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Sound Systems, Paperwork & Organization

Sound Design for the Theatre

Components of a Sound System


1. Inputs mics, records, tape, CDs, MDs, DAT, computer 2. Signal Processing mixer, EQ, effects processing

Components of a Sound System


1. Inputs mics, records, tape, CDs, MDs, DAT, computer 2. Signal Processing mixer, EQ, effects processing 3. Amplification amplifiers

Components of a Sound System


1. Inputs mics, records, tape, CDs, MDs, DAT, computer 2. Signal Processing mixer, EQ, effects processing 3. Amplification amplifiers 4. Output speakers, headphones

Components of a Sound System


1. Inputs mics, records, tape, CDs, MDs, DAT, computer 2. Signal Processing mixer, EQ, effects processing 3. Amplification amplifiers 4. Output speakers, headphones 5. Glue cables, adapters, patchbays

Goals of a Successful Sound System


1. Volume audience able to hear, even distribution, control 2. Quality input signal identical to output signal 3. Operation easy to use (actor-proof) 4. Dependability reliable, works the same every time 5. Flexibility Input ability to use multiple sources Internal ability to manipulate the signal Output ability to output to multiple speakers Adaptability ability to alter system to fit multiple uses

Sound Design Paperwork


1. Sound Plot / Cuesheet
Of Mice and Men
SOUND CUESHEET CUE ACT I 1 2 3 PAGE LINE/ACTION PRESHOW DESCRIPTION Santa Ana College, Fall 2008 Directed by Beth Hansen Design by Chris Kittrell TIME

4 5 6 7 8 8.5

10 11 16 16 16

9 25 10 26 11 28 12 29 13 30 ACT II 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 37 38 48 48 52 57

PRESHOW Music 45:00 PRESHOW Announcement; f/o Q2 Copland Appalachian Spring (0-2:26) PROLOGUE bus depot, buses pass, then f/o u/s river sounds, wind, sparrow song; 18:00 distant dogs barking, quail call END OF PROLOGUE (@2:10) quail warning, flock flys off :20 George: I want to sleep out. wind blows leaves, distant dog howl Lennie exits splashing, walking in river distant night owl, coyote howl George: Anyway, I hope so. many distant dogs bark in response coyote howl; f/o river Q4 Lennie: I'm shutting up, George. Transition Music #1 :45 SCENE 2 f/o Q8 Music horse teams coming in, axle creaks Lennie: I ain't gonna say a word. horses, harnesses, whip crack, USL :15 Lennie: If I get in trouble. wagon break screeches, USL George: We gotta get a stake. running water, metal basin rattle Carlson: bump into things. triangle rings wildly outside, stops, USL :05 Lennie and George exit Transition Music #2 :25 f/o Q13; horseshoe game sounds thuds on dirt, clangs on peg 6:00 rat gnawing sound under floor, USR gunshot, Luger pistol in distance, USL Intermission Music, reprise Q1 f/o Q17; u/s from barn, horses eating, stamping, halter chains, whinnying 20:00 u/s horses grow restless, one whinny :15 Transition Music #3

SCENE 1 Slim: them pups you want. After long silence Lights FTB, INTERMISSION SCENE 2 Crooks: jest in your head. Lights FTB

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2. Tech Sheet
The Kentucky Cycle
TECH CUESHEET SOURCES TIME CD 1 CD 2 45:00 1:10 SPEAKERS USR DSR CUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 PAGE DESCRIPTION 17 18 18 19 24 29 36 36 42 42 43 preshow atmosphere Intro: Music #1 TAPE CALREP, NAT'L GUARD ARMORY Directed by Trevor Biship Design by Chris Kittrell

DSL

USL

NOTES

-10 f/o +5 f/o -10 -10 -20

0 0 0 -5 f/o -20 f/o f/o 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 -5 0 0 0 0 -

0 -5 0 -5 0 0 0 -

0 -5 0 -5 -5 0 0 0 0
f/o in 20 f/o in 10 f/o in 8, switch tape f/o in 5 f/o in 8

u/s forest atmosphere 20:00 wolf howl in distance several birds fly off Transition: Music #2 f/o Q6 u/s forest atmosphere 2, birds, insects 13:25 f/o Q7 u/s Native drumming slow f/u Q8 : @3:00 4:10 :30

-15 f/o

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3. One Line Diagram

Sound Design Paperwork


4. Speaker Plot

Sound Design Paperwork


5. Mic Plot / Cuesheet

Hair
MIC CUESHEET

CSULB University Players, Studio Theatre Directed by Joanne Gordon Design by Chris Kittrell

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2 3 4 X O 5 X O 6 X O 7 X O 8 X O 9 X O 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 X O X O X X O O X O X O X O X O X O X O X O NOTES X mic check O Aquarius Donna Hashish Sodomy X O X O X O Spade Manch. I Black Ain't Got MANUAL Believe Chant No Grass Air Initials 1930s X X O O X O X X X X O O X X O X O X X O X O X X O X O X O X O X O I Got Life Gng Dwn X O X Hair Convict. 10/5/08 : 1/2 Document by Chris Kittrell

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6. Mic Schedule

Hair
MIC SCHEDULE CH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 CHARACTER Berger Woof Hud Claude Dionne Sheila Crissy Jeanie Margaret Chorus 1 Chorus 2 Chorus 3 Chorus 4 Chorus 5 Chorus 6 Chorus 7 Chorus 8 Chorus 9 Chorus 10 Chorus 11 ACTOR SET # Zach Sanders 1 Jonathan Kolbush 2 Jordan Digby 3 David Wiese 4 Melissa Graham 5 Jessica Hayes 6 Ren Geisick 7 Jill Taylor 8 AJ Pacheco 9 Kirby Brown 10 Mia Spackman 11 Ramon Escherverria 12 Matt Jennings 13 Jeremy Davison 14 Brenden Quirk 15 Rocky Michael 16 Danielle Iayne 17 Edwin Liddie 18 Eric Ruiter 19 Gabe Reed 20 RECEIVER Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Senn EW100 G2 Shure SLX4 Shure SLX4 Shure SLX4 SPARE SPARE SPARE PACK Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Senn G2 Shure SLX1 Shure SLX1 Shure SLX1

CSULB University Players, Studio Theatre Directed by Joanne Gordon Design by Chris Kittrell ELEMENT Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 1/8" Countryman E6 XLR Countryman E6 XLR Countryman E6 XLR Freq (MHz) 531.650 518.000 552.450 553.850 519.750 538.500 528.500 640.950 661.850 650.150 636.150 659.350 649.750 644.250 647.950 626.150 CH 7 CH 6 CH 9

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7. Mic Checklist

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MIC CHECKLIST
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CSULB University Players, Studio Theatre Directed by Joanne Gordon Design by Chris Kittrell
by Mi a Ra mo Ma n tt Je rem Bre y nd en Ro ck y Da nie Ed lle wi n Eri c Ga be
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DATE Mic IN OUT

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

INTERMISSION IN OUT IN OUT INTERMISSION IN OUT IN OUT INTERMISSION IN OUT IN OUT INTERMISSION IN OUT IN OUT INTERMISSION IN OUT IN OUT INTERMISSION IN OUT
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Theatre Organization

Theatre Organization
SOUND DEPARTMENT 1. Sound Designer 2. Assistant Sound Designer 3. A1 responsible for the execution of the sound design during technical rehearsals and performances; also called Sound Operator, Audio Tech 4. A2 assistant to A1, mic actors, troubleshoot backstage