The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » I'm a real boy! » » Maintaining the sound during the show (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Joseph_Then
View Profile
Special user
744 Posts

Profile of Joseph_Then
I'm watching my shows on video and I realized that I have an issue.

My sound for the puppet is not constant.

I can start the right tone and pitch but after a few minutes, it seems to change in the tonality and the pitching.

So how do you guys maintain the same sound during the show?
-----



Joseph Then

Singapore Ventriloquist
Wanlu
View Profile
Inner circle
Manila, Philippines
3058 Posts

Profile of Wanlu
I bring my own sound technician in all of my local shows Smile

Aside from the show assistants, another person handles the sound system on his own. From the set up to the actual show. Smile

In case the venue has it's own sound system, my sound technician does dot set up our own sound system anymore, he hooks up our mic and music player to the built in sound system but he adjusts the sound quality to our own specifications. Smile
"The Old Path"
www.angdatingdaan.org

Wanlu's Affordable Puppets
http://wanlu.net/ventpuppets.html

Wanlu and his Puppets
http://wanlu.net
tacrowl
View Profile
Inner circle
Maryland
1633 Posts

Profile of tacrowl
Joesph -
Do you mean sound as in system? Or sound as in - voice/tone/pitch?

If voice/tone/pitch - that is a matter of practice. I'd recommend you hit the voice with a tag phrase so you know you have it, then say a line from your script. Practice that line until you like the way it sounds. Repeat the tag phrase to make certain you are "on voice" and then say the next line from the show.

Doing this, you learn how to keep the voice and it's nuances throughout the routine because you will know exactly what it should feel and sound like.

Hope this helps.

Tom
Tom Crowl - Comedy Ventriloquist

ComedyVentriloquist.com

Learn-Ventriloquism.com

Image
Joseph_Then
View Profile
Special user
744 Posts

Profile of Joseph_Then
Sorry Wanlu, I'm referring to the voice/tone/pitch. Smile

And thanks Tom, for the tip. I'll try it out.
-----



Joseph Then

Singapore Ventriloquist
Wanlu
View Profile
Inner circle
Manila, Philippines
3058 Posts

Profile of Wanlu
Oops Smile  Sorry Smile

In any case, a good sound technician can be handy in a vent act. Smile The setting of a sound system varies and depends on the size of the crowd as well as the accoustics of a venue so each show has different settings.

You must have a long routine with a specific character which is probably why your voice tone or
pitch gets different at the latter part of the act. 

In the case of my characters, I do have a trigger phrase for each voice but my act for each character is rather very short, just 5-10 minutes tops so its easier for me to maintain the voice tone. My only difficult character is my grumpy old man, Don Dominador. 
"The Old Path"
www.angdatingdaan.org

Wanlu's Affordable Puppets
http://wanlu.net/ventpuppets.html

Wanlu and his Puppets
http://wanlu.net
Joseph_Then
View Profile
Special user
744 Posts

Profile of Joseph_Then
Quote:
On 2012-01-02 09:35, Wanlu wrote:
You must have a long routine with a specific character which is probably why your voice tone or
pitch gets different at the latter part of the act. 

Yes, each of my puppet is about 10 minutes. Is that long?
-----



Joseph Then

Singapore Ventriloquist
Wanlu
View Profile
Inner circle
Manila, Philippines
3058 Posts

Profile of Wanlu
Long enoigh for me Smile
"The Old Path"
www.angdatingdaan.org

Wanlu's Affordable Puppets
http://wanlu.net/ventpuppets.html

Wanlu and his Puppets
http://wanlu.net
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » I'm a real boy! » » Maintaining the sound during the show (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.08 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL