There is nothing worse than being in the dark and needing to make adjustments on your mix, only to have trouble seeing. By the time you fumble around, you have probably missed the moment you needed to adjust for anyway. Enter Glow Pots.
Disclaimer: Phil Jackson and David Levine from COGA Sound are good friends of mine. They sent me over a few packs of faders for both my Zaxcom Nomad and Sound Devices MixPre-10T recorders. I haven’t taken them off my devices yet. In no way did our friendship affect this review; these are honestly a really cool product.
Large and Small Glow Pots installed on a Sound Devices 688 Mixer/Recorder
These types of products are very easy to review. Since there are no moving parts once they are attached properly, it comes down to this: Does it Work?
Yes. They are faders and they seamlessly replace the faders that come with the recorders we know and love. They are made out of a very hard plastic and are printed to perfection.
Installing the Glow Pots is extremely easy. They have guides on their website to help, which are referenced here for anyone that needs them:
As silly as it sounds, having COGA Sound Glow Pots on my mixer has done something besides show me my faders in a dark time of need. It is something that attracts others that look at your bag.
At least a handful of jobs a month have random workers on set asking what is up with my faders. It becomes an exciting adventure sharing Glow Pots with them and letting them shine the blacklight on the pots.