UPDATE: This article appears in The Ultimate Guide to Creative Mixing on the Digico SD5. In this video, I describe how I used macros to create efficient shortcuts in my mix on the Digico SD5 as head of sound for the Out of This Word tour for Ringling Bros. Circus. In it, I show you how I created macros to save the session, control Qlab, dim the lights and screen brightness, open the chat window, easily satisfy producer notes, create an explosion of reverb, and unmute hidden channels. When I … [Read more...]
Out Of Ideas? Just Add Reverb!
Subscribe on iTunes or SoundCloud. In this episode of the Sound Design Live Podcast I talk with busy bay area sound designer Cliff Caruthers. I almost titled this one, "How To Make A Living as a Theatrical Sound Designer," but I'll go ahead and spoil Cliff's answer, which is, work like crazy. We talk about some of his cool design techniques, the SF Tape Festival, and why LCS is a waste of money. Details from the podcast: People: Jake Rodriguez, Matt Ingalls, Paul Dresher Ensemble, … [Read more...]
Create Your Own Speaker Processing App + Sound Design Meets Computer Programming
Subscribe on iTunes or SoundCloud. ***UPDATE: GW Rodriguez just started his own audio blog. Check it out!*** For this seventh episode of Sound Design Live we have a guest post by sound designer, computer programmer, and didgeridoo player GW Rodriguez. He gives us a short intro on the intersection of theatrical sound design and computer programming along with his own speaker processing app. Details from the podcast: Abe Jacobs, Cirque Du Soleil Software: Max/MSP, Qlab, SFX, TouchOSC, … [Read more...]
How To Mic An 800 Seat Theatre With Floor Mics
Subscribe on iTunes or SoundCloud. In this fourth episode of Sound Design Live I talk to Pierre Dupree, the audio supervisor at The Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, about where to go to graduate school, the dying art of theatrical acting, and how they successfully mic their 800 seat theatre with floor mics. Sorry about the sound quality, this is my first interview using Skype! Details from the podcast: Schools: University Of Dallas, Cal Art Theatre: The Pasadena Playhouse Mics: PCC, … [Read more...]