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When it comes to wireless mics, intercoms, IFBs, and IEMs, Soundtronics has a strong team of RF technicians that are dedicated to providing you with the best audio results.

Our shop staff works tirelessly to maintain impeccable standards for all our gear to ensure the best results on your show and to be on hand for any and all rental needs you may have during your show. 

*Dave Bellamy as Vice President of Burns Audio Corporation: When asked what he thought was the secret to the company's success he said,

The secret is there are no secrets. It is simply a matter if striving to be the best. This doesn’t mean you will be, but you have to keep trying. No matter how good something is, we can always try to make it better. No matter how well we have done something, we can always strive to do it better. Sometimes we just have to get up in the morning and say to ourselves, ‘it’s time to improve.
— David Bellamy
 
 
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History of Soundtronics

THE HISTORY OF SOUND-TRONICS It is impossible to accurately recount the history of Sound-Tronics without first telling the story of one man, Larry Jost, the founder of Sound-Tronics. Larry Jost was a man who was destined to have a dramatic and lasting effect on how motion pictures were made and later on having an even more significant impact on broadcast television. He was a pioneer and innovator whose ideas and efforts would have an effect on everyone who viewed a feature film or watched a television program. The year was 1950 when Larry first signed a contract with MGM studios. This began a relationship that would span 25 years and lead to sic academy award nominations. Larry started as a technician. One of his early accomplishments was the development of an underwater sound system for Esther Williams that would assist her in keeping her movements in time with the music. From there he moved on to become an audio mixing engineer and began to work out solutions to some of the problems that were facing the film industry. When the film production team moves off of the sound stage and on to an outdoor location, recording dialogue can present a new set of circumstances for the technical people involved. On a sound stage, dialogue can be recorded through the use of concealed microphones known as "Plant Mics" or the use of a "Boom Mic" which can be kept within close proximity to the performers but just out of the camera shot. When the shot moves outdoors, and action sequences or wide angle shots are required theses techniques are not always practical. One of the considerations was that the microphone needed to be connected to the recording chain with a wire. Another obviously, would be the appearance of a boom in the middle of a wide shot. The solution was usually to record the dialog in a studio and dub it in later. If only the wire would be eliminated, and a small microphone concealed on the performer (a "Plant Mic"). Then, the dialog would be recorded during virtually any type of shot. All that was needed was a wireless microphone. This is where Larry Jost would make a great impact on the film industry. He would become the first person to use a wireless microphone in a film.

The year would be 1961. The film would be "Mutiny On The Bounty," and the performer would be Marlin Brando. By the year 1964, Larry Jost was experiencing considerable success as an audio engineer and even greater success in renting audio equipment. At this time, he decided to give his rental enterprise its own identity and founded Sound-Tronics, locating the company on Clark St. in Burbank California. The ensuing years would bring continued success and prosperity to Sound-Tronics and the Jost family But as well as the company was doing, in 1986 Larry decided to call it a career. He had made significant contributions to both the motion picture and television industries, as well as building a flourishing rental business. Even so, he felt it was time to move on. In 1986 he put the company on the market and began making plans for a well-deserved retirement. Sound-Tronics would be sold later in 1986 to Welcom Capitol, Inc. Welcome would manage the company quite successfully until December of 1991 when it would be sold for a second time to a partnership headed by a gentleman named David Bellamy. On November first of 1991, Dave Bellamy would resign as Vice President of Burns Audio Corporation and December first of the same year purchase Sound-Tronics and change the company name to Soundtronics Wireless. With over fifteen years of business experience and ten years show business experience behind him, Mr. Bellamy promises to continue the grand tradition of Sound-Tronics and strive to take it on to new heights.


 
 
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