Friday, July 22nd, 2011

How to Become an Audio Engineer

Audio Engineer

If you have a passion for music and technology become an Audio Engineer.

As a sound engineer, you may find yourself working in a variety of places; from a recording studio, to a theatre, to a live music venue.

Some of the courses you can study include: Sound Design, Studio Recording and Live Sound, Audio Production and Engineering, or Professional Recording Arts.

Your day to day tasks will include:

  • Buying and checking sound equipment
  • Working with other departments such as lighting
  • Checking the quality of equipment
  • Meeting the needs of important clients
  • Setting up and putting away sound equipment

What do I need to start:

Start with a passion for music and technology. A lot of audio and sound jobs are based within the music industry, so it can be very competitve. You need experience and a good knowledge of sound systems and software used by engineers and technicians.

What else do I need:

You will also need some certification to prove you know how to work with and use equipment.

You can get trained at schools like:
Trebas Institute
Harris Institute For the Arts
Metalworks Institute
Briercrest College and Seminary
The Art Institute – Vancouver

Where are the jobs?

You can get a job working just about anywhere. Local schools need sound technicians for computers, as do theatres and venues with music. There are also jobs working in film and TV production and recording studios.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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