An audio engineer uses analog and/or digital sound equipment to record, master, mix, synchronize, replicate, and create audio files. This individual may be employed in various entertainment industries, including the movie, music, television, theater, and video game industries. The day-to-day responsibilities of an audio engineer include the creation, recording, mixing and mastering of music, ambient sounds, and audio effects. Additionally, the audio engineer is responsible for working to optimize, quantize, and compress the audio they develop to deliver the best possible sound quality while minimizing the size of necessary sound files. The audio engineer also works with other engineers to develop and design rich sound environments used in their specific media type.
Audio Engineer Tasks
Record, layer, and produce sounds and sound effects for desired impact.
Spot, arrange, and edit audio into video or other delivery mechanism.
Create, update, maintain, and add to sample and sound libraries.
Assist in postproduction with improving sound quality or adding sound over video.