Los Angeles, CA (July 1, 2016)—Production sound mixer Jamie Gambell, first introduced to Sound Devices in 2004, now uses a 688 as his main recorder with the SL-6 powering and wireless system, and CL-12 Alaia linear fader controller, with a 788T as his backup.
“The 688 is an all-in-one machine for my work,” says Gambell, who relocated to the U.S. in 2008 from his native England, where he was a trainee, then a boom operator and finally a sound mixer. His most recent projects include The Fosters, a freeform family drama, and Maron, Marc Maron’s eponymous IFC comedy series.
Gambell’s main cart consists of the 688 and SL-6, with Lectrosonics SRb receivers, and the CL-12 Alaia, along with other key gear: Lectrosonic Venue 2 receiver rack, two Comtek transmitters for village coms, a Sennheiser G3 transmitter for private coms, a Marshall monitor rack with two monitors, all powered by Remote Audio Meon LiFe and Extra LiFe power distribution racks. He uses Lectrosonics SMVs for his radios, with a mixture of Sanken COS-11 and DPA d:screet 4071 lavalier mics, and Lectrosonics HMs for his booms. For mics, Gambell has Sennheiser MKH 50s and Scheops CMITs.
“Sound Devices has always had field use in mind when creating their products. I’ve been using the SL-6 with single-channel receivers for the boom mics. The ability to assign the booms to whatever track I want with ease has been great, especially when adding a second boom,” says Gambell.
“The feel of the CL-12 Alaia and the smoothness of the Penny & Giles faders are also perfect. In addition, having the 688’s ability to break away and easily go in the bag is great. Having this trio of products has been great for my mini-cart applications.”