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Mixing a Musical by Shannon Slaton

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DESIGN TEAM’S JOB

All Broadway shows start with the prep period. This begins weeks if not months before the show and consists of the planning of the system and creating the drawings and paperwork for the system. It includes production meetings and site surveys of the theatre. It is entirely possible that the mixer has not been hired in the beginning stages of the prep period. The prep period leads to the shop build, which is when the sound system will be pulled from a sound rental shop and labeled, built, and tested in the shop. The prep concludes when the system is loaded onto a truck at the shop and sent to the theatre for the take-in or the load-in.

The job of the design team is to design the system and gather the information from other ...

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