Neutron Posted December 19, 2022 Report Share Posted December 19, 2022 Hello everyone, new guy here that is looking to get into location sound and hoping to focus on smaller budget films. I have been piecing a kit together over the past year so I'm ready to go when it's time to close the door on my current job. I have had the privilege of working on 2 indie films so far, one of the crews I worked alongside is based in Atlanta and I am considering moving there early next year if I can't find anything in my area (near north Dallas, TX). Listed below is what I currently have or looking to buy and was looking for advice on anything I might be forgetting/recommendations/etc. Money is not a huge factor but good deals are certainly welcomed and I'd rather not spend the money if I don't need to, fortunately I am in a position where I can afford nice gear and I know I will have the opportunity to make that money back so I don't mind the investment. Here is what I currently have: -Mixpre 10ii (I worked with an 833 and loved it, I would like to get an 888 in the future but I think the Mixpre will get me started) -Wisycom MCR54 with 4 MTP60's -(4) DPA6060 lavs with microdot connectors -Audioroot bds/charger and 2 Inspired Energy batteries (considering a couple more) -Ktek Stingray bag -Ambient QP5100 boom and quick release (considering getting a Ktek, one of the crews had one that I really liked) -Sennheiser MKH416 (this is the only thing I bought used, found a good deal on it) and MKH50 mics both with Spacer Bubble wind protection and Rycote Invision shock mounts -Sony MDR7506 headphones -48 Ikea Ladda AA's with caddys and ISDT N16 charger -(2) SanDisk Extreme gold 128gb sd cards and (2) 64gb, also have the same amount of SanDisk usb thumb drives for backup recording on the Mixpre My next big purchase was going to be a smart slate and timecode boxes, I am leaning towards a Denecke TS-C and not really sure on sync boxes. A display would be nice, wireless sync is a must, and an app control is a plus. I have been eyeing Tentacles, Ultrasync One, Betso, Denecke JB-1 (not sure if these have wireless sync), and Ambients. I like the Betso slate as well. It has some really cool features that the Denecke doesn't but I don't like the white leds, I understand that might sound silly but is there a reason why they chose this over red? I should probably invest in a monitoring setup for directors, script supervisor, producers, etc. This is something I am really undecided on, it seems most are using Comtek or Sennheiser G4's but I am all ears (no pun intended) on this subject. I will also need expendables and such but I'm not concerned as much with the smaller ticket items. Sorry for the long post but if I am missing something or if anyone has suggestions/recommendations/criticisms/feedback it is appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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