"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
About the Author
Shannon Slaton designed the tours- Aeros, Kiss Me Kate, The Full Monty, The Producers, Contact, Tap Dogs, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz, A Chorus Line. Broadway mixing includes: A Christmas Carol, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone, Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Spring Awakening, Anything Goes, and Legally Blonde. He was also the Production Sound for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the US National tour and the Advance Contract on Wicked.