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How do sound designers for musicals avoid bleed?

I went to see a musical in London and they had two singers singing at the same time into each other's faces but there wasn't any bleed or colouration in the sound. But when I watch news shows that ...
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Do I need a sound for this dead body?

The scene is simple. Stereotypical murder mystery mansion situation. Someone opens a closet. A dead body falls out of the closet, make a dull thud. The director is convinced that we need to add a ...
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Bose Home-theater selection [closed]

I am trying to decide which of Bose home theater system is good for our living room. We have low sealing big living room (not huge) and 50 inch TV. Please let me know. just fyi we got two infant ...
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How can I prevent feedback when using wireless mics in a Theater in the Round?

I'm a NYC based director. What is the best way to avoid feedback from wireless mics in a Theater in the Round layout or in an environmental immersive staging?
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Surround Sound is Louder Playing FM Radio [closed]

I have a surround sound that I use that's hooked up to my tv to listen to music through my laptop and play rockband on my Xbox. I have a white and red rca cable hooked up from the receiver to the back ...
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Credit/compensation to use design in sequel

I am a sound designer for theater and have a question about credit/compensation for past work. I designed sound for a production at a regional theater, and this year a sequel is being mounted. I got ...
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OpenSource audio cue editor / controller for live theater show?

I'm looking for a decent free or open-source audio controller / cue editor for the audio control of a live theater show. Something in the line of ShowCueSystem or QLab. Minimal requirements would be: ...
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If I shot a movie in 16:9 format in Ultra HD will the movie theatre play it?

Most films for cinema are not in 16:9 format. If I shot a movie in 16:9 format in Ultra HD, would there be any technical issue with getting it played in theatres?
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When and how to set the limiter while mixing film?

Hi there! I was wondering how poeple set their limiter while mixing film for theater and/or dvd. There can be found a lot about speaker calibration and just mixing by ear after your calibration is ...
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stereo sound in a movie theater

Hi first post here :) I made the sound, music for a short film (a stereo 48k mix). The film had no dialogue. I noticed though in the screenings (2 film fetsivals) that the stereo image was almost ...
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What level are speakers supposed to be calibrated at?

I thought I remembered reading somewhere that when setting up a home theater system, you were supposed to play a track at -12db and bring the volume up to about 80db. That was supposed to help with ...
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Psychoacoustics

Hi All, I'm working on a new play that really pushes the audience's comfort level. . . I was wondering if anyone can share psychoacoustic techniques they've found to elicit certain subtle ...
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Dolby Atmos and the World of Sound Design.

Ok, I think I'm going out on a limb here and creating a huge debate. But this topic deserves to be debated. For those of you who haven't heard or investigated Dolby's new Atmos system, please see ...
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mixing tips for a scene inside of a movie theater

I'm mixing a scene that takes place inside of a movie theater - a heavily sound proofed one. It's hard to describe the acoustic properties of an environment like that, but I am sure we've all been in ...
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Start Charging clients?

Hey all! I have been working with a theater here in Arizona, I started there as an intern for credit, and now that my hours are done, I think its time to start charging them for the time I work for ...
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Fair royalties for a sound designer as a show tours

Hi All- First off, I literally started an account two seconds ago and am surprised I didn't find this site sooner. Happy to be here. Okay, so my question. I did a sound design for a small (and ...
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Technical specs for master to be shown at FilmFestival

Hi again, Thanks to Shaun Farley and Tim Prebble who answered to my previous question, I figured out I must go into a good studio to be certain about the mixing coming from Pro-tools. Now...because I ...
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Theater Sound Design Resources

I'm looking for some resources to help me understand the challenges and equipment used in bringing sound design to the theater for plays and musicals. I'm currently using google but if anyone has any ...