This week we were delighted to be able to have a fireside chat with top UK sound guru Robert Edwards, who has 46 years of experience as one of the primary mixers for live TV in the UK. This lively discussion, hosted by the IABM exclusively for a network of students across Europe and Russia, touched on the specifics of broadcast mixing, how that differs from other audio mixing disciplines and how to get into the broadcast audio industry, as well as lots of other fascinating audio nuggets.
Did you know, for example, that the “whoosh” you hear when there is a replay on live football came from Robert’s experience working in light entertainment? Or how to visualise the physical practicalities of how seven celebrities on a moving eight-meter wheel can hear each other as they spin around a comedian!
In the meantime, as Dave Letson, Vice President of Sales at Calrec and Robert touched on how Covid has affected the industry, we are also pleased to share with you this short video of Robert’s home set up. Robert built this when the UK went into lockdown in 2020 and features an S21 from Calrec’s sister company, DiGiCo, at its core. Listen out for the talkback which Robert has to work with while simultaneously mixing a live show!