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Any thoughts on why the sound was so bad for the Superbowl Halftime show?
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Super Bowl Half time ...

I don't know if it was my cable provider or something wrong at the transmission end but the vocals for the halftime show were really, really low in the mix. I know most of it was lipped sync'd but not a good job with the mix. FWIW...

More info here https://www.news.com.au/entertainmen...0d4fad875a8fa4

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I am sure the Weeknd people tore them a new one.

With social media any complaints get blasted world wide and everyone complained about the sound.
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Any thoughts on why the sound was so bad for the Superbowl Halftime show?

Just wondering? Some other people's thoughts here https://www.news.com.au/entertainmen...0d4fad875a8fa4

I know it was mostly lipped sync'd but the voice was so low in the mix and the whole mix sounded bad. At first I thought it might have been some problems with the surround mix when listening to it in stereo but other people have also noticed it. I listened to it on a pair of ALON IV speaker powered by a Bryston 3BST amplifier with the audio coming off my TV into a Benchmark DAC-1. Not a really good job of mixing.

Thanks in advance for any insight.
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Don't know the artist and song, but from what I hear, a better mix would not have made a big difference. Still crap.
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I wouldn't know. Saw about one minute of it and escaped to the shop to work on my new intercom.

D.
Old 2 weeks ago
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NFL posted the entire performance.

Seems like they were trying to keep a lot of crowd noise in the mix throughout the show. Since it was a much smaller crowd - and less loud, relative to the PA - I'm guessing that was tough to manage.
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I missed seeing the likes of MJ, the Stones, the "wow!" production with Lady Gaga, Tom Petty, and, particularly, Prince. This one was certainly far from "epic"... but, then... I'm old.

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