What is an Audio Engineer?

15 Apr 2016

The Best Award Ceremony by Russian-Speaking Community winners Crest Recording Studio

Other words: Sound Engineer, Acoustic Engineer, Audio Operator, Sound Technician or Acoustical Engineer.

An audio engineer (or a sound engineer) is a special trained professional who works with the mechanics of recording, mixing, and reproducing sound (music, advertising, movie audio tracks, etc). Audio engineers are not the same as sound producers, writers, or performers, as they deal specifically with the technical and the mechanical aspects of music and sound; nothing else.

What does an Audio Engineer do?

Any audio engineer works with the technical aspects of sound during the processes of recording, mixing, and reproduction. Audio engineer often assist record producers and musicians to help give their work the sound they are hoping to achieve. An audio engineer will piece together parts of a song, use auto-tune on a recording, and/or add special designed synthetic sounds to a soundtrack. Audio engineers are different from producers. Nevertheless, some audio engineers go on with their careers to double as producers or assume the role of producer.

Here, at the Crest Recording Studio, we do mastering, recording and mixing. Also, we can be involved like a producer in some projects.