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


  • 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.


  • stressful.

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.

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