Studio Volunteer Training: Studio Audio and Mixers

Studio Volunteer Training: Studio Audio and Mixers
  • Ages: 18+
  • Total Hours: 2 (One x 2 hour session)

Take our series of FREE studio volunteer workshops and gain skills to join the crew on existing Open Signal cable series.

Learn television production skills through our series of free Studio Volunteer workshops for Open Signal members. Each workshop focuses on one aspect of our industry-standard HD sound stages. Taking any of the workshops puts you on our studio crew volunteer list, putting your skills to work on an existing Open Signal cable series. Learn on set with our community of producers, get valuable behind-the-scenes experience and see your work on our cable channels!

This week: Studio Audio and Mixers!

“What was that? I couldn’t hear you.” 

Want to learn how to get great sound in Open Signal’s studios? Register for our Studio Audio & Mixers workshop and learn about both studio audio mixers as well as different mics and how they work, correct mic placement, sound checking basics, safety tips on running cables and other helpful information to capture clear and crisp audio. After completion of the class you will be added to a list of volunteers willing to be contacted for audio assistance for our regularly produced television series.

** According to the State of Oregon’s mandate, we require everyone—regardless of vaccination status—to wear a mask inside our building. While on camera, only those participants who provide proof of vaccination may be without a mask. **

*** Please note: This workshop will train you on our studio equipment so you can join the crew on an existing Open Signal studio series. Completion of class does not certify you to book time in the studios. ***



For More Information

Interested in getting involved and utilizing one of our many resources? Start by completing this form and we will connect you with a staff member to get you started: Inquiry Form.

For questions about your registration, please contact our Community Media Advocacy Manager, KatMeow García, via phone at (503) 288 1515 x411 or via email at katmeow [at]

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelinessafety policies and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at

Accommodation Requests

At Open Signal, we work hard to keep our space accessible, inclusive and collaborative. We have a no-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment and violence.

To request an accommodation please complete this form or contact an Open Signal staff member for assistance: info [at] or (503) 288-1515.

While some accommodation needs may not be within our means to meet at this time, we do our absolute best to accommodate individual needs for equitable access to our facilities whenever possible.