Microphone Transmitter Pack | IBC 2016 | IBC 2016
Submitted by Sue Sillitoe (White Noise Public Relations Ltd)
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