Capturing The Leftovers with DPA

Foley mixer Geordy Sincavage uses DPA Microphones’ d:dicate 4006A omnidirectional mics for his projects, which have included The Revenant and HBO original series The Leftovers and Westworld.
By ProsoundNetwork Editorial Staff,

Los Angeles, CA (September 5, 2017)—Foley mixer Geordy Sincavage uses DPA Microphones’ d:dicate 4006A omnidirectional mics for his projects, which have included The Revenant and HBO original series The Leftovers and Westworld.

Sincavage is the owner of Sinc Sound, a sound effects company that records ambient sound for productions without using an audio library. “I started using DPA microphones around two years ago when recording for The Revenant,” says Sincavage. “I wanted to do stereo room miking on a separate track in Pro Tools and to do that, I needed two separate microphones.

“I reached out to Chris Spahr, VP of sales and marketing, USA, at DPA because I needed the cleanest microphones that would give me the truest sound. So many microphones color sound and DPA mics have the flattest sound with no noise floor. The resulting audio was clear and concise, which is hard to find when you are trying to replicate the sound that you are hearing in real life through a microphone.”

For The Revenant, Sincavage used DPA d:dicate 4006As to capture an array of sounds, including boots walking over wooden planks, oars splashing in the water and snow crunching under feet. The sounds Sincavage and his team created helped earn the film its 12 Academy Award nominations, including recognition for outstanding sound editing and sound mixing.

Sinc Sound uses DPA mics for both close-miking and distance-miking scenes, with the main purpose of capturing sound organically and accurately. “For Westworld, the d:dicate 4006As were used nonstop,” says Sincavage.

For HBO’s The Leftovers series, the d:dicate 4006As were used to record any organic sounds, like car doors opening and closing. “I was able to capture the ‘everyday sounds’ that this production called for without worry…. They help me to capture the integrity of background noises and that is my main goal for any production.”

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