The king of the recorders needed a queen dress. As Prada has let us down, DC Audiovisuel has chosen to dress up the Cantar X3 with a sound bag manufactured to its own specifications, after consulting production sound mixers, under the critical eye of our Mary Streep.
The specificity of the Cantar X3, ergonomic recorder, if any, is that all sides must remain accessible. Although the recorder is comfortably and securely mounted, this tool-bag must give quick access to:
- Upper side: the LCD monitor, the main switch, the control jacks.
- Front side: all knobs, faders, control buttons and mic-line connectors.
- Back side: the famous blue button!
- Underside: the battery packs.
- Left side panel: jog, TC plug and Sub-D25 analog IO and AES outputs.
- Right side panel: SD card slots, network, Dante and USB connectivity.
Moreover, a sound bag must also be protective, which could appear to contradict the necessity to enable access to all controls and connections mentioned.
Finally, it should enable adding a complete mobile shooting unit, namely: from 6 to 12 radio receivers, an antenna multi-coupler, one (or two) IFB monitoring system, NP battery to power everything, from an Hawk Woods or, better, a Smart Battery from Inspired Technology, with an Audioroot vmDBOX-HRS case, a potential TC master clock, a mini keyboard for entering metadata, a potential Cantarem, old fashion, with its lateral support, DCA 8-24 tracks paper sound report, with its pen not to be lost, and obviously all the personal belongings of the sound mixer, starting with his smartphone, the only one not turned off during takes, the Leatherman, the Victorinox, or even the Opinel, or for some, the flashlight, the cigarette packet, chewing gums, scooter keys, and shopping list for the evening.
Not to mention the multiple cables which need to circulate through clever and practical passages, from one compartment to another, to connect them to the (suitable) connectors, avoiding knots!
This means that the case was not a foregone conclusion! And yet, on par with Sony, DC Audiovisuel made it.
Thanks to this ingenious, original and unique sound bag, the sound mixer will be able, without any risk of losing or damaging its precious contents, to run after the (naked) female candidates of a well known reality show on a paradisiac beach of Miami, or to lock himself in the trunk of a Mini Austin for the needs of car interior on a TV movie, to chase Brice de Nice in the Mexican jungle, or just to record the sound of a feature film of a French author, with small budget, and which of course will not cover the lumbago of the sound mixer.
Precisely! the existential question remains: harness or strap? You choose! In both cases, the attachment system of this new sound bag ensures optimum balance of the whole unit Cantar X3 and equipment.
Because your opinion is most important to us, feel free to contact us for any questions or suggestions about our sound bags!