MORE BASS IS MORE BASS. It was for this production that had I spent a few nights into the wee hours of the morning, trying to get maximum low-end out of 4 impressively terrible Nady Systems loudspeakers. A few years prior, I had purchased a pair for way too much money. Later I bartered building … Continue reading Failure: Sub Mulan
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
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.
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