sound editor


Sound editors create the soundtrack and sound effects for motion pictures, television series or other multimedia productions. They are responsible for all the music and sound featured in the movie, series or videogames. Sound editors use equipment to edit and mix image and sound recordings and make sure that the music, sound and dialogue is synchronised with and fits in the scene. They work closely together with the video and motion picture editor.

Scope notes

Includes people producing new music especially designed for a movie. 
 Includes people working with music composers.

Alternative label

  • dubbing manager

  • music supervisor

  • foley artist

  • music editor

  • foley editor

  • sound designer

  • ADR editor

  • audio editor

  • automatic dialogue replacement editor

  • dialogue editor

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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