Abusing [çå∫®ˆ¬¬ø]’s Mainstage Theatre

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

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)