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Author Shannon Slaton's book Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques is your guide to live sound mixing for theater. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with real world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows readers how to mix live theater shows from the basics of equipment set-ups and using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance. Learn what it takes to be a Broadway theatrical mixer with tips and tricks from some of today's top Broadway mixers, and pickup the techniques that will help you get ahead in this field.
About the Author
Shannon Slaton designed the tours for Aeros, Kiss Me Kate, The Full Monty, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, and The Wizard of Oz. Broadway mixing includes: A Christmas Carol, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy, and Legally Blonde. He is also the production sound manager for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the US national tour.
Part I: The Career Path
Chapter 1. What Does it Mean to Be a Theatrical Mixer?
Chapter 2. History of Theatrical Sound
Chapter 3. Different Positions in Theatrical Sound
Chapter 4. Different levels of Theatrical Sound
Part II: The Prep
Chapter 5. Design Team’s Job
Chapter 6. Mixer’s Job
Chapter 7. The Shop
Chapter 8. Build Schedule
Chapter 9. Build Techniques
Part III: The Take In or Load In
Chapter 10. Design Team’s Job
Chapter 11. Mixer’s Job
Chapter 12. Unions
Chapter 13. The Schedule
Part IV: Tech
Chapter 14. Design Team’s Job
Chapter 15. Mixer’s Job
Chapter 16. A2’s Job (Mic'ing Techniques)
Chapter 17. Mixing the Musical