(Sound Recorder, Sound Designer, Sound Manager, Sound Engineer)

The Sound Engineer is responsible for the (live) mixing of pre-prepared and arranged audio files (sound effects, music and atmospheric; arranged in a software program) according to the script and their synchronous playback with the action on stage during rehearsals and performances. Another responsibility is the use of the stage microphones in real time (with or without effects, depending on the event and creative decision). He must be familiar with the equipment in the venue in detail; it is advisable to check the connections in the system periodically or before a performance.

The first topic outlines the context and does a general overview of the material on the physics of acoustics from school physics courses. Knowledge of sound, its characteristics and behavior is key for every sound director, sound engineer and sound designer.

How does sound work? Every audio professional should be able to answer this question. This topic will briefly cover:

• physical vibrations, sound sources

• sound waves - parameters

• sound propagation – direct sound field, diffuse sound field

• diffraction, refraction, interference of sound

• reverberation – natural and artificial

• sound – musical tone – noise

• human hearing and the perception of sound

• decibel - essence and use

Classes in this topic will be theoretical. The information provided to the students will be synthesized, summarized, and clear of unnecessary mathematics and physical equations.