tom powell



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Responsible for obtaining all sound effects, whether recorded or live for a specific production. Sound Design is an artistic component of the production. 


  • Read the script and meeting with the Director in order to discuss the sound design for the show and begin to make the cue list.

  • There are many types of sound effects and many ways they are created. There may be a composer, the Director may have specific pieces of music picked out or they may want the Sound Designer to make some selections. There quite possibly will be non-musical effects needed. These may be recorded from other sources for playback or created live during the performance.


  • Responsible for setting up any sound reinforcement equipment that may be needed.

  • After the cues and their sources are determined, responsible for gathering them. There is a sound budget for each production in case some effects need to be purchased.

  • Complete knowledge of the cues and their placement in the performance is very important. Responsible for deciding how complicated cueing will be set up.

  • Often the Director will want a copy of the cues on a CD as soon as possible. Otherwise finished tapes/disks are not due until the predetermined  cueing rehearsal.

  • Responsible for attending all possible run throughs and other acting rehearsals deemed necessary. The board operator needs to be trained on the equipment and any unusual placement of speakers needs to be determined at this time.


  • Responsible for attending all possible Technical/Dress rehearsals. Volume levels, specific cueing, and changes will be made during these rehearsals. The Sound Designer must be able to complete any changes before the next  rehearsal.