SOUND PRODUCTION: recording and editing your own music

You may have started by working with sound as a hobby by helping out other sound technicians with their set-up. If you’ve been the one that people call up for help with setting up the sound and you always work your magic with it, then maybe it is time to take your ability more seriously.

You love for perfect sound quality is what makes you fit to work as a sound engineer.

Sound engineering is based on the technical ability to ensure or create quality in sound. Sound is used in various industries for many purposes. Having the right equipment is vital but it is only effective if you have the expertise to use it.

Here are some links to the training available in 2022 and 2023:

Certificate III Music (Sound Production) - Newcastle

Certificate III Music (Sound Production) - Wyong

Certificate IV Music (Sound Production) - Newcastle

Certificate IV Music (Sound Production) - Wyong

Diploma Music (Sound Production) - Newcastle

Advanced Diploma Music (Sound Production) - Newcastle

Training is important because it exposes you to experts in the field who understand the dynamics of sound better. Their knowledge will enrich your ability and enable you to excel in your sound engineering career.

If you just want a taste of the music industry, then here's your chance: Certificate II Music - Newcastle

Certificate II Music - Wyong

For further info contact us. Sound professionals are responsible for setting up sound systems, testing and adjusting equipment levels and they ensure that all audio tools are working. They can work in various sectors such as events, studio or broadcasting platforms.

What is the role of sound engineers?

Sound engineers can take on various roles and work as studio engineers, system engineers or sound operators. They can use their expertise to set up wireless audio equipment and tools. Sound specialists can manipulate equalisation and the effects of sound. The overall effect of sound skills is that it produces advanced sound output.

Studio engineers can set up audio equipment and tools for recording purposes. These engineers have high-level ability to compose music and sound pieces, do audio recordings and edit them. They also need to have the digital capacity to use computerised programs utilised in sound editing. The audio they produce can be for broadcast platforms such as radio, television, film, gaming or in performance venues.

What skills do sound engineers need to become successful?

As a sound engineer, you will learn the crucial basic skills needed in sound such as monitoring sound, communication skills and the ability to fix technical problems. Other practical skills include knowing how to set up equipment and knowing how to time sound accurately.

There are purposes for setting up sound, it could be sound for occasions such as a live concert, setup for studio sound or for a band performance. Setting up sound requires you to be able to adjust microphones, mixers, amplifiers and output tools.

As you gain knowledge in this field, you will learn to operate recording equipment and utilise instruments used in sound. You will also absorb technical skills that allow you to use sound tools and software for spectacular productions. Your understanding of sound and skills enable you to become more creative as a sound professional.

The sound expertise you produce can be used in sound recordings and sound for corporate websites, videos and other media. You learn how to create a sound effect, manipulate sound waves, use synthesizer instruments and to use other elements in production.

Which career paths can sounds engineers get into? Sound Engineers can work in a number of industries where they can specialise in sound projects. The entertainment industry is one of the sectors that largely depends on sound for the success of its productions. In preparation for any event, sound managers are tasked with setting up the sound to create the best event.

Some of the major professional roles that you can take on with the expertise include:

  • Recording engineer and technical crew for live events

  • Location sound

  • ADR recordist

  • Recording technician

  • Live sound technician

  • Digital music production

  • Remix producer