It’s not as sexy as a camera or a lens, but you have to have somewhere to securely hold your audio recording equipment, and K-Tek has announced a new Stingray Junior Audio Bag and Waistbelt to carry them. And who doesn’t want to be able to lighten the load and have everything at their proverbial fingertips?
K-Tek, announces the all-new Stingray Junior audio bag, made specifically for audio professionals who need a quick setup with a low profile bag for smaller audio mixer/recorders … incorporates a wealth of features that were suggested and field tested by sound mixers. – Press Release
Listening to sound guys all over the industry, K-Tek has designed the Sting-Ray Junior audio bag which has a solid fame and a built in kickstand that enables the audio guy to adjust the bag to any comfortable position, whether standing and holding a boom mic, to mixing on the portable table while on location. The bag also contains numerous side pockets with which the sound guy can have access to equipment from all sides for quick battery swaps, easy access to cables, additional media cards, or anything else the sound guy needs.
“Whether I’m recording from the peak of Mount Whitney, on an oil rig in the North Sea or a sit down interview, combining the K-Tek Stingray Junior audio bag and Waistbelt with my Sound Devices 633 keeps my gear safe, compact and tight so the only thing I have to think about is getting great audio.” says Sound Mixer Scott J. Farr, CAS
Several of the pocks are also expandable from its relatively tiny footprint of 12.61 inches x 6.30 inches x 9.06 inches, giving it plenty of room for your audio equipment including interfaces, a BDS, IFB, Camera Hop, multiple NP1s and wireless devices. Total unpacked weight comes in at around 3 pounds, making it easy to carry on your waist all day. The Stingray Junion also somes with a clear rain shield, stealth cover and a shoulder strap.
If you’re a one man crew, this next item will be of tremendous benefit along with the Stingray Junior above. K-Tek also announced the Stingray Waistbelt, which is designed for smaller gear, like a solitary field recorder such as a Zoom, and can act as an ideal companion for the Stringray Junior.
The bag comes with carabiners so it can attach to a Stingray audio bag, with rigging points with multiple Molle Straps and D-Rings for additional accessories. Completely adjustable, it can comfortably fit a wide array of body sizes and is made from breathable material and padded for comfort, with an additional inner belt and buckle keeps the waistbelt secure. The single strap loop with quick release clips provides for tightening and loosing of all connectors, including the caribiners, when on the fly .
The Stingray Junior lists at $245 and the Stingray Waistbelt lists at $79. Both are available now.