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Show Production Basics

Subject : performing-arts
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1. System for the artists; Each band member receives their own personal mix; Up to 24 individual mixes for 1 engineer to manage






2. False






3. (1953) - 1st wireless microphone available to the public developed by Shure






4. Audience microphones that can be lowered during performance and brought up for clapping - hoots - etc.






5. British physicist and writer involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy; Also improved loudspeaker with nonmagnetic spacers to keep the air gap between the inner and outer poles of a moving coil transducer






6. Founded in 1967 in Lititz - PA and had accounts with Elvis Presley - Elton John - Yes - Fleetwood Mac - KISS - Queen - and The Moody Blues






7. Contains fan outputs from stage - fan outs from effects - and fan outs to drive racks; Interface can stay plugged into console jacks






8. Typically cover a small area; Many wedges placed strategically around the stage are used so artist can move around and continue to hear performance






9. Created the audion tube which amplified weak radio signals thus making modern electronics possible






10. System for the audience; Simple left/right mix down of the artist






11. 20 Hz - 100 Hz






12. Console; Assignments; VCA; Subgroups; Mutegroups; FX; Setting Up Units; Assigning AUX; Double-Checking of Dynamic Patches; EQ; Mic Placement






13. Founded by Jim Gamble and Jim Chase in Hermosa Beach - CA in 1972; Clients included Grand Funk Railroad & Boston






14. Developed by George Lucas and Thomlinson Holman; Debuted with the film 'Return of the Jedi'; Proprietary electronic crossover network and rigorous audio equipment specifications and performance standards






15. Located in Windsor - England; Fleetwood Mac used 1000 watts of pure Hi-Fi power here for the first time






16. False






17. Microphones -> Mic Cables -> Subsnakes -> Splitter -> House Main Snake (Fanout/Console/FX Rack/ Drive Rack/Return Lines (Fanout) -> Main Snake -> Splitter -> Drive Lines -> Amp Racks -> Speaker Cabinets






18. Mixes for the audience






19. Works in house at live music venues to maintain audio systems; Generally entry-level positions; Most begin working monitors; May or may not get to mix for opening artists






20. Time; Acoustics; Microphones & Placement; Stage Volume; Condition & Level of Gear






21. From the FOH; Covers audience members seated very close to the stage that will not be covered by direct sound from the FOH speaker system






22. Founded in 1967 in Lititz - PA and had accounts with Elvis Presley - Elton John - Yes - Fleetwood Mac - KISS - Queen - and The Moody Blues






23. Located in Windsor - England; Fleetwood Mac used 1000 watts of pure Hi-Fi power here for the first time






24. Vocals --> (Basic Rhythm) Kick - Snare - Hat --> Primary Instruments --> Toms - FX - etc.






25. Attempt to emulate the singer's manners and techniques as much as possible






26. 1st portable public P/A system used by Knute Rockne of Notre Dame for coaching the football team from a tower






27. Developed first microphone; Telephone transmitter invented for Alexander Graham Bell in 1876; Patented the first flat disc gramophone






28. Contains fan outputs from stage - fan outs from effects - and fan outs to drive racks; Interface can stay plugged into console jacks






29. Put all instruments in the mix and fine tune later






30. AFL; On the Mix OUTS the Cue or Solo Button is an example






31. Theater loudspeaker system researched and developed by MGM and Lansing Manufacturing; Covered low and high frequencies with a crossover at 500Hz; Won a Technical Achievement Academy Award






32. Mixing console used in course of instruction; 40 channels; 8 Subgroups; 8 AUX Sends; 4 Matrix Outputs; Input sections on right and left and master section in middle






33. Rear Fill; Side Fill; Center Fill; Butt Fill; Apron Fill; Delay Fill; Down Fill






34. Developed first microphone; Telephone transmitter invented for Alexander Graham Bell in 1876; Patented the first flat disc gramophone






35. Allows use of two or more consoles; 1 House & 1 Monitor; Can be wall mounted or placed in a rack; Basically a big set of Y-cables in a box; Does not belong in FOH area






36. Debuted at the George Strait Country Music Festival in 1999






37. Package tours and the Motown Era created the need for these in the 1950's






38. Speakers and other audio equipment suspended in air; Provides better sight lines and allows for larger crowds by freeing up space; Reason for strict weight limits and safety requirements






39. Developed by George Lucas and Thomlinson Holman; Debuted with the film 'Return of the Jedi'; Proprietary electronic crossover network and rigorous audio equipment specifications and performance standards






40. (1953) - 1st wireless microphone available to the public developed by Shure






41. From the Monitor Desk; Cover artists from speaker locations on the sides of the stage; Usually tri-amped systems; Stereo bus designed to manage these - but Mix SENDS can also be utilized






42. Founded in 1979 in Southern california and acquired accounts of Black Flag - Pearl Jam - The Cult - Beck - and Red Hot Chili Peppers






43. Masks with acoustic horns in the design; High-soled shoes to help with projection; Reflective acoustic shells designed into staging; Stadium stye seating for patrons; Jars filled with different layers of ash used for sound absorption and diffusion






44. Patched into EFFECTS / AUXILIARY SENDS






45. Converts one type of energy to another






46. Microphones -> Mic Cables -> Subsnakes -> Splitter -> Monitor Fanout -> Console -> EQ Rack (Mix Inserts) -> EQ -> Console -> Mix Outs -> Amp Racks -> Multiple Monitor Wedges






47. 1st actual device in signal flow; Attenuation device






48. Electronic system that blends sounds from more than one source; First demonstrated at Constitution Hall by Bell Labs






49. The oldest sound company in the world; Began by offering clients audio advertising to recover from the Wall Street crash






50. Founded in 1979 in Southern california and acquired accounts of Black Flag - Pearl Jam - The Cult - Beck - and Red Hot Chili Peppers