Hello people of the sound realm!
I have reached a point where I am now being forced (due to client and director pressure) to procure a comteks system. In laymans terms: I am mixing and recording sound on set, whilst monitoring the signals in my earphones. Now I am finding more and more work where the client is on set and the director is requesting live sound in headphones for them too!
What I have done in the past is rent or borrow from a fellow soundie, the required bits and bobs. These generally are either the comteks system or in a few cases, the old Sennheiser brick 500 transmitter & receiver setup (one transmitter and 3 or 4 receivers with headphones). I run a cable or transmit a signal to VT, so VT can record audio with it's video and then from VT's audio out, I transmit a signal to the receivers which then deliver sound to the client or directors aural appendages! This way they hear live sound and playback from VT.
Now these systems are quiet expensive and I was looking at the cheaper Shure VHF systems, but I cannot find the receivers with headphones...can anyone out there suggest a solution, preferably wireless? (I have done the headphone splitter box, but it ties the client and the director down and usually my extra headphones get punished, through physical abuse.)
Thanks very muchly!