Given Talamas Broadcast Equipment’s ongoing emphasis on providing the latest cutting-edge video and audio technology for their clients, it’s only natural they were the first in New England to offer Sound Devices audio gear such as the 788T Twelve-Track Recorder and CL-8 Mixing Control Surface, in addition to their compliment of Sound Devices PIX audio/video recorders.
Over the course of October and November 2012, Talamas will be expanding on their sales and rental inventory of Sound Devices equipment with the 664 Production Mixer, CL-6 Expander and PIX 220i, PIX 240i and PIX 260i audio/video recorders. The technology is a perfect fit, explains sales manager, Diane Talamas, citing the ongoing dialogue that Sound Devices, like Talamas, maintains with their users and clients – a focus on “listening to the end user and developing their products accordingly.”
Offering both Sound Devices audio and video products provides substantial value for clients, says Talamas product specialist, Nick Jabour: “We not only know each individual unit well, but how they can be integrated to create a better system, which, ultimately, enables clients to implement the devices more effectively and quickly in the field.”
The 664 Production Mixer is the latest addition to Sound Devices’ line of field and production mixers and provides expanded input/output connectivity and recording capabilities, greater flexibility and ease-of-use. With the 664 alone up to 10 tracks of audio can be recorded. In tandem with the CL-6 Expander, users can add six additional analog line-level inputs to the 664.
The PIX 220i and PIX 240i also build on existing Sound Devices lines, offering upgraded firmware as well as higher contrast and improved off-axis viewing via high-performance five-inch, IPS-based LCD displays. “With the Pix 220i and 240i you’re getting a monitor and a recording machine you know you can rely on without having to carry two devices,” says Talamas product specialist, Mike Duca. Similarly, the PIX 260i rack-mount video/audio recorder and player – purpose designed to seamlessly replace tape-based video decks and provide up to 32-tracks for recording and playback – offers substantial benefits in any production or post production environment.
Additionally, Talamas will carry the PIX-DOCK, an SSD mounting accessory that, when connected to drives mounted in a PIX-CADDY 2, provides a highly flexible, multi-format file transfer interface. “One major benefit is that the PIX-DOCK provides the option of transferring files via Thunderbolt, which is outrageously fast,” Duca says,“and that’s really important when you’ve recorded 256 Gigabytes of data and need to do a quick turnaround.”
The addition of these products speaks volumes about Talamas' commitment to servicing the market by providing one-stop shopping for any client – from large production houses to educational institutions – for virtually any A/V application.
Talamas will demonstrate the Sound Devices PIX 240i and the 664 Production Mixer at the 2012 New England Broadcast and Cable Trade Show on October 16th. Additional seminars and workshops featuring demonstrations of the CL-6 Controller, PIX 220i and 260i will be scheduled in the near future.
Talamas Broadcast Equipment (talamas.com) has been serving the broadcast and production industries for over 30 years. Over that time the Newton, MA-based, company has earned a reputation for technical know-how and unparalleled customer service. Founded in 1979 by Dave Talamas, the company has responded to innovations in audio and video technology by bringing state-of-the-art gear to professionals in the Boston area and across the United States. For more information, visit the Talamas Broadcast website, talamas.com.
Sound Devices, LLC (sounddevices.com) designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. Recently, Sound Devices technology has gained notoriety for its successful deployment in a third season of HBO’s Emmy winning adaptation of author George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy, Game of Thrones, where it is a mainstay for the recording of dialogue and ambiance on set.