How to Become a Sound Engineer.

14 December, 2022

Are you all about the technical aspects of audio and working with artists to produce a recording or live performance? Brilliant! Then sound engineering could be the career for you.

Sound engineering student doing a sound test

If you’re wondering how to become a sound engineer or how to study sound engineering, we’ve got you covered. At Spirit Studios, we’re all about helping produce the next generation of sound engineers. If you’re just starting out, or you’re an established sound engineer looking to upskill, our courses will help you to achieve your dream career.

How to get into a sound engineering career

There are various routes into this profession, but one of the most common is by studying a specialised course. Whether you see yourself heading to University or starting a shorter course, these are both great pathways for you to pick up the necessary skills and build your experience.

It’s all about getting you work exposure, developing your skills, and gaining experience in as many areas as possible. This way you’ll be able to identify your passion and speciality, then take action to build your sound engineering career.

The importance of sound engineers

Not just music, sound engineers work with a variety of audio. This includes dialogue, sound FX, world sounds, ambience and more. This means a career in sound engineering could see you working in game audio, TV, film, music, radio, live events, festivals, or gigs. Sound engineers are involved in more industries than you think. 

We live in a digital age, where sound is experienced in a variety of ways. It can be at home watching Netflix, in surround sound at the cinema, interacting with it in computer games, out at concerts and the theatre and in Spatial Audio on the move with Apple Music. There’s never been a more exciting time to get involved.

Where can I study sound engineering?

At Spirit Studios, we offer a range of sound engineering courses to fit your needs. From undergraduate degrees to year-long industry courses and more, there’s definitely one for you.

BSc (Hons) Live Audio Engineering and Music Production

You’ll dive into the world of live audio engineering, by learning how to sound-check, monitor, mix and master in our industry-leading facilities. If you see a career in sound engineering both in studios and live venues, this BSc (Hons) Live Sound Engineering and Music Production course could be for you.

BSc (Hons) Entrepreneurial Audio Production

You’ll develop your post-production skills on this BSc (Hons) Entrepreneurial Audio Production course. With entrepreneurial skills at its core, it aims to turn your creative passion into a flourishing career.

Industry Courses 

Our evening-based Industry Courses are designed to give you hands-on experience in Live Sound Engineering, Sound for Visual Media, and Studio Production & Mastering. We’ll get you industry ready.

Pro Tools Courses

These courses are short and equipment-specific to help you become a master of Pro Tools. You’ll gain all the knowledge you need to be able to independently create tracks, with a run-through of the fundamentals and other key areas.

Take a look at our range of Pro Tools courses.

Where do you see your sound engineering career going?

Unsure where you’d like your career to end up? Don’t worry, there are hundreds of different roles that could suit you! If you’re wondering how much do UK sound engineers make, then it might be worth having a look online at some careers that interest you.

The list of careers and opportunities in sound engineering could go on and on, but here are some that might interest you:

  • Sound Engineer
  • Dubbing Mixer
  • Game Audio Engineer
  • Instrument/Backline Technician
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer

Get into sound engineering today!

Are you an aspiring sound engineer? Why not take a look at our specialist courses for the music and audio industries? You’ll get real opportunities and learn from industry experts, developing your skills as you kickstart your sound engineering career.

Apply now for the course that suits you.

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