Introduction to Sound
An introduction to sound and sound equipment in theatre
The performance venues at the Royal Conservatoire are fitted with world-class, cutting-edge, custom-built sound systems. The equipment in these venues puts us at the forefront of live audio reproduction in Scotland.
The Chandler Studio Theatre is a versatile and interesting space for sound designers to explore and within which to create. Its size allows for very precise and controlled applications of audio technology in live production and it is a fantastic space for learning. Using these facilities allows prospective sound engineers and students to fully explore their potential, having the opportunity to work with industry standard equipment in a professional working environment.
High quality sound is absolutely essential for the success of most contemporary theatre productions. It is also one of the most intriguing and elusive subjects in the theatre, with ‘good sound’ only being achieved with the correct mix of equipment, room acoustics and technical know-how. Being able to visualise, specify, install and operate the right balance of equipment to suit a production venue and budget are all essential skills and this course will explore the fundamental building blocks of modern sound systems and their use on stage.
Areas that the course will cover will include:
Understanding the history of sound for theatre
Tour of RSC venues
Basic sound system equipment and set up
Success in the theatre sound industry and beyond
Sound team collaboration
Our sonic environment
Sourcing sound effects
Radio mics and radio mic fitting
There will be opportunities to reflect and discuss concepts and you will be encouraged to share your ideas with the other students.
Dates: 6 April 2019 - 7 April 2019