Spectacular Sound Mixing for Stage, Stadium and Arena



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Written by Frank Dorritie.

"Spectacular Sound Mixing for Stage, Stadium and Arena" will jump start your sound design!! Marching Bands, Drum Corps and Competitive Indoor Percussion Ensembles alike will all benefit. Learn the "How To" in making your musical ensemble sound like a professional recording.

Frank Dorritie has produced spectacular sound for everyone from the Blue Devils to Brian Boitano. Tap into 4 decades of Audio and Pageantry expertise with this extraordinary handbook.

"A Unique Guide to Superior Performance Sound" Ralph Hardimon, Percussion Arranger, Composer.

"The Bible for Indoor and Outdoor Pageantry Audio" Dave Glyde, Blue Devils D&B Corps, Music Arranger & Composer.

You Need This Book If You Are:

  • A Sound Tech
  • A Band Director
  • A Musical/Visual Designer
  • A Program Coordinator
  • A Percussion Writer
  • A Guard Designer
  • A Dance Team Choreographer
  • A Stage Show Designer

Chapters Include:

  • Essential Terminology
  • A Brief History of Sound
  • Basic Gear
  • Power & Signal Flow
  • Fundamentals of Mixing
  • Venue Ambience Strategies
  • Pageantry Ensemble with Stationary Pit
  • Public Address & Vocals
  • Soloists & Small Ensembles
  • Indoor Percussion Ensemble

About The Author

Frank Dorritie is a performer, producer, arranger, educator and author. He is known for his work with Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, the National Cast of Phantom of the Opera and Tito Puente, among others. Nine of his recordings have received Grammy nominations and two of these, "New York Scene" (Art Blakey) and "La Onda Va Bien" (Cal Tjader), won Grammy Awards in Jazz and Latin categories, respectively.

Frank pioneered the application of the highest possible recording techniques to the Drum and Bugle Corps activity with The Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard in the 1980 release, State of the Art. His work in this area has continued through the decades, including volume two of State of the Art in 2000, Drum Corps International's 2004 Tour of Champions, and multiple 5.1 Surround Sound recordings with The Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, and Glassmen, among others. Frank has instructed and/or arranged music for The Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Cavaliers, Madison Scouts, Garfield Cadets, Bluecoats, Bridgemen, 27th Lancers, Renegades and a host of other corps and bands. He has worked as a performer, clinician and adjudicator throughout North America, Europe, South Africa and Japan, and has served as musical consultant for Fox Television.

Frank is the Chair of Recording Arts at Los Medanos College and his books "Essentials of Music for Audio Professionals" and "Handbook of Field Recording" are published by ArtistPro. He is a four-time DCA I & E champion (Tenor Bugle) and a member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame and Buglers Hall of Fame. His popular brass method books, "Power & Endurance" and "Star Power," are published by Xtremebrass.com. He can be contacted at FD@SoaringDove.net

Frank Dorritie
Soaring Dove

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