Burbank, CA (January 21, 2015)—Reality TV producer Authentic Entertainment is using a Sound Devices 970 audio recorder on the second season of the Esquire Network’s White Collar Brawlers to capture dialog.
“For White Collar Brawlers, the 970 allowed us to set up the audio station next to our video village, which gave our producers a more reliable audio feed to monitor,” says Paul Rials, audio coordinator, Authentic Entertainment. “On the show, we have a large amount of talent and mics laid out. Being able to have those mics recorded to a single device, and then control and monitor them all at the same time, from the same location, makes a huge difference during production and post.”
The 970 reportedly also helped Rials and his crew improve their workflow. “The PIXNet and Dante capabilities are extremely useful features of the 970,” says Rials. “The PIX Caddy SSD, along with the ability to either hot-swap it out or use the network mounting function, helps to cut down file transfer times. Plus, with the new firmware, the added ability of a sound report is a big help in post. The FileSafe function is also a wonderful addition, helping protect files when power is lost. We haven’t had any power issues while recording, but we have tested it out during preps, and it is a great feature.”
In addition to simplifying cable runs, the 970 has provided track routing via Dante, allowing for endless amount of tracks to be recorded in one place. Being able to build this out into a transit rack case helps make it more compact to fit into smaller space.