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I am just wondering for those of you who regually use boom ops your favoured methods of letting them monitor the audio being recorded. Some I have worked with use their own mixers or mix pre d etc but lots seem to prefer wireless methods or simple wired set ups?

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Wireless is the way to go. Try feeding the boom op what's coming out of the mains via a Comtek feed. Have your boom op transmit via a Lectro setup. That way the boom up is fully unrestrained by cable tethers. I boom op'd on a feature a long time ago and the mixer preferring working this way - it was fantastic, freedom for both the mixer and boom op to be able to do their jobs best.

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I'm a boom and i absolutely hate comteks!! Terrible terrible sound....I've been using the sennheiser EK 2000 and like it much better! Longer range and much better sound.

If we don't have a wireless transmitter for the boom mic, i prefer using a duplex cable, and have the monitoring trough the cable as well.

  • I should add that we also have walkie talkies so that the mixer can talk to me if i'm not "plugged in" – Filipe Chagas Jun 13 '13 at 11:44
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I can't afford a Comtek feed yet, but wireless feed with Sennheiser G3s works a treat in the meantime.

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I use a Rolls PM55 for the boom op usually. Allows them to monitor easily with their own volume control.

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