FixIt: Richard Brooker

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

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Sound designer Richard Brooker on finding a balance between high-energy pop numbers and dialog for new musical Never Forget:

The songs are well-known, but the dialog is very funny. Chris Egan's orchestrations are crafted not only to enhance the pop songs, but also beautifully assist the transition from dialog to song and back to dialog. My challenge has been to give the sound design a theme, enabling the audience to follow the story with crisp, sensible dialog before moving into the big numbers. The Cadac chain for the input stage gives a clear, defined and beautiful dynamic. I am using the M16 splits into the D16s, routing half into the J-Type — an all-Cadac signal path into the Opus system.






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