Toronto, Canada (July 21, 2016)—Adam Clark, co-owner of Toronto Sound with Aaron Gaistman, has worked on thousands of location sound jobs, using his Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder and SL-6 powering and wireless system.
“I first started using Sound Devices back in college when I picked up the 442 mixer and was immediately impressed,” says Clark. “Over the years, I have upgraded from the 442 to the 552, 664, and 633. Now Toronto Sound owns three 688s, which is the absolute best piece of equipment we have ever had. It works incredibly well with our one-person style of recording. It’s extremely high quality, and the reliability factor has been amazing.”
In addition to his 688s, Clark uses Lectrosonics SRb dual-channel slot mount ENG receivers. “By using Lectrosonics SRbs with the 688, we have a completely wireless solution,” adds Clark. “With Sound Devices’ new RF Scan feature, I now have the ability to have everything in one product. The SL-6 is a really exciting device for me; everything is based off my 688 screen with very little cabling, making it as simple as possible, which is great for my fast-paced work.”
Using his Sound Devices 688, Clark’s typical workflow consists of providing wireless guide track and timecode to each of the cameras using multiple BETSO timecode boxes, with Lectrosonics’ IFB audio receivers. He records to CompactFlash cards. At the end of the day, Clark passes the card to the client with the file names and notes already included, thanks to Sound Devices’ metadata function.