Sound Devices has revealed that BAFTA Cymru Award-nominated sound recordist Deian Humphreys has been capturing dynamic dialogue for the BBC’s Doctor Who on the company’s hardware.
Humphreys used the Sound Devices 788T-SSD digital audio recorder, 442 field mixer, CL-9 linear fader controller and CL-8 mixing control surface to record and mix all the audio action on the Doctor Who set.
As the production sound mixer, Humphreys was charged with recording clean, clear dialogue and reducing the amount of ADR needed. This can be challenging on a science fiction show that has a large amount of special effects audio in the background, including smoke, steam and snow machines, as well as a multitude of explosions. Humphreys records the majority of the show using a trolley-based rig, which consists of a Sound Devices 788T-SSD with a CL-9 controller. When on the go, he takes his 788T-SSD using the more portable CL-8 mixing control surface.
"One of the features that I really like about the 788T is that it allows me to easily switch between a Schoeps SuperCMIT digital mic and a Schoeps analogue mic without the need for any peripheral equipment,” said Humphreys. “I will often have eight iso-tracks being recorded and two mixed tracks, so the 788T is being driven hard. It always performs incredibly well.”
By Michael Burns