Sound Engineering Technicians
On the Job
Sound Engineering Technicians operate equipment and controls to create high-quality audio recordings. They may record, synchronize, or mix voices or music. They may work in sporting arenas, theater productions, or on movie or video productions.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Convert data among multiple digital or analog formats.
- Mix sound inputs.
- Select materials or props.
- Maintain logs of production activities.
- Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions.
- Notify others of equipment problems.
- Operate audio recording equipment.
- Operate control consoles for sound, lighting or video.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- High levels of competition.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
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