What is common among ‘Let it Go’ (Frozen), ‘Happy’ (Pharrell Williams) and A.R Rahman’s famous track ‘Jai Ho’? Singers, lyricists, music composers?….
While they have a major role to pay here, there is a whole team of behind the scene engineers who work on these songs, stitching the music together with instruments and background chorus. Basically, they take the raw format of the of the song and give us the best version of it. These cool engineers are known as the Sound Engineers.
Music today has made its way across industries in the form of brand/ad films, testimonials videos, music festivals etc. making sound engineering a bright career option!
If you are a music buff who is enchanted by the world of amazing instruments, how sound gets created and how technology can help create the best version of the music track – ‘Sound Engineering’ can be the right career choice for you. There are multiple options for a sound engineer. You can work in different movies, music concerts, rock shows or can even come up with your own company. A little bit of research in this area will help you dig deeper and find your true calling!
What are the areas to look for?
The world of sound engineering offers a wide array of options. Although the entertainment industry is the prime one, you can also look for other options in sectors like advertisement, documentaries, gaming and corporate brands.
How to become a Sound Engineer?
In order to enter the field of sound or audio engineering, you need to be proficient in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computers. Make sure to put in all your extra efforts and study these subjects thoroughly in your 10+2.
A wide range of institutions in India and abroad offer postgraduate, diploma and certificate level courses in sound engineering. You can pick the course according to your requirement and master the technical and creative aspects of recording, editing and producing through different sounds.
There are plenty of career options for a Sound Engineer or a Sound Technician. With the ever expanding music industry in India, you can easily fit into various fields like Motion Picture, Sound Recording Industries, Television Broadcasting, Performing Arts Companies, Radio Stations, Advertising firms, Gaming Industries and much more. You can also work as a freelancer or with independent artists, music composers, writers and performers where the competition is rigid but fun filled!
In fact, BYJU’S has an impressive team of sound engineers who jams together to create interesting sound effects while developing the App. At BYJU’S we are always on the lookout for talented and bright minds that are open to explore innovative techniques and bring in something new.
With private companies across the board looking out to polish their audio and video capabilities, a lot of opportunities have been bestowed upon sound engineers. So stay motivated and go for it!
Pro tips: The first step towards this dream job is performing well in your 12th Board Exams. BYJU’S-The Learning App has programs designed to prepare students in an easy and fun manner. With adaptive and engaging videos, sample test papers for each concept and personalised feedback, BYJU’S visual learning methods will give you the necessary boost to prepare for your exams.
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