Hollywood, CA (June 26, 2015)—Veteran sound engineer Daniel S. McCoy, CAS, became one of the first to adopt Sound Devices’ new 688 mixer/recorder, employing it for the new one-hour NBC comedy variety series I Can Do That!
Hosted by comedian/actor Marlon Wayans, I Can Do That! is a six-week competition between dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke, recording artists Ciara, Joe Jonas and Nicole Scherzinger, stand-up comedian Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson for the title of “The Greatest Entertainer.”
Sound Devices released the 688 during week two of the show’s production. McCoy and his crew—Peter Ølsted, Matt Brodnick, Eric Pierce, Gary Tomaro, Troy Wilcox and Ernie Munoz—immediately integrated the 688 into production. “The 688 adapted nicely to reality-style situations and performed flawlessly for the remaining five weeks,” says McCoy. “We really depended on the MixAssist feature to give the mono-mix the ultimate signal noise ratio to the cameras we were feeding.”
McCoy utilized channels 1, 2, 5 and 6 on the 688 for digital signals, and channels 3 and 4 for analog. In addition to the 688, McCoy used Wisycom MCR42S-US dual true-diversity UHF miniature receivers, DPA d:screet 4061 miniature microphones with a Lectrosonics UCR411 wireless microphone kit and SMV UHF belt-pack transmitters.