Businesses: doing right or wrong by your employees?

This post isn't about audio, it's about you. The millennial generation is not only fully embedded into our social framework, but also the workforce.  Even if you're not a millennial, you have to deal with us in one way or another.  If you're an employer or trustee of millennial well-being: based on observing my friends' … Continue reading Businesses: doing right or wrong by your employees?

I got a Billie award in Sound Design

Actually, it's my second.  And actually, I don't know if they're called "Billie" awards anymore (originally a nod to the Tony awards for Broadway theatre). The NYA National Youth Arts Awards (originally NYT, since it started off as theatre-only) is an awesome organization started by Rob Hopper to honor and invigorate the youth theatre artists … Continue reading I got a Billie award in Sound Design

The Difference Between Sound Design and, um… Sound Design

Today I preach from atop the musical theatre soapbox For what it's worth, let me say that this is thus far the most challenging post I've written.  And that I believe this to be fundamentally important for a successful production. Wikipedia says that sound design is "the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio … Continue reading The Difference Between Sound Design and, um… Sound Design

The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 2)

...continued from previous post, wherein I trash aspiring sound engineers. It takes a lot of finesse to present a cappella music in the way we expect it to sound. I know that many collegiate a cappella groups rely on their college's sound reinforcement services to provide amplification for their events.  Great!  It's fantastic that this … Continue reading The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 2)

The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 1)

First off, what's even that great about being in an a cappella group anyway? Lots of things.  I've worked closely with a couple and gotten to see some of that world first-hand.  First off, it's a legitimate "cohority" (like a non-gendered fraternity or sorority). The cohort is truly committed to a set of goals.  There … Continue reading The Problem With Collegiate A Cappella Groups (Part 1)