Sound (designing layouts)

•Microphone placement.
–Types of microphones.
–Pickup patterns.
•Speaker placement.
–Types of speakers.
–Sound patterns.
–Gain before feedback
–Frequency adjustment.

•Cabling: mapping it out.


  • The vocabulary of stage sound and control systems. The electrical principles at work in a sound system. Instrument and equipment types and their typical usage. Standard operating parameters and procedures.
  • Discussion of the current state of stage sound equipment in the public schools. Who maintains the equipment? Who is, in fact, in charge of the equipment? How is funding obtained to maintain the equipment?