Audio Engineer

What is an Audio Engineer?

Comments (34)
  1. Diamante says:

    Great insight!

    1. Matt says:

      Agreed!

      1. Warren Huart says:

        Haha yes @plap-disqus-4462bf0ddbe0d0da40e1e828ebebeb11:disqus! Marvellous!

    2. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks very much @plap-disqus-5a5a2994bba00e071d152145344b741d:disqus!! Marvellous in fact!

  2. Pat Fleck says:

    One lump or two? 🙂

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks @pat_fleck:disqus! I do love a good cup of tea! Have a marvellous time brewing that tea! By the way I’m a PG Tips man! Many thanks Warren

      1. Martin Thompson says:

        Remember the chimp ads Warren?… Have you passed your MOT?

        1. Warren Huart says:

          Haha yes indeed @disqus_yVh2EHM2VA:disqus!! I do remember them well! Do you remember ‘Bond, Brooke Bond’?

          1. Martin Thompson says:

            Yes I do, but my favorite chimp vid was the one of Right Said Fred with the chimps moving the Piano.

          2. Warren Huart says:

            Haha yes indeed @disqus_yVh2EHM2VA:disqus! Hilarious

          3. Eggbert Dilberry says:

            https://youtu.be/KHJc3LB06fs

            https://youtu.be/lY639Q0Gr8k

            Just for those who may not know ;0)

  3. Randal Patrick McMurphy says:

    Nicely stated, Warren…

    Just simple, straight-up practical advice any engineer can implement in their day-to-day…

    m/

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks ever so much @randalpatrickmcmurphy:disqus! I am glad to be able to help! Have a marvellous time recording!

  4. Joey Boswell says:

    Personally I have a hard time calling myself an “Audio Engineer” being I come from over two decades of Engineering that did not allow for generalization of the term “Engineer” nor allowed to even refer to ourself as an Engineer until the education path was completed and you passed specific test in your field then you had to serve time under a P.E. (Professional Engineer) then take a State level test to be able to provide services to the general public as an Engineer be it Electrical, Mechanical or Structural. When I started my path in Audio Engineering a few years ago I literally looked and searched for Audio Engineering test to take, I hunted for a licensing board of Audio Engineers to study under, etc… But I found none of this applied to Audio Engineering. I figure when a client refers to me as an Audio Engineer then maybe I’m an Audio Engineer. Maybe…

  5. Warren Huart says:

    Hi Friends, I hope you’re doing marvellously well! This a huge question I get asked so often! For many people starting up this can be so confusing! They read Blogs and Forums that tell them they are not qualified and then they read about the most successful Audio Engineers in the business and see that they learned by either Assisting in Studios or by learning on the job! I hope this short video will help clarify some of that. Have a marvellous time Engineering! Many thanks Warren

  6. kip braunstadter says:

    a worker amongst workers…that will serve you well no matter you are..wish i would have had that mindset 20 years ago
    thanks for the vid you guys

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks for your amazingly positive outlook @plap-disqus-f64eac11f2cd8f0efa196f8ad173178e:disqus! You are a great asset to our community! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  7. John Morgan says:

    Yes, thanks Warren! I’m in over my head at times. January will be my PLAPA anniversary. I’m just starting to apply my knowledge gained here. I started the year with a Black Friday Mac, gathered equipment as I could and things are good. Tracked my own house kit the other day for the first time, not sunset sound but I’ll make it work. In the last month I’ve had the opportunity to track four different singer/songwriters a three piece blues band, a cello, wow… I’m still a total noob but PLAPA has made me look better than I am for sure. Thanks Warren. You and Glenn need to do a vid about the things bands will do, like randomly move microphones, pull cables, headphone cables getting stepped on, getting water, you know, the other stuff we get to do too. 🙂

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @plap-disqus-4122cb13c7a474c1976c9706ae36521d:disqus thanks for your amazing comment! So glad we’ve been able to help! The community in here is so amazing! Thanks for being a big part of it John! Have a marvellous time making music! Many thanks Warren

  8. Gavin Wesley says:

    Well done Warren. As an Audio Engineering student I agree with everything you said.
    It is precisely what we are being taught.
    So easy for people to become confused with this role and going off on some tangent.
    Remain focused on your job and enjoy!
    Thanks for the videos.

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Wow that’s fantastic @plap-disqus-db0cf003e7db9592288d809665cfeb2a:disqus! So glad to hear that! Where are you going to School? Have a marvellous time making music! Many thanks Warren

  9. David Hadel says:

    Thanks for the video Warren! I do enjoy the non-technical “pep talk” videos with solid advice. I’m still learning all aspects of recording and I appreciate the motivation. And YOU sir, have a marvelous time recording!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks @davidhadel:disqus! You Rock! I am so glad to be able to help in any way I can!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  10. Ed Wenzel says:

    A engineer is someone who sets up the easel and supplies the paints so a producer can paint the vision in their head.

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Lovely analogy @edwenzel:disqus!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  11. Great information, so grateful for your unparalleled mentoring.

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks ever so much @plap-disqus-2e65f2f2fdaf6c699b223c61b1b5ab89:disqus! You Rock my friend! Have a marvellous time making music! Many thanks Warren

  12. Jim Bernardo says:

    I think you’ve done a pretty great job on your tutorials. continuing to follow you!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @Jezmyr:disqus thanks ever so much! I really appreciate it! Have a marvellous time making music! Many thanks Warren

  13. Thanks Warren for giving the exact points that are important. Sometimes our mind, skills or emotions let us do different, but these is pretty nice to know and we should remember in some situations.

    I have now an example that show us “this is not an audio engineer”.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdCLRIA7Ah8

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Haha genius @plap-disqus-dfd7468ac613286cdbb40872c8ef3b06:disqus! That’s so cool! Have a marvellous time making music! Many thanks Warren

    2. shadowmixx says:

      LOL! Priceless 🙂

  14. shadowmixx says:

    Great breakdown Warren on the engineer’s role in the studio.
    I too have had to wear MANY hats in the lab, producer, editor, engineer, vocal coach, etc.
    and gladly continue to do so even now. 🙂
    It can be stressful at times, but I love it though. Especially when everything finally comes together.
    Peace

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks ever so much @shadowmixx:disqus! Agreed! These days I have to wear so many hats it’s crazy! However I love being busy!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

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