Reason #90: Good Sound Technicians
As much as we would all like to believe that all stages are created equally and that, when it comes to raw talent and work ethic, the cream rises to the top, there is no question that sound technicians play a huge role in how an a cappella group sounds to its audience. Experienced sound people know how to position mics to best serve an a cappella group’s intentions and group make up, how to properly set up the perc and solo mics, and how to modify levels to help a group put its best foot forward.
Sure a group can perform un-miced, and for an informal arch sing or particularly intimate venue, that’s great. But when it comes time for major shows, or most performances in more formal performance venue, a skilled sound engineer can prove the perfect complement to make a good group sound great, and a great group reach the stratosphere. It's the gurus from The Vocal Company, Liquid 5th, A Cappella Productions, and other top names doing what only they can--maximizing the sounds of live a cappella.
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