Students will receive 1 to 1 ½ hours of lecture/demonstration followed by 2 ½ to 3 hours of laboratory per week.
- Recording techniques
- Microphone techniques
- Mixing techniques
- Dubbing techniques
- Editing techniques
- Using pre-recorded and live effects
- Digital on DAT, Mini-Disc, Triple Dat Software
- Portable DAT as a field recorder
- Equipment list and Stage Plot for musical and theatrical reinforcement
- Microphone choice and placement for acoustic and amplified sources
- Monitor and FOH speaker placement
- Mixer layout and use for Monitor and FOH control
- Effects equipment (reverb, echo, delay)
- Sound check techniques
Upon completion of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- Learn and demonstrate safe working procedures when using equipment, tools and materials common to sound in the theatre.
- Understand multi-track recording using digital software and digital audio tape, and mini-disc players.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the sound designer.
- Understand the basic system set-up for sound reinforcement and mixing.
|Recording Assignment x 2||20%|
|Sound Design Meetings x 2||20%|
|Sound Design Practicum (equipment set-up, show tapes, Q sheets, Levels session)||30%|
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.
Example: Gillette, Michael. Theatrical Design and Production. 3rd ed. Toronto: Mayfield Publishing, 1997