audio production technician


Audio production technicians set up, prepare, check and maintain equipment in order to provide optimal sound quality for a live performance. They cooperate with road crew to unload, set up and operate sound equipment and instruments.

Scope notes

Excludes people performing media or broadcast activities. 
 Includes people working in event and rental companies.

Alternative label

  • venue technician

  • sound engineer

  • Front of house technician

  • event technician

  • PA man

  • live sound engineer

  • live sound technician

  • acoustics technician

  • stage manager

  • front of house sound engineer

  • audio engineer

  • PA woman

  • stage sound technician

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences



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