9 Things to Know before a career as Recording Engineer

1) What do they do?

Recording engineers oversee many technical and aesthetic aspects of a recording session and are responsible for the overall sound of all recorded tracks.

2) Shaping the Music

Every drum beat, bass thump, guitar strum, and sung note is shaped by a recording engineer, who uses a combination of technical expertise and musical mastery to capture and manipulate sound in the studio.

During the recording process, the scope of a recording engineer's creative involvement may vary widely, with some also acting as producer or mixing engineer and others strictly operating the sound board. 

3) Scope of Work

Most recording engineers start out as assistant engineers, developing their ears and technical skills in a studio setting.

4) Entry Level positions

5) Qualification

For these positions, employers strongly prefer candidates with a degree in sound engineering or music production. 

7) Self-Employed

Freelance recording engineers must develop a strong professional network and industry reputation if they hope to receive consistent work requests.

8) Technical Knowledge 

- Music recording (hardware and    software) - Record production - Music editing - Pro Tools

- Musical Instrument Digital    Interface(MIDI) - Sound/mixing boards - Instruments (digital and analog) - Basic acoustics

9) Musical Knowledge

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