Before I get started with this book I feel it is important to answer some key questions like… Who am I? Why am I writing this book? Who is it for? How is this book laid out? And… if a speaker feeds back in the woods, will anyone hear it? So let me start with the first question. Very simply I am a sound person. I will do and have done almost any job in the field of theatrical sound. I also consider myself a stagehand. I am willing to work anywhere I am needed in the theatre, but I probably shouldn’t be allowed to wield a jigsaw or repair a wiggle light. I started dabbling in theatre in high school back in the mid-1980s. I was a spiky-haired little new-wave punk looking for a place to fit in and for some reason the theatre department drew ...

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