The biggest thing is going to be careful EQing and using microphones as close to the actor's mouthes and as directional as possible. Feedback occurs when the amount of amplification applied to the microphone signal becomes enough that the background noise that the microphone picks up from the speaker is louder than the signal it is amplifying, thus forming ...
Musical theatre, more often than not, uses head-worn lavalier microphones that are positioned very close to the mouth. This gives a much greater signal-to-noise ratio for the Front-of-House mixer to work with.
These mics are often flesh-coloured so that they are almost impossible to see.
Lavalier mounting in musical theatre is a craft that requires an ...
My son used MultiPlay for a show last year. He is a teacher. He had his students run the program for cueing through the show. It worked really well.
It's Windows only.
MultiPlay is a Windows based program designed to play audio cues for theatre or corporate use. It is free to use in both amateur and commercial ...
Without knowing the context or hearing your director's request, my thought is that he's looking for an emotional sound that will supplement the practical sound of the body hitting the floor, ie. a "stinger" or something that will provoke a reaction from the audience.
Is that what the director is getting at? Or is the sound supposed to be some other type of ...
AJ is correct on all accounts.
There are a couple more things I'd like to add: speaker placement, aim, and signal route.
Since you have an arena theater setup, think about where to put your speakers, where to aim them, and what signals you want to route to them.
As best as you can, route voices only to speakers facing away from the arena stage. Route ...
I appreciate that this is an old thread, but for others who may read it I can add a bit more about Multiplay.
It's relatively easy to use and, more importantly from a school context, requires no installation. It can even be run from a memory stick which also includes the audio files (although you have to be careful with file paths if you do that).
I was looking for the same thing for my one-off show. Without a satisfactory solution, so I made one - pure HTML5/JS/AudioContext and purely client side.
Not only controlling audio but also video/images as well.
Licensed in MIT, forking is welcome. I hope you will find it useful.
This a sound design forum, concerning the edit and mix of sound/music in sync to picture or images. Your question, although stated clearly is not exactly a topic of interest to most users. Have you considered contacting the website of your setup/brand?
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