Los Angeles, CA (October 9, 2014)—L.A.-based sound recording and design company BeeBeeSound is using Roland’s R-88 on a growing list of film projects.
Comprised of boom operator/Foley artist Andrea Bellavista and production sound mixer and designer Claudio Bagni, BeeBeeSound has more than 10 years experience in the audio recording industry. The two met in 2009 while working on a FOX TV series in Rome, Italy and soon discovered their skills sets complemented each other.
Early on, as an intern at a production audio rental house in Italy, Bagni says that he was consistently using one particular recorder: “The R-4Pro was my favorite. I bought it in Italy, then when I moved here [to the U.S.], we decided to also buy the Roland R-88,” Bagni reports.
“We use every aspect of the machine,” Bellavista adds. Solid-state SD cards provide noise-free recording, the USB audio interface allows for redundant recording, and the touchscreen and metering are reportedly all features highly valued by BeeBeeSound. The eight assignable outputs allow Bellavista to hear his boom track and make adjustments in real-time without needing to consult Bagni, who listens to the mix as a whole.
Roland Systems Group (RSG)