[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1461585051858{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column_text]Have you always been more fascinated with the guy live mixing at a concert rather than the band who is performing? Or maybe your dream was to create a career involving your passion for sound and ear for music? Stop wondering about how to go about getting your audio engineering career going because we have a quick guide designed to boost your career prospects.

The typical way to go about beginning a career in sound is a certification course, followed by an internship which tends to be where all the practical hands-on knowledge is picked up and then finally, taking on work as a freelance sound engineer, studio engineer or music producer.

However, choosing the right course can help you accelerate your career by equipping you with all the practical skills you need. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to skip the unpaid internships and go straight into the field as someone who knows what it takes to do the job? The best way to do that is to ensure that the institute you choose has a buy-in from the industry and experts who are part of the industry work with the institute to make the training relevant, current and thorough.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1474815811909{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”963″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474815879006{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Live Sound Engineer: Can’t think of anything better than a life on the road and the thrill of wrestling with audio challenges depending on the place you’re at?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474817154442{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Typically, with a course in audio engineering in the bag, the next step would be to find an internship with an audio rental company. But the far better option would be sign up for a course that includes internships with rental companies as part of it. This ensures that you have the experience of handling sound at a variety of events— from college festivals to corporate events and trade shows and maybe even weddings.

Not just that, an internship with a good audio rental firm while pursuing your course will provide you with opportunities to network with bands and musicians who are just starting out in their careers. Use this chance to build a relationship with them and build a network of people you see yourself freelancing with later. Over time, when the band has established itself and is well-known, the live sound engineer who has been on the road with them and seen them through the various phases of their journey is also sure to make it.

This wide-ranging on-ground experience and exposure to all the facets of a live sound engineer’s job will be crucial to your success as a freelancer in sound engineering and have you industry-ready by the time you graduate from the course.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474816474832{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Studio Engineer: If you enjoy the pace and energy of working in a studio, then after check to make sure that your training includes ample studio time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”831″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474817225685{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Internships that are part of the course should give you a chance to spend a lot of time at the studio and get in the hours of practice necessary to learn the ropes from a studio engineer. A good way to ensure the quality of training would be to check that the institute that offers it has studio engineers who are active in the industry because they are the perfect mentors for those aspiring to join the industry.

A proficient studio engineer who really knows what he is about is worth his weight in gold. When it is someone who really knows how to bring sound to life, takes pride in their work and is committed to the satisfaction of their clients, you will be learning from the best in the business. Stick to him like glue and soak up all the techniques and the tricks of the trade. If you stay focused and put in the hours of work with an expert studio engineer, then you can eventually experiment and find your own style of doing things. Till then, watch the greats and copy them![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1474815811909{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”835″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474816904576{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Music Production: For those dreaming of a career in music production, there are two choices depending on what your passion is. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474817285323{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]But even here, the crucial factor to consider is whether the institute has tie-ups with skilled personnel in the industry. The internships and the training offered by the institute will then ensure that you are spending enough time working in music production and getting your skills up to date with the DAW as well as updating your music knowledge. Training and interning with a music producer will guarantee this.

Interning with a production house can offer you opportunities to explore either the creative aspects of music or the technical aspects, depending on where your interest lies. Since these production houses do a wide variety of work, it is assuredly a great playing ground for your creativity. Dig into the details of sound design and composing and push yourself to create in numerous formats here. Furthermore, it will help you master the skill of being creative under pressure.

If you are more interested in the technical aspects of the job then you could dive deep into the world of post-production for a wide variety of projects, from film to advertising and more. Editing, mixing and mastering music for different formats and assignments is what is guaranteed to give you a thorough understanding of everything there is to know about being a producer.

With music production too, the key ingredient for success is networking. Building a reputation and a network of relationships over time with people in the business is what will ensure a successful career.

Now that you’ve got the information on what it takes, get in touch with us for the best foundational training in audio engineering. We’re here to make it happen for you![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Contact Audio Academy” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row]