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Mixing a Musical by Shannon Slaton

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A2’S JOB (MIC’ING TECHNIQUES)

As sound people we are required to know a plethora of obscure and seemingly unrelated information. We are also ridiculed for our endless fount of useless knowledge. Two sound people can hold a lengthy conversation using only numbers and letters, which has caused my wife to boycott dinners with more than one sound person in attendance. We are required to know basic electronics and microphone techniques. We must know how to mix and what TV stations are broadcasting. We need to know that midi can only travel 50′ without an extender and how humidity and temperature affect the sound we hear. We also must know how to properly attach a lavaliere to an actor and how to prevent sweat-outs. We should know the name of ...

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