1. Become thoroughly familiar with the play.
2. From the Head of Sound, find out what sound effects are to be live and what is to be recorded.
3. In consultation with the Head of Sound, decide on the most effective manner of recording the show, including which machine shall be used for each effect to assure the optimum conditions for running sound during rehearsals and performance.
1. The Head of Sound will show you how each unit in the sound system works.
2. Once the show tape is made to the Head of Sound’s satisfaction, make dry runs of playing the tape back until you become familiar with the sequence of the machines in the show.
3. Prior to Technical Rehearsal, set tentative sound levels with the Head of Sound and the Director.
Rehearsal Period and Performance
1. Report in to the Stage Manager one hour before curtain. You may have to be in working earlier however.
2. You will be responsible for making sure the “house monitor” system is turned on at least one hour before the show begins and turned off as soon as the show ends.
3. You will keep complete and accurate notes of all cues, levels, microphones used, and special sounds as they are set and rehearsed. Whenever changes are made prior to Dress Rehearsal, you will practice until you are assured of running a smooth show.
4. If headsets are being used for communication among the production crew, keep your on even though you are not expecting a cue or other communication. If you do take your headset off, inform the crew members that you will be off headset and when you will be back on headset. Report same when you come back on.
5. Every night at the end of rehearsal or performance, turn off all amplifiers, tape decks, mixers, house monitor, etc.
1. Collect all sound equipment you have used and inspect for signs of damage or wear. Any problem you have experienced, or anything you think might become a problem should be reported at once to the Technical Director. Do not attempt to fix, modify, alter or otherwise change any equipment.
2. Make sure that al equipment is picked up and put away in its proper place (including headsets).
3. Leave the sound booth and its equipment room as neat or neater than when you started working there.
4. Report to the Stage Manager that you have finished striking the sound equipment and have him/her examine your area before you leave.