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A Day in an Audio Engineer's Life:
On a typical day an audio engineer's tasks may include:
- Conferring with producers, performers, and others to determine and achieve the desired sound for a production, such as a musical recording or a film.
- Setting up, testing and adjusting recording equipment for recording sessions and live performances; tearing down equipment after event completion.
- Regulating volume level and sound quality during recording sessions, using control consoles.
- Preparing for recording sessions by performing activities such as selecting and setting up microphones.
- Mixing and editing voices, music, and taped sound effects for live performances and for prerecorded events, using sound mixing boards.
- Synchronizing and equalizing prerecorded dialogue, music, and sound effects with visual action of motion pictures or television productions, using control consoles.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos109.htm (visited November 8, 2010).
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET Online, Sound Engineering Technicians, on the Internet at http://online.onetcenter.org/link/details/27-4014.00 (visited November 8, 2010).