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Sound Devices: mixing from inside Tornado Alley

Sound Devices’ 302 portable field mixer was on hand to capture the intense storm audio for The Weather Channel’s Tornado Hunt 2012 season kick off.
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Sound Devices’ 302 portable field mixer was on hand to capture the intense storm audio for The Weather Channel’s Tornado Hunt 2012 season kick off. Lead meteorologist Mike Bettes and a team of storm chasers embarked on a journey to capture tornadoes live on air as well as online. Sound Devices’ 302 was used in Bettes’ vehicle, aka “the Bettes Mobile,” to handle on-air audio for the live broadcasts originating from inside it. “Building a broadcast vehicle like the Bettes Mobile required reliable, robust and trusted gear,” said Kevin Parrish, senior RF engineer for NBC Network News, field and satellite operations. “Due to the nature of this assignment, it’s not possible to provide field maintenance; everything needs to work correctly from day one. Equipment selection is key and that’s why we selected the gear we did.” “Since Sound Devices mixers are pretty much a mainstay for our field audio production needs, they provide a ‘standard platform’ that most of our staff are well accustomed and completely familiar with their operation,” added Parish.
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