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Fringe Fundamentals
for Sound

Fringe Fundamentals for Sound

Fringe Fundamentals For Sound combines essential theory with practical skills, catering for a wide cross-section of skill levels. Students are typically about to start their audio or AV role in Edinburgh Festival this year.

Orbital's Head of Education, Mike Thacker will be supported by a team of other highly experienced educators and industry leading design engineers, all of which cements an invaluable, practical and hands on educational experience. Over the 2 days, students are also given the opportunity to experience equipment from leading brands.

Course content includes


  • Theatre Sound Fundamentals

  • Audio Concepts and System Elements

  • Audio Processing, transmission and digital audio

  • Sound system setup

  • Production Engineering and Cabling Basics

  • Safety and Rigging. PPE to safe rigging of PA

  • Console setup and Audio Playback

  • Qlab and Computer playback essentials

  • Console Eq, Dynamics and digital mixing basics

  • Radio Microphones systems

The added Plus


  • Post course log-in and membership to the Training Plus Community

  • Networking Events, social meets, opportunities forum

  • Build long-lasting relationships and find new career avenues as they arise

  • Certificates and training records to present to employers

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