Based: Rome, ITALY & Newcastle, UK:

Primary Kit – Roma

  • Nagra VI – 8-track recorder
  • Zoom F8 – 8-track recorder
  • Audio Technica BP4029 stereo Gun-Mic
  • Soundfield SPS200 Ambisonic Mic
  • 2 x Sanken COS11-D lavs
  • 4 x Sony UWP-D radiomic channels
  • Rycote Classic
  • Ambient QX and Rycote G5 booms
  • Rycote Lyre & BBG ( for SPS200 )
  • Timecode Systems TCB Master + Mini TRx

The Nagra is my main recorder for all jobs at the moment, DIY-adapted by me to now have a mixing surface, enabling gain and fader control for all inputs on the move, which the standard machine doesn’t permit.

The Zoom F8 is a backup and/or ancillary-rig recorder, also for use with ‘B’ cameras or smaller jobs.

The Soundfield is mainly for VR and Surround-FX recording but is also a ‘steerable’ Stereo source for Music and ambient-sound capture

The Sony UWP-D channels are comparable to the popular Sennheiser G3/4 series.

My rig is intended for use on general Documentary and Current-affairs shooting, not the ‘adventure’ genres