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Show Production Basics

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Patched into INSERT SENDS & RETURNS






2. Optimum = Somewhere in the middle of the floor






3. Splitter Box; Main Snake; Fan Outs






4. Setting the levels to get the best signal transfer through a console; Always start with the stereo bus - channel and monitor faders set to 0dB (Unity Gain) then adjust preamp for initial volume






5. Processing needed to run the sound system (EQ - Limiter - Crossover)






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






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






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






9. 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






10. 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






11. In charge of scheduling (spaces - rehearsals - and production meetings) and coordinating stage managers for the productions






12. Patched into EFFECTS / AUXILIARY SENDS






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






14. Major loss in dB






15. From the FOH; Covers audience members seated behind the stage






16. True






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






18. From the FOH; Can be used in addition to stereo clusters of speakers to give a stronger center channel; Generally used for lead vocals






19. From the Monitor Desk; Monitors that are located behind the artist and pointed downstage to cover area that cannot be covered by the floor wedges on the front line






20. False






21. '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






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






23. This button will route aux sends to group master






24. Real Time Analyzer; Wired at the CUE OUTS






25. 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






26. Final stage of protection; Protects each frequency band from overload






27. Feedback eliminated - stage volume reduced - and 'roaming' problems decreased






28. 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






29. True






30. 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






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






32. True






33. 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






34. Vacuum tube that improved and amplified weak wireless signals






35. 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






36. Optimum = Somewhere in the middle of the floor






37. False






38. Usually colored red and lettered; Gender reversed from the channels; Allow for sending of any signal from the console areas back to the splitter box; Final mix from the console is the first priority; Optional and must be specified; If splitter does n






39. Best to keep drive and effects racks separate to avoid confusion






40. Held reputation as the world's loudest band in the 1970's






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






42. In charge of scheduling (spaces - rehearsals - and production meetings) and coordinating stage managers for the productions






43. Latin word meaning 'a place of hearing'






44. Semicircular; Acts as a natural acoustic amplifier






45. System for feeding one or more separate mixes to the performers for use while recording and overdubbing; Also known as a Cue Mix ~ MONITORS






46. Presidential Republican Convention (Chicago - IL)






47. Used to mount speakers for 'flying sound'; Contains a basket - shackle - stinger - chain hook - chain - motor - motor hook - spansets and truss






48. 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






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






50. Vacuum tube that improved and amplified weak wireless signals