Sound Mixer

Sound Recordist

Audio Engineer

Minimum Class XII, preferably with a background in physical sciences

Certified training for Sound Engineer (programme aligned to MES/Q3402 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Minimum 0-2 Years of work experience, with experience as an apprentice installing studio equipment

The tasks a Sound Engineer is expected to perform include:Recording or mixing sound sources to create end-products that meet the quality standards and requirements of production

Well-versed with principles of sound and acoustics

Proficient in using and handling various types of sound equipment (input and output devices)

Adept in creating good signal-to-noise ratio, amplifying certain sounds while limiting ambient noises to a safe and appropriate sound level

Well-versed in aligning sound equipment to the appropriate polarity, acoustic impedance, frequency, etc.

Knowledge of audio metering devices used to meter, monitor and level sound, mitigating sound-quality deviations

Proficient in placingoutputdevicessuchasamplifiers,speakers,headphonesetc.inanoptimumwaytoensurenointerferencecausedwithinputdevices

Ability to maintain all health and safety guidelines while using various devices

Training in sound mixing, editing, production and sound editing software

Knowledge of operating various sound equipment and software

Well-versed with sound and acoustics principles

Ability to select sound sources to meet production requirement

Well-versed in applying various mixing techniques and treatments to create quality end-products that meet production requirements

It is a desk job

May need to handle a team of Assistants

Travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/11 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include long hour of working, stress, extensive use of computer, sitting for long hours, etc.Occupational hazards include shoulder back pain, neck pain, fatigue, eyestrain, headache, risk of metabolic syndrome, etc.

For freshers INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2yearsofexperience-INR25,000 to INR 35,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media and Entertainment Industry in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

Thus with the growing private spending and demand of entertainment and recreation activities in India the demand for professionals working in production of films, shows etc is bound to increase. It is expected that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons in various professions like Sound Assistant, Sound Engineer, etc.

All television shows, music and films production house across India

All recording studios across India

Towns and cities across India

Film and Television Institute of India

Delhi Film Institute

Sound Engineering Academy

Soundtech Media India Pvt Ltd

Sri Aurobindo Society Campus

Audiophile Institute of Sound Engineering