sound·​man ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌman How to pronounce soundman (audio)
: 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

Examples of soundman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prosper, who’s also played guitar for local synth-pop standout Remy Neal, connected with The Go-Go Killers through dad Michael Prosper, an experienced audio engineer who’s been the band’s soundman the last few years. Matt Wake |, al, 8 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, the group’s soundman, Allan Kaufman, kept pitching Ocasek and Orr on his roommate, Berklee College of Music dropout Elliot Easton. L. Wayne Hicks,, 12 July 2023 The performances were taped by the band’s longtime soundman, Terry Katzman, who also helped Hüsker Dü self-release some of its early music on Reflex. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 4 Apr. 2023 Stanley — whose name is officially in the dictionary describing a strain of pure LSD — was the band’s original soundman and financial backer. Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone, 29 Oct. 2022 When the restaurant was closed at the beginning of the pandemic, the owner and his soundman, Hendrik Gideonse, arranged live streams in the empty space for their regular musicians. James Sullivan,, 16 June 2022 Bear was Owsley—né Augustus Owsley Stanley III—the near-mythic soundman and LSD chemist. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 The crew included director of photography Michael Winik and soundman Mario Popporino. Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2020 Live performance has grinded to a halt, and with that, the soundman gigs have vanished. Chris Varias,, 20 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soundman was in 1929

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“Soundman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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