Basic Job Description:
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.
1) Confer with producers, performers, and others in order to determine and achieve the desired sound for a production such as a musical recording or a film.
2) Mix and edit voices, music, and taped sound effects for live performances and for prerecorded events, using sound mixing boards.
3) Record speech, music, and other sounds on recording media, using recording equipment.
4) Regulate volume level and sound quality during recording sessions, using control consoles.
5) Reproduce and duplicate sound recordings from original recording media, using sound editing and duplication equipment.
6) Separate instruments, vocals, and other sounds, then combine sounds later during the mixing or post-production stage.
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7) Set up, test, and adjust recording equipment for recording sessions and live performances; tear down equipment after event completion.
8) Synchronize and equalize prerecorded dialogue, music, and sound effects with visual action of motion pictures or television productions, using control consoles.
9) Create musical instrument digital interface programs for music projects, commercials or film post-production.
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10) Keep logs of recordings.
11) Prepare for recording sessions by performing activities such as selecting and setting up microphones.
12) Report equipment problems, and ensure that required repairs are made.
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Holland / RIASEC Career Code: R-A-I SOC: 27-4014.00