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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. 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






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






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






4. Patched into INSERT SENDS & RETURNS






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






6. Splits full range audio into frequencies from high end of the spectrum to the high speakers - mids to the mid speakers and lows to the low speakers






7. Developed the first live console for the Grateful Dead after their sound engineer was detained by the FBI; Rebuilt Langevin recording console






8. Optimum = Somewhere in the middle of the floor






9. True






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






11. Primary purpose is to send signal to additional sound systems






12. EQ -> Limiter -> Crossover






13. Major loss in dB






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






15. Developed for the motion picture industry and used for live event production






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






17. Covers a room from a single line of speakers over the rest of the venue saving time and labor costs; Multiple speakers hung together - either vertically or horizontally - so that they can act as one huge speaker






18. Rusty Brutsch






19. 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






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






21. Latin word meaning 'a place of hearing'






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






23. Low frequency sound absorber used to reduce the effects of standing waves in a room






24. False






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






26. P/A






27. Converts one type of energy to another






28. Presidential Republican Convention (Chicago - IL)






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






30. 1st portable public P/A system used by Knute Rockne of Notre Dame for coaching the football team from a tower






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






32. Have two surfaces based on an exponential flare rate - and two straight walls that determine the output pattern






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






34. Too far away inside the sound will be diffused






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






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






37. Mix Coherence and Individuality of Instruments - High Level of SNR in Microphones - All Instruments Leaving Sound System at Same Time - Be Fluent in the Most Basic Reinforcement Concepts - Helping the Performer in Any Way Via Sound - Constantly Impro






38. Could be in a bass trap or a dead zone at the mix position






39. False






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






41. Radial horn with vanes placed in the mouth of the horn for the stated purpose of pattern control






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






43. Introduced the first moving coil speaker (loudspeaker) in 1874






44. Semicircular; Acts as a natural acoustic amplifier






45. Improves clarity by deflecting midrange audio into the sound space and minimizing distortion producing collisions






46. Used for the Pre/Post Channel Fader






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






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






49. Random noise that is at equal energy at all frequencies






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