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Signal To Noise, Episode 243: A Deep Dive Into Mixing Corporate Events

In part one of two, A1s Aram Piligian, Brian Maddox and Michael Curtis focus on key aspects of the input side of the signal chain, including mics and where to mount them, processing tricks and tips, and much more.

Many of us spend tons of time talking about things like crafting the perfect kick drum or guitar or lead vocal, but in Episode 243, we focus the podcast on another important but less recognized set of “money” inputs — corporate event vocals.

In part one of a two-part deep dive into mixing corporate events, Andy and Sean bring together a collection of top A1s in the business — Aram Piligian, Brian Maddox, and Michael Curtis — to talk about all things input chain. They discuss types of lavalier mics and where to mount them, placement and pattern of lectern microphones, and peel back the curtain on the processing tricks and tips that can help to make sure the message gets across clearly in a deceptively high-pressure field of live audio where literally all of the money sometimes rides on a single, unaccompanied input. This episode is sponsored by Allen & Heath and RCF.

In part two next week, focus turns to the output side of the corporate event signal chain, with a look at the differences between the live in-room sound and recording or streaming feeds as well as strategies for managing them all from one console at the same time!

Episode 151: Brian Maddox & The Next Generation Of Audio Professionals
Episode 155, Part 1: Aram Piligian On The A2 Role In Corporate Audio
Episode 179: FOH Mixer, Systems Engineer & Audio Educator Michael Curtis
Episode 227: Events Mix Engineer Pete Wiejaczka
Episode 243 Transcript

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