Have Lectrosonics, Will Travel

Location sound recordist and audio instructor Xanti Salvador uses Lectrosonics RF equipment as he bounces between continents and jobs.
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Maracaibo, Venezuela (March 27, 2012)—Location sound recordist and audio instructor Xanti Salvador uses Lectrosonics RF equipment as he bounces between continents and jobs.

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"My professional life is divided between Europe and South America," Salvador reports. "In addition to my faculty position at the Facultad Experimental de Artes FEDA-LUZ in Maracaibo, where I teach sound editing and other aspects of audio, I am also active as a location sound recordist for TV and film."

Salvador's credits include work on the short format La Casa del Lago; the made-for-television film La Cospiraciun; a documentary titled Cuidadores; and the film, El Cazador De Dragones.

Salvador has a sizeable Lectrosonics equipment arsenal, which includes SMDa, SMQV, LMa, one HM plug-on, and UH400a transmitters. His receivers include two UCR411a's, an SRa, a UCR110, plus a Venue system stocked with four VRT receiver modules. His setup also includes a Lectrosonics T4 compact IFB transmitter, two R1a IFB receivers, as well as two SNA600 adjustable dipole antennas.

Currently, Salvador is working location sound for a documentary abut permaculture entitled Konuko, which is currently shooting in Venezuela, Spain, Colombia, and Cuba. For this project, Salvador reports using a two-channel setup consisting of his HM plug-on transmitter, two SMDa super miniature transmitters, and his SRa two-channel slot-mount Digital Hybrid Wireless diversity receiver-a system comprised of the smallest and lightest pieces of his Lectrosonics equipment.

He summarizes, "No matter where I happen to be working, I know I can count on my Lectrosonics gear."

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