Recording Kellie Pickler’s Reality Show

Sound supervisor Daniel S. McCoy, CAS integrated technology from DPA Microphones, Sound Devices and Wisycom into the production of CMT’s new reality TV show I Love Kellie Pickler.
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Nashville, TN (November 10, 2015)—Sound supervisor Daniel S. McCoy, CAS integrated technology from DPA Microphones, Sound Devices and Wisycom into the production of CMT’s new reality TV show, I Love Kellie Pickler.

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McCoy, owner and operator of ToneMesa, Inc., a Los Angeles-based location and post-production audio company, explained, “DPA Microphones, Sound Devices and Wisycom create a trifecta of the highest-quality audio in the field, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been waiting for Wisycom to get into the United States for about 10 years and I enjoyed using the first wave of Wisycom product as an early adopter of the wideband, high input bias voltage and 24-bit 96 kHz ADC dynamic technologies.”

The show focuses on American Idol contestant-turned-country star Pickler’s personal life with her husband, Nashville songwriter Kyle Jacobs. Since the production called for reality mixed with some live production, McCoy used his Sound Devices 688 recorder/mixer along with DPA d:screet 4061 omnidirectional microphones and his Wisycom base station, MTP40S wideband bodypack transmitters, MTP41 pocket UHF transmitters and MCR42 miniature camera receivers.

According to McCoy, “The talent needed a lot of fidelity, dynamic range and accuracy, especially because they’re humming, singing, yelling and whispering, accompanied by instrument playing, all in one scene. I was able to capture near exact sonic representation of what I was hearing through this chain. The accuracy of DPA Microphones, Sound Devices and Wisycom captured it all flawlessly.”

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