Los Angeles, CA (January 14, 2015)—The production audio crew for Comedy Central’s Workaholics, now in its fifth season, uses wireless microphone technology from Lectrosonics.
Sound director/mixer Carlos Torres, sound mixer Bryan Aponte, boom operator Sam Vlahovic, and utility technician Mykl Rogers constitute the show’s audio crew. “Currently, our Lectrosonics equipment arsenal currently includes four UM400, four SMQV, and two WM transmitters. These are used with six UCR210 receivers along with four UCR411 receivers,” says Torres, who works in location sound, studio recording and live sound, broadcast, post production, and as a composer of original music.
“For IFB, we’re working with a combination of two SMQV super-miniature transmitters and eighteen IFBR1a belt pack IFB receivers. And rounding out our setup, we have two Lectrosonics UMCWB wideband multicoupler units, two ALP620 log periodic dipole array antennas, plus two RM remotes, which make it a snap to make changes to the transmitter without interfering with the talent’s wardrobe.”
The adaptability of the Lectrosonics equipment is yet another important factor, according to Torres. “Workaholics is a two-camera show with lots of wide shots. We constantly have to choose our battles in terms of where the boom pole has no room to play, so having our Lectros being strong keeps the flow of the show going without having to compromise with the lighting and camera departments.”