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Mics and mixers, amps and speakers, oh my
Mic'd Blue Devils soloists perform during the Drums Along the Rockies DCI Tour event in Denver.Photo by: Drum Corps International

Mics and mixers, amps and speakers, oh my

by Dan Potter

It's one of the biggest lightning rods for criticism of drum corps in the last 10 years.  It's the elephant on the front sidelines that few people discuss in-depth unless they're complaining about what they don't like: Amplification.

In today's Field Pass podcast, Dan Potter takes a look at how the Blue Devils are making the most of electronics and amplification in 2017, including one audio effect that brings a piece of the corps' past into the future.





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Dan PotterDan Potter has been hooked on drum corps and competitive marching band for almost 40 years. He is the announcer for many Drum Corps International and marching band shows nationwide and is the host of DCI's "Field Pass," the official podcast of Marching Music's Major League™.

Drum Major of the Geneseo Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 1979-1981, Dan was also on the staff of the Glassmen and has taught or consulted high school marching bands in Indiana, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Dan is the host of the "KRMG Morning News with Dan Potter" in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He has been a news anchor, radio personality and manager of newsrooms for 35 years. He is the recipient of numerous broadcast journalism awards including the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Medium Market Personality of the Year. He's also won the prestigious Radio-Television News Directors Association's Edward R. Murrow award for best radio newscast in the U.S. (2000) and the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism (2004). In fact, he's the only American radio journalist ever to win all three of those awards.

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