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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Being the Best Assistant

What does it mean to be the best assistant? What does it take to be the best assistant? We have already discussed many of the traits common to successful engineers, so let’s put all this information into one place. Have you ever heard the expression that the three most important things in real estate are location, location, and location? Here, in no particular order, are the most important traits for success as an audio professional:

  • Luck

  • Luck

  • Luck

  • Talent

  • Awareness

  • Willingness

  • Anticipation

  • Confidence

  • Personality

  • Client-handling ability

  • Ability to smile through menial tasks

  • Ability to leave all baggage at the door

  • Ability to take the blame

  • Ability to never complain

I cannot overstate the importance of being in the right place at the ...

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