Live Sound Engineer

A live sound engineer works at live events to make sure the sound is of appropriate value and high quality. Live sound engineers work in music, theatres, conferences, sports and other events that require sound projection. They work with producers to identify places where changes in sound level are required. Sound engineers are responsible for pre-recording sound effects needed, the wireless microphones used and the sound that performers hear on their monitors during a live event.

Attributes: hard-working, patient, imaginative

Music Producer

A music producer oversees the entire production of an album, working with sound engineers, managers, songwriters and artists to create the final product. A music producer understands every aspect of studio production and knows how instruments and voices produce recordable sound. They must imagine the end result so they listen to, experiment with and explore all aspects of music to create a potential future hit.

Attributes: collaborative, observant, resilient

Acoustics Engineer

Acoustics engineers are concerned with the science of sound and noise vibration. They are involved in designing and constructing buildings where sound improvement or noise reduction is a major priority. This could be the construction of sports stadiums and recording studios to improve how sound carries, but may also look at reducing noise interference for local residents. Acoustics engineers assess the noise impact of any construction to ensure there is minimum impact. Some acoustics engineers are involved in designing medical acoustic equipment such as ultra-scans.

Attributes: communicative, committed, open-minded

Medical Physicist

Medical physicists specialise in the healthcare profession. They work on developing new machines and technologies to help within the field of medicine. They look at making new systems to help investigate patient’s illnesses and conditions. They also look at making sure equipment within hospitals is safe and kept up to.

Attributes, curious, creative, passionate

Sound Engineer

A sound engineer works specifically with the mechanical and technical aspects of recording, mixing, reproducing and manipulating the electronic effects of sound. They control microphones, sound levels and outputs along with their experience of acoustics to produce the best quality of sound suitable for purpose. Sound engineers don’t always work in music. There are specialist areas of sound engineering to become involved in, such as studio engineering, live sound engineering, game and audio design or audio post engineering which involves mixing and editing sound for television and movies.

Attributes: tenacious, self-motivated, organised