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Career as Audio Recording Engineers

Sound Recording Engineers are technical experts who use recording equipment to record music, TV, film and radio productions.

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Career as Audio Recording Engineers
Sound recording engineers
  • Work in recording studios or master control rooms with sound recording equipments
  • Operate and maintain huge consoles with a large number of dials, switches, lights and meters
  • Discuss with the music director the style of music to be recorded, the instruments to be recorded and the desired emotion to be reflected
  • Select and prepare appropriate recording equipments such as mikes, amplifiers etc. for the production and check chords and connections for uninterrupted recording
  • Position mikes and amplifiers as well as the musicians to get the best sound recordings
  • Checks sound effect in the control room before the final recording
  • During the final recording the engineer sits on the console and handles the volume, speed, intensity and tone quality of the recording
  • The recording of each instrument is often made on a separate tape
  • After the recording the individual tracks are mixed on a master tape
  • Final editing, and manipulation of tone, intensity, effects etc are done with inputs from the producer, sound engineer and musicians for the final track to be ready
  • Maintain the equipment and solve technical gliches
  • Record dialogues, sound effects and music in films and TV programs

Employment Opportunities

  • Audio recording companies
  • TV and Film studios
  • Gaming companies
  • Music recording studios
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • Doordarshan
  • NDTV
  • All India Radio

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    Sound Engineer

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    Audio Engineer

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