Patrick Baltzell has held the position of sound engineer for the largest event in the US, the Super Bowl for decades. Not only is the sound specialist for the Super Bowl.
He is also responsible for designing acoustics for other events such as the Grammy Awards, the Oscars or the Presidential Ceremony. Millions of people around the world and those sitting in the stands watched the Super Bowl, applauding athletes, performers or singers of the National Anthem.
But a few of us knew what who has been doing their best for months to customize. They set up a stadium-sized sound system, allowing them to spread to any corner in the most detailed and clear way.
Just like a construction site. We will first examine the location for 6 to 8 months and calculate in detail where and how we will arrange the necessary items. Placement of speakers and amplifier is very important and cannot make mistakes. Because when we show, we only have 6 minutes to do that.
That’s right. The break between the 2 halves of the game will be between 6 and 7 minutes and this is the only time to build the whole show on the field. We will get the help of our own engineers working in the yard to drill and drill the wire properly.
Two normal broadcasters will need 2 broadcasters, but since the Super Bowl serves 180 countries and 25 languages, 25 broadcasters are needed to interpret in multiple languages at the same time.
To put it more simply, how could I control all the speaker systems for the national anthem. It was followed by a show in the middle of the hour, and then moved back to football matches, referees, announcements and more.
Lead vocal voices are always real, only the soundtrack is pre-recorded. Therefore, in 6 minutes we have to connect perfectly to all the instruments like drums, guitars, keyboards … The bands are the most complex and the solo artists are a little easier.