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
  • 2 x Wireless microphones (Wisycom)
  • Shotgun microphone with windjammer
  • Boom
  • Wireless or Cable feed to camera
  • Various Cables, adaptors, and accessories are also supplied

VR/360 Recording PACKAGE

  • Sennheiser AMBEO ambisonic microphone
  • Sound Devices MixPre-6
  • Windjammer
  • Stand

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.**

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
  • 2 DPA4060 lavalier (black)
  • 3 Sanken COS-11 lavalier (2 black, 2 white)
  • 3 Sennheiser MKE-1 lavalier (2 black, 1 beige)
  • 1 Rode Lavalier (with XLR & Sennheiser adapters)
  • 2 Sennheiser ME2 lavalier
  • Aquarian Audio H2a Hydrophone


  • 2 WisyCom MCR42 Dual Channel Receivers
  • 2 WisyCom MPR30-ENG Receivers
  • 2 WisyCom MTP40s Miniature Transmitter
  • 2 WisyCom MTP41 Ultra-Miniature Transmitter
  • 2 WisyCom MTP40Lite Miniature Transmitter
  • 2 Sennheiser G3 transmitters
  • 2 Sennheiser G3 receivers
  • 1 Sennheiser plug-on transmitter


  • Ambient DigiSlate
  • 2 Tentacle Sync timecode systems (Each with connections to any camera or device)

Headphones / IEM:

  • 4 Sennheiser G3 IEM receivers
  • 2 Sennheiser EK2000 IEM receivers
  • 3 Sony MDR-7506
  • Shure earbuds
  • 2 Studiospares HA4 4way headphone amplifiers (Now battery powered for portability)
  • 14 lightweight headphones
  • 2 Presenter earpieces

Poles, stands & Wind protection:

  • Ambient short carbon fibre boom pole (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
  • 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 and even 2.8MHz/1-bit DSD)
  • Can be 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 kept for 3 months after the shoot date before being deleted.

Other equipment can be supplied (at extra cost) for projects that require more than the standard package.

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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