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Show Production Basics

Subject : performing-arts
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Operates just like a dynamic loudspeaker except it has no cone; Small diaphragm couples into a flared horn






2. A mixer within a mixer that usually controls additional speaker systems






3. Used when a production dictates that a console would exceed the number of channels available in a given frame; Smaller frame that usually






4. Monitors kept near the FOH engineer so proper mixing can be done during the live performance






5. 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






6. 1st recorded published work on acoustics for the purpose of understanding the propagation of sound waves written by Gaspare P. Schotto (1657).






7. True






8. From the FOH; Used in addition or instead of an apron fill to cover audience members seated under or below the FOH speaker clusters






9. Used for the Pre/Post Channel Fader






10. EQ -> Limiter -> Crossover






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






12. Running monitors; Running house system; Communicating with the stage






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






14. Introduced the trapezoidal arrayable loudspeaker cabinet in 1980






15. Electromagnetic (MOST COMMON); Piezoelectric; Electromechanical; Electrostatic; Ribbon






16. Verification that all the cables for mics & amplies are connected and sending signal properly






17. Wired to the Mix Inserts which are commonly used for gates - compression - reverb - and EQ






18. EQ -> Limiter -> Crossover






19. True






20. Converts one type of energy to another






21. Early form of sound reinforcement made of various materials including silver and tortoise shell






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






23. 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






24. 15 minutes






25. True






26. Large format live console for show production and sound reinforcement






27. The angle between an incoming wave and an imaginary line drawn perpendicular to the surface of the new medium






28. FOH sound engineers for Woodstock; Used JBL/Altec cabinets - Crown/Macintosh amplifiers - and custom Hanley consoles






29. Used for the Pre/Post Channel Fader






30. True






31. Vacuum tube that improved and amplified weak wireless signals






32. 'Wrote the book' on practically all aspects of loudspeaker component and horn design; Most speaker systems today rely on this technology; Began as Western Electric






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






34. Latin word meaning 'a place of hearing'






35. FOH






36. False






37. 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






38. FOH sound engineers for Woodstock; Used JBL/Altec cabinets - Crown/Macintosh amplifiers - and custom Hanley consoles






39. Vacuum tube that improved and amplified weak wireless signals






40. Usualluy always RED; Numbered; Used for return signal and communication






41. Hired by the artist; Negotiates salary with and mixes the artist






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






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






44. Can quickly change gain in response to many different detectors looking at same signal; Used in really tough situations where u want strict control over level and dynamics






45. 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






46. False






47. 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






48. Hired by the sound company or venue and paid salary; Set-up and maintain FOH system and often mix opening artists; Responsible for set-up - teardown - and maintenance of systems






49. 1 kHz - 20 kHz






50. 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