On Location Podcast Recording

Podcasts have become more popular the last few years especially hybrid shoots that are a video interview along with gathering the audio for the pod cast. These shoots need extra attention and consideration paid to the quality of the audio recording since podcast listens expect studio quality audio even when not in a studio. To add more complication to this is having to record most interviews outside due to COVID restriction making noise control even more difficult. However On Location Podcast Recording with high quality is possible.

The most important to control background noise I did this by running the Noise Assist active noise reduction on my Sound Devices 833 recorder. I then chose a high quality microphone to record with my go to microphone for dialogue is always a Schoeps CMC/ MK 41 nothing is better. You can listen below to the results all the location interviews were recorded with way with interviewer inside his podcast studio. If you need a sound mixer in Charleston South Carolina or anywhere let us know.

On Location Podcast Recording Into America


Case Study: Charleston Sound Mixer and Will Smith

Looking at today at a fun but complicated job with Will Smith a few years ago. This job while seeming simple drew on my experience as a Location Sound Mixer in both commercial work and network news. This shoot was the first Instagram live to the Space station with Will conversing with the orbiting astronauts. This would be a simple shoot on earth however getting video and audio up / back to the ISS required us to interface with mission control in Houston TX. I had to dial an IFB line with real time delay compensation to allow Will to speak to them in sync with the video since both were coming from separate sources. We also filmed some other more commercial style content requiring me to draw on my experience and equipment selection to complete the job. The equipment selection for this job was a Sound Devices 688 Recorder, JK Audio Hybrid Phone Interface, Lectrosonics SRC Wireless and a Schoeps Mini CMIT on the boom. Overall it was a very successful project and working with Will Smith was great I hope to do it again some day. If you need a Location Sound Mixer in Charleston South Carolina or my home base of Savannah GA please reach out.

Will Smith talking to ISS

The Charleston Church Shooting: Six Years Later

The CBSN Special “The Charleston Church Shooting: Six Years later” marks six years since the fatal shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. We have covered this story since the beginning and grateful to continue to share this story.

GMA: Echo Theater

A very interesting and uplifting piece about transforming hate. Challenges on this project included a 3 on 1 large 5 camera interview and a large reverberant location that we used a combo of lav mics and noise reduction settings on the recorder to manage