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E. Lee Dickinson

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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 10:05:29 am »

At least 2 of those are teleprompters.
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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2010, 10:27:29 am »

At the COP15 Obama only came with a recording guy who took feeds from my o1v96 and the backup mic. (He likes getting one feed as an analogue split)
Used the house lectern and teleprompter and our Sennheiser MZH 3040/ME34. No monitors.

BTW: The old east-block guys still think they need to shout to be heard, pad your inputs  Laughing
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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2010, 10:27:39 am »

Two of those are prompters, and generally the presidents mic is not (or just barely) in the monitors. That wedge is for the question mics handed out to the audience/press core.

The mics are SM57's with A2WS windscreens. For a chuckle try and google up a price on the Shure A25M dual mount. You can buy it, but it ain't easy.


Having 2 mics is purely for backup reasons. And you do not have a choice in the matter of picking the mics, nor placing them.


And honestly a president is a good speaker. You really don't have to work that hard to get the level up. It's much harder, for instance, to get rock-loud vocals in a monitor than it is to run sound for a VIP.
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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2010, 10:59:26 am »

Tim Weaver wrote on Tue, 23 February 2010 09:27


And honestly a president is a good speaker. You really don't have to work that hard to get the level up.


Not always. The previous one had lousy mic technique and poor projection when in less-than-formal settings.
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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2010, 01:17:32 pm »

His Dad was good. Did conferences with 41 many times. Never a problem with him or Barbara.
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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2010, 01:23:02 pm »

Tim Weaver wrote on Tue, 23 February 2010 12:17

His Dad was good. Did conferences with 41 many times. Never a problem with him or Barbara.


Very true. Even Laura is quite good.
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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2010, 01:46:45 pm »

Bob Burke wrote on Tue, 23 February 2010 05:48



Mics - not always a 57.


http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e222/DunnellonOnline/87A.gif


I think they had trouble tracking down a wireless SM57  Laughing
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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2010, 06:26:09 pm »

Bob Burke wrote on Tue, 23 February 2010 07:48

Monitors - sometimes three.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e222/DunnellonOnline/Demigod.jpg



Mics - not always a 57.


http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e222/DunnellonOnline/87A.gif


 Yeah...well, that's a hand-held from a photo Op or past Campaign date ....I was referring to the "Presidential" Lectern.

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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2010, 07:36:50 pm »

The White House Communications Department is the President's sound people. They supply the lectern and mics. Here is the up close of pic with yours truly and the lectern for 43.
index.php/fa/28308/0/
I found out that each president has lecterns custom made for his height.

Also the White House carries around small more portable podiums
http://b5.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01045/53/88/1045078835_l.jpg

The seal is carried around separately of the podium and is only put on the lectern the day of the speech if there are setup days. My experiences are from fund raising speeches on the Crawford Ranch. These were very low key events with no press.

My info may be a little dated now, but every speech is recorded with two feeds. Each having a Sound Devices mixer feeding a HHB MiniDisc recorder (at least thats what it was the years of #43).
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Re: Micing a President
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2010, 08:56:42 am »

Yeah, that hand-held is from a campaign speech. It looks like an 87A to me (but I could be wrong).
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