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Mike_Monte

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Re: super bowl xlv
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2011, 11:06:49 pm »

My wife, kids, & I are watching the halftime show...and my wife turns to me and says: "you can mix better than that.....".....(and I'm a small time sound provider).

To my (many beers into the evening) ears the gal sounded ok....."but" the dude in the "space suit" (not the lead guy) should have been there for "decoration only"....

The visual was interesting with the "electric cast"...but in the end, I thought that it was boring....

I mentioned out loud to my wife that there hasn't been much of a show since the "wardrobe malfunction"...a few years ago...

My 12 year old daughter asked us what happened back then...  I looked at my wife: "the ball's in your court...."

Mike exits the living room for yet another "libation"..

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Re: You want entertainment??!!!????
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2011, 04:43:19 pm »

Charlie Zureki wrote on Tue, 08 February 2011 07:02

Dick Rees wrote on Mon, 07 February 2011 18:47




No doubt starring Yuan Hung Lo.
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  Hello,
 I'm guessing that this Musical appeals to those that love seamen?...I see some guys in the poster wearing naval costumes.  Shocked

 Hammer
 


The show actually seems to appeal to a young, hip audience of all orientations.
The same people who find "Avenue Q" funny or go to see Gogol Bordello.

It's the revival of a show I did the sound for back in 1971. The original Cockettes make the current cast look almost tame by comparison.

One of them, Sylvester, went on to a successful career as a disco diva.

http://www.noehill.com/cockettes/pearls.asp

The sound company I worked for at the time was contacted to see if we could improve the sound over the two Shure Vocal Master columns the theater was providing.

The only catch was that the theater showed Chinese movies every day from noon until somewhere between 11 PM and Midnight.   We had to load in at 8 AM, sound check and rehearse until 11:30 AM, strike the stage and return at 11 PM to re set and do the show.

BTW the cast were NOT exactly "at their best" at 10 AM on a Saturday morning.
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Re: super bowl xlv
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2011, 01:44:52 pm »

I was out having dinner at the time (not a football fan, obviously) and the halftime show was on the TV behind the bar of the restaurant... on mute.  Which is totally the way to watch that show. It's actually kinda impressive if you can't hear them... light up suits, Usher coming from the sky, jumping over wil.i.am... then something like 1600 back up dancers from end-zone to end-zone.

So after seeing this thread I googled the thing and listened to it... Oh my God... someone DID let the beat drop.
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Re: super bowl xlv
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2011, 02:58:39 am »

One would think that the most watched concert of all time would have had a decent broadcast engineer. It was clear that the in-ears weren't working right either, but I'm sure that was a separate engineer with a different problem.

The broadcast mix sounded like no one was even sitting at the console. The entire mix consisted of a track, a couple wireless mics and extensive crowd mics, and yet it seemed no one bothered to balance them. At first I thought there was an awful mix engineer, but now I think it must have been a production problem, like there wasn't a proper mix engineer even assigned to it. I could train a teenager in a half hour to make it sound better than that.

Hopefully something big broke and so did its backup and what we heard was mixed solely from the GUI of a DSP or something. Catastrophic equipment failure would be better than there being a highly paid engineer responsible for it. It was an embarrassment to our industry.

I'd love to hear an inside scoop if anyone has one.
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Re: super bowl xlv
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2011, 08:07:54 am »

Joseph White wrote on Sun, 13 February 2011 01:58



I'd love to hear an inside scoop if anyone has one.


  Hello,

 All of the Technicians that work on high profile projects like the Super Bowl, have years of experience. Through those years, they have, time after time, demonstrated their professional abilities.  

 An additional part of being considered a true "professional" is knowing when to keep their opinions to themselves, and, to not publicly speak of the faults of coworkers.  

 I doubt that anyone privy to any inside information will post "an inside scoop", will air any dirty laundry, point any fingers, or make any excuses in regards to the Halftime Event.

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Re: super bowl xlv
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2011, 02:56:07 pm »

Charlie Zureki wrote on Sun, 13 February 2011 07:07

Joseph White wrote on Sun, 13 February 2011 01:58



I'd love to hear an inside scoop if anyone has one.


  Hello,

 All of the Technicians that work on high profile projects like the Super Bowl, have years of experience. Through those years, they have, time after time, demonstrated their professional abilities.  

 An additional part of being considered a true "professional" is knowing when to keep their opinions to themselves, and, to not publicly speak of the faults of coworkers.  

 I doubt that anyone privy to any inside information will post "an inside scoop", will air any dirty laundry, point any fingers, or make any excuses in regards to the Halftime Event.

  Hammer


That's pretty much it.  Chances are if one person was responsible for that fuck up, he'll be a cameraman's cable page next year...  demoted to assistant Vidiot.
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Re: super bowl xlv
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2011, 08:47:29 am »

I reviewed it last night on YouTube.... ouch.

Let's see, errors listed so far:
1) Microphone unmuted late
2) Part of stage not lighting up
3) Bad performances blamed on malfunctioning IEM systems

To which I'd add that maybe all of the BEP's costumes were supposed to light up, but only 2 of the 4 actually did.

Trainwreck.  Fiasco.

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Re: super bowl xlv
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2011, 01:36:15 am »

Charlie Zureki wrote on Sun, 13 February 2011 13:07

Joseph White wrote on Sun, 13 February 2011 01:58



I'd love to hear an inside scoop if anyone has one.


  Hello,

 All of the Technicians that work on high profile projects like the Super Bowl, have years of experience. Through those years, they have, time after time, demonstrated their professional abilities.  

 An additional part of being considered a true "professional" is knowing when to keep their opinions to themselves, and, to not publicly speak of the faults of coworkers.  

 I doubt that anyone privy to any inside information will post "an inside scoop", will air any dirty laundry, point any fingers, or make any excuses in regards to the Halftime Event.

  Hammer


You are right Hammer, I stand corrected. I do sincerely hope that what we heard was not the fault of an accomplished professional in a healthy environment. I don't wish for the defamation of any engineer.

I am curious how something like this happens in a group of high caliber professionals. There was obviously an intense level of complexity in that show. You are right though that professionalism and curiosity do not often fit together, and certainly not in this case.
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