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






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






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






4. True






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






6. True






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






8. large cable that hooks up to these mass connectors and carries the audio from the splitter box back to the House console area






9. 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






10. 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






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






12. P/A






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






14. Semicircular; Acts as a natural acoustic amplifier






15. True






16. False






17. Typically contains 4 amplifiers on average (Max = 6);






18. System for the artists; Each band member receives their own personal mix; Up to 24 individual mixes for 1 engineer to manage






19. 1st portable public P/A system used by Knute Rockne of Notre Dame for coaching the football team from a tower






20. Used for cleaning up the stage area; Not considered part of the snake system; Can be used as a snake for a small system






21. 1st recorded published work on acoustics for the purpose of understanding the propagation of sound waves written by Gaspare P. Schotto (1657).






22. '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






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






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






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






26. False






27. True






28. Usually located in the rear of the house or in the balcony; Houses technicians who complete any music or sound effects






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






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






31. False






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






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






35. Patched into EFFECTS / AUXILIARY SENDS






36. Real Time Analyzer; Wired at the CUE OUTS






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






38. 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






39. 100 Hz - 1 kHz






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






41. False






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






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






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






45. 1st stage of protection; Prevents damage to sound system by limiting and/or compressing overall ouput






46. False






47. Polar Patterns; Sensitivity of Microphones; Placement of Microphones ~ The goal is to decrease ambient noise and only amplify the desired signal






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






49. Debuted with the film Earthquake (1974); Created a physical sensation from four large low-frequency horns located behind the screen






50. 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