Career, Scope and Opportunities in Sound Engineering

By | October 13, 2020
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Sound Engineering

All for your passion and love towards music, this is a wonderful career choice for you only if you are passionate about the art of music. You need to have the passion for music, sounds, mixing different music and remixing it, producing or making music and editing music. If you are fond of music then sound engineering is the best option for you.

sound engineering

Sound engineers are the ones who work for the effective production of sound along with quality at live programs, TV shows, movies, etc.

Key to Success

To be successful in Engineering you should have/ develop:

  •   You need to be part musician and part computer expert
  •   A very good sense of music
  •   Good listening ear
  •   Scientific and analytical mind
  •   Inquisitiveness

Scope and Opportunities

In India, the career options for sound engineers are high and positive as per the current market.

You can work as a

  • Sound editor
  •  Mastering engineer
  • Recording engineer

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • It’s an indoor activity
  • Long working hours.
  • Sound Engineers can make excellent money

Job Profile

  • Mix and edit sounds, music, and give sound effects for live performances and for prerecorded events with the help of keyboard
  •  Recordings are done using the appropriate equipment along with musicians and singers
  • Replicate and replacement sound recordings from unique recording, using sound control equipment
  • Segregate instruments, lyrics, and other sounds, and mix these tracks to produce final music products

Skill sets                                                     

  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Perceive and Visualize
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Team Work

Work Value

  • Challenging
  • Creativity
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Achievement
  • Innovation
  • Work with his (or her) hands

Current Job Scenario

To start off with, a sound engineer has to work as assistant with stipend. Upon obtaining sufficient knowledge and experience, one can easily demand a salary of Rs. 25K to 50K per month.

Top Recruiters

  • Saregama India Limited
  • Times Music
  • Tips Industries Limited
  • Universal Music India
  • Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt Ltd

Course Synopsis

Course Options PG Diploma in Sound Recording & Sound Design.
Academic Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Physics as a subject at Senior secondary (10+2) level
Fees Rs. 2lakh per annum
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs
Duration 2 Years
Mode Regular
Entrance Exam Yes
Education Loan  

Career prospect

  1. Recording
  2. Internet audio broadcast
  3. Mastering CD+DVD live sound
  4. Audio software+hardware
  5. Quality assessment
  6. Forensic audio

Entrance Exam

  • For Diploma Admission takes place on merit basis
  • For BE / B.Tech – JEE Mains / JEE Advanced

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