New Orleans, LA (January 26, 2012)—Lectrosonics wireless microphone technology has become a regular part of the audio production of HBO’s Tremé drama series, focusing on the lives of musicians and others in New Orleans as they rebuild in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans-based Robert C. Bigelow is the show’s live music recordist. With a career in music and film that spans the better part of 30 years, Bigelow’s credits include recording artists such as Ted Nugent, Dr. John and Elvis Costello, while his film work encompasses everything from documentaries to major motion pictures. He is particularly proud of his work with the BBC’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated documentary In the Land of the Free as well as Tremé.
For Tremé, Bigelow regularly uses two SMQv Super Miniature beltpack transmitters and two UM400a beltpack transmitters with his two SRa5P dual-channel slot mount ENG receivers and two UCR411a compact receivers. All of his equipment utilizes Lectrosonics’ acclaimed Digital Hybrid Wireless technology.
“I’ve been working with Lectrosonics equipment for over 10 years,” Bigelow states. “The sound quality is truly, hands down, second to none. Lectrosonics’ Digital Hybrid Wireless technology delivers a pure, unadulterated low noise signal with full frequency range and no pumping or other sonic artifacts that I’ve encountered with other manufacturer’s wireless equipment. Lectrosonics is the only wireless system I’ve encountered that delivers the sonic quality necessary for critical music recording.”
“I also love the RF agility of this equipment. For various reasons, we’re constantly changing frequencies on the set. These receivers have the best spectrum analyzers I’ve encountered.”