10 Feb 2020

Audio Engineering: What Is It?


What is an Audio Engineer?

Audio engineering uses science to design, analyse and problem-solve in audio production. It is a key aspect of modern computing, communications and entertainment. If you are technically minded with a STEM background, audio engineering might be for you!

An audio engineer works with the technical aspects of sound. They do this during the processes of recording, mixing, and reproduction. Audio engineers often assist record producers and musicians in providing the right sounds. For example, an audio engineer will piece together parts of a song, use auto-tune on a recording, and/or add synthetic sounds to a track. Audio engineers are different from producers. Yet, some audio engineers go on with their careers to double as producers or become producers. There are several subfields of audio engineering that one can become involved in.

audio engineering - mixing desk gif | Stemettes Zine

Meet the Audio Engineers

  • Katherine Miller. Katherine is an award-winning sound engineer. She has recorded hundreds of sessions during the past thirty years. Miller began her career in the 1980s at Platinum Island Studios and Skyline Studios. She worked on many pop music sessions before working with Mariah Carey and C & C Music Factory for 2 years.

  • Robin Kinnie. Robbie is the founder and CEO of Motor City Woman Radio Network. This is an internet-based radio station featuring an all-women lineup of hosts. She amplifies the voices of women through podcasts and live remote broadcasts.

  • Marcella Araica. Araica is an American recording and mixing engineer, who has recorded and mixed tracks for artists including Britney Spears, K Michelle Madonna, Pink, Duran Duran and Keri Hilson. 


Find out more about Audio Engineering…

Recommendations for courses >>
This one includes lot’s of different types of audio engineering >>

Did you enjoy this article? Click on a star to rate it!
Next in this issue...
Upcoming Events
Parent, guardian, teacher or volunteer?

The Stemettes Zine is a curated space tailored specifically to Stemettes but we have plenty of content and updates for you folks too. Sign up to receive the Stemettes newsletter and we’ll keep you updated with the latest from Stemettes HQ including events, activities, resources and fundraising activities.