I was very pleased to be asked to return to Guildhall School of Music and Drama to sound design the end of year musical 'Fiddler on the Roof'.
When designing this classic Broadway musical my main focus was to provide a realistic and natural approach to the reinforcement of both the orchestra and vocals ensuring clarity of words and musicality of the piece. We were very fortune to have the original orchestrations played by a vast 28 in the pit.
I was very lucky to team up with Loh Humm Audio who were able to assist and provide the equipment I specified for this production.
I decided the newest digital Sennheiser 9000 series radio mics were the best choice to ensure high definition audio along with their MKE1 microphones because of the natural sound and size. It was also a good opportunity to introduce the students to the advances in ditgial radio mics and how to fit them onto cast members.
For the main system we installed an Opus rig and selected a combination of DPA, Neumann and Sennheiser microphones for the pit.
For the front end we utilised the in-house Digico SD10T + SD11 running alongside a selection of Exponential audio plugins for reverbs and effects.
I thought it was very important to make it a positive learning experience for the students and enjoyed teaching them about live sound for musical theatre.
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