Recording Operator (Soundtrack for Films) - Salary and Career
Audio Technicians

Recording Operator (Soundtrack for Films) - 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 Recording Operator (Soundtrack for Films) earn

A Recording Operator (Soundtrack for Films) earns between $1.193 and $4.643 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.007 and a median salary of $1.600 according to an 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 787 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Recording Operator (Soundtrack for Films)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.007 24.084 502 10
1º Quartile 1.193 14.316 298 6
Median Salary 1.600 19.200 400 8
3º Quartile 3.541 42.490 885 17
Higher Salary 4.643 55.714 1.161 23

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 Recording Operator (Soundtrack for Films)

Audio Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

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