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

19:45, Tue 22nd – Sat 26th October 2024 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2

Fences, the ADC Week 2 Mainshow written by August Wilson is looking for a wider prod team. Roles include: Lighting Designer , Sound Designer , Stage Manager , Deputy Stage Manager , Costume Designer , Scenic Artist, Head Carpenter , Composer , Assistant Producer , Photographer , Fight Choreographer .

Contact, and before 25th Jul 2024 23:59 for more details.

'Negotiating With The Dead' needs a prod team!! ⚔️🐀🪡🪖⛏️
Negotiating With the DeadFletcher Players
21:30, Wed 13th – Sat 16th November 2024 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 5

'Negotiating With The Dead' is looking for a Production Team! We're looking for a friendly, enthusiastic team to bring this play to life! We're looking for a Producer , an Assistant Director , a Technical Director /Lighting Designer/Sound Designer  Set Designer , Stage Manager , Relic (Prop) Builder, Costume Designer , Diversity and Outreach Officer Welfare Officer, and Publicity Designer . The deadline to apply is the 1st August for all roles.

Contact before 1st Aug 2024 12:00 for more details.