Gear List

Every job calls for something slightly different but generally I’m rolling up to set with either one or both of my sound carts ready to tackle the days audio needs.

My basic sound kit usually consists of:

Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder (16 channels and lots of fancy stuff)
2 channels of Zaxcom wireless, expandable to 8 channels
2 wireless lavalier mic kits with DPA, sanken, countryman or tram lav mics
Boom pole kit with cables and full wind protection
Schoeps Mini CMIT shotgun mic or Sennheiser MKH50 hypercardoid mic
ENG camera cable (for return monitoring from camera)
multiple days worth of rechargeable batteries

Secondary Bag:
Sound Devices 633 6 channel mixer / 10 track recorder
2 channels of Lectrosonics wireless
2 wireless lavalier mic kits with DPA, sanken, countryman or tram lav mics
Boom pole kit with cables and full wind protection
Schoeps Mini CMIT shotgun mic or Sennheiser MKH50 hypercardoid mic
ENG camera cable (for return monitoring from camera)
multiple days worth of rechargeable batteries

This kit allows me to perform the functions of an ENG crew sound mixer, but when needed, can be a primary recorder or record backup wav files or timecode embedded MP3 files. Other options for this kit include wireless camera links to ALL the cameras, wireless feeds to crew members/clients and timecode syncing across all departments. Having a 6 or 16 channel mixer in my basic kit allows me to expand to the needs of production when called for.

The more complex bag usually consists of:

16 channel Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder with 8 internal wireless receivers
Ability to send audio to cameras wirelessly
-2 channel broadcast mix up to 4 cameras via  Zaxcom RX200 and URX100 units
-mono mix/timecode sync up to 6 cameras via Zaxcom ERXTCD units
comms to/from sound team using Lectrosonics wireless T4 and SRc
client monitoring using Comtek wireless units
K-tek 16′ boom pole
Schoeps Mini CMIT shotgun mic, Sennheiser MKH50 or Schoeps CMC641 microphones
remote antenna mast for the best wireless reception and transmission available
plenty of battery via the bags battery distribution system

MY COMPLETE LIST 

2x Zaxcom Nova 16 channel mixer/recorder and integrated 8 wireless bags
Zaxcom Oasis mixer interface
Sound Devices 633 6 channel mixer / 10 track recorder
Zaxcom RX-4 wireless receiver
9x Zaxcom wireless microphone transmitters
-digital, remote control, timecode synced local recording
Sound Devices 302 3 channel mixer w/emergency rx for 4th channel
3x Denecke jb-1 timecode sync boxes
2x Deneke TS-C timecode smart slate
2x Lectrosonics wireless
2x Lectrosonics plug-on wireless transmitters
2x Zaxcom rx200 camera receivers for 2 channel broadcast audio and timecode sync
2x Zaxcom URX100 receivers for 2 channels of audio or single channel and timecode
15x Comtek IFB monitors for director/producer/client monitoring
6x Zaxcom ERX IFB client monitors/camera hops/timecode sync boxes
DPA, Countryman, Tram and Sanken Lavalier microphones
K-tech 9′, 12′ and 16′ boom poles
2x Schoeps Mini CMIT shotgun
2x Sennheiser MKH50 hypercardoid
Schoeps CMC641 hypercardoid
2x Peter Engh Omnigoose plant microphones
2x DPA 4091 mini goose microphones
Audio Technica stereo microphones, BP-4029 and BP-4025
Cinela, Rycote, Ktek microphone mounts and wind protection
200’+ xlr cable
3x ENG breakaway cables
50′ VTR audio/video snake
Blackbird sound mixing cart
Magliner custom support sound cart
half dozen c-stands, clips and blankets for building sound forts
various grip gear for mic mounting
4x floppy
10x easy up tent

battery system for days of kit power

Various other equipment:
Ford Transit production van
Panasonic GH5
8-200mm in lenses for GH5
2x GoPro kits
2x SmallHD 5″ HD LCD Monitor/Viewfinder
Libec and Manfrotto Tripods
Honda EU2000i generator
Mobile WIFI hotspot




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