Mixer - Salary and Career
Audio Technicians

Mixer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Configure, operate and monitor sound and recording systems, process and compile sound recordings such as editing records, synchronizing and mixing music, creating sound and recording system designs, installing/uninstalling and testing audio equipment and accessories, performing music and sound archives, selecting and managing repertoire, research new audio reproduction technologies and musical trends. In the case of DJs, they lead the dance floors.

How much does an Mixer earn

A Mixer earns between $1.204 and $7.513 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.787 and a median salary of $1.818 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 64 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Mixer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.787 33.443 697 13
1º Quartile 1.204 14.453 301 6
Median Salary 1.818 21.816 455 9
3º Quartile 5.730 68.760 1.432 27
Higher Salary 7.513 90.160 1.878 36

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • audio technicians

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Main workplaces

Audio Technicians they work in radio and television stations, studios, concerts, nightclubs, parties, lectures, events, filming, predominantly as self-employed, In the case of sound engineers and music analysts, they work as salaried workers with a formal contract, They carry out their activities under occasional supervision and in a team , with the exception of DJs and music analysts who work individually, They work at irregular hours, indoors, outdoors or in vehicles, They can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods and are often exposed to intense noise.

What does it take to work in the field of Audio Technicians

Post-secondary training and specialization courses are required for audio system designers and sound designers, high school training and specialization of up to four hundred class hours for other professionals, including microphones and equipment installation technicians. audio may be smaller. The full performance of the activities of audio recording technicians occurs after one or two years, that of DJs after three or four years, that of audio system designers and sound designers, after five years of experience and that of sound engineers and analysts. music requires knowledge and practice in the field.

Functions and activities of Mixer

Audio Technicians must:

  • design sound & recording system;
  • play music and sound files;
  • assembling audio equipment and accessories;
  • operating sound systems;
  • operate recording systems;
  • treat sound registers;
  • communicate;
  • mount audio equipment and accessories;
  • compile sound records;
  • operating public address systems;
  • treat sound records;
  • play songs and sound files;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • operating recording systems;
  • assemble audio equipment and accessories;
  • design sound and recording system;
  • operate public address systems;

  • Activities

    • insert audio description;
    • specify equipment, microphones, transducers, cables and connectors (technical rider) ;
    • select repertoire;
    • work with precision;
    • sublime personal musical taste;
    • demonstrate ability to pay attention to detail;
    • set coverage angles, sound pressure levels and frequency response;
    • control sound record dynamics;
    • analyze music programming script;
    • demonstrate concentration;
    • configure recording systems;
    • mapping recording tracks;
    • edit sound records;
    • execute equipment installation project;
    • select electroacoustic transducers;
    • check infrastructure conditions for access and installation of equipment;
    • work as a team;
    • suggest suppliers;
    • demonstrate concentration;
    • work under pressure;
    • search soundtracks;
    • select music styles;
    • demonstrate memorization ability;
    • define technical needs of the event;
    • participate in meeting with production area;
    • manage repertoire;
    • adapt repertoire to the audience;
    • testing equipment operation;
    • analyzing audio signals;
    • sort tracks and reels in predetermined sequence;
    • connect/disconnect speaker system;
    • capturing audio signals for recording system;
    • select audio equipment;
    • evaluating sound source characteristics (timbre, format and type);
    • aligning recording systems;
    • show patience;
    • adjust system gain structures;
    • emulate environments in sound records;
    • operating specific equipment;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • interact with the public;
    • check electrical power and grounding system;
    • connect/disconnect audio signals;
    • generate master;
    • evaluating sound source characteristics (timbre, shape and type);
    • positioning audio equipment;
    • archive log media in environments as per technical specifications;
    • identify target audience;
    • guide microphonist and assistant;
    • mix songs;
    • distributing audio signals to other systems;
    • configure public address systems;
    • mixing signals from audio sources;
    • connect/disconnect audio signals;
    • archive sound logs in predefined locations;
    • interact with related areas;
    • set system power demand;
    • identify acoustic parameters of the place;
    • deal with unforeseen events;
    • adjust volume and equalization for the environment/situation;
    • mix music band;
    • budget event;
    • collect information about sound and recording event;
    • demonstrate auditory acuity;
    • set sync defaults;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • drive the track;
    • clean equipment;
    • demonstrate musical sensitivity;
    • minimize noise and distortion;
    • set stage map and input list;
    • align public address systems;
    • search music (market trends, culture);
    • transfer sound logs to preset locations;
    • balance differences of mixed sound registers;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • prepare monitoring system for recording;
    • sound check;
    • balance differences of mixed sound registers;
    • forward music programming to ecad;
    • select sound records;
    • install/uninstall transducers;
    • balancing signals from audio sources;
    • supervise transport of equipment;
    • monitoring recorded signals;
    • replace defective equipment;
    • equalize sound records;
    • fulfill event script;
    • research new audio playback technologies;
    • sync songs to the same beat;
    • choose recording medium (media);
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • monitor recorded signals;
    • check physical dimensions of the place;
    • check audio system operation;
    • disclose work;
    • pack equipment;
    • analyze recording environment;
    • analyze mixed sound records;
    • evaluate sound product quality;
    • check system interference levels;
    • discuss event briefing;
    • check physical dimensions of the location;
    • check audio distribution uniformity;
    • trigger equipment maintenance service;
    • introduce musical styles to clients and/or superiors;
    • mark specific points of tracks, reels and digital files;
    • recording signals on recording medium (media);
    • positioning electroacoustic transducers;
    • generate installation drawings and diagrams (asbuilt);
    • set system electrical power demand;
    • demonstrate ability to find solutions;
    • show patience;
    • organize repertoire;
    • manipulate audio files (digital and analog);
    • search sound effects (foley);
    • balancing signals from audio sources;

    Sectors that hire Mixer the most in the job market

    • sound recording and music editing activities
    • activities of religious organizations
    • music production
    • architectural services
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • temporary labor lease
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • film, video and television program distribution
    • rental of other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment, without operator
    • multimedia communication services - scm

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