From the yhaaaaah of the crowd and the thwock of the ball, to the whump of bodies colliding and the tweeee of the ref’s whistle, sound plays an enormous role in televised sporting events. In fact, watching sport without sound is a bit like eating with a blocked nose. This episode profiles several sound engineers who are tasked with dialing up the drama of live sporting events. Topics of discussion include the controversial use of sampling and why they usually give only a touch of the audio from the players when they’re singing the national anthems.
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