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Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering

INTRODUCTION

 

The Sound Engineering is all about capturing sound, recording, copying and editing, mixing and reproducing sound using electronic and mechanical devices. It involves both production and post production tasks. Production part may involve everything from set-up to the actual recording.

Sound engineers or audio engineers work on the technical aspects of sound and music production by mixing, reproducing and manipulating the equalization and electronic effects of sound.

By controlling microphones, sound levels, and outputs, sound engineers combine their well-trained ears with their knowledge of acoustics to produce the best quality of sound for a variety of purpose.

 

SKILL SET

 

  • Keen interest and love for music
  • Creativity
  • Technical knowledge 
  • Aptitude for working with electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems
  • Team work
  • Good communication skill 
  • Concentration 
  • Patience
  • Good understanding, good sense of pitch, timing and rhythm 
  • Proficient with different types of recording media, such as analog tape, digital multi track recorders and workstations and computer knowledge.
  • Understanding of software and hardware integration from synchronization to analog to digital transfers.

 

ELIGIBILITY

10+2 any Stream


HOW TO BECOME A SOUND ENGINEER


To become a successful audio engineer, one should be well trained in any degree or diploma courses in audiography, sound recording, sound engineering and audio engineering.

One who has the background in electrical engineering and fine arts can also pursue a career in this field. 
However, for Post graduate courses in audio engineering one should have a bachelor's degree with Physics as a subject at Senior Secondary (10+2) level

 

Note: Generally Certification courses, Graduation and Post Graduation Diploma are offered to students as there are very few colleges offering Degree for the Sound Engineering course.
So here are the institutes offering various Certification and diploma courses:

 

TOP  INSTITUTES 

 

•    AAT College, Bangalore
 

Course: Diploma in Audio Engineering
Duration: 1 year
Campus: Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore
Eligibilty: 10+2 any Stream

 

•    Amadeus Media Pvt Ltd, Chennai
 

Course: Diploma in Audio Engineering
Duration: 12 months
Campus: Chennai
Eligibilty: 10+2 any Stream or any degree

 

•    SoundIdeaz Academy, Mumbai

Course: Certificate Course in Sound Engineering
Duration: 6 months
Campus: Mumbai
Eligibilty: 10+2 any Stream 

Course: Diploma in Sound Engineering
Duration: 12 months
Campus: Mumbai
Eligibilty: 10+2 any Stream 

 

•    Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication (SACAC), New Delhi

Course: Diploma in Audio Engineering & Music production
Duration: 12 months
Campus: Delhi

Eligibilty: 

1.Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
2.Limited seats for undergraduates (10+2). Selection strictly on merit.

 

•    Institute of New Media Development and Research, Pune

Course: Sound engineering workshop-cum-training program Pune University
Duration: 100 clock hrs


•    Film & Television Institute of India,Pune
 

Course:One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering
Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree with Physics as a subject at Senior Secondary (10+2) level

 

•    Neo Film School,Kerala

Course:Professional Diploma in Sound Recording & Engineering – Film Specialization
Course Code : SOU-24 (4 semesters)
Course Duration : 24 Months
No. of Classes in a week : 5 Days
No. of Seats : 12 Seats
No. of student productions : 8

Course:Professional Diploma in Sound  Engineering – TV Specialization/Live Sound SpecialisationCourse Code : SOU-12 (2 semesters)
Course Duration : 12 Months
No. of Classes in a week : 5 Days
No. of Seats : 12 Seats
No. of student productions : 4

 

•    Noise Head Quarters,Cochin

Course:Diploma in sound engineering and music production.
Duration: 10 Months

 

•    Panache School of Sound,Hyderabad

Course: Diploma In Sound Engineering
Duration: 1 Year Diploma
No. Of Classes In A Week : 3 Classes / Week
Timings: 12-2pm Or 6-8pm
Weekends: On-Field

 

•    Seamedu School of Pro-Expressionism

Course: Degree in Sound Engineering
Duration: 3 years

 

•    Mumbai Music Institute

Course: Diploma in Audio Engineering
Duration: 6 months

Course: Diploma in Audio Engineering
Duration: 6 months

 

JOB PROSPECTS

Some venues that hire sound engineers include: 

  • Film
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Musical Recordings
  • Computer Games
  • Live Music Concerts
  • Theatre
  • Sports Games
  • Corporate Events

 

Some of the other roles and titles common to audio engineers include:

 

  • Monitor sound engineers. This type of engineer takes care of the sound the band hears on their monitors on stage. If you're ever heard a band says, "can you turn down my guitar a little bit" or something similar, they are talking to the monitor sound engineer.
  • Systems engineers. They take care of setting up amps, complex PA systems, speakers and such for the band and the other sound engineers.
  • Studio sound engineers. They work in a recording studio to make high quality recordings of music, speech and sound effects.
  • Research and development audio engineers. They work to invent new technologies, equipment and techniques, in order to enhance the process and art of audio engineering.
  • Wireless microphone engineers. They are responsible for wireless microphones during a theatre production, a sports event or a corporate event.
  • Game audio designer engineers. They deal with sound for video and computer game development.

 

 

Disclaimer: The information provided here is best to our knowledge. It is highly recommended that you should cross-check the source of information through the specific Colleges and Institutes. WonderSkool (WS Education Pvt Ltd) is in no way responsible for the decisions made solely on the basis of this document.