I have been watching this show since the first year it came sound keeps going in and out of the center channel when the singers Now Acrobat Army is on and it sounds perfect? Thought perhaps it was the network I am receiing the show from(CTV), but its obviously the AGT sound a terrible job this year.
I think ms. West the theatre singer absolutely sucks this is 2014 no one listens to that music or will go to a concert or buy the album, she doesn't deserve to be there and definitly doesn't deserve to kick the lil girl off who had a more modern voice and music, I hate her voice and music and can't stand that the judges like her it blows me away I wish people would stop voting for her Dakota is 10 times better then her but my opinion is I think that Matt the magician deserves it, otherwise my man Miguel
Dakota has the best voice for this day and age.... Please everyone vote Matt or Miguel Dakota I give Matt a perfect 10.... And Miguel a 8.5 I ALSO highly agree I don't believe agt should allow singers... Maybe musicians instrument players but not so get.... Way to many other ways to make it and other shows.... This is a show for a person like Matt the magician or Wendy the comic... Real talent and intertainment with talent other then ur voice or music.... Go to American idol too many singing finalist...
I'm not sure if AGT's sound techs are "trying" to use some new surround sound technology or if they just have no clue of how to use the mixing console. If you have a good home theater systems, the audio stream is in at least 5.1 surround. The problem is that the audio people are clueless on mixing the sound. When the judges or Nick are using their mics, their audio is coming through the front center channel, as it should. But when the performers are up, it's like the techs either do not have them mic'd or if they do, they either forget or are oblivious that their mics NEED to be mixed to the front center channel.
I have to wonder if some fool there has some stupid concept that they want the home user to hear the "hall effect" of inside Radio City Music Hall. If that's the case, FIRE THE PERSON and get a real tech. I mean, all these audio people need to do is just hear the audio from a good home theater system to hear what we hear to understand that they are F'ING up the show!!!! We have turned the show off due to this audio crap! Also, WHY are the sponsors not jumping on the producers? Oh wait... that's because the audio on the commercials is mixed properly and the sound is fine.
I have heard Howie Mandel read tweets aloud where people have complained about the audio. I wonder WHY all this information is falling upon deaf ears.
I suspect it's because the people in charge don't care and actually have convinced themselves that what they are doing is correct.... IT IS NOT and they are losing viewers with this crap.
In our case, the only saving grace is that on our surround system there are functions where the audio can be enhanced. I simply set it to Rock music and the processor tries to blend the sounds throughout the system better. At least we can hear the performers a bit better.
I'd bet that most out there with surround systems can do that as well. Just remember to reset your system back to normal when done otherwise shows that are coded properly won't sound correct.
There are ZILLION shows for singers to perform. AGT is the only show where ORIGINAL talent can be show-cased, while singers rehash someone else's work. The innate talent is being robbed by these singers and 4/6 singers in the final is a SHAME.
ARE YOU EVEN KIDDING? Miguel, really? Over Mara? He could not carry a tune with any more than 5 notes if his life depended on it! He has NO ability like Mara! Then there is the microphone or broadcasting problems with the sound. AGT, you have lost me and many, many others - this is awful for sure!
How can the producers let the cello players be sent home when the singers on their act could not be heard on television? The judges were all blown away by the performance, but the TV audience could not hear the singers in order to fairly judge the quality of the act. Has no one else noticed? Check it out.
When a million dollars is on the line for some aspiring talents you would think a network like NBC could at least get their sound working correctly. Maybe next year they will move to HBO or NetFlix or some other worthwhile network.
Here's my idea for all of you who complain about the sound quality for the musical acts--for once, just one season, how about we ban all music acts? Between "The Voice", "The X Factor", Granddaddy "American Idol", all the YouTube successes, self-promoting and self-publishing on iTunes, and standing on the streetcorner selling discs, it's not like singers will have no place to go. But AGT is the *only* place for every other kind of act out there. As is obvious from the ratings and the voting over the last couple of years, as well as the plummeting ratings of the singing competitions, America is in the mood to see anything other than singers. How about it, folks?
Don't leave out sound glitch #2 for the semi finals. Matt Franco's entire performance was silent after he placed Mel B's phone on top of the little mint container. HEARD only faint sound. Simply unacceptable that the sound techs would not catch the 2 huge sound issues while "live". If they both would seek NBC restitution.
Mara should have been allowed to sing again. NBC and AGT should be obligated to ensure that a talent is not going to lose because of an audio problem that they had control of. if she is not voted to be in the finals she should be automatically added as the 7th talent to go through. So unfair--all they had to do was let her sing again. They had the whole show to figure how they would work her act in. Shame on you AGT and NBC
I agree with other reviewers that way too often the sound quality is terrible for singers. Why? A singer's voice should be slightly louder than a vocal track or orchestra. You can watch other shows like music award shows or specials and the sound is crystal clear, and over the accompaniment. AGT often sounds like they are in a barrel - it is just bad. I was in a group and ran the equipment and this show drives me crazy! The sound company needs to be fired! Tonight 09/09/14 first song by Mara their was so much echo (reverb) it seemed like there was three of her ruined her performance! Love the show - hate the sound quality and balance for singers. Such a shame -
Mara Justine needs to go again!!!! It echoed and sounded horrific the whole time that she sang! It's not fair to her or any other musical act. Please fix the sound quality before contestants are unfairly affected!!! Mara Justine needs to go again if it can't be fixed!!!! Make this live show fair for ALL!!!!!
I dont understand why people watch this show, I watched it for about 4 or so weeks and every episode had terrible sound, the camera moves all over the place, judges keep saying the same annoying thing: "this is the best show on TV" "you have to bring it up" blah blah blah... And the participants are not that talented. Stop watching this!
Like to watch the talent and talent only! THEY ONLY HAVE 90 SECONDS TO PERFORM why does the dumb-ass director keeps changing cameras to show the judges facial expressions during an act? Who gives an F#@* if they're saying Wow or OMG. Do a split screen if you insist on constintly showing the judges faces. I can't be only one who thinks this is rude/disrespectful to their talent right???? AGT has been doing this since Season 1. That's exactly why I stopped watching So you think you can dance so long ago!!!
I've been a huge fan of the show for years now, but the judges are ruining the show, starting with the absolutely nauseating Howard Stern. NBC, wake up! Get him off the show!! Producers, you have given WAY too much leverage and attention to the judges and their collective antics. Get the show's focus back on the talent, ..... purpose. Finally, someone needs to remind the judges and hold them accountable that they do not have permission to make rude and hurtful comments to the contestants, who good or bad, are pouring their hearts into their acts. That nonsense is the fastest way to kill this show.
Having played in bands since 1979 I am puzzled that the best AGT has to offer is the poor quality sound produced in the shows. I have to say this though. They are consistent . Is it not possible to run a line out of the main board to the studio feed. Is this asking to much. The Beatles on the Sullivan show had better sound. Being that this is 2014 should there not be at least as good of sound quality?
It sounds like the microphone for all the singers is out! It is almost like the only microphone working is placed way at the back of the theater! There is no way to tell how good a singer is. And all the singers are at a disadvantage to the other types of acts.
"How do YOU think you did"? They don't ask you to get up and sing/dance/juggle/whatever, so stop asking them to do your job. Also, whining about how tough your job is sounds like, well-whining; especially when we just watched a guy pull a truck with his teeth, balance on one finger and so on.
Just a couple of pet peeves, thanks for your time.
I did love the way they fooled Howie. I believe I know how they did it, but for entertainment value and fooling the people, good job. That what an illusionist does. But the latest was only a demonstration of distraction. They get people to check twitter. They have name tags that display what Howie picked. But you only need to look at how they got that hyphenated word. After all, it was not Howie's first pick. If you watch carefully, he palmed the piece of paper that he gave to Howie to pick a word. Then took three attempts for David to get Howie to pick the right word. Howie actually picked a different word. So when an illusion fails, you ask Howie to pick again. And then again. At last they got him to pick the word they wanted. And we call this a good act ... why. I am not impressed. But I guess if you can amaze the Judges, you get to go on. This show has lost any credibility in other acts as well. This was just the latest worst one.
Judges, please stop the risque comments trying to be funny! There are kids staring at you from that stage and you don't seem to care! This is a FAMILY show and you're showing clips of someone looking up Heidi's dress??!! Families are going to cross this show off their list if this keeps up.
Had to fast forward through most of 7/29 show because of the horrible llighting. Floods and strobes pointed at audience and cameras made it impossible to see the performers. Awful job! We won't keep watching if it continues.
What an amazing year! Visually we can fairly judge the dance, athletic and magical performances. We can enjoy the comedic words and absorb the amazing optical illusions of magicians and illusionists and spectacular performers. However vocalists are getting the short end. I went from our top line surround system in our home through 4 tv and audio systems to our basic HD TV and the sound quality translated for a vocalist was poor and hard to judge. I love west and Dakota but with the background and fanfare of semi final performances they were lost and their vocals diluted. Being a fan of American idol and voice I know Americas got talent can do better with voice performance to share what the judges hear with the voting public! For us at home it is obscured by instrumentals and back ground noise. I want to hear the vocals so I can vote fairly
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