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AES San Francisco 2008
Live Sound Seminar 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

Dean Giavaras, Shure Incorporated - Niles, IL, USA
Richard Bataglia
Phil Garfinkel, Audix USA
Mark Gilbert
Dan Healy
Dave 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!