Yearly Archives: 2014


Podcasting
Over the last couple of months I’ve re-started my podcast listening and have focused down on just a few.  Maybe you’ll find some of these useful/entertaining. They fall into a couple of categories: Music and Sound Design Art + Music + Technology – hosted by Darwin Grosse of Cycling 74.   […]

Updating the podcast list


For our production of WIT, I wanted to create something new for several flashback scenes.  In the past, I’ve processed an individual actor’s mic with reverb + delay to create this type of effect.  But for WIT, the actors were not mic’d.  It’s funny how you get stuck in a […]

The Sound of a Flashback



I received a wonderful (if unintended) compliment during our run of Avenue Q.  It went something like this – “We  love seeing shows at the black box.  We get to hear the actors without all those crazy microphones and speakers.”  The reality of course was that we did use some […]

Without All Those Crazy Microphones


In talking with lots of community theater folks (actors, musicians, techies) one of the universal rites-of-passage is Les Miserable.  It is epic in almost every dimension imaginable and has a huge following.  My time came this past June with The Norton Singers.  From a sound engineering perspective Les Mis is […]

Death by Cee Lo



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I came back from Moogfest in Asheville all motivated to create some new music and sounds for our production of WIT.  I sat down and got to work on a specific cue that needed to represent a diagnostic test, as given in a hospital.  I created a cool, multi-layered sound […]

It Sounds Like A Fart




Why work so hard at being a grump? In addition to my work at the black box theatre, I do sound for The Norton Singers – a great local musical theatre group that does two productions every year.  Recent fall/winter productions (A Christmas Carol, Salute to Disney) have extended the […]

The Friendly Mic Guy