(L-R) Joey “Pinks” Meyerhoff, utility; Chris Durfy, sound mixer, and Chris “The Other” Isaac, boom operator.
Atlanta, GA (January 14, 2016)—Atlanta-based production sound mixer Chris Durfy is currently at work on Stranger Things, a new supernatural original drama series for Netflix, starring Winona Ryder, with a collection of Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless technology.
Durfy’s sound cart currently includes a pair of Lectrosonics Venue multi-channel receivers with ALP620 antennas and amplifiers, feeding a Yamaha QL1 32-channel digital mixing console and an assortment of Sound Devices recorders and fader controllers. “I’ve recently had the pleasure of using the new Lectrosonics Venue 2,” he also reports. “It’s such a huge improvement over the original Venue, something our industry already considers the proven modular workhorse.”
For run-and-gun shows where Durfy has to carry everything with him, “I’m using 411a receivers in my bag,” he says. “I’m primarily using SMVs for my transmitters, as well as for my booms; all my booms are wireless. I use the Sound Devices MM1 as my preamp and limiter, and feed that into an SMV back to me. I’ve also got some Lectrosonics HM plug-on transmitters and some UM400 transmitters that I still use that work very well.”
Durfy was first introduced to Lectrosonics equipment on The Mansion, a reality home improvement competition series that premiered on TBS in 2004. “I got thrown into a rig with four or five UCR211 UHF receivers and UM200C body packs,” he recalls. “They were rock-solid receivers and transmitters. Since then, even after extensive testing of many other competing formats, I’ve always stuck with Lectrosonics.”