AES San Francisco 2008
Education Event L8
Saturday, October 4, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm
L8 - Good Mic Technique—It's Not Just for the Studio: Microphone Selection and Usage for Live Sound
, Shure Incorporated - Niles, IL, USAPanelists
:Richard BatagliaPhil Garfinkel
, Audix USAMark GilbertDan HealyDave Rat
, Rat Sound
While there are countless factors that contribute to a good sounding live event, selecting, placing, and using microphones well can make the difference between a pleasant event and a sonic nightmare. Every sound professional has their own approach to microphone technique. This live sound event will feature a panel of experts from microphone manufacturers and sound reinforcement providers who will discuss their tips, tricks, and experience for getting the job done right at the start of the signal path. We will address conventional and nonconventional techniques and share some interesting stories from the trenches hopefully giving everyone a few new ideas to try on their next event. Using good mic technique will ultimately give the live engineer more time and energy to concentrate on taming the rest of the signal chain and maybe even making it to catering!
Many of the sessions not mentioned here will be of
interest to students, depending on their specialization and
progress. Especially all Tutorials,
Master Classes, the
Live Sound Seminars, and many of the
Workshops have much to offer.