Audio Recording Engineers

Audio recording engineers operate and maintain the equipment used in a sound recording studio. They record the following: music, live and in studios; speech, such as dramatic readings of novels or radio advertisements; and sound effects and dialogue used in television and film. They work in control rooms at master console boards often containing hundreds of dials, switches, meters, and lights, which the engineer reads and adjusts to achieve desired results during a recording. They also use computer hardware and software such as Pro Tools to edit and otherwise manipulate recordings. Today, the recording studio is often considered an extra instrument, and thus, the audio recording engineer becomes an extra musician in his or her ability to dramatically alter the final sound of the recording.


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