You might hire a sound engineer to:

  • Establish sound requirements for a recording or performance

  • Set up and maintain audio equipment in studios and performance venues

  • Edit, mix, and master live and recorded audio

  • Leverage knowledge to meet and surpass expected audio standards

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Impeccable ear for great sound
History of building fruitful relationships with producers and performers
Extensive knowledge of modern audio equipment and software
Deep familiarity with sound troubleshooting
Significant experience with audio recording, editing, and mixing
Comprehensive portfolio of sound engineering projects
Excellent communication skills for giving and receiving instructions
Keen understanding of musical theory