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Recording, Editing, and Refining Cues

All of the sound and music cues need to be prepared for performance conditions. Once you’ve collected the sounds for your design, they can then be put in their final form. Prerecorded cues need to be gathered, mixed, and edited. Original music or soundscore elements need to be recorded, mixed, and prepared for the production. Live effects and practicals must be set up, listened to, and refined.

PRERECORDED CUES

Under most circumstances, theatre sound calls for using the same recording and editing techniques that are employed in other genres, such as film or music recording. As in these other fields, it’s important to make your cues as clean as possible. Recordings with imperfections or noticeable digital ...

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