soundman

noun
sound·​man | \ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌman \

Definition of soundman 

: a person who controls the volume and tone of sound picked up by a microphone (as in a recording studio or on a motion-picture set) for recording

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Shortly after 5pm, German recording artist NoMBe, also a client of Udell's, bantered with the crowd while the soundmen worked out a few kinks. Nicole Pajer, Billboard, "Winston House & 2332 Collective Make Sure West LA Music Scene Doesn't Fade Away," 2 July 2018 Kenneally quickly picked up more work as a soundman, landing regular slots at the Fireside, Lounge Ax, and Darkroom. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Music / RIP Remembering soundman and musician Patrick Kenneally, who nurtured scenes in Chicago and Portland," 18 June 2018 The bullet, with cruel randomness, ends up in the chest of Mark Newman (Noah Wyle), a movie soundman who has just had coffee nearby with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Phoebe (Sharon Leal). John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Shot’ Review: Split-Screen Social Drama," 21 Sep. 2017 Ed Greene, the veteran soundman who collected 22 Emmy Awards and had an affinity for mixing live broadcasts like the Academy Awards, the Grammys and special editions of ER and The West Wing, has died. Mike Barnes, Billboard, "Ed Greene, Sound Mixer and Winner of 22 Emmy Awards, Dies at 82," 14 Aug. 2017 Ed Greene, the veteran soundman who collected 22 Emmy Awards and had an affinity for mixing live broadcasts like the Academy Awards, the Grammys and special editions of ER and The West Wing, has died. Mike Barnes, Billboard, "Ed Greene, Sound Mixer and Winner of 22 Emmy Awards, Dies at 82," 14 Aug. 2017 Ed Greene, the veteran soundman who collected 22 Emmy Awards and had an affinity for mixing live broadcasts like the Academy Awards, the Grammys and special editions of ER and The West Wing, has died. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Ed Greene, Sound Mixer and Winner of 22 Emmy Awards, Dies at 82," 11 Aug. 2017 So did longtime soundman Dan Healy, one of the architects of the Wall of Sound. Paul Liberatore, The Mercury News, "Grateful Dead documentary details deification, downfall of Jerry Garcia," 21 Apr. 2017 Frontman Cuomo has demonstrated verifiable punk-rock attitude in high-profile scraps along the way, once picking an onstage fight with a soundman. John Adamian, courant.com, "Unhinged Orwells At The Ballroom," 18 May 2017

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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