I've never had the pleasure of meeting Larnell Lewis but I've been a fan of his for quite some time. His latest Drumeo video features him hearing and playing Metallica's "Enter Sandman" having never done either before. Hats off to Drumeo for showing something that is rarely seen in a video... the drummer listening and absorbing an entire track right before having to play it. It's a situation that most musicians have found themselves in whether listening down to a demo in the studio or having someone adding a song before going on stage... it can be scary if you haven't worked on those muscles.
The other MVP of the Super Bowl is the crowd noise controlled by Head Sound Mixer at NFL Films, Vince Caputo. With less than capacity crowds, it was determined that there should be some audio sweetening while the game is being played. #DJfootball
The sound machine system consists of a laptop, audio interface, and controller that can replay different levels of crowd reactions... cheers, disappointment, and even boos.
Pre-COVID, the sound team had been building a sound library of crowd noises by recording in different stadiums. Now the crowd noise can be specific to the stadium that it was originally recorded in.