Sound Engineering Technician Job Description


"Operates machines responsible for creating sound. Works in recording studio, concert venues, theaters, and other venues where clear transmission of sound is important.

Primary responsibilities

  • Operate recording and amplification machines.
  • Use sound mixing boards to mix and edit tracks.
  • Establish production goals alongside producers.
  • Adjust sound quality and volume.
  • Duplicate recordings into different formats.
  • Test, operate, maintain, and repair equipment.
  • Keep records of recordings.
  • Listen to audio from both a musical and a technical perspective.
  • Adjust recording levels.
  • Install equipment and ensure it's functioning properly.
  • Obtain clean recording of audio.
  • Correct poor recordings.
  • Run cable, check mikes, and set up baseline levels.
  • Operate control panel.
  • Load and unload equipment.
  • Set up microphones.
  • Place mikes on drums and guitar amplifiers.
  • Assign mikes a level to ensure balanced sound.
  • Participate in creative process.
  • Give advice on doubling up on vocals and adding and subtracting instruments.
  • Experiment with different kinds of microphones and microphone placements.
  • Push faders.
  • Press record, stop, and play.

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