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    cueing in tv audio

    I was wondering if anyone could come up with a system I could use so I could know when Someone is comeing up to a mic? You mite say "look at the camra screens," well yes, that would be something I could do, but one problem, I am blind, and so that is not possable. The director is busy with the cams, and allways forgets about me, and by the time I figger out what mic this person is using, he is allmost done talking.
    Any help would be, uh, well, helpfull.
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    Are you physically blind or metaphorically blind?
    If metaphorically blind, see if you can have everyone do something that makes noise when they approach the mic and check your input level meters. If physically blind, you can try using pre-fader-level (PFL) solos to find the mic, but this will still take some time to find the right pot [unless you know which pot the mic will be on]
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    Well another problum is when I hit the pfl, I was told that the meater goes down, and the director thinks that that is going to the recording. I dont know how to tell him that it is not. Also, sometimes people dont turn on there mics till about 3 seconds before they talk.
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    Remind the director that the control room monitors are for you... offer him a small speaker with the final output of the recorder or have him put a meter set somewhere visible with the final output...
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    Remind the director that the control room monitors are for you... offer him a small speaker with the final output of the recorder or have him put a meter set somewhere visible with the final output...
    Is there a way to get that meeter on the mixer to show only the output? Also, where would I connect the speaker?
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    Depends on the mixer and how you have it set up. Setting a post-fade aux to union on every channel and using that aux out should do fine if mono is ok.
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    I was wondering if anyone could come up with a system I could use so I could know when Someone is comeing up to a mic? You mite say "look at the camra screens," well yes, that would be something I could do, but one problem, I am blind, and so that is not possable. The director is busy with the cams, and allways forgets about me, and by the time I figger out what mic this person is using, he is allmost done talking.
    Any help would be, uh, well, helpfull.

    are we talking about a podium mic situation? or are we talking about lavalier wireless, or a pzm podium type mic? if it was something like a gooseneck podium mic you may look at the sabine phantom mic rider which would allow the mic to be left on as there is an infrared sensor that will turn a gate on as someone approaches the mic, thus making your job possibly negligable. if this is not the case then there may be other ways

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    Depends on the mixer and how you have it set up. Setting a post-fade aux to union on every channel and using that aux out should do fine if mono is ok.

    Ok, sorry, what is union?
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    Oh so you are saying, it is dead?
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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