I told everyone to not lean into the mics but once the show ws underwar, they forgot to stay consistent. It should be all or nothing, either way. So I ended up having to ride the faders the entire show which was a challenge, to say the least.
Downloaded the Levelator. I'll use that tonight if I encounter the same issue. Thanks!
The audio on Friday's SXSW show was so uneven--probably because you were using fixed mics while turning to look at each other when you were speaking. The result: hard to hear, so I turn it up. Then Caroline or Natalie would lean into the mic and OUCH! Tom's audio was most consistent throughout. Obviously you don't have all of the technology on the road that you have in your studio, but please run the show through a normalizer or limiter to even out the audio. I highly recommend the Levelator for stuff like this: http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator