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Studio Sound Engineer Careers

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Work Environment:

Studio sound engineers create high-quality recordings of sound effects, music and speech. As a studio sound engineer, you'd utilize electronic-equipment to music/sound for various uses, like:

  • electronic games and other kinds of interactive-media
  • commercial videos
  • commercial music-recordings
  • websites
  • commercials, film, radio and TV

Your job would include:

  • logging session particulars and tapes into studio archive
  • adjusting correct dynamics and levels of sound
  • installing equipment and microphones in studio
  • balancing and controlling levels of sound
  • handling equipment for sampling, sequencing, recording, mastering, and mixing
  • planning out sessions of recording with artists and producers
  • recording every item/instrument on separate soundtrack
  • mixing up tracks to generate a master-track
By experience you may advance to studio manager.

Qualification, Education and Experience:

To be a studio audio engineer, you'll need an understanding of recording and music technology, and you will discover it helpful to have knowledge of electronics and physics. Several studio sound engineers begin by acquiring a course in music technology, to improve abilities and knowledge before searching for a job.

Courses in music technology are obtainable at different levels, like:

  • City and Guilds: Diploma or Certificate into Sound and Music Technology
  • Degree or BTEC: HND/HNC into music production, music technology, sound engineering, or audio technology
  • BTEC: National Diploma or Certificate into Music Technology
For details about industry acknowledged courses, check the website of APRS (Association of Professional-Recording Services).

Then again, you can begin as a sound technician or assistant within a studio instead of acquiring a course in music technology before searching for a job. In this role, you'd perform fundamental routine tasks, although you'd have the opportunity to assist at sessions and study how to utilize equipment.

You will discover it useful to have experience of utilizing studio equipment, while searching for work. Acquiring a course in music technology could assist you with this. You can gain your experience by:

  • DJ or community-music projects
  • recording and mixing up music within home studio
  • community/hospital radio
You'd often work in contact with artists and clients, thus customer-service experience, and fine interpersonal skills, such as communication are essential.

Training Details:

You'll improve your abilities, while working within a studio.

You must stay updated with developments in audio equipment and technology all through your vocation. For details regarding training firms and colleges providing short training courses into technical abilities, like recording, editing, sequencing and mastering, check the website of PLASA (Professional Lighting and Sound Association).

By experience you can acquire additional qualifications, like BTEC: Fifth Level diploma into Sound-Studio Management or Audio Recording.

You can improve your prospects, by enrolling with professional organizations, such as ISCE (Institution of Sound and Communications Engineers), PLASA or APRS. Generally, membership-benefits comprise career advice and networking chances.

You can acquire short training courses to improve your abilities in the field of television and film, if you want to advance to sound for film and television. For details about courses into TV or film sound-recording and post production sound, visit the website of Skillset.

Skills and knowledge:

  • excellent people and communication-skills
  • an understanding of acoustics and electronics
  • capability to deal with extended hours and targets
  • a fine sense of rhythm, pitch and timing
  • excellent hearing to distinguish quality of sound
  • an interest into sound and music
  • excellent practical abilities

Salary and Other Benefits:

  • Initial remunerations for studio sound engineers can be about $14,000 for a year.
  • Experienced engineers can get around $21,000 to $41,000.

Working Conditions:

You'd have to be adaptable about hours of working, which can be irregular and long. You may need to work throughout weekends, evenings and nights, based on when producers and artists are available.

You'd be based within recording-studios. Some commercial recording studios might be air conditioned and large, although several are windowless and small, and could be confined.

Different Opportunities:

You can discover work chances within recording studio. Though, it's common to work on short term freelance agreement.

Openings aren't always publicized, thus you'll be required to contact directly to studios for job.

By experience you can establish your recording studio, do specialization into a specific technical-skill or be a music-producer. Here is a example of assistant recording engineer resume for excelling in your interested career.


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