Sound Engineer









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
  • websites
  • 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 scamsmake sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Composer … or .. Film Producer

Is becoming a Sound Engineer the right career choice for me?