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How can I start a career in Sound Engineering in 2024?

Becoming a sound engineer in today's market requires a combination of technical skills, practical experience, and passion. Formal education programmes such as bachelor's degrees in sound engineering or audio production can provide a structured and academic approach to developing the necessary skills and knowledge. Alternatively, an aspiring sound engineer could pursue specialised courses in subject areas like recording, acoustics, and mixing. Practical experience is crucial; apprenticeships, internships and entry-level studio positions are often vital stages of development. This hands-on experience will help individuals understand the details and intricacies of working in a professional studio environment, including the communication skills essential to running a successful recording session.