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Mixing A Musical : Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques - Shannon Slaton

Mixing A Musical

Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques

Paperback

Published: 19th August 2011
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When mixing a live show, for the first time or hundredth time, there are countless things running through your mind, foremost- this is live and you have to get it right! Whether you are working on Broadway, in a regional theatre or on the school production, having an understanding of the equipment, set up, and how sound behaves is crucial to the success of your show's performance. In this guide to live sound mixing for theatre, Shannon Slaton shares his expert knowledge and proven, effective techniques acquired from years of experience working on Broadway shows. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment, set ups, and using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time.

*Learn what it takes to be a Broadway theatrical mixer
*Learn tips and tricks from some of today’s top Broadway mixers
*Learn the techniques that will help you get ahead in this field

About the Author

Shannon Slaton designed the tours for Aeros, Kiss Me Kate, The Full Monty, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, and The Wizard of Oz. His Broadway mixing experience includes A Christmas Carol, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy and Legally Blonde. He is also the Production Sound for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the US National tour.

"When mixing a live show, for the first time or hundredth time, there are countless things running through your mind, foremost- this is live and you have to get it right! Whether you are working on Broadway, in a regional theatre or on the school production, having an understanding of the equipment, set up, and how sound behaves is crucial to the success of your show's performance. In this guide to live sound mixing for theatre, Shannon Slaton shares his expert knowledge and proven, effective techniques acquired from years of experience working on Broadway shows. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment, set ups, and using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time."--Book Bargains And Previews.com "Sound designer Shannon Slaton has written a new book on theatre sound, Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques. The book is aimed at theatre sound design on many levels, from Broadway to regional theatre to school production. Slaton, a regular contributor to Live Design, shares his proven, effective techniques acquired over years of experience working on Broadway shows."--LiveDesignOnline.com

Part I - The Career Path What does it mean to be a Theatrical Mixer? Musicals versus Plays Different Positions in Theatrical Sound Different Levels of Theatrical Sound Small-scale, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway

Part II - The Prep Design Team’s Job Mixer’s job The Shop Build Schedule Build Techniques Paperwork Video Testing Packing

Part III - The Take-In Design Team’s job Mixer’s job Unions Local One Equity Pink Contracts The Schedule Take-in Techniques

Part IV - Tech Design Team’s job Mixer’s job The Schedule Techniques

Part V - The Run Design Team’s job Mixer’s job

Part VI - The Take-Out Design Team’s job Mixer’s job Techniques

ISBN: 9780240817590
ISBN-10: 0240817591
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 19th August 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 19.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1