Carolina Panther's Panther Vision Standardizes on CM-i3 Headsets The Carolina Panthers’ critically acclaimed in-house production team known as Panther Vision standardizes on Point Source Audio's CM-i3 Comms Headset for its camera team to ensure consistency in audio levels between the camera operators and the production control room. Berkley Dickens, head broadcast engineer for Panther Vision, describes in his own words how the headset improved hearing and reaction time for his production staff. Read the full review...
The King and I Musical National Tour Joining the national tour of this 4 time Tony Award winning musical production are Point Source CO-8WL lavaliers. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, The King and I features the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein's classics including “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
Violinist Joshua Bell Wears EMBRACE Mic The world-famous, Grammy Award–winning violinist Joshua Bell is mic'd with an EMBRACE Microphone while performing 'Seasons of Cuba' live at the Lincoln Center for the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival. The sound engineer for Bell found EMBRACE to be a clever way to mic his violin WITHOUT mic'ing the violin. Don't see the mic? That's the whole point of EMBRACE Mics!
A "Discreet" Recording Project Possible with Point Source It was highly hush hush for sound designer Alan Chang's Hong Kong recording project. To disappear among the locals of Hong Kong, Chang got very creative with PSA gear to capture the distinctive characteristic and signature of this bustling city: "We extensively used the EMBRACE CO-8 microphones, earmounts, and CM-i3 comms headset. The CM-i3 headset served as our go-to mount for binaural recordings.
I was able to roam around the streets and venues freely and record a precise 3-D stereo sound recording of that space and location."
Alley Theatre Sound Supervisor Praises EMBRACE Mics:“Worth their Weight in Gold” Sound supervisor Pierre Dupree of Houston’s Alley Theatre, who is no stranger to the world of arts and crafts in theatre mic’ing, recently said Point Source Audio’s patent-pending EMBRACE Earmounts are “worth their weight in gold.” Each of the theatre’s cast of 15 resident actors now have custom mics assigned to them no matter where they go. According to Dupree, this is possible because “EMBRACE is completely customizable, quick to build, durable; and most definitively, our actors love them.” The theatre is planning to expand their inventory of PSA mics to accommodate the increasing requests they are receiving from sound designers. Dupree summed up his findings from A/B testing Point Source against the top brands, saying “We barely needed to EQ the PSA mics and there is much less bass roll off.” Read the full review...
Presto Change-O! EMBRACE Microphones Disappear in Musical by Barrington Stage Co.
When the brand-new musical is called Presto Change-O—and is about a family of magicians, and a member of the creative team is an illusionist—you almost need a magic trick to choose the microphone too. The mic would need to be tiny enough to not interfere with illusions, secure enough to stay in place during the illusions—and, oh yeah, capture voices magically as well. Embrace will hold the same position, night after night. "I know that when I have to leave after opening night, the show will sound the same throughout the run": Download the full review from sound designer Brad Berridge
Paradise Interrupted, Lincoln Center Festival
Point Source Audio lavaliers took center stage at the Lincoln Center Festival's opening of Paradise Interrupted, the dreamlike Chinese opera designed by visual artist and Emmy winner Jennifer Wen Ma. The breaktaking visuals come to life through sound using the opera singer’s breath to express her mood via light and movement to fill the stage. The heroine wears two Point Source Audio microphones to project her voice both vocally and visually. The CO-8WL omni lavalier was chosen for the singer’s voice going into the sound system, while the CR-8L cardioid lavalier was used to isolate her voice going into the video computer.
Point Source Mics Violins and Violas for U.S.’s Largest
Standalone POPS Orchestra
Houser Audio, the official audio provider for the Philly POPS picked the CO-8WL omnidirectional lavalier microphone to amplify the string ensemble of the Philly POPS’ 65-piece orchestra.
Andre Houser is founder and chief engineer of Houser Audio in Aston, PA, and the trusted audio provider for the Philly POPS since 2008. In mic’ing the orchestra’s string ensemble, Houser spoke excitedly about adding Point Source Audio citing “The Point Source mics sounded amazing—very natural—I was blown away.” Read the full review...
Hadestown, New York Theatre Workshop
Noted sound designer Robert Kaplowitz selected Point Source Audio's SERIES8 headset microphones and lavalier microphones for the heated performances in the folk opera "Hadestown" by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. "Hadestown" follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Damon Daunno and Nabiyah Be sing “Wedding Song” wearing PSA headset microphones.
Husbands and Wives, Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Relationships are hard, but the SERIES8 waterproof lavalier microphones weather through the challenging scenes of Woody Allen's 1992 comedy-drama Husbands and Wives. The Dutch actors play out the wrenching heartaches throughout marriage and divorce—complete with a 12-minute downpour live on stage.
National Theatre of Oslo, Norway
The National Theatre in Oslo, one of Norway's largest and most prominent venues for performance of dramatic arts, took SERIES8 to task during production of William Shakespeare's Richard III. The gory details reveal the SERIES8makeup proof heasdset mic makes the cut!
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Logged 400 Performances in 2015
With numbers like these, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre had to have a lavalier mic they could trust. Dutch Apple is now in its 30th year—providing top quality productions, award-winning food and exceptional service to over 150,000 guests annually in its 330 seat theatre.
Belgian Movie Awards 2016
Belgium's WNM were tapped for the 6th consecutive year to be the audiovisual provider for the country's prestigious “Les Magritte du Cinema." This year, WNM chose SERIES8 headset microphones for the job and was rewarded with satisfying approval by the presenters who found the shape around the ear more comfortable than other brands previously used. The "UNbreakable Boom" flexibility also contributed some unforseen advantages including the ability to avoid scratches from the beards of the stylishly unshaven.
San Francisco Opera Point Source Audio mics premiered on opening night of Sweeney Todd in the Fall of 2015 and continue to provide just the right amount of vocal reinforcement through all the blood, sweat and tears that accompany every production!
Point Source Audio Mics Worked Wonders for Sound Designer Award-winning Sound Designer Lindsay Jones Explains his Microphone Choice for Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure
"The PSA mics sounded great out of the box. We only had to do a minimum amount of EQ-ing—if any—on the actors to get them up and running. That was a huge time-saver and a real relief."
Point Source's CM-i3 Comm Headset is a Slam Dunk CM-i3 headset scores for technician on Globetrotters tour
“The earbuds are a slick solution; there’s no more getting tangled up when in a hurry, I love being able to remove an earbud in a split second in order to react to a mixing challenge.”
Capone's Dinner & Show "The Point Source mics are used in our productions seven nights a week year-round. The sound quality is excellent and the bendability of the boom makes it super easy to fit our rotation of actors and frequent costume changes. We've tried other brands of earworn microphones, but these are by far the best!"
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre The Point Source Audio microphone was chosen for this reason: The flexibility is amazing. The wire can be twisted over and over again without any residual mark. Another plus is the shorter throw of the PSA mic boom - this fits extremely well with the kids. I got no complaints from the cast."
Pastor wearing earworn microphone
Pastor wearing earset microphone
Iron Chef Cat Cora wearing the "Unbreakable Boom" microphone