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Production sound mixer

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The production sound mixer is the member of a film crew responsible for recording all sound on set during the photography of a motion picture. This requires choice and deployment of microphones, choice of recording media, and mixing of audio signals in real time.

The recorded production sound track is later combined with other elements or re-recorded by automatic dialogue replacement.

In Hollywood, a mixer usually makes between $250 and $450 per day (plus overtime) (Ginsberg).


The duties of a sound mixer include:

  • Hiring the boom operator and utility sound technician.
  • Discussing sound-related problems with the rest of the crew.
  • Specifying what sound equipment will be used on the set.
  • Responsibility for ordering and preparing the equipment to be used.


  • Ginsberg, Fred. Lecture. California State University, Northridge. Northridge, California. 9 Sept. 2005.
  • The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound by David Lewis Yewdall, M.P.S.E., Focal Press (1999).

See also

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