In the Tennessee General Assembly, the main voices you hear are those of lawmakers, but perhaps the most unusual belongs to someone who's never been elected. Chief Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey doesn't just keep the records of what goes on. With his barking baritone, he also sets the pace.
There are countless ways to make sure you've got a good level on your microphone. You know the old SNL sketch with Tom Hanks as an Aerosmith roady. "Sibilance, sibilance."