Mic’d Up Productions Goes Wireless on Set with Sound Devices

Joshua Baggett Relies on Sound Devices’ 688/SL-6 Wireless Powering System for Clients’ Audio Needs
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EDGEWATER, NJ, DECEMBER 21, 2015 — As a Sound Supervisor/Mixer and President of Mic’d Up Productions, Joshua Baggett takes pride in providing his clients with top-notch audio. To accomplish this for every job, it’s essential for him to select state-of-the-art equipment tailored for each project’s unique needs. With applications ranging from documentaries, reality shows and commercials, to sports features and corporate projects, Baggett relies on Sound Devices to seamlessly handle whatever job comes his way.

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As a long-time user of Sound Devices, his first brush with the brand was in 2005, when he first used the 442 field production mixer. Since then, he has markedly expanded his own collection of Sound Devices gear, which now includes three 788T recorders paired with CL-8 controllers, three 688 mixer/recorders coupled with three SL-6 powering and wireless systems, and one 633 mixer/recorder. The new SL-6 system was developed using Sound Devices’ SuperSlot™ technology. SuperSlot is regarded as the industry’s first non-proprietary, open wireless control and interfacing standard. When using the 688 with SL-6, and compatible dual-channel receivers together, production sound mixers have unified powering, fully integrated receiver control and monitoring, audio interconnection, and antenna distribution, all with less clutter in their bag, to boot.

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“The first time I used the new 688 with SL-6 was on a shoot for NBC Sports,” says Baggett. “We flew out to Montreal for an interview with José Mourinho, First Team Manager of the English Football Club Chelsea, part of the Barclay’s Premiere League. The product performed flawlessly. Being able to slot my receivers into my SL-6, and have full control of them via the 688 menu, saved so much time. The versatility of having several output options out of the 688 made this task a breeze.”

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Having a recorder and a mixer in one unit also made a great difference for Baggett during the interview shoot. “I had our guest and an on-camera host doing the interview, so I used a lav mic and a boom on both,” adds Baggett. “Being able to record isolated tracks on the 688 gave me the freedom to use all four mics and give post several options. In addition, the SL-6 has made my set up much more compact and clean; not needing any input cables has completely streamlined my bag. Being able to easily route my receivers to any of the 12 inputs from the 688 menu, and not having to unplug and replug cables, saves a ton of time.”

For his rigs, each of Baggett’s three 788T’s are loaded with seven Lectrosonics wireless systems. More specifically, each 788T is loaded with seven Lectrosonics UCR411a receivers, seven Lectrosonics SMQv transmitters for talent mics and three Lectrosonics SMQv transmitters for IFB feed and camera hops. The 688/SL-6 combos are loaded with Wisycom wireless systems — each SL-6 having three Wisycom MCR42 Dual Receivers and six Wisycom transmitters for talent mics. In addition, there are three Lectrosonics SMQv transmitters in each SL-6 for IFB feed and camera hops. In all of his packages, Baggett uses an array of DPA lavs, depending on the situation and in each of his six setups he uses Schoeps CMIT Shotgun mics.

As for his workflow, Baggett hands his CompactFlash® cards over to either post or the data manager at the end of the shoot. He typically records to the internal hard drive and then transfers to a back-up hard drive, to keep copies of all recordings in case cards or files get lost. Baggett also makes sure to include a sound report for each shoot day.

“I am currently using two 688/SL-6’s on a show named Flea Market Flip, which airs on HGTV and Great American Country (GAC), and the combination of the two is just great,” says Baggett. “I also have a 688/SL-6 package out in Charleston, SC on a show named Southern Charm for Bravo. Any project that I am on or a part of, Sound Devices equipment is a major weapon in my arsenal.”

Founded in 1998, Sound Devices, LLC designs both Sound Devices audio products and Video Devices video products. Sound Devices offers portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news gathering, live-event, and acoustical test and measurement applications. Video Devices offers digital video monitors, recorders and related products, which address a range of video productions, including fast-paced studio applications, live sports and events, as well as mobile, TV, film and documentary productions.

The Sound Devices, LLC, headquarters is located in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Additional offices are located in Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago, and Berlin. For more information, visit the Sound Devices and/or Video Devices websites: www.sounddevices.com and www.videodevices.com.

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