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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

Technical roles for South Pacific
South PacificMurray Edwards
19:15, Tue 7th December 2021 - Sun 12th December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
Christmas Vacation

We are looking for: Director , Producer , Sound Designer , Composer , Choreographer , Photographer , Editor , Production Manager , Stage Manager 

Contact Random Contact 99 before 3rd Aug 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice – Random Society 7
20:45, Tue 12th June 2018 at Globe Theatre, London
13:15, Fri 15th June 2018 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
20:30, Sun 17th June 2018 at Haymarket Theatre
20:30, Mon 18th June 2018 at London Palladium
13:30, Tue 19th June 2018 at Royal Opera House, London
19:00, Fri 22nd June 2018 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
20:45, Mon 25th June 2018 at London Palladium
20:45, Thu 28th June 2018 at Adelphi Theatre
Easter Week 7 to Summer Vacation

We are looking for: Lighting Designer , Photographer , Production Electrician , Composer , Choreographer , Deputy Stage Manager , Technical Director , Production Manager , Costume Designer , Stage Manager , Musical Director , Carpenter, Camera Operator , Set Designer , Chief Electrician , Director , Sound Designer , Video Director , Assistant Stage Manager , Producer 

Contact Random Contact 46 before 4th Aug 2021 16:07 for more details.