Miking The World's Largest Waterfall

"When I got the Escapeseeker project, I thought to myself, wow, I have to capture audio on a boat floating in the world’s largest waterfall, and keep my gear dry and signal clean,” said Jacob Voelzke, the Encino, CA-based producer/video editor and audio engineer for the PBS travel destinations show, which will air on PBS later this year.
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Los Angeles, CA (March 8, 2016)—“When I got the Escapeseeker project, I thought to myself, wow, I have to capture audio on a boat floating in the world’s largest waterfall, and keep my gear dry and signal clean,” said Jacob Voelzke, the Encino, CA-based producer/video editor and audio engineer for the PBS travel show, which will air on PBS later this year.

When he heads to in Argentina for the show, Voelzke plans to have Countryman Associates’ EMW omnidirectional lavalier microphones on hand for the watery shoot.

“I’ve been working with Countryman mics as a production sound mixer and for audio post for about six years and they’ve been an essential tool for capturing pristine audio. [They’re] an obvious choice for the assignment, as they can be immersed in water…I use my mics with Sennheiser ew 100 G3 wireless systems and, together, they make a great combination.”

Since graduating from Full Sail University with a degree in Recording Arts, Voelzke has worked with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, where he spent three years touring the country and recording several Grammy-winning artists, including Fergie’s solo album The Dutchess. Since relocating to Los Angeles, he has focused on production audio and post production audio for film.

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