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Name: eric levin
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
What type of engineer mixes the sound on music albums?



Replies:
While I am sure there are a variety of backgrounds for individuals in that profession, I think you would find that the majority are not really "engi- neers" in the classic sense of the word. My experience in working with music (I am a self employed music director) is that such individuals usually start with some sort of musical training, but in the end having a good ear (or two) for beautiful sound and at least a "users-knowledge" of the workings of the equipment, along with the necessary connections would describe many of such individual's backgrounds. You will naturally find people with substantially more or less training or expertise in any of the above components, and will probably even find certified engineers in the group. My suspicion is that a thorough knowledge of the physics of sound and acoustics would serve as a good place to start. If you would like more information I would simply write to the address of a recording company listed on your average cd (or record) case, asking similar questions.

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