Also known as:
Studio Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mix Engineer, Mixer
What does a Music Recording / Mixing Engineer do?
A Music Recording/Mixing Engineer oversees the many sonic and technical aspects of a recording session and is responsible for the overall sound of all recorded tracks to ensuring the final product satisfies the Artist and Producers.
Watch and read (links to videos /cases studies):
Tools of the trade:
There are many “tools of the trade” – some technical and some creative.
- Digital audio workstations such as Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase or Ableton Live
- Audio processing devices
What is a Music Recording / Mixing Engineer good at?
The role calls on many skills such as:
- Project management
- People management
- Understanding Studio Recording Technology and Equipment
- Communication & Team building
Who does a Music Recording / Mixing Engineer work with?
Music and audio producers, musicians, record labels, artist managers, publishers, songwriters and composers.
How do I become a Music Recording / Mixing Engineer?
At School or College: FE College Levels 2 &3 Music Technology Diplomas / Music Technology A-Level at Schools and Sixth Form Colleges.
Access Creative College (UK Music MAP member) offers a fantastic range of courses at a range of locations: https://www.ukmusic.org/map-institutions/access-creative-college/
Gain work experience / Build a portfolio:
Look for an apprenticeship: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/assistant-recording-technician
Get a degree: Check out UK Music’s MAP members for trusted course deliverers: https://www.ukmusic.org/education-skills/music-academic-partnership-map/
Music Technology / Audio courses accredited by Music & Media organisation JAMES:
Is the role a skills shortage?
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