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Ike Zimbel

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Re: RF Count - Reality Check
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 10:57:44 pm »

Yeah...Iíve seen the increase over the last decade, and not just in theatrical performances.

Iíve done a number of choir & a cappella concerts and competitions where they seem to feel the need to have everyone micíd with a handheld.
My theory about this is that pretty much every member of the public have seen some version of a Broadway Mega Musical, or a Stars on Ice, or a Vegas mega show or whatever and therefore have gotten used to the idea of many performers on stage, all on wireless mics. So then...the high school (or elementary school) play, the Easter Pageant etc. comes along and they just automatically think they need the same thing for their kids. The fact that the mega shows are out there on the cutting edge of technology and have all kinds of know-how and expertise poured into them to make them work (and millions of dollars) doesn't seem to stop anyone thinking that they can do the same with $98.50 and a You-Tube video :'(
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John Sulek

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Re: RF Count - Reality Check
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 11:52:21 pm »

My theory about this is that pretty much every member of the public have seen some version of a Broadway Mega Musical, or a Stars on Ice, or a Vegas mega show or whatever and therefore have gotten used to the idea of many performers on stage, all on wireless mics. So then...the high school (or elementary school) play, the Easter Pageant etc. comes along and they just automatically think they need the same thing for their kids. The fact that the mega shows are out there on the cutting edge of technology and have all kinds of know-how and expertise poured into them to make them work (and millions of dollars) doesn't seem to stop anyone thinking that they can do the same with $98.50 and a You-Tube video :'(

But my phone works everywhere!
Great...give my their budget for infrastructure and problem solved.
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Re: RF Count - Reality Check
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 12:13:08 am »

Iíve done a number of choir & a cappella concerts and competitions where they seem to feel the need to have everyone micíd with a handheld.

In fairness, close-mic'ed vocal jazz and vocal a cappella is often about achieving a particular sound as opposed to a particular volume, and even at the high school level it's been around for a long time (I started working in the genre about 15 years ago, and it was well established back then).

That being said, in my neck of the woods any ensemble with more than about six singers would typically be using wired mics.

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