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By: Location Sound Corp. | July 24, 2013
First of 50 prizes was a Lectrosonics UCR411A Digital Hybrid Wireless System. Location Sound's Most Awesome 50 Days of Audio Gear Giveaways Ever (at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway) is now in full swing, and the first winner, Ramsey Mellette, a location audio mixer in Los Angeles, CA, walked away last July 15 with a Lectrosonics 411A Digital Hybrid Wireless System and a big grin on his face.
Mellette was ecstatic when he learned that his entry, one of over thousands of initial entries from film and sound professionals all over the nation, was selected for the first prize to be given away. He doesn't normally enter contests, but the prospect of possibly winning a Lectrosonics UCR411A Receiver and UM400A Transmitter was so compelling that he decided to give it a try.
Mr. Mellette, who holds a Masters' Degree from USC and studied sound under Emmy-award winner David Bondelevitch and legendary Production Mixer Jim Webb, has just finalized 6 months mixing on Spike TV's "Auction Hunters," Season 4. His next project is the show "Tabloid" for Discovery ID. Tabloid is a show based on tabloid stories and interviews of people who were part of crazy events. The stories are then re-enacted, and Mellette will be in charge of all the sound of the re-enactment portion. He says: "I will use the 411A every day. The 411A is the top of the line. Every mixer in LA would agree, it's the industry standard. It's just the best one out there." He already owns three previous model Lectrosonics 201 Systems. "They are outstanding, but they don't have the filtering and other capabilities that the 411A has. I'll continue to use them, but the 411A is my Number 1," he explains with a smile.
Location Sound is Mr. Mellette's go-to store. "When I first started out in my career, I mostly rented gear or worked on shows that had their own gear, but in 2007, I decided to take the plunge and I bought my first Sound Devices 442 at Location Sound along with a couple of Sennheiser G2s and other things to get started." That's when he really started to get into the gear-game. Mellette has been building his equipment inventory as he went along, and Location Sound is where he shops. "Location Sound has a lot to offer. Most of all, the sales and rental staff are great, and everyone there is very cool. I feel a real camaraderie as soon as I walk in the door. As I need certain things for my job, I go to Location Sound often once or twice a week, and it feels as if I'm meeting a bunch of friends." He also finds that the inventory depth at Location Sound surpasses that of other stores, "They have everything. I have never been in a situation where they couldn't help me. They offer really good deals too, and they've always taken care of me. Their rental equipment is very reliable. I have never rented anything that had a problem. All their gear is really solid. I can't say enough good things about them."
Location Sound's giveaway will continue at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway until September 23, 2013, with new prizes and new winners every day. For the following weeks, the website visitors can enter to win many high-priced and high-quality items such as Sound Devices 664, PSC PowerStar Life, Shure VP 82, Sennheiser MKE600, Sanken CS-3E, Denecke TS-3EL, Ikan VX7i-s monitor and many others. A complete prize list is accessible at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway-prize-list
Customers can enter up to three times a day. Bonus entries are made possible if a customer, AFTER completing the entry form, uses the Twitter "share" button to tweet the giveaway (must have Twitter account to do this). With this option, one person can potentially have up to 6 entries each day. Once a customer wins, however, they will no longer be eligible for the other prizes.
The giveaway is open to all legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older, excluding residents of Florida, New York, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories. For the complete Official Rules, go to http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway-official-rules.
About Location Sound Corporation
Location Sound opened its doors in January of 1977 with a mission to be the one-stop facility for production sound mixers for all their sales, rental, and equipment service needs. More than 36 years later, the client roster now also includes production companies, broadcast companies, law enforcement and private security firms, universities, houses of worship, government agencies, and more. Location Sound is known for its excellent customer service and unparalleled depth of inventory: No matter the industry, Location Sound remains committed to providing sound professionals the equipment they need for their critical recording needs, while delivering unmatched support services before and after the sale.