Halter Technical was born on set.
CEO and Founder Nathaniel “Doc Justice” Barrow has led a life of wrapping and unwrapping cables. Growing up in Philadelphia as a DJ for parties, nightclubs, and commercial radio, Doc’s early career brought a basic understanding of audio engineering, which he would parlay into a new career as a Production Sound Mixer and Audio Supervisor in Los Angeles.
While working on many large-scale reality and competition shows, Doc began to notice a trend of complacency on set. The equipment used on set was very slow to evolve, and many Directors, Producers, and Sound Professionals got used to suboptimal tools and gear.
This was particularly evident while passing out IFB’s (wireless audio beltpack receivers used for listening to the audio that is being recorded on set) to some of the Executives on a show. The typical dance was to give them an IFB every day, along with a single-ear headset. Every day, the Executives would decline the headset and use their own earbuds instead, and just let one side dangle down the front of their shirts. And who could blame them? This “standard” IFB earpiece was a coiled mess of low-fidelity frustration!
And so, Doc designed the very first Field Monitor, a premium IFB earpiece designed to be comfortable and sound great.
Life is about growth and progress. That’s a lesson Doc learned from his parents, Hal and Terri Barrow, whom the company is named after. Now, Doc and his wife, Lindsay, are bringing that wisdom to Halter Technical, to create exciting and innovative products that rise above the rest. We take a critical look at the equipment used every day on set, and reimagine them. If we can create a product that can make a work day smoother, more efficient, or better in any way, we will.
Now, Halter Technical products are being used on sets all over the world. From low-budget documentaries to award-winning feature films, you’ll find the Halter Technical brand in the hands of Professionals in all corners of the globe. We hope you’ll consider Halter Technical for your next production, too.
At Halter Technical, we’ll keep creating and innovating with you in mind. And you can bet that we’ll never settle.