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For those of you who’ve just come onboard, this is Drew, and I’ve been performing searches for the best sound engineering schools in either my area or online that would help me help my twin brother Andy’s band. So far, I’ve been consuming copious amounts of coffee. I know pretty well that too much caffeine doesn’t bode well for my system, but I have got no real choice. I need to have my eyes open while doing this search. Maybe I need to do like Homer Simpson once did in an episode of The Simpsons’ where he used clothespins to pry his eyelids open. Was it at The Simpsons’? Was it bad-ass Homer?Arrghh! The caffeine shots have been muddling my memory. I really must stop, but I can’t. I meant the coffee, folks, not my search for recording engineer schools.
Anyway, just to give you a brief introduction on what audio engineering is all about, ahem, ahem. That’s me clearing my throat, not choking on my coffee.
My online search has revealed that a sound engineer is someone whose specialty is a skilled trade appertaining to the mixing, recording and reproduction of sounds. Someone with this job basically uses various types of equipment and machinery to perform the various tasks of his trade. Basically, the art that such a person does draws on several disciplines: acoustics, electronics, music and psychoacoustics. Such an individual possesses competence in the use of a variety of media, but the most essential of all is computer technology know-how.
Okay, enough about the technical aspects. My nose has been bleeding for the greater part of two minutes just describing a sound recording engineer’s job. Anyone there got some tissue I could use? Just kidding. I may be feeble-minded but I’m not stupid. I can take technical things as they come, but only slightly. I’m being honest here, okay?
Do you think I have got what it takes to someday get a sound engineer salary for a major recording firm? Of course I do. The field is not exactly nuclear science, right? Even ordinary, jovial folks like me who have got a twin with a great talent in music can become an excellent live sound engineer! I believe that, pretty strongly! I just need to take everything one step at a time.
Got to go back to my ongoing search, folks. I have to get some information on sound engineering schools, and fast!