Customize sound effects and music to suit particular scenes.
What does an Audio Engineer do?
Audio engineers manage the audio effects, music, and dialogue that go into a recorded production. To enter this field you should love deep listening and paying attention to sounds. Successful audio engineers must blend this natural acoustic aptitude with an understanding of audio technology.
If that sounds good, then this could be a sweet job for you. As an audio engineer, the creative transformation and combination of raw sounds is your domain. Your time might be spent mixing and playing with different simulations of background traffic. You can record songs, edit dialogue, and choose how many seconds of silence before the blood curdling shriek is released.
There are generally four areas a recorded sound passes through before it is distributed as a finished product: recording, editing, mixing, and if it is put on a soundtrack, mastering. Audio engineers typically specialize in one of these areas and you do so in film, television, video games, or other productions involving recorded sounds.