Sound Mixer Interview Preparation Guide
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Sound Mixer related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with professional career as Sound Mixer. These list of interview questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

27 Sound Mixer Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me why do you want to work for our sound team?

I wanted to work in sound because I am really interested in sound.. Moreover I have a good knowledge in sound and I do really enjoy playing all most all the music. If I get the opportunity to work I would get to use my knowledge of sound more efficiently. I can do AP system set up more professionally and can handle boom mic.. Etc.

2 :: Tell me how do you keep track of your time and deadlines?

This can be tricky sometimes, though, I have gotten really good at just keeping track of things in my head. However, I do try to make a calender/notebook to allow myself to more accurately refer to things.

3 :: What is your greatest strength? How will it help you as a sound engineer?

My greatest strength is employing my hands on experience with a "Can Do" attitude in a team environment in order to satisfy both the performer(s) and the audience. I work very well with others and am confident in my abilities.

4 :: Please explain what are your hobbies?

This is a very basic question which is planned to know the interest of the candidate. Try to relate your interests in terms of the job requirements. You can say that - I like singing, listening music,watching movies, and playing squash.

5 :: What’s a typical work week like?

When you’re working in post-production, particularly on the advertising side of things, you generally have it a little better off than if you’re strictly in music or film production. My hours are generally pretty regular at Sound Lounge. That said, when I leave, I often spend a couple hours working on catching up on my other projects. I try to keep up with a solid schedule so that things don’t slip through the cracks. In general though, I get to work around 9am and leave around 6pm. Most sessions during those hours are booked in few-hour chunks. In a typical week I may meet up with a colleague or client for a drink on a night, do some of my production collective work a night or two, and then try to lay low or work out the other couple nights. My weekends don’t generally get flooded with work at all unless I have something that’s really time sensitive.

6 :: Explain me why do you want a career as a sound engineering technician?

Live audio engineering is my passion. It is all I have ever wanted to do. I received a world class live audio engineering education at the Blackbird Academy Professional school of Audio where I gained hands-on real world experience.

7 :: Please explain about your education?

I was first introduced to theatre in high school. I did tech for a couple of shows, but I didn't really get into it until I started college. There is where I really found my family. Our theatre was entirely student run, save a Technical Director, and we didn't have too many classes in specific aspects of theatre. The 4 years I spent there I learned everything I know either by teaching it to myself, learning it from other students, or seeking out professionals.

8 :: Tell me what areas of sound engineering would you like to improve upon?

There is always room for improvement in sound engineering. The one part that needs the most improvement is mic placement and mixing.

9 :: What separates a good sound engineer from an excellent sound engineer?

Attitude separates a good sound engineer from a bad sound engineer. Attitude is 99 % of the gig.

10 :: Explain me why are you the best sound engineer for us?

I work very punctual with professional quality.I have knowledge In analog and digital mixers, I have knowledge in selecting positioning, adjusting and operating the equipment use for live performance. I have a good problem solving skills.I a have knowledge in maintaining and repairing equipment. I have the ability to cope with long hours and tight deathlines.