Why Sport Sounds Better on TV

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We don’t often think about audio when we watch sports on TV, but it’s a huge part of the overall experience. Vox spoke with several audio engineers who mix the sounds of sports to learn more about what it takes to capture the crack of the bat and the swish of the net. From the cadence of the quarterback to the sounds of skates on ice, audio mixers are tasked with getting microphones close enough to the action to gather the sounds but still out of the way of the players and the fans. Watch the well put together clip from Vox below.