Studio assistant - Salary and Career
Audio Technicians

Studio assistant - 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 Studio assistant earn

A Studio assistant 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 Studio assistant

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 Studio assistant

Audio Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

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