From the Other Side of the Board.
Okay, I’m approved to run sound (for those who knew I was trying to be), and I officially got to “fly solo” for the first time tonight. It wasn’t planned, it wasn’t scripted, but it was a hecka lot of fun. If anybody want’s to check out the result, check out the 2AM from this morning (Friday morning) on the webcast. Oh, and I have discovered that I have a new best friend… stereo delay.
Jill Marsh (who has an amazing team, to be noted) at one point had divided the eight vocals into three groups to sing a chorus… after I added the stereo delay, they went from three parts to six. To tell the story in a way that might make sense, Jill starts singing an echo of her own echo, Ben is suddenly singing a harmony with himself, and Sarah has her own little doo-wop group going. Towards the end of the set, the team went into a vocal interlude… I added a touch of delay on the vocals… instead of having eight vocals, we had an entire choir coming off the stage. I was so proud of myself… Apparently it was obvious, because when we went back into debrief, Elizabeth Hahn asked “So how did it sound out in the room? Because I look back in the sound booth and you are grinning from ear to ear…” Yes, I was happy with my accomplishments. At least it sounded cool, right?