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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by Dustincoc, Oct 2, 2007.
What's the difference between a sound designer and a sound coordinator?
A designer literally does just that, they determine the best possible implementation for the equipment they have on a show by show basis.
This sometimes includes collaborating with a SM to work up a wireless microphone assignment sheet.
house, and i am really pushing for more people in the sound dept. But that i have found working with a local production company is; The Sound Coordinator is responsible for the design, implementation, and cueing of sound effects. And the Sound designer does ya just that; the best lay out and implementation of the equipment relative to the event that is being produced
Plz, correct if anything is wrong
In the corporate world the term "coordinator" in a job title generally implies a pretty lightweight role.
With a quick Yahoo search I came up with:
so it looks like Loyola Univ uses this term for the Sound Designer job.
My guess is that the term is being incorrectly used. As has been posted on other threads, the common terms are "Sound Designer", "Sound Engineer", "Audio Engineer", "Sound Guy" (if you're male), "Sound Operator", "Sound Board Operator", "FOH Mixer", etc. The difference within this list is that the first three terms generally imply the person who sets it all up and maybe also runs the show, the last three are the person who specifically doesn't set it up but does run the show, and the "Sound Guy" in the middle can be both.
system. The sound engineer manages the sound crew and is responsible for the installation and integrity of the sound system, following the designer's specs. The mixer is responsible for the operation of the design. On reinforced shows this means learning the show and knowing pickups and ensuring adequate levels for audibility. Usually on shows that are not reinforced, we do not have a mixer position. On the larger shows, there may be an assistant sound engineer who may run the cue software/hardware during the show and assist the engineer with the management of the crew.
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