AES New York 2007 Saturday, October 6, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm
Live Sound Seminar L5
L5 - SOUND REINFORCEMENT FOR JAZZ AND OTHER ACOUSTIC MUSIC—IT ISN'T ROCK AND ROLL!
Jim Brown, Audio Systems Group
Jim van Bergen, AudioArt Sound
Jazz and other types of acoustical instrument-only performances often suffer from poor sound reinforcement. Amplification is often wildly excessive, failing to capture the dynamics of the music. Music timbre is distorted by poor microphone techniques and poor mixing. Ad hoc sound systems are often simpler than they should be, so musical balance varies widely over the audience. This live sound event begins with a discussion of what makes jazz and other acoustic music different from other forms of reinforced music. Attention is given to mixing and microphone techniques, with both photographs and recorded examples of good practices and those that should be avoided. The concept of "zero-based mixing” is discussed.
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