Production sound mixer Daniel S. McCoy, CAS, selected d:screet supercardioid mics from DPA Microphones to record the funny and honest field audio for the Comedy Central series Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. “DPA put the mic capsule in an interference tube, so you have this amazing little supercardioid shotgun in the gooseneck,” says McCoy, who used d:screet 4098 mics for all of the show’s field shoots. “The d:screet 4098 really does a phenomenal job at aiming and rejecting excess audio that you don’t want to have, maintained in a really nice linear frequency response in front.”
McCoy was able to plant the d:screet 4098 in all the sordid and seedy environments where the show shoots, including a gentlemen’s club and taxis. He also placed them near hidden cameras in houses, hiding the mics under televisions and between cushions.
“I don’t have to run hours and hours of wired mics,” McCoy says. “I can just swap the d:screet 4098 onto my Wisycom transmitters, gain up a little bit, depending on how far it is from the person, and I am good to go. It is really a sure way to get the best kind of hidden camera audio that I have been able to get to date, especially when I have minimal time setting up the space. When I put this little mini shotgun onto a Wisycom pack, I can put it anywhere and am confident that I’m getting phenomenal sound.”