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Audio Recording Engineer: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:49)


Francis Fisher operates a mixing console for a radio broadcast show.

Audio Recording Engineer: Career Beginnings (03:21)

Fisher discusses joining the Navy to acquire an education in electronics. A job with NBC in New York allows him to pursue his passion for public radio. He enjoys the challenge of mixing audio for live shows.

Audio Recording Engineer: Keys for Success (01:58)

Fisher discusses the importance of punctuality in his job. He can adjust and improve sound even though he has never played music.

Audio Recording Engineer: Education and Certification Requirements (01:18)

Gaining some education and a certain skill set concerning basic electronics is crucial to working as a recording engineer.

Audio Recording Engineer: Workplace Atmosphere (02:12)

Fisher describes working in solitude on a large mixing console. He configures sound for each performer.

Audio Recording Engineer: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:51)

Start your career early by talking to others who might have connections in the field, volunteering at a local recording studio, and learning about computers.

Audio Recording Engineer: A Day on the Job (02:03)

Fisher talks about preparing a venue for the performance. He readies the mixing console while stagehands place microphones and cameras.

Audio Recording Engineer: Industry Goals and Services (00:43)

The goal is to expand the listening base. Money made from advertising enables the continuation and growth of radio show productions.

Audio Recording Engineer: Industry Challenges (01:07)

The biggest difficulty of creating a successful radio show is audience awareness.

Audio Recording Engineer: Looking at the Future (01:41)

This profession will continue to thrive; many industries require sound mixing. No matter the advances in technology, Fisher can apply the basic skill set he acquired early in his career.

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Audio Recording Engineer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an Audio Recording Engineer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Francis Fisher talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in audio engineering. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: BVL166293

ISBN: 978-1-64481-304-1

Copyright date: ©2018

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