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Sound Engineering Technicians
District Of Columbia

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Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.

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Currently Employed: 122

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $18.13 - $35.80

Typical Annual Salary: $37,700 - $74,500

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Typical education needed for entry: Postsecondary non-degree award

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Confer with producers, performers, and others to determine and achieve the desired sound for a production, such as a musical recording or a film.
  • Prepare for recording sessions by performing activities such as selecting and setting up microphones.
  • Record speech, music, and other sounds on recording media, using recording equipment.
  • Regulate volume level and sound quality during recording sessions, using control consoles.
  • Separate instruments, vocals, and other sounds, and combine sounds later during the mixing or postproduction stage.
  • Mix and edit voices, music, and taped sound effects for live performances and for prerecorded events, using sound mixing boards.
  • Keep logs of recordings.
  • Report equipment problems and ensure that required repairs are made.
  • Set up, test, and adjust recording equipment for recording sessions and live performances.
  • Synchronize and equalize prerecorded dialogue, music, and sound effects with visual action of motion pictures or television productions, using control consoles.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Audio mixing consoles
  • Equalizers
  • Microphones
  • Radio frequency transmitters or receivers
  • Soldering iron

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Music or sound editing software
  • Video creation and editing software

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