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Bryan Sol Aponte Takes DPA Microphones Back to the 80s on the Set of Mixed-ish Posted: 25/03/2020
Bryan and lsquo;Sol and rsquo; Aponte Takes DPA Microphones Back to the 80s on the Set of Mixed-ish

Veteran Sound Mixer Bryan “Sol” Aponte relies on DPA Microphones4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Mic to capture the hilarious and witty dialogue of one of the network’s top sitcoms, mixed-ish. Aponte’s 20-year history in the industry features an impressive resume that includes two Emmy nominations and credits on MADtv, Workaholics, American Gangster, The Young and the Restless and Splitting up Together. He recently swapped out his previous lavaliers for the 4061s because of the impressive, natural sound quality these DPA mics provide.

“I’ve been using the DPA lavs for a year now and I absolutely love them,” says Aponte. “My audio utility, the legendary Nick Carbone, first introduced me to them—he spoke so highly of DPA microphones in comparison to other manufacturers’ solutions. When I first tested the 4061s, I fell in love with them and immediately replaced my inventory of lavaliers with DPAs. The presence boost on the 4061s not only sounds natural, but you can place them almost anywhere on talent and capture great sound.”

The decision to switch to DPA was an easy one for Aponte. “Prior to using DPA mics, I really didn’t know what I was missing, but after using them for a year, I feel like they are far superior,” he adds. “Once I heard the mics and did side-by-side comparisons with other manufacturers, I knew I couldn’t afford not to use DPA. The 4061s don’t create microphonic noise—a challenge that I’ve faced with other brands—and they take my mixing game to the next level.”

With a capsule designed with a double vent protection system and moisture resistant materials, the 4061 miniature lavalier features a condenser element with a frequency and sensitivity response that will accurately reproduce audio signals from the human voice. Additionally, Aponte appreciates the added benefits he receives from DPA’s concealer clip, designed specifically for the 4061. “The concealer clip has helped me to solve an issue with which I have long struggled—clothing rustle, which is every mixer’s worst nightmare and a challenge we are constantly trying to overcome,” he explains. “Since incorporating DPA into the mix, that problem is nearly non-existent; they are a game changer.”

Tags: DPA Microphones | Sound Mixer | Lavaliers
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Production Sound Mixer Tully Chen dual success at Ophir Academy Awards Posted: 25/09/2019
Production Sound Mixer Tully Chen and rsquo;s dual success at Ophir Academy Awards
Production Sound Mixer Tully Chen has contributed to a double success at the recent Ophir Academy Awards in Israel.

Tags: Production Sound Mixer | Tully Chen | Ophir awards | Academy Awards | Aaton | Aaton-Digital | Aaton-Transvideo | Cantar | CantarX3 | CantarMini | sound recorder | field recorder | multitrack sound recorder | movie sound
Submitted by Mel Noonan,StylusMC
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K-Tek Stingray Backpack LE for Sound Mixers See it at NAB Booth C7933 Posted: 21/03/2019
K-Tek Stingray Backpack LE for Sound Mixers See it at NAB Booth C7933

K-Tek offers a first-of-its-kind backpack that’s specially designed to help sound recordists carry their fully loaded mixer when traveling to rugged locations. The new Stingray Backpack LE (KSBP1) makes it fast to pack and unpack a comprehensive gear package and features such gems as multiple storage pockets, a hidden laptop compartment and a built-in stealth rain cover. It is fully adjustable and customizable, featuring ample MOLLE attachment points for additional gear. A strong and lightweight internal frame structure makes the versatile Backpack durable, substantial and protective.

Tags: nab19 | nab | k-tek | backpack | stingray | mixers | audio | sound | sound mixers | carry | set | onset | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Aatons Cantar-X3 pushes the limits of sound recording Posted: 06/03/2014
Aatons Cantar-X3 pushes the limits of sound recording

What is the common point between the latest Oscar-winning movie 12 Years a Slave, the forthcoming movie Grand Budapest Hotel, and the The Legend of Michael Koolhas, which recently won the top French C©sar award for Best Sound ?

From action films, blockbusters to independent movies, from "Skyfall" to "The Hurtlocker", the Aaton Cantar X2 audio field recorder has been used to deliver unsurpassed audio to the most demanding production sound mixers.
Tags: aaton | transvideo | cantar | X-2 | X-3 | sound recording | recorder | Microsalon | Tim White | production sound mixer | NAB 2014 | movie industry | NAB 2014
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Senior post-production hires at dock10 strengthen drama and documentary offering Posted: 18/11/2013
Senior post-production hires at dock10 strengthen drama and documentary offering

dock10, the MediaCityUK-based media services provider,

has appointed renowned sound mixer Mark Briscoe to the newly created role of Head of Audio.

Tags: dock10 | studio | manchester | recruitment | post | production | TV | content | programmes | documentary | movies | RTS | drama | Audio | Producer | RED | sound | mixer
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Petrol Bags Keep Sound Mixer Grant A. Waters On the Move Posted: 05/09/2013
Petrol Bags Keep Sound Mixer Grant A. Waters On the Move

When it comes to Sound Mixers, pleasing production is two-fold. You have to look presentable and be fast, mobile and unobtrusive, says Grant A. Waters, a key player in sound for high-profile productions from reality programs like TNTs Life Flight and A&Es Duck Dynasty to film/documentary productions like The Vegas Story and more. Key to many of my most recent productions is a new acquisition from Petrol Bags, the Large Lightweight Audio Bag (PS617). Petrol Bags is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

Tags: Petrol Bags | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | camera bags | sound mixer | Grant A. Waters | high-profile production | reality program | TNTs Life Flight | A&Es Duck Dynasty | The Vegas Story | documentary | Large Lightweight Audio Bag | PS617 | Pig Men | mixer | wireless | cords | expendable | Sound Devices 664 | CL6 Controller
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Preco introduces Logitek ROC audio console at IBC2011 Posted: 23/09/2011
Preco introduces Logitek ROC audio console at IBC2011

IBC2011 saw the European launch of the Logitek ROC audio control console on the Preco stand, E49 in Hall 8.

Available in six, 12, 18 and 24 fader configurations, the ROC console is housed in a desktop or tabletop enclosure allowing easy integration into permanent or temporary studios. The control surface includes high quality 100 millimetre long-throw Penny & Giles faders, OLED source indicators and meters, and a suite of controls to maximise the power of Logiteks JetStream audio over IP platform.

Tags: audio mixing console | sound mixing | sound mixer | audio mixer | preco | IBC 2011
Submitted by Stylus Media Communications
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Sound Devices PRODUCTS TRAVEL TO AFGHANISTAN FOR FILMING OF BLACK TULIP Posted: 23/04/2010
sound devices jon tendrich When sound mixer Jon Tendrich of Tiger Sound, was called upon to handle audio for the film Black Tulip, he knew he needed reliable equipment for his journey to Afghanistan.  An experienced user of Sound Devices products (NAB Booth C1354), Tendrich opted fortwoSound Devices 442 Mixers, a 788T Digital Recorder and a CL-8 Controller for the project.  This versatile rig also helped him lighten his load for the film, as the CL-8 Controller features eight large, rotary faders to control the eight inputs of the 788T, with the 442s serving as backups.
Tags: sound devices | black tulip | afghanistan | sound mixer | jon tendrich
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