Archive for February 2010

Great drama – but can you hear what they’re saying?

Report by Louise Willcox, IBS Executive member My Mother sent me a cutting from The Independent newspaper dated 1st June 2009, headline: “Great drama – but can you hear a single word they are saying?” It reported that Jay Hunt, Controller BBC 1 had agreed to co-operate with a major independent study. Being a nosey…

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Laptops on Location

For drama location recordings, the hard disk recorder is king…or is it? Grant Bridgeman AMIBS investigates the practical uses of a laptop on location. The thought of using a laptop as a multichannel location recorder for drama usually results in pained expressions from production sound mixers for a whole host of reasons that tend to be…

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