Sound Mixer for popular reality show on History network uses company’s d:screet™ 4063 Miniature Microphones.
Rado Stefanov, sound mixer for Counting Cars, a spin-off of the popular Pawn Stars program, has taken a unique approach to reality show recording and sound mixing. Instead of using a traditional boom technique, he relies on DPA Microphones’ d:screet™ 4063 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones
for both talent and ambient sound recording. Airing on the History network, Counting Cars chronicles the daily activities of Danny “The Count” Koker and his team at Count’s Kustoms, a car and motorcycle restoration and customization company in Las Vegas.
The show is typically shot in some pretty unique locations, such as the middle of the Nevada desert, where Danny test drives vehicles, or in his paint shop, where the staff spray paints them, making sound mixing pretty challenging. The traditional booming applications just wouldn’t suffice for this production as the mics would end up caked with paint or the action van would be unable to keep up with the speed of the vehicles. Stefanov’s “no booming” approach to mixing, which consists of the DPA d:screet™ 4063s and Zaxcom wireless transmitters and recorders
, has proven to be the ultimate solution.