DJ's and Court ReportersSubmitted by NRGCO on Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:14
Digital court reporting involves more than just a microphone and a computer. It also requires a sound mixer, knowledge, and a lot of cables. In a way, court reporting is just like DJing.
A sound mixer has a bunch of knobs, and dials, and switches, a lot of which seem almost like magic. DJs often use the same audio equipment and sound mixers that court reporters do. They even use it in the same way. All of those fantastically complex knobs and dials are made to do one thing – to make the audio sound better.
Sometimes (and especially at clubs), the bass needs to be louder, so DJs adjust the equalizer so that the bass is really kicking. On the other side, sometimes in court, the air conditioning unit is cranked up, so court reporters have to adjust the equalizer to minimize the background noise. Clear sound takes a lot more to produce than you would think.
In the end, DJs have to make sure that the music coming out sounds right, all so that the crowd of dancers and music enthusiasts are kept happy. The court reporters have to do the exact same thing, only instead of a frenetic crowd, it’s lawyers or other clients.
Ultimately, DJs and the court reporters at Neal R. Gross are passionate about the work they do, and both do their best to produce quality audio and professional work that they can be proud of.