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Title: What does a Sound and Broadcast Technicians Do?

What Does a Sound and Broadcast Technicians Do?
  1. Sound and Broadcast Technicians
  2. Duties of Sound and Broadcast Technicians
  3. Sound Technicians
  4. Careers for Sound and Broadcast Technicians

Sound and Broadcast Technicians
  • Sound and Broadcast Technicians set up, operate
    and maintain the electrical equipment for radio
    programs, television broadcasts, sound recordings
    and movies.

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Duties of Sound and Broadcast Technicians
  • Broadcast and sound technicians typically do the
    following Operate, monitor and adjust lighting,
    audio, video and broadcast equipment to assure
    consistent quality.
  • Set up and take down equipment for the events.
  • Record music, speech and other sounds on
    recording equipment or computers.
  • Synchronize sounds and dialogue with action
    taking place on TV or in film productions.

  • Convert audio and video records to digital
    formats for editing on computers.
  • Fix audio, video, and lighting equipment in
    offices and schools.
  • Report each and every problem that arises with
    complex equipment and make routine repairs.
  • Keep records of recordings and equipment used.

  • These artists may be called sound technicians,
    broadcast technicians, operators or engineers.
  • At smaller radio stations and television
    stations, broadcast and sound technicians do many
  • At larger stations, they have to do more
    specialized work, although their job assignments
    may vary from day to day.
  • They set up and operate all the audio and video
    equipment and the type of equipment they use may
    depend on the type of technician.

  • Broadcast and sound technicians share many of the
    same responsibilities, but their responsibilities
    may vary with their specific area of focus.
  • The following are a few examples types of sound
    and broadcast technicians Broadcast Technicians
  • Broadcast technicians operate, setup and maintain
    equipment that regulates the signal strength and
    ranges of sounds and colors for radio or
    television broadcasts.

  • They operate transmitters either in studios to
    broadcast radio or television programs.
  • Broadcast technicians also use computer software
    to edit audio and video recordings.

Sound Technicians
  • Sound technicians also known as audio engineers
    or sound mixers, operate computers and equipment
    that record, mix or reproduce music or sound
    effects in recording studios, theatre productions
    or movie and video productions.
  • They record audio events and may combine audio
    tracks that were recorded individually to create
    a multilayered final product.

  • Audio and video equipment technicians
  • Audio engineers
  • Audio recording engineers
  • Audio-visual production specialists
  • Broadcast maintenance engineers
  • Broadcast operations engineers
  • Event crew technicians
  • Film sound engineers
  • Multimedia production assistants
  • Radio and television technicians

  • Recording engineers
  • Remote broadcast engineers
  • Sound assistants
  • Sound editors
  • Sound effects technicians
  • Telecasting engineers
  • Television audio engineers
  • Video control operators
  • Video equipment technicians
  • Video production assistants

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