"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
Coming from many years of live mixing and suffering through a tortourous but exhilarating two weeks of high school musical with 24 headsets and beltbacks (thanks god only IN a high... Read morePublished 15 months ago by ford2012
I had the pleasure of hearing Shannon at a Broadway Sound Master Class in 2012 and it was a great experience. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kenien Spann
Good for a novice or someone who wants to get insight into the world of mixing a musical. Personable and accessible to beginners and experienced producers.Published 17 months ago by Sheri O. Zampelli
I picked this up because my kids work stagecraft for the local high-school. This book is intended for a professional with a lot of experience under their belt, not a novice. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Trevor L
The music we hear every day is "mixed". That is, separate tracks are recorded with voices, instruments, and any other special effects a song might have. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by John L. Hoh Jr.
This is a good book for learning the difference between mixing live concert music and a live theatrical production. Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by Jon Norris
I picked up this book because I was interested in how to mix sound. I play bass in a band and am not involved in theater at all, but I found the book to be quite relevant to... Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by C. Young
This book is interesting if you want to know the inner workings of the world of musicals, and how they make all the audio happen. Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Michael D
I've actually work as a sound tech in
my brother's ( the electrical engineer's) studio.
I would say that someone needs at least a junior
college level class with... Read more