Sound technician

 23 March 2011

Sound technicians ensure that the best sound possible is available in a variety of venues for performances. They prepare, operate and maintain technical equipment to amplify, enhance, mix or reproduce sound. They work on audio recordings, films, radio and television programmes and live performances.

Junior Alli, sound technician.
Junior Alli, sound technician.

Sound technicians have a complex and specialised role. Their tasks include:

  • Setting up, testing and operating equipment to suit the acoustics of a location
  • Selecting, placing and adjusting microphones
  • Monitoring audio signals to make sure sound quality is maintained
  • Servicing, maintaining and repairing sound equipment.

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