What exactly does a recording engineer do?

i'm looking into audio engineering careers and i'm trying to decide.

Asked By: - 12/10/2009
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A recording engineer takes care of all the tasks involved in recording. Where to put the microphones, what kinds of microphones to use. How to set the controls on the panel--volume, EQ, peak limiters, lots of other things these days. Then he mixes the tracks down into a stereo pair, placing each sound in the stereo... More
Answered By: It's That Guy - 12/10/2009
Additional Answers (4)
He makes train movies.
Answered By: David - 12/10/2009
he makes sure the sound system works esp in big productions.
Answered By: Pretty Kitty - 12/10/2009
Recording engineers control audio consoles to mix sound and dubbing machines to play back edited dialog, music and sound effect tracks. They may operate equipment designed to produce special effects, such as the illusions of a bolt of lightning or a police siren. Accordingly, they can add echoes, delays, speed up or... More
Answered By: boyzmadison - 12/10/2009
A Recording Engineer (or RA) manufactures vinyl records out of sand i believe.
Answered By: truth went trendy - 12/10/2009
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