Profession recording studio technician

Recording studio technicians operate and maintain microphones and headsets in recording booths in recording studios. They operate mixing panels. Recording studio technicians manage all sound production requirements. They advise singers on the use of their voice. Recording studio technicians edit recordings into a finished product.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Audio technology

    The various technologies for producing, recording, and reproducing sound.

  • Audiovisual equipment

    The characteristics and usage of different tools that stimulate the sight and audio senses.

  • Audio editing software

    The various software for editing and generating audio, such as Adobe Audition, Soundforge, and Power Sound Editor.

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Audio post-production

    The mixing process after the music recording phase where each song is edited individually into a finished product.

  • Acoustics

    The study of sound, its reflection, amplification and absorption in a space.

Skills

  • Assess power needs

    Prepare and manage the provision of electrical power for different areas.

  • Record multi-track sound

    Recording and mixing audio signals from different sound sources on a multi-track recorder.

  • Assess sound quality

    Assess the recorded sound and music. Make sure it conforms to specifications.

  • De-rig electronic equipment

    Remove and store various types of electronic equipment safely after use.

  • Keep up with trends

    Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.

  • Set up sound equipment

    Set up equipment to record sound. Test acoustics and make adjustments.

  • Prevent undesired changes to sound design

    Adapt your maintenance of sound equipment to prevent undesired changes in the sound balance and design, safeguarding the overall production quality.

  • Use audio reproduction software

    Operate software and equipment that transform and reproduce digital, analogue sounds and sound waves into the desired perceivable audio to be streamed.

  • Operate an audio mixing console

    Operate an audio mixing system during rehearsals or during live performances.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Edit recorded sound

    Edit audio footage using a variety of sofware, tools, and techniques such as crossfading, speed effects, and removing unwanted noises.

  • Plan a recording

    Make the necessary arrangements to record music.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Operate audio equipment

    Apply technologies for re-creation or recording of sounds, such as speaking, sound of instruments in electrical or mechanical form.

  • Document your own practice

    Documenting your own work practice for different purposes like assessment, time management, job application etc.

Optional knowledge and skills

program sound cues technically design a sound system supervise sound production manage sound quality audio mastering perform technical sound check operate the sound in the rehearsal studio file-based workflow manage inventory mix sound in a live situation set up audiovisual peripheral equipment convert different audiovisual formats vocal techniques maintain sound equipment perform soundchecks manage technical resources stock electricity tune up wireless audio systems operate sound live set up sound reinforcement system