When we first started on this project, perhaps our biggest goal was to capture the sound of the live drum corps experience and translate it into theaters, living rooms, and laptops. This was a massive undertaking when you realize that recording a performance of the Madison Scouts involves capturing each note of a 150-person ensemble as they fly around every corner of a football field at volumes ranging from the full-blast of a drum feature to the gentleness of a ballad.

Director Mac Smith and producer John “J.T.” Torrijos were recently interviewed about this process in the latest issue of Sound & Picture, a digital magazine with a focus on professional sound recording. You can check out the full article here:

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As the article points out, Mac and J.T. were able to utilize their years of experience recording marching groups and apply techniques that they had developed specifically for this challenging environment. Also, as many of you may know, Mac is a professional sound designer who works at a state-of-art facility on major studio motion pictures, and we were able to access all these resources to tell the story of “Scouts Honor.”

This article gives you a great behind-the-scenes looks at the production of “Scouts Honor” and highlights why this production was so unique and how sound contributed to the final product. Please check it out and share it with your friends!

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