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Performing Arts - Production Role Resources: Sound Design
This is a teaching guide with lots of clear information and examples about the purpose of sound design and style, and how to make and communicate sound-related decisions, e.g. with sound plans and cue lists.
Module 13 of this open access textbook covers sound design and equipment. Click on the orange PDF button and then select the modules from the index to download them.
Below is a selection of internet sound libraries. Always respect the creators behind the sounds by making sure that you read any licence conditions and/or attribution requirements as you download and use the sounds.
This is a YouTube playlist of a 13 part instructional series on sound production for theatre - most of them focus on microphone lists, selection and management. The introduction video for the series is included below.