Sound Engineering

Audio Engineering

Sound Technician

Minimum Diploma/Bachelors/Masters in Sound Engineering

Freshers may apply

The tasks a Sound Engineer is expected to perform include:

Designing acoustic constructions and installing, operating and maintaining audio systems for transmission of voice in studio broadcasting, public address systems and for recording sound for motion pictures.

Setting microphone and sound recording equipment close to artists or speakers in suitable manner to achieve best results

Recording sound impulses (dialogues, speeches, songs, etc.) on special media like discs, film, magnetic wire or tape (film) using sound recording equipment

Examining developed sound for clarity

Recording songs, dialogues, etc., in studio from old or unsatisfactory films or new magnetic tape or wire

Playing sound recorded on magnetic tape for broadcasting or for procuring positive, films (tapes) by using special electronic equipment

Checking whether the sound recorded on film meets acoustic standards and synchronizes correctly with actions

Instructing the Recordist for correct recording and specifies, developing requirements to develop on processing of sound films

In-depth knowledge of designing installing, operating and maintaining acoustic and audio systems

Knowledge of using microphone and sound recording equipment,recording sound impulses on special media like discs, film, magnetic wire or tape (film) using sound recording equipment

Working knowledge of recording songs, dialogues, etc., in studio

Knowledge of playing sound recorded on magnetic tape for broadcasting or for procuring positive, films

Knowledge of acoustic standards and synchronization

Knowledge of repairing and overhauling sound recording equipment

Knowledge of studio design, broadcasting, recording, etc. Knowledge of dubbing films with different sound recordings

Good communication skills

Planning and organising skills

Relationship management skills

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Attention to detail

Keen sense of hearing/sound

It is not a desk job

The role does not involve team handling

Travelling is required for the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 5/6 days a week and minimum of 8/9 hours every day. However, one can expect long irregular working hours

The job involves working in shifts

It involves working on weekends and holidays

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and One Arm (OA)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For Freshers -INR8,000 toINR10,000 per month

For a candidate with 1 to 3 yearsexperience ?INR10,000 toINR30,000 per month

For a candidate with over 3 yearsexperience ?INR30,000 and above

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


Increase in Human Resource requirement in Telecommunications

The sector currently employs over 2.08 million employees and is slated to employ more than 4.16 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~2.1 million jobs in the nine-year period. The period 2013?17 will see a marginally higher growth in employment vis-a-vis 2017?22 due to expected changes in infrastructure integration and shared services along with increasing share of organized retail leading to higher productivity levels of workforce.

Indian Telecom Industry Trend

Indian Telecom industry has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories by becoming the 2nd largest and fastest growing market, registering a consistent overall growth rate of more than 35% over the past decade (subscribers).

Further, the annual mobile handset sales are expected to cross 200 million units mark this year and India is fast becoming a manufacturing hub for Telecom infrastructure equipment.

With m-governance, m-commerce, m-education, m-health, online shopping, m-gaming, m2m communications & many such new innovations, Telecom industry is set to increasingly permeate the lives of Indians in the coming years. This dynamic sector employs close to 2.8 million people directly and almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country. Given these factors, it will increase job opportunities for Sound Engineer.


Production houses


Music companies

Film production agencies

Sound technology companies

Cities across India


Goenka Management


The Media Institute

National Institute of Film and Fine Arts

Indian Institute of Technology

Sound Engineering Academy