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Audio Operator

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Summary

Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound.

What does an Audio Operator do?

Controls audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during television broadcasts, according to script and instructions of DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL 962.162-010: Places microphones or directs worker in placing microphones in locations that ensure quality of sound reproduction. Cuts microphones in, and blends output of individual microphones by adjusting volume, fader, and mixer controls. Monitors audio signals by earphone, loudspeaker, and by observing dials on control panel to verify quality of sound reproduction. Sets keys, switches, and dials to synchronize sound with picture presentation. Obtains tapes, records, and themes from library according to program schedule. Operates turntables and tape recording machines to reproduce music and audio sounds for specific programs. May direct adjustment of acoustical curtains and blinds within studio.

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