Prairie Home Companion is keeping this tradition alive - I got to sit
onstage for one of their programs last year and their SFX guys are
amazing - all live! They make phone calls sounds by talking into a
Other companies do it in various locations, too.
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Jun 24, 2009, at 5:14 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> The same can be said for the radio-drama sound guys of that era.
> Material like the Lux Radio Theatre and the Mercury Theatre on the
> Air/Campbell Playhouse often had complex SFX sequences and music as
> well as multi-voiced dialog. Sterling's The Radio Manual lays out
> CBS's custom mixing board for one of their large radio studios,
> circa early 1940's. It was quite impressive. The amazing thing
> about the radio guys is that this happened live over the air in
> many cases, so not only did the sound elements need to go off at
> the right time and flawlessly, the mix needed to be spot-on as well.
> -- Tom Fine