Monday, May 6, 2013

Minneapois Foundation - Reset Education PSA

One of the cooler (and more challenging) things I have done with my McNally Smith College Location Recording class (thanks to Andy Halvorson) was recording a 50-kid children's chorus in the school's auditorium for the Minneapolis Foundation. Acoustically, the auditorium is difficult, at best. The choir leader didn't want either a click track or to listen to or have a reference track in the monitors for the kids to sync to or obtain pitch from. Originally, the concept was that the choir would be part of an orchestration, but the final ad only uses the choir mix. We did multiple takes and several versions would have been acceptable performances.

This is the PSA that came out of that recording session:

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Over the dozen years I taught audio engineering at Musictech College and McNally Smith College of Music, I accumulated a lot of material that might be useful to all sorts of budding audio techs and musicians. This site will include comments and questions about professional audio standards, practices, and equipment. I will add occasional product reviews with as many objective and irrational opinions as possible.