Audio acrobatics or just trampoline sound?

MLB’s fall sports classic is over. ESPN, TBS, and Fox Sports all had excellent coverage, but I’ve often wondered why the same sport, played in similar outdoor stadiums, with a very aggressive mic plan all sound different. Is the tone of the program different because of the transmitter or mixer?

Live audio and especially live sports sound can be a big challenge as audio is often unpredictable and hard to tame and there is usually no dress rehearsal before you take to the air – and even then there are the audio gremlins.

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