Career outlook for studio sound engineer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would make high quality recordings of music, speech and sound effects.
You would use electronic equipment to record sound for uses such as:
- Commercial music recordings
- Radio, TV, film and advertising
- Corporate videos
- Computer games and other interactive media
- Plan recording sessions with producers and artists
- Set up microphones and equipment in the studio
- Make sure the recording levels are set correctly
- Use recording equipment and add effects
- Record each instrument or item onto a separate track
- Mix tracks to produce a final version
- Log tapes and other details of the session
With experience, you might also act as studio manager.
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