Grand Canyon National Park, AZ (March 2, 2007)-Sound designer, field recordist and sound library producer, Frank Serafine, recently recorded all the sound for the upcoming television documentary Off the Path at the Grand Canyon, and monitored the project exclusively with Ultrasone PROline 550 headphones.
Serafine’s audio adventures in challenging locations like the Grand Canyon depend first and foremost on the accuracy of Ultrasone. “Out in the field you’re relying on your headphones–it’s one of the most important parts of the process,” he said. “I’ve been gathering SFX for over 20 years, and I’ve found that getting the right material is a very complicated art form. A big part of that is knowing how to mic it, and the other part is knowing how to hear it in the headset.”
Whether Serafine is balanced precariously on a cliff or safely ensconced in his Simi Valley, CA studio, the full line of Ultrasone HFI and PROline headphones are the standard for ultra-near-field recording, tracking and reference. “Ultrasone has blazed a new trail in headphone technology,” he stated. “Whether I’m monitoring for stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 surround, with Ultrasone headphones I’m hearing the sound in 3D. It accentuates the sound for the most accurate image and sound quality.
“The way that Ultrasone has positioned the speaker inside the headphone also allows me to listen without fatigue for longer periods. That’s extremely important to me, because in the studio and the field I often find myself 100 percent under headphones.”