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
Little 'ol me didn't mind violating FCC regulations, and continued to use the wireless systems until... well, until they broke. But let's go back to the beginning of the end: Dr. Dolittle.
I generally like to think that I'm pretty laid back when it comes to the workplace. My students would surely disagree. The cool demeanor I try to put on dissolves when my anal-retentiveness shatters the facade. "Keep the script pencils over here instead of there" "Don't bend the lamp gooseneck because it'll wear out [maybe]" … Continue reading Failure: Becca-Proofing Aladdin
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?
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
May 19, 2017 - I had ALWAYS wanted to record (and later mix-down) every channel of a fully amplified and amazing concert, and today was that day. (Audio at bottom) UCSB's Naked Voices – Website - Facebook - Twitter - Youtube – Spotify – hired me for their huge end-of-year concert bash. I had previously … Continue reading Naked Voices and 17 Wireless Mics