Hollywood, CA (October 30, 2006)–Emmy Award-winning series My Name Is Earl, the most popular new sitcom to air on any TV network when it made its debut in the fall 2005, is back with an important change to a critical role. For the second season of the show, a new Neumann TLM 49 large diaphragm microphone is being used to record the all-important narrative voiceover by Jason Lee, who plays the titular character and is a producer of the series as well.
Jason Lee, star of Emmy Award-winning series My Name is Earl is now using the Neumann TLM 49 for the show’s narrative voiceovers.According to Dave Rawlinson, the show’s supervising sound editor and a co-owner–with Craig Hunter–of R/H Factor, the audio production and post-production company for My Name Is Earl as well as Boston Legal and What About Brian, the new Neumann TLM 49 scores on two important counts. “It was great to find this particular microphone, both for the sound quality and for the price point–and it being a Neumann was a plus.”
The microphone is not only perfectly suited to Lee’s distinctive voice, but it has also proved beneficial during post-production, observed Rawlinson. “We’ve found that the dialog mixer can use the natural signal from it and not have to apply much EQ at all to get it to fit into ‘the pocket.’ That saves us time in mixing.”