A sound technician working at a mixing panel in the recording studio

Sound Technician

Sound Technicians operate audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.

Overview

Sound Technicians operate audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.

Day-to-day

  • sets up and adjusts equipment such as microphones, and operates sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and sound quality
  • selects and sets up television recording, editing and mixing equipment, and adjusts and monitors their operation.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Sound Technician

  • You can work as a Sound Technician without formal qualifications, however, a course in audio visual studies or music industry may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Find a Certificate in Technical Production

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