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Location Audio Simplified

No long, drawn out tech-talk, just tried-and-true operating techniques on how to record quality audio in the field.

Are you working in digital video and location audio is making you feel like jumping off a cliff? Have no fear friends – we have the solution.

Location Audio Simplified printed and Kindle books at Amazon.

Learn the secrets of Dean Miles, a “real world” professional with over 20 years of location audio experience. If you’re a location audio operator, from rookie to pro, Location Audio Simplified has all the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to improve your sound.

From the basics of using handheld, lavaliere and shotgun microphones to detailed camera calibration and mixer set-ups, LAS helps unlock the secrets to clean and clear broadcast quality audio no matter what challenges you’re faced with. Whether it’s big budget documentaries or low budget corporate videos, the principles of quality audio remain the same.

Just some of the things you’ll learn:

  • How to set-up and operate a location audio field mixer.
  • Hidden and exposed lavalier micing techniques.
  • How to choose and prepare a location for optimal dialogue recording.
  • How to choose and use the correct shotgun mic for the job.
  • How to set up and calibrate a Wireless Hop.
  • How to set up and calibrate a Double System.
  • How to Have a positive impact on an interview.
  • How to set up and record with a Safety Track.

And a whole lot more!


Camera Audio Simplified

Scot and Dean team up on Camera Audio Simplified to make quality audio possible by the one-person-crew !

Camera Audio Simplified teaches the location audio techniques Dean uses to record high quality location audio. Scot makes sure these techniques are tailored to the camera operator and easy to implement in a real shooting environment – making recording sound while shooting great pictures achievable. No longer will sound be your achilles heal!

Camera Audio Simplified printed/Kindle books at Amazon

Just some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Learn about sound elements and how they’re used when mixing audio.
  • How to choose and prepare a location for optimal dialogue recording.
  • How to use a camera-mounted mic to its full potential.
  • How to set-up and calibrate a wireless system.
  • Learn how to apply a lavalier – hidden and exposed techniques.
  • DSLR camera audio – there are solutions to record quality audio.

And a whole lot more!


  1. Lecter Derf
    April 9, 2014, 6:41 pm   /  Reply

    Why would you, as a sound man yourself, write a book that helps eliminate audio positions? Shame on you.

    • Dean Miles
      April 12, 2014, 10:39 am   /  Reply

      Really – read before you type! The book teaches camera-mounted mic skills, how to properly set up their wireless system when connected to a video camera, and how to put a lavalier on someone. It’s to help camera operators who don’t have the means to hire a sound operator – not every shoot needs a sound op!

      Sorry you find CAS threatening to your audio career.

    • Brian
      December 10, 2014, 11:07 am   /  Reply

      Economics, whether real or imagined, have made for the elimination of sound ops in many areas. I’m in TV news and haven’t worked with a sound tech in almost 30 years.
      In fact I now often work as a solo cameraman/soundop/reporter/producer. Those who cannot adapt to the future will be left behind. I don’t necessarily like it but that’s the way it is.
      Personally I would rather do more work than no work.


      • Dean Miles
        December 10, 2014, 12:02 pm   /  Reply

        Yes Brian, as a sound op I don’t like it either, but this is the way it is.

  2. March 16, 2015, 12:15 pm   /  Reply


    I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge. Personally, I would sacrifice ALL the goats to never have to deal with audio while shooting. I like to hire an Audio Engineer WHENEVER the budget allows. Your videos have given me more confidence to deal with the Dark Art of audio. Audio Engineers make my job easier and make my images better. I have the utmost respect for what you do.

    Thank you for your generosity,

    Gregg McNeill

    • Dean Miles
      March 17, 2015, 1:04 pm   /  Reply

      Thanks for the kind words. Good luck out there.

  3. November 29, 2016, 8:02 am   /  Reply

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