Hires

All prices are per week, ex VAT. Email me for more info. Delivery and Collection are additional. Minimum hire is one week.

Binaural Microphones

Binaural microphones are available in three types. The Neumann KU100 mic is the premium binaural mic, robust and amazing sound quality; the Sandman John/DPA 4061 combination is good quality but best suited for static recordings; and the 3Dio FreeSpace, which is super portable.

Neumann KU100 binaural head £350pw
This is one of the best sounding binaural mics available. It is robust and practical to use, with microphones internal to the head. There is a 5-pin XLR on the bottom of the head, with a lead supplied to break out to two XLR plugs. There is a tripod thread on the bottom and top of the head. The mic is powered by standard phantom power (48V)

 
Recording (hand-held) a Cessna in-flight

Recording (hand-held) a Cessna in-flight

 
 
Recording in the Amazon rainforest. Photo by Chloe Courtney

Recording in the Amazon rainforest. Photo by Chloe Courtney

 

Soundman John binaural head / DPA4061  £150pw
This is ideal for static high-quality binaural recordings. There is a mic thread in the bottom of the wooden head for mounting on a mic stand. Available in black and beech. The DPA mics are inserted into the ears of the head (held in place with tape or blue-tack) and have XLR outputs. The DPA's run off standard phantom power (48V).
 

Sandman John head. A set of DPA 4061's in the ear canal produce a great recording.

Sandman John head. A set of DPA 4061's in the ear canal produce a great recording.

 
Recordings mosquito - note the DPA mic inserted into the ear of the head.

Recordings mosquito - note the DPA mic inserted into the ear of the head.

 

3dio Free Space Binaural microphone with Zoom H5 or Tascam DR40 recorder £80pw (£120pw to include GoPro camera kit).
This microphone is ideal for mobile recording. This version has a 3.5mm mini-jack output and runs off a 9V battery. Whilst the quality is not quite as good as its bigger brothers it makes up for this by being able to go other places they can't get to. User manual

Recording on location on the Amazon River, Brazil, with the 3dio microphone (with wind covers), Zoom and GoPro. An iPhone can act as a wireless viewfinder for the GoPro

Recording on location on the Amazon River, Brazil, with the 3dio microphone (with wind covers), Zoom and GoPro. An iPhone can act as a wireless viewfinder for the GoPro

Mounted on the bonnet of a car, with Rycote suspension and Tascam DR40 recorder

Mounted on the bonnet of a car, with Rycote suspension and Tascam DR40 recorder

Ambisonic Microphones

Soundfield SPS200-SB in Zephyx windshield £100pw
This A-Format ambisonic mic is ideal for field recording of 3D sound. TSL provide free AAX, AU and VST plug-ins to decode this microphone to various surround and stereo formats.
Manufacturer page

Conventional microphones

DPA 2011C compact microphone, available individually or as a matched stereo pair. £20 each
These make awesome float mic's due to their extremely small size, low noise and excellent feedback rejection. They are also great as an XY pair for stereo recording, or individually to mic up instruments.

DPA2011C as float microphone. They are much smaller than they appear. You can almost see that they are about the same length as an XLR connector.

DPA2011C as float microphone. They are much smaller than they appear. You can almost see that they are about the same length as an XLR connector.

Neumann KM184 microphone, available individually or as a matched stereo pair, £20 each
Excellent for stereo recording, or individually for mic'ing string instruments or anything with a fragile beautiful nature!

Neumann KMS105 microphone £20
Excellent live vocal mic. A superb colourful sound and hypercardioid response makes for good feedback rejection. Once you try this you'll never want to use an SM58 again!

AKG C411PP contact mic £10
AKG C414 large diaphraphm mic £20
Rode NT5 , matched stereo pair £10 each
Shure SM58 / Beta58 £8
Shure SM57 / Beta57 £8
Shure PG58 switched mic £6

Aquarian Hydrophone H2A-XLR £15
Hydrophone for underwater recording, 9m cable length

Radio microphones
Sennheiser ew312 radio mic (ch38 or ch70) lapel system with MKE2 mic or handheld system £40
Sennheiser antennae distribution amplifier plus passive antenna £40

IEM
Sennheiser G2 IEM system (ch40) £40
Sennheiser antenna combiner plus passive aerial £40

Ableton Live / QLab / Logic Studio rig £115
Intel Mac Mini, i7, 16GB RAM, SSD hard drive, widescreen monitor, BCF2000 motorised fader unit, Novation Launchpad. Dante Virtual Soundcard. Dual Redundant systems available.

Nemesis CCS2 KVM and MIDI changeover switch with 8 button remote Go button £20

Mixing desks
Yamaha 01v96 mixing desk £55
Yamaha LS9-32 mixing desk £150
Yamaha QL1-16 mixing desk £120
Yamaha Rio1608 stagebox £80
Yamaha DME24 rig with MYAUD Dante card, Focusrite RedNet3 Dante-MADI-ADAT converter and Ferrofish A16 ADAT-Analogue converter. Provides 8 analogue inputs and outputs, and 16 additional analogue, MADI or Dante inputs and outputs £140

All available with MY16-AT dual ADAT card or MY-AUD Dante card

Lexicon PCM81 or PCM90 £20
Lexicon MX400XL £10

Speakers
d&b audiotechnik C6 speaker with fly frames £45
EM Acoustics EMS121 (UPA, E9 equivalent) £35
EM Acoustics EM81X £30
EM Acoustics EM61 (E3 equivalent) £25
EM Acoustics EM51 (E0 equivalent) £20
Kling & Freitag ca106 (E3 equivalent) £25
JBL Eon1500 £30
Samson Expedition XP40i battery powered active speaker £45
The Box Pro Achat 104 £6
Bowers & Wilkins AM1 weatherproof speakers £20

d&b E18 subs £50
EM Acoustics EM215 dual 15” Sub £50
EM Acoustics i12 4x12” Sub £50

Amps
d&b P1200 amp (for C6 or E18) £15
d&b EPAC mk3 amp £10
Yamaha P2500 to P7000 amp £15
Yamaha PA2030 and MA2030 4 channel amp £15

Misc
Boss RC-2 loop pedal £10
Lindy USB KVM extender system £20
Cisco SG300-10 managed switch for Dante £7.50
MIDI controlled 13A mains power £10