Simon Charles Sound - Dubai based location sound recordist
Production Sound Recordist



I own a wide selection of sound equipment which can be tailored to suit your production requirements. My standard package is usually suitable for the majority of productions. Other equipment can be arranged if neccessary.

Standard Package

•Sound Devices 633 or MixPre6 (if a lightweight system is more suitable)
•2 x Wireless microphones (Wisycom)
•Shotgun microphone with windjammer
•Wireless or Cable feed to camera
•Various Cables, adaptors, and accessories are also supplied

VR/360 Recording PACKAGE

•Sennheiser AMBEO ambisonic microphone
•4 Channel recorder

All recordings can be supplied as original A-Format 4 channel files or converted to B-Format for editing. Other conversions can be made on request.

**Contact me for rates and to discuss your project's requirements.**

mobile podcast recording package

•Multichannel recording
•2 Microphones (up to 4 is possible)
•Table top stands
•Pop shields
•Headphone amplifier & Headphones
•Editing and complete Podcast production also available.

**Contact me for rates and to discuss your project's requirements.**

Kit List

Mixers and recorders:

•Sound Devices 633 Location mixer/recorder (6 channels with TC)
•Sound Devices 552 Location mixer/recorder (5 channel mixer & 2 channel recorder with TC)
•Sound Devices 744T Location recorder (4 channels with TC)
•Sound Devices MixPre-6 (for Ambisonic recording & lightweight setup)
•Sony PCM-D100 portable audio recorder
•Sony PCM-D50 portable audio recorder


•Sennheiser MKH8060
•Sennheiser MKH8050
•Rode NTG-3
•Pearl MSH10 M-S Stereo Mic
•Sennheiser AMBEO (Ambisonic microphone)
•2 Line Audio CM3
•DPA4060 lavalier (black)
•4 Sanken COS-11 lavalier (2 black, 2 white)
•3 Sennheiser MKE-1 lavalier (2 black, 1 beige)
•1 Rode Lavalier (with XLR & other adapters)
•2 Sennheiser ME2 (lavalier)
•2 Sennheiser Evolution e965 (handheld)
•Aquarian Audio H2a Hydrophone


•2 WisyCom MCR42 dual channel receivers
•1 WisyCom MPR52-ENG dual receiver
•2 WisyCom MPR30-ENG receivers
•2 WisyCom MTP40s miniature transmitter
•2 WisyCom MTP41 ultra-miniature transmitter
•2 WisyCom MTP40Lite miniature transmitter
•1 WisyCom MTB40S plug-on transmitter
•2 Sennheiser G3 transmitters
•2 Sennheiser G3 receivers
•1 Sennheiser plug-on transmitter


•Ambient DigiSlate
•3 Tentacle Sync timecode systems
- Cables available for all TC connections

Headphones / IEM:

•4 Sennheiser G3 IEM receivers
•2 Sennheiser EK2000 IEM receivers
•1 Sennheiser HD-300 Headphones
•3 Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
•Shure In-Ears
•2 Studiospares HA4 4way headphone amplifiers (Now battery powered for portability)
•1 Mackie MH-4 4-way headphone amplifier
•14 lightweight headphones
•2 Presenter earpieces

Poles, stands & Wind protection:

•2 Ambient short carbon fibre boom poles (2m)
•K-Tek carbon fibre boom pole (4.5m)
•3 Rycote Full Windjammer kits
•Rycote S-Series Windjammer
•2 Heavy Duty Manfrotto stands
•Boom Buddy
•2 Rycote portable audio suspension
•Various stands and clips

Other equipment:

•WisyCom PHA48 (Phantom adaptor)
•AudioRoot Power supply system
- Battery distribution
- 2 Smart batteries (98Wh)
- 2 Smart batteries (49Wh)
- Smart charger
•Hawk Woods / SWIT Power package
- Battery distribution
- 2 NP1 batteries
- Charger
•Sound Guys NP-1 Adapter
•2 Camera link umbilical cables (5m)
•Timecode sync cables for multiple cameras
•A large assortment of cables, and adapters
•Cases and bags from Pelicase, HPRC, ORCA, Petrol, K-Tek, KT Systems & LowePro
•Petrol, Orca & PortaBrace harness's
•Laptop with Wavelab & ProTools recording software
•Mackie SRM350 Active Monitor Speaker for playback


•All recordings are made at 48KHz/24-bit (Recordings can be made up to 192KHz/24-bit)
•Transferred to DIT / Data wrangler on SD or CF cards
•Sound reports can be supplied if requested
•All recordings are backed up after the shoot (unless specifically requested not to)
- These backups are available for client download for up to 3 months before being archived.
- After 3 months 1000aed will be charged for the files
- Files will be deleted after 1 year from the shoot date
- No responsibility will be taken for files unavailable after this period

Other equipment can be supplied (at extra cost) for projects that require more than the standard package. If I don’t have the required equipment I will attempt to source if possible.

Please contact me to discuss your project requirements.

My preferred equipment supplier is Pinknoise Systems in the UK. Excellent service and quick global delivery.

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