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Space Cow Selects Sanken

Location sound engineer Matthew Israel and his Space Cow team are using Sanken’s COS-11D lavalier mic for national TV and radio commercials and challenging location documentary work around New York City.

New York, NY (August 22, 2017)—Location sound engineer Matthew Israel and his Space Cow team are using Sanken’s COS-11D lavalier mic for national TV and radio commercials and challenging location documentary work around New York City.

“I do a lot of commercial work, documentaries, interviews and profile pieces,” says Israel. “I’ve checked out most of the lavs on the market and Sanken’s mic is our first choice for a number of reasons: it has a flat, natural response; it’s easy to conceal; it’s omnidirectional so it allows for head movement without varying levels; and it’s durable in the field when you need a reliable, rugged mic. I’ve just gotten so used to using it that I don’t use any other brand anymore.”

Space Cow is a location sound provider comprised of a tight-knit team of experienced technicians, each working with a dedicated equipment package that they know thoroughly, and can rely on. Their credits include work for Calvin Klein, Pepsi, Bushmills, The Recording Academy, and many others.

Israel uses the COS-11D Reduced Sensitivity model, which accommodates SPLs up to 132 dB and has 9 dB SPL lower sensitivity than the normal version. “It’s a little padded down,” he explains. “My preference is to mix hot, so if someone’s going to scream or be loud, it helps with the gain going into the transmitter. I just try and capture as clean a voice as possible for dialogue, while minimizing background noise.” 

Israel also employs other Sanken location microphones in his work. “When a lav isn’t workable on a fast shoot in the street, Sanken’s CS-1e short shotgun mic has saved the day many times,” he says.

“I also have two Sanken CUB-01 boundary mics,” Israel continues. “If I’m in a setting such as the interior of a car or in a small confined space, Sanken’s boundary mic can give me a distinct ambience.”

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