Sound Reinforcement, Live Music and Jazz, Part II: Podcast, E7

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Sound Reinforcement, Live Music and Jazz, Part II: Podcast, E7

Original Air Date: 5/15/2007

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Podcasters: Joseph Pisano and Darren Morton

Episode 7’s Show:

This is part II of a two part series about live sound/audio reinforcement used with reinforcing the “Big Band” style Grove City College Jazz Bands. Joseph and Darren continue to discuss the “finer” points of microphone placement and live audio. A “must listen” for those interested in live audio!

In this episode:
Direct in boxes
Direct injection
Impedance matching
Condenser microphones
Dynamic microphones
Keyboard/Piano miking
Balanced Audio
Drum set miking
The importance of acoustic mixing before reinforcement
Piano reinforcement

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

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