If you've gathered that at some point I decided to back out of doing theatre, it was this particular production experience which became the anvil to break the horse's back. But instead I want to stay positive and write about how I utterly destroyed the intentions behind this theatre's abysmal audio system to accomplish my … Continue reading Abusing [çå∫®ˆ¬¬ø]’s Mainstage Theatre
My education was atypical – disguised as the insatiable urge to experiment in audio production, in every way possible. Little did I know that this curiosity would end up being slightly less costly than the university, and generally a much better instructor. Reflecting on this education now, it becomes clear how my many failures have … Continue reading Failure is Ideal
About a week ago I finished making the simple website for the now codified aspect of my audio offerings - the best wedding sound. Presumptuous? I sure hope so. A Long Time Coming Early on in my audio career when my first friend to be married asked me to do sound for their wedding, I … Continue reading How to get the Best Wedding Sound?
3.4 Megabytes. That's all. From your laptop to my laptop. It isn't so much to ask, is it? Here's the hilarious[?] story of how the latest and greatest in Apple innovation prevented me from acquiring one MP3 file. I was on my way out of my client's house - van already packed with equipment and … Continue reading Apple is out of touch
There is a way to build your own versatile home recording studio with Pro Tools for very little money, and all it takes is some perspective.
Sort-of. The "final product" of a musical recording has greatly influenced my exploration into music recording. In my younger years, the Compact Disc was the idolized presentation of a musical experience. Had I been born into a better decade, this fascination would have been tied up in the ever-more-artful LP. Instead, my dad had a … Continue reading I’m on Spotify?
Most collegiate a cappella concerts aren't going to have a single handheld microphone for every singer.
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. And if you happen to be an employer or trustee of millennial well-being: based … Continue reading Businesses: doing right or wrong by your employees?
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
I would not walk 500 miles because when I wake up, I can just roll out of bed and "virtual reality" myself into the theatre.I worked for 7 hours at the theatre today without needing to put on pants, and I'll even tell you how I did it. But first, a question: WHY? There are … Continue reading Theatrical Sound Design – 500 Miles Away