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(LiveLeak)   To the Un-Sung Hero of today's music: I give you, the Audio Engineer   (liveleak.com) divider line 22
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2013-01-09 07:05:37 AM  
That was funny.
 
2013-01-09 07:16:52 AM  
that MUST be an art because when I look at giant boards like that (granted each column is probably an individual track like vocal), that's still a helluva lot of dials to tweak audio.
 
2013-01-09 07:17:30 AM  
meh
 
2013-01-09 08:41:16 AM  
At least the 'differently abled' have a trade.

I'm talking about YOU local cable news audio person who plays
the local weather audio bumper three times louder that everything else!
 
2013-01-09 08:53:36 AM  
Was that supposed to be funny???
 
2013-01-09 09:49:08 AM  
The video made me laugh but only because it was ridiculous.  The guy would be sitting back listening to the trainwreck and fixing all of the vocal issues afterward in software.
 
2013-01-09 09:54:26 AM  

toyotaboy: that MUST be an art because when I look at giant boards like that (granted each column is probably an individual track like vocal), that's still a helluva lot of dials to tweak audio.


www.makingmusicmag.com

It looks confusing at first, but it actually isn't all that difficult to understand. The bigger consoles have more dials that are used with external devices.

All the tweaking nowadays is done with software like Pro Tools.

The guy in the video isn't actually doing anything. It's a bit like watching someone pretend to type.
 
2013-01-09 10:01:22 AM  

toyotaboy: that MUST be an art because when I look at giant boards like that (granted each column is probably an individual track like vocal), that's still a helluva lot of dials to tweak audio.


The boards aren't anywhere near as complicated as they look. Each column of knobs controls one input channel (like a mic or an amp), and they're just equalizers and volume faders. Those are usually preset during the sound check and then not really touched too much during the performance. Certainly not like the guy in the video. As someone else said, the guy is just "pretending to type", so to speak.
 
2013-01-09 10:17:58 AM  
Hey, where's the damn router on this thing?

www.thejoyboys.com
 
2013-01-09 11:02:47 AM  
If you actually know Audio Engineering, it's even more hilarious, because he's all over the place hitting random stuff. Nigh everything he did on the board was meaningless. Still hilarious, because engineers do magic these days.

/ex audio engineer
 
2013-01-09 11:07:34 AM  
Audio engineer, getting a kick...

Engineers do some serious magic, but it really isn't that dramatic. Most of them I know are more into the "chair on wheels" slide technique.

/funnystuff
 
2013-01-09 11:33:01 AM  

HeadbangerSmurf: The video made me laugh but only because it was ridiculous.  The guy would be sitting back listening to the trainwreck and fixing all of the vocal issues afterward in software.


i0.kym-cdn.com

and
 
2013-01-09 12:38:29 PM  

LasersHurt: If you actually know Audio Engineering, it's even more hilarious, because he's all over the place hitting random stuff. Nigh everything he did on the board was meaningless. Still hilarious, because engineers do magic these days.

/ex audio engineer


Yeah, although they did accurately capture his extreme effort in maintaining a poker face as the "singer" butchers her way through the track. Perhaps punching a ton of unrelated assignment buttons and panning knobs is a good way of not looking at the disaster unfolding in the vocal booth that you'll be fixing later.

I liked it.
 
2013-01-09 12:46:24 PM  
Big Chuck and Little John did it toooooo whooooo hooooooooooo .....
 
2013-01-09 01:48:10 PM  
Meanwhile, they guy who owns that studio watched from off-camera with disgust, knowing he's got to put all those knobs back in place. And they'll stay that way forever.
 
2013-01-09 02:20:40 PM  
The skit was a little over-the-top (necessary for comedic effect, I guess), but the coked-up and bluetoothed producer/manager/boyfriend was 100% authentic.
 
2013-01-09 04:19:54 PM  
Not a big Taylor Swift fan.....or Myley, Gaga, Britteny, j-lo..... etc but as a musician.... big fan of all of their engineers.
 
2013-01-09 06:03:42 PM  

Ral_Partha: Not a big Taylor Swift fan.....or Myley, Gaga, Britteny, j-lo..... etc but as a musician.... big fan of all of their engineers.


Watch some of the "Classic Album" series on NetFlix.

The Tom Petty one is good, especially the Jim Keltner shaker story
 
2013-01-10 01:33:55 AM  
I'm guessing that clip is originally from some show on the ABC Christian Family Channel (tm).
 
2013-01-10 04:33:02 AM  
Favorite part was the piano player. Poor bastard.
 
2013-01-10 06:07:01 AM  
Well, it may be a bit over the top, but that video actually accurately captures how I've felt when recording and engineering artists in the past.

We used to have a knob that wasn't attached to anything. We called it the 'producer knob'. A producer might ask for something ridiculous, and we would test the levity of the situation by turning the big knob and asking 'that a bit more like what you're talking about?'

The idiots would nod and smile like the guy in this video. The real McCoys would chuckle.

I wonder where this was shot. That was some nice gear.
 
2013-01-10 12:14:40 PM  

belome: Was that supposed to be funny???


Yes, just look at their faces. It's highlarious
 
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