Date(s) - 07/28/2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
StageCoach Theatre Company
Intro to Sound Technology
4 sessions at 2 hours each session
Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon Class will end at 1:00pm on July 28.
Workshop Cost: $100 for the series
Open to ages 13 – adult
Venue: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
Limited space is available!
Instructor: Catherine LaValley
Students will become familiar with the basics of sound and the technology used to amplify it. The class will primarily be a lecture and demonstrative style with the opportunity for practical experience.
Session 1: Fundamentals of Sound
Students will learn the basics of sound. Students will learn how sound is created, received and transmitted. Students will understand the basics of signal flow. Students will be introduced to the common equipment used in sound recording and reinforcement. Students will be introduced to block diagrams. Students will have the opportunity to discuss sound needs relevant to their own needs.
Session 2: Sound Board Basics
Students will be introduced to sound board. Students will identify and explore each section of the board. Students will understand the internal signal flow of the board. Students will learn how to use Gain, Phantom Power, Polarity, EQ, Auxiliary inputs, Panning, Routing, and Grouping. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their own system and how this might relate to their own system.
Session 3: Wireless and Wired Microphones
Students will be introduced to different types of microphones. Student will how different types of microphones transmit sound. Student will explore how to set up wireless microphones and trouble shoot common issues. Students will learn proper microphone placement, technique and etiquette when interacting with talent. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the microphones in their own system and the most effective use.
Session 4: Practical Exploration
Students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned. Students will use their knowledge solve the sound problems of various scenarios. Students will be provided equipment and given the opportunity to set up and tune a system for a specific purpose.
Bookings are closed for this event.