EMBRACE™ Microphones, from Point Source Audio, used in the student-led productions at Belmont University
EMBRACE™ Microphones, from Point Source Audio, used in the student-led productions at Belmont University

The Point Source Audio Sounding Board: The Production Strategy for Saving Face at Belmont University

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The student-led orientation of Belmont University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts program in Nashville, TN is the ideal environment for students to learn the trade of theater production and acting. But the benefits of this hands-on educational approach were coming at an increasingly higher cost for the school, as students were regularly rendering the school’s lav mics unusable by hastily removing the taped-on mics after performances and rehearsals. The result was student actors uncomfortable with taped mics to the face, and a rash of defective mics and cables. The problem was ultimately solved by the school upgrading from the low-tech manner of taping mics to the face, to the highly concealable and stable EMBRACE™ earmount microphones by Point Source Audio.

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PSA lavaliers offered the right vocal reinforcement through all the blood, sweat and tears of Sweeney Todd for San Francisco Opera.
PSA lavaliers offered the right vocal reinforcement through all the blood, sweat and tears of Sweeney Todd for San Francisco Opera.

The Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Mic'ing Messy Halloween & Horror Performances

Numerous untold buckets of faux blood and guts will be spilled on stages across the country. The shock and awe of macabre special effects are all fun and games—until you kill an expensive microphone with a splash of Kensington Gore.

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The Point Source Audio Sounding Board Blog: Microphone Survival in a Monsoon (Wedding)

Whether you’re producing an outdoor performance in inclement weather or a stage show that involves rain showers, you’ll need to consider how waterproof your mics are. We covered waterproof microphones and taking care of mics after they get wet in our Halloween mic gore-proofing post. Here we are going to take a look at how sound designers and audio crew set up Point Source Audio microphones in the wet and wild performance of Monsoon Wedding.

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