Essay On Audio Engineering

An Audio Engineer makes various contributions to many styles of projects, performance pieces and products. Roles that an audio engineer can contribute to include: studio and live Recording, Live Performance, Broadcasting, Film and Television, Acoustics and/or Forensics. The engineer must uphold to technical, creative and interpersonal skill sets in order to maintain professional and reputable image. Well known audio engineers include Russell Williams II (known for sound design in film production), Young Guru ( 2011 Grammy Award nominee for his work on “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys), Bill Porter (best known for work with Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins) and Quincy Jones (producing Michael Jackson’s albums “Off The Wall” 1979, “Thriller” 1982 “Bad” 1987) (Mix Online 2007). Contrary to these engineer’s roles, forensic audio engineering is cosmetically worse than its original source, it has been altered to enhance what is being said, not cosmetically edited to sound greater as a whole,…

Audio from a recorded 911 phone call, for instance, can provide key information—not only from the words of the caller, but from sounds in the background. Can the assailant be heard in the distance? How many parties are audible on the tape?” (National Forensic Science Technology Centre. 2009)

Audio engineers uphold to technical, interpersonal and creative skill, however when providing evidence in a court of law, there is no use of creative based editing, the finished product must obtain to have each of the same elements of the original audio recorded, with as minimal as possible disruption to the audio. although the evidence can be heard in the court of with and without the engineers presence, Interpersonal skills are fundamental for forensic audio engineer as maintaining a professional and reliable code of conduct is necessary when giving factual evidence testimony in a…