For our interview with Sound Engineer, Nishan Surjoo
What is a Sound Engineer?
As a Sound Engineer in a recording studio, you would make high quality recordings of music, speech and sound effects.
Sound Engineers use complex electronic equipment to record sound for many different uses, such as:
- commercial music recordings
- radio, TV, film and commercials
- corporate videos
- computer games and other types of interactive media
What does a Sound Engineer do?
- plans recording sessions with producers and artists
- sets up microphones and equipment in the studio
- sets the right sound levels and dynamics
- operates equipment for recording (mixing, mastering, sequencing and sampling)
- records each instrument or item onto a separate track
- monitors and balances sound levels
- mixes tracks to produce a final ‘master’ track
- logs tapes and other details of the session in the studio archive
Are you … ?
- passionate about sound, music and acoustics?
- good with computers and audio equipment?
- a person with a good ear for sound?
- able to handle pressure?
- a good communicator?
- a peoples’ person?
- willing to work long and unusual hours?
How do I become a Sound Engineer?
CLICK HERE for the various qualifications you can do in Sound Technology, Sound Engineering etc.
You will find the qualifications under the section: How do I become a Sound Technician?
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
- CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming a Sound Engineer the right career choice for me?