The Sound Designer is responsible for creating an appropriate sound plan, detailing where any live band is to be placed (in the orchestra pit or visible on stage within the set), and how microphones are to be used to allow any band and cast dialogue or singing to be properly mixed. If the cast will be wearing radio microphones, the Sound Designer may want to discuss with Costume Designer how the microphones will be hidden within the costumes, especially if quick costume or microphone changes are necessary.

Some directors will have a very strong view about the overall design (e.g. using radio microphones or not), whereas others will give their designers a greater input into creating the sound design for the show. It is normally left up to the Sound Designer to decide whether they also want to take on the responsibilities of Sound Operator during performances.

The Sound Designer is also responsible for sourcing or making appropriate sound effects that the show requires, and ensures that they fit in with the overall look and design of the rest of the show. Occasionally they may need to discuss with the Set Designer and/or Technical Director where speakers for sound effects can be hidden within the set.

For best results, the Sound Designer should work with the other designers to ensure the sound design is consistent with the overall design ideas, especially with regard to placement of the band if they are on stage. A production will look a lot better if each designer is following a consistent thread and taking into account of the look and atmosphere being created by the other designers.

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Sound Designer Vacancies

Dragtime! Presents: Hot Girl Midsommar (Michaelmas Week 3)
Dragtime! Presents: Hot Girl Midsommar
23:00, Wed 27th October 2021 - Sat 30th October 2021 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3

Dragtime! is back!! We are making a triumphant return to Cambridge with our thIRd Halloween themed show (and our tenth (!!) ADC show in total!) and we want you to get involved - we are looking for a lighting designer , sound designer , stage manager , assistant stage managers , photographer , production assistants and moRE so regardless of your level of experience or particular area of interest, if you want to get more involved with drag but actually beINg in drag isn't your thing this is the perfect opportunity!!!

Contact Griffin Twemlow at before 3rd Oct 2021 23:00 for more details.

Smorgasbord Needs A Tech Team!
SmorgasbordFletcher Players
21:30, Mon 8th November 2021 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 5

Join the Smorgasbord Tech Team! We need a Lighting Designer , Sound Designer , Technical Director , Stage Manager , Deputy Stage Manager , Assistant Stage Manager , and a Photographer !

Contact before 25th Sep 2021 23:59 for more details.

ZAP - crew call!! 🎬
17:00, Tue 5th October 2021 - Sat 3rd December 2022 at Online
Michaelmas Week 0 to Week 8

We are looking for a large team of multiple Sound Recordists, Sound Designers , Editors , and set coordinators (as well as first assistant directors , directors  of photography and production designers) for this exciting new web series!

Contact before 3rd Oct 2021 23:59 for more details.

19:45, Tue 26th October 2021 - Sat 30th October 2021 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3

We are looking for the following roles; Producer , Costume Designer , Lighting Designer , Sound Designer , and Technical Director 

Contact before 30th Sep 2021 00:00 for more details.