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Examples of paperwork used by sound designers.
Microphone Plot / Mic Plot
A chart showing who is using each radio microphone during each scene, and when swaps happen.
Example Mic Plot: Theatrecrafts Microphone Plot
Sound System Schematic
A diagram showing the elements of the sound system, and how they’re connected.
Sound Cue List
A list, shown in the order in which they’re played, of the sound cues used during a performance.
How this is laid out will depend on the type of show being prepared. A traditional piece of drama, where the cues are mainly spot effects, music cues between scenes etc, may look like the following:
|Cue No.||Sound||Action / Notes||Timing||Page No.|
|1||Preshow Music||Play loop as audience are entering||4 minute loop||0|
|1A||Fade out preshow||Fade out as houselights fade||7 second fade||0|
|2||Cityscape #1||Very quiet, under scene 1||8 minutes, played twice||1 - 4|
|3||Crossfade into Crickets background||End of scene 1, crickets play through scene change||1 minute 30 seconds||4|
|4||Car arrives||Just before Clive enters||12 secs||7|
|5||Fade out crickets||With lighting blackout||5 seconds||9|
Sound Desk Preset
A sheet representing each control on the sound desk, enabling the settings / connections on an analogue sound desk to be noted down, meaning the desk can be reset at the start of each show .
NB: Digital mixing desk presets can be saved instantly, so no preset sheet is required.
Example preset sheet: behringer_xenyx_x2442_usb_preset
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