GLEN TREW is a Production Sound Mixer with 40
years of experience in film and video production.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, he is the president
of Trew Audio (a US and Canadian leader in sales,
rental, and service of film and video sound equipment), the president of Remote Audio (
manufacturer of specialty audio products for film and video), a board member of the Cinema Audio Society,
and member of the Hollywood IATSE Local 695.
also handling intense yelling without distortion.
It is the shortest of any mic with this much reach,
making it suitable for booming through door-
ways, in rooms with low ceilings, and in those
pesky kitchen sets with hanging pots and pans
that DPs are so fond of.
The result is an ideal balance for film pro-
duction dialogue: a very short microphone with
the natural-sounding dialogue of a cardioid and
the reach of a short shotgun. This opinion was
recently reinforced by production sound mixer
Whit Norris, who has chosen the Sanken CS-M1
as his primary boom mics for interior dialogue
on the production of Bad Boys 3: Bad Boys for Life,
for the very reasons mentioned above.
We would expect that a mic with all of these
unique premium features would come at a premium price. But the CS-M1 is priced at US $895,
which is very attractive for what will become
many sound mixers’ preferred boom mic.