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Sound Engineering Technician Job Description

Summary

"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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