Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques by Shannon SlatonMixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques by Shannon Slaton

Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques

byShannon SlatonEditorShannon Slaton

Paperback | August 19, 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 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.

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 Nat...
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Title:Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound TechniquesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.2 × 7.5 × 0.9 inPublished:August 19, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0240817591

ISBN - 13:9780240817590

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Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"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