143rd AES CONVENTION Broadway Sound Expo Session Details

AES New York 2017
Broadway Sound Expo Session Details

Thursday, October 19, 10:30 am — 11:15 am (Stage 1)

BSE01 - Theatrical Vocal Miking

Dominic Sack, Sound Associates, Inc.
Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics - Rio Rancho, NM, USA

For theatrical applications, especially musicals, placement of the lav mic is critical for success. This workshop will cover the physiological and acoustic issues associated with this challenging subject. Once the lav mic is placed, next comes concealment to enhance the visual aspects of the performance. Tips, tricks and tools for this purpose will be covered.


Thursday, October 19, 11:15 am — 12:00 pm (Stage 1)

BSE02 - Theatrical Wireless 3.0

Operating high-count multi-channel wireless systems in the high-density RF environments of the future will require the application.


Thursday, October 19, 12:00 pm — 12:45 pm (Stage 1)

BSE03 - Anatomy of Theater Sound Design

Jesse Stevens, L-Acoustics

Based in New York, Jesse Stevens comes to L-Acoustics with 15 years of experience as a sound designer, engineer, and mixer for Broadway musicals, national tours and large-scale special events. He was an integral member of the sound design team for the Broadway productions of Rock of Ages, Motown the Musical, and After Midnight, all of which were nominated for a Tony Award for Outstanding Sound Design. Additionally, he’s spent time with Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas, the Radio City Spring Spectacular, and Waitress on Broadway.

AES Members can watch a video of this session for free.


Thursday, October 19, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm (Stage 1)

BSE04 - Theater Sound Infrastructure

Mark Brunke, Optocore
Maciek Janiszewski, Optocore
Vinnie Macri, Clear-Com

Theater system integration is moving to the highest level. Manufacturers offer now combined solution for audio, video, intercoms, lights and control. This merge requires new technologies to fulfill high theater requirements like the lowest latency, redundancy, flexibility and control. It also requires multiple different worlds to connect - audio with video, audio with control, multi-vendor cooperation. The session uncovers possible challenges in the theater sound infrastructure design and explains how the market leaders deal with it.


Thursday, October 19, 3:00 pm — 3:45 pm (Stage 1)

BSE05 - Spatial Reinforcement—New Normal for Immersive Theater Vocals and FX

David Haydon, TiMax & Outboard
Robin Whittaker, TiMax & Outboard

Explanation and simple demonstrations of spatial masking/unmasking and precedence, showing how real-time control of source-oriented delays in theatrical sound systems is essential for intelligibility, impact, and audience immersion. Dynamic delay-matrix processing hardware and its object-based control software will be explored, revealing how readily they can achieve transparent vocal mic amplification and realistic immersive sound effects for all audience members.


Thursday, October 19, 4:00 pm — 4:45 pm (Stage 1)

BSE06 - Digital Console Performance

Ron Lorman, Cadac

An open discussion of digital console performance and how it relates to meaningful factors for retaining emotion in your mix, latency, ADDA conversion, clocking, and compression, ‘ones and zeroes’ vs analog, current audience audio quality expectations, new audio quality reference points, production values and priorities, meaningful industry-wide improvements.


Thursday, October 19, 5:00 pm — 5:45 pm (Stage 1)

BSE07 - Mixing A Musical


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