What’s in my sound bag?

  • By Vien
  • 2 May, 2017
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First of all, all sound bags are different, depending on the job. Our sound bag is set up for shooting movies and commercials. This is the budget boom operator kit, cost around $1000.


  1. Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic
  2. PROAIM 40cm Blimp Microphone Windshield Shock Mount Mic Suspension System

  3. LyxPro MPL-20 Professional Boom pole with Internal Cable(9 feet)

  4. TASCAM DR-40 4-Track Portable Digital Recorder with two XLR port

  5. JuicedLink Riggy-Micro Dual-XLR Preamplifier with Phantom Power, RM222 (optional for more audio headroom)

  6. Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

  7. bag (any small to medium camera bag will do)


I like how this Sony headphone sounds, it almost block all the sound out and help me concentrate on my input audio.  The telephone cord is also a great feature, can stretch out when need it and retracts perfectly every time.



The NTG2 mic sounds so good and rich!  Remember the closer you get this mic to your subject, the better it sounds(hence the boom poles)!


The LyxPro MPL-20 Professional Boom pole has the internal cable built inside, which is nice.  It keeps your hand from not rubbing and causing an unwanted sound.  And the length is long enough that I hardly extend it all the way to 9 feet.

The PROAIM Blimp Microphone came with a windshield(deadcat), shock mount and suspension and extra rubber bands and accessories for a great price!  It was super simple to setup.

Our portable recorder choice is the Tascam DR-40,  It’s so easy to work with!  I love the “dual recording mode”, it will capture a safety track at a lower volume level than your primary track to prevent peaking and distortion at the same time while you are recording your normal tracks.  We end up buying two of the Tascam DR-40, one as a backup.  Make sure to upgrade your firmware, they just release a new one about a month ago.

We pair our Tascam with the Juicedlink RM222 preamp for the extra input gain and to have more headroom.  This it optional, you can skip this if you don’t have the budget and just increase your Tascam input from 50% to 90%.  We think it sounds awesome and we can pickup more waveform with this setup.


Great Audio is King!


Stay tune….we will show your how to set everything up!


What’s in your sound bag? Feel free to leave comments below.





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