Audio Adjustment: A Career As An Audio Engineer

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Audio Adjustment

Recording arts has come a long way sense Thomas Edison recorded the first voice singing in 1877 using pieces of tinfoil. With current technologies we can professionally record instruments, voices, and anything capable of producing a sound with ease. In order to record sound we need certain pieces of electrical equipment such as microphones, soundboards, equalizers, and an audio editing program to be used by trained professionals known as Audio Engineers. With technology constantly advancing at an impressive rate, how will I contribute to the future of recording arts? Audio engineers are constantly adapting to more advanced recording technology in order to deliver the most satisfying sound for the artist or producer but in the most cost effective way possible. An excellent example of audio engineers advancing in a cost effective way would be the switch from analog recording to digital. With the major switch from analog to digital, the editing process was cut significantly and the price to produce a new album went from an average of two hundred thousand dollars to twenty thousand. Editing went from physically cutting out sections of tape from a reel and splicing them back together, to using a simple computer program to cut
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There will no doubt be new advances in microphones, equalizers, and updated versions of Editing programs with all sorts of new bells and whistles but, what about recording the old fashionedway? As a future audio engineer I not only will adapt to the new advances of technology in the field of recording arts but I also plan on learning how to work with analog equipment to have the most experience possible with editing and recording. Learning how to record both analog and digital will give me a step ahead of most audio engineers and have a better understanding between the sound of analog and

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