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Live Audio: The Art of Mixing a Show by Dave Swallow

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CHAPTER 1

What is a Live Audio Engineer?

Job description: If you like semi-darkness, long hours of boredom, long hours of work, no social life, no love life, heavy lifting, getting your white gloves dirty, and a good laugh, this is the job for you.

Audio engineers, also known as sound engineers, come in many different types: TV, radio, film, and live and recorded music, just to name a few. Although these jobs are very different, the people who perform them are all considered to be sound engineers. This holds true for other languages as well: The Germans have different words for jobs such as tone master (Tonmeister) and tone technician (Tonetechniker), the tone master being a producer and the tone technician someone who operates the equipment. ...

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