Montreal, Canada (March 22, 2016)—Joshua Baggett, sound supervisor/mixer and president of Mic’d Up Productions, has been using Sound Devices products since 2005, when he first used the 442 field production mixer. He has since expanded his personal collection of Sound Devices gear to include three 788T recorders paired with CL-8 controllers, three 688 mixer/recorders coupled with three SL-6 powering and wireless systems and a 633 mixer/recorder.
“The first time I used the new 688 with SL-6 was on a shoot for NBC Sports,” says Baggett, who flew to Montreal for an interview with José Mourinho, first team manager of England’s Chelsea Football Club, part of the Barclay’s Premiere League. “The product performed flawlessly. Being able to slot my receivers into my SL-6, and have full control of them via the 688 menu, saved so much time. The versatility of having several output options out of the 688 made this task a breeze.
Having a recorder and a mixer in one unit also made a great difference during the interview shoot, he says. “I had our guest and an on-camera host doing the interview, so I used a lav mic and a boom on both. Being able to record isolated tracks on the 688 gave me the freedom to use all four mics and give post several options. In addition, the SL-6 has made my set up much more compact and clean; not needing any input cables has completely streamlined my bag. Being able to easily route my receivers to any of the 12 inputs from the 688 menu, and not having to unplug and replug cables, saves a ton of time.”
Each of Baggett’s three 788Ts are loaded with seven Lectrosonics UCR411a receivers and seven Lectrosonics SMQv transmitters for talent mics, plus three Lectrosonics SMQv transmitters for IFB feed and camera hops. The 688/SL-6 combos are each loaded with three Wisycom MCR42 dual receivers and six Wisycom transmitters for talent mics. In addition, there are three Lectrosonics SMQv transmitters in each SL-6 for IFB feed and camera hops. Baggett uses an array of DPA lavs, and in each of his six setups he uses Schoeps CMIT shotgun mics