For the production of York Dance Ensembles ‘SPACE|TIME|LINE’, my position as a crew member was the sound operator. My duties and responsibilities was to take the music required and set it in order of the show. In addition, the sound operator must set levels for each song to ensure the music was suitable for the audience, as well as the dancers on stage. Other everyday duties were to ensure the speakers, god microphone, and headsets all worked properly before each run of the show. Most importantly, I had to communicate with the stage manager during the show to know when the music needed to be played.
A vital part in the making of any professionally made album is the production and post-production process. These processes are the responsibility of audio engineers employed by record labels. The engineers are responsible for the recording, mixing, and mastering of audio tracks. To do this, engineers are trained with various technologies in the fields of multi track recording, outboard gear and digital/analog workstations. With their knowledge and tools, engineers help the artists convey their art as best as possible not only to themselves but also to the demographic they wish to express their art to.
According to mynextmove.org it states that an Audio Engineer, “operates machines and equipment to record synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, and movie and video productions.” In other word, According to careersinmusic.com “A Recording Engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to capture and shape the sound of an album”. Being an audio engineer it comes with a lot of responsibility. In most studios the Recording Engineer is also the music producer. That’s when a lot of the responsibility comes in, because they also have to oversee both the artistic and technical elements of the entire recording session. According to musiceducationmadness.com it states that “Sound
As audio engineers it is our duty to bring the highest quality audio to all of our projects. These can range from studio recording, radio, TV, movies, games, forensic audio and what we will be going through in detail, live sound. Any form of live event, be it a rock band's concert, orchestral performance, stage play or even live sports events will need some form of sound reinforcement. Sound reinforcement consists of an arrangement of microphones, signal processing, mixing, amps and loud speakers to reinforce the sound of an event, ensuring that all members of the audience have the best auditory experience and can clearly and adequately hear all audio evolved in the event.
An audio engineer is responsible for the operation of the soundboard and other equipment in the recording of music, words, sounds, or any combination of such material. There are several types of engineering positions available in today's studios. In large studios, there are usually several engineers, each with the own duties and contributions. There are recording engineers, recording assistants, set-up engineers, maintenance engineers, and even mix-down engineers in some cases. In smaller studios the engineer is usually responsible for all of these duties. As a rule, the engineer should be able to set-up, use, and fix the equipment they work with.
This type of engineer is not like the rest, they don’t build or plan building, bridges, houses, or anything like that. “ A Sound Engineer is someone with experience and training in the production and manipulation of sound through mechanical (analog) or digital means.”("Career Counselling: How to become a sound engineer?”) A Sound Engineer pretty much works on sound systems, like radios and speakers, and they work on “digital sound” which is the sound quality in movies, music, or cartoons. “Sound engineers are responsible for recording and mixing voices, including post-production for video and film, as well as music and sound effects for movies, television, radio, advertising, multimedia, plays and other live performances.” ("Career Counselling: How to become a sound engineer?.”) Sound Engineers edit actor’s voices and sound effect in movies, cartoons, and Television Programs, for example, if there is an animated character in a movie, or like when a character goes evil and their voice changes, or they have a non-human voice. A Sound Engineers job, in this case, is to mix the voice, then edit it into the movie, where it goes along with the actors or characters moving lips and they seem to have this voice. Another job is with sound effects, like an explosion, they sync the sound of the explosion with the green screen version, or enhance the sound of the small real explosion. A sound engineer is a very cool job and can help all different types of movies and shows, and you get to work with music sometimes as
A sound technician operates technical audio equipment that may amplify, enhance or reproduce sound to support what is wanted to be achieved by the client. They may set up audio equipment and monitor for malfunctions and also talk to stage directors about audio effects.
In theater, a sound designer provides the aural landscape for the play. This includes sounds noted in the play script, called motivated sounds, as well as other sounds inferred from the play script and setting. The sound designer also helps select opening and closing music to help set the mood for the play. In a musical or a play in a large theater, the sound designer also prepares the reinforced sounds by selecting microphones for the musicians and or actors and running them though the theaters sound board to amplified speakers. The designer will then tune and mix the audio to supply a clear and consistent sound to the audience during the performance.
The job of sound technicians are to set up and operate the technical equipment used to record, amplify, enhance mix and reproduce sound. They do this at events like concerts, conferences, films, broadcasting, advertising etc. They ensure that the right sounds are being used and when. They, ultimately, act as a bridge between the performer/speaker, to the audience, all while not being noticed. The roles of a sound technician could be split into 2 different categories: production and post-production. In production, the recording of sound is done on set or on location. Post-production is when audio is mixed, edited on, mixed, and balanced after it has being recorded. In large productions, such as films and concerts, there is usually
It is 9:55 AM and a sound check must be performed before the program goes live. The sound engineer busies himself checking the microphones, sound levels, and outputs. He has been trained to produce the best quality of sound for a variety of purpose. However, his expertise in the field is limited because he does not have a college degree.
A live sound technician manages audio equipment, such as a mixing board (mixing console), during indoor or outdoor events and live performances at such locations as sports stadium, churches, theatres, open air theatres or lecture halls. A technician is responsible for sound checks, equipment placement, volume and quality of sound. A technician should have knowledge about sound equipment and acoustics.
According to Lenise Bent from the Career in Music website, “a recording engineer or audio engineer operates and sets up the recording equipment used to capture and shape the sound of an album.” The capture and shaping
“Sound Engineer Technician?” “Bro, what interests do you really find in that?” “Like, what do they do?” A sound engineering technician sets up, operates and maintains special equipment used in stage, television or motion picture productions according to instructions. In other words I can be one of those guys who gets to go out and find substitution sounds for the common things people may hear everyday or stuff people never had the chance to hear before. A couple classic examples would be a sheet of hard plastic making the sound of thunder when you shake or wriggle it, or the sound of nails on a tin roof creating the sound of a hail storm. But that’s not all there is to it.
A sound engineer is technician who operates and maintains the machines and equipment when recording and broadcasting music, sound effects, film audio, live events and video production.
As a sound engineer, you would control the sound at live events such as theatre performances and music concerts. You would operate microphones, amplifiers and control desks to balance the sound levels,