Did they think he was nuts?
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:30 AM
Did they think he was nuts?
Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:15 PM
Dude. Did you just call MLB on XM?
Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:46 PM
Nope. Wasn't me. There must be two of us with above average intelligence.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 04:52 AM
Edited by juniormaj, 11 August 2010 - 05:16 AM.
Further review, added mp3
Posted 11 August 2010 - 04:33 PM
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:05 PM
Spoke to the YES guys today and they chuckled. As far as they know (these weren't the technical guys), absolutely no sound effects at all.
Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:26 PM
I once was given tickets to a WW-whatever-it-was wrestling exhibition. I think they have something under the ring surface that they whack it with to make the impacts seem violent. They blew their timing a few times so we I heard "thunks" when nothing was happening in the ring.
I remember a couple of decades ago, back when Wade Boggs was having marital problems, and I was watching a road game that probably had fewer than 10,000 fans in attendance. When Boggs was at the plate, this solitary voice of someone who was sitting near one of the "crowd" microphones said, "Hey, Boogs. Margo's here. She isn't wearing any underwear." All of the crowd microphones were then abruptly shut off for the remainder of the game. It was really eerie, hearing a baseball telecast with no crowd noise.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:20 AM
With 25 years of experience in live sports television, I decided to respond to this thread, although it is old and may not be picked up by the original people that made the post.
Years back, during the days when there was a responsibility of truth in broadcasting, you would be unable to call this a live telecast if a pre-recorded audio effect were used. Today, few people care about truth and honesty, so I am not surprised to find this going on. I have been laughing at this for years now, ever since it started.
Anyone that takes a moment to listen to this carefully, will have to agree that it is a "canned sound effect". The many errors of the sound occurring during foul balls, passed balls and hits make it an easy to uncover that. And this repetitive sound, rarely changing with pitch speed? Who is kidding who? Yesterday, I actually heard the effect used when the pitcher caught the catchers throw back. I guess that was an effort to make a joke from the guy who pushes the button.
The Parabolic Dishes on both sides of the plate would not reproduce the action sound behind the plate as such. That sound track they use was recorded much closer to the source. This is the only way to technically achieve suck robust low frequency response (full sound).
I guess someone thinks that this is a great idea. They surely spend a lot of effort and make a pile of mistakes preforming it. In the end it is only a distraction to the game viewer and has no value included in a live telecast.
Edited by SB-Kcx, 12 July 2013 - 11:29 AM.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:29 PM
This thread is comical. Most RSNs and sports networks have special mics on the field aimed at the plate, bullpens, etc. The sounds of the actual game we hear are real.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:18 PM
Virtually all my BB viewing is on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area, and they do a good job with the telecast, a very good job frequently. Also, some on ESPN, and I don't believe they muck with sound effects, either.
But if it's Fox, whom I dislike for the announcers and occasional second rate camera work, I wouldn't be surprised. They used to have a sound byte that went with putting up the score bug in upper left that drove me batty.
Glad this thread is revived, and now I will listen closer to the Closer, especially.
Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:14 AM
Who would start a thread like this?
Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:53 AM
I also heard that sometimes the players aren't real. They're holograms. This way they can control exactly what happens on the field to deliver a better overall viewing experience.
Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:10 AM
Along the same lines... there is a weird, annoying almost type-writer sound on MASN's coverage of the Nationals games on many, but not all, pitches. I watch far more Orioles games (as Gary Thorne is a brilliant man) and hear it occasionally, but certainly not every pitch. Considering all the loud, obnoxious noises on YES (the graphics, Yankees fans, Michael Kay) it wouldn't surprise me if they pump in crowd noise and baseball sound effects.