Past meetings of the Society
April 2019

Meeting Notice for April, 2019

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Place: Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington Mall, 1st Floor Conference Room 103, Boston, MA 02215
Guests: Alvin Foster, Bob Miller, David Hadaway, Nick Noiseux, and Steve Owades

Topic: How We Edit the Audio of Live Concerts

This is a hands-on meeting of BAS members who have years of experience in recording and editing live concerts. Hands-on because we will demonstrate via computer how we do it. None of us purport to be highly paid or the best audio recording engineers; some of us work for little or no fee. Our goal is to provide our audience a quality reproduction of the concert with little or no alteration of the sound. Most of our recordings are for the orchestra’s board and members. Utilizing some of our software/hardware, we will answer several questions often asked by potential recording engineers.

1)  What equipment do you use
2)  How much time/space/sound to provide between movements
3)  What audio editing software do you use
4)  Describe the loudspeaker/headphones you use to monitor
5)  If you had an unlimited amount of money, what equipment would you recommend
6)  Do you recommend high bit rate recordings above 16 bits and 44-kHz
7)  How much audio compression should be used
8)  How much EQ should be applied
How do you handle audience noise, squeaking chairs, furnace and air      conditioners
 How to place microphones for different large/small groups
Typically, what is the maximum number of mics you employ
12)  How much clipping or overload do you permit while recording

Refreshments will be available at 5:30 PM



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