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Author Topic: Vocal compressor settings for theater  (Read 1295 times)

Craig Smith

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Re: Vocal compressor settings for theater
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 09:45:03 am »

Thanks both for the info. 

I used to have some AT U851R boundary mics that I used for auditioned theater with a director who wanted everything invisible.  Excellent but the cardioid pattern was too prone to feedback, and the distance to the actors didn't work as well for soft kids.  With this stuff I just use some supercardioid SDCs on sticks.
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Re: Vocal compressor settings for theater
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 11:02:39 pm »

Just a followup.  I mentioned we were using SDCs on stands.  That's how this director has always done it, but she taught the kids to walk over to them and use them like dynamic mics.  Some kids were adjusting them, holding them, and right on them.  This probably helped with the really quiet kids, but I got input clipping on some kids with their plosives.  When I turned the preamp gain down to avoid that I didn't have enough gain left on the channel to hear the quiet kids.  I ended up bagging all compression and just focused on the show.  All in all it wasn't too bad though.
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