Mixing Engineer


Mixing engineers, more commonly known as sound, audio or recording technicians or engineers, use recording and sound editing equipment to mix and record audio. Mixing engineers typically have experience working with audio electronics and computers, and should have strong communication skills. Mix Engineers mix the various sound elements of a track to balance the volume and improve audio quality. So many [people] now record tracks themselves and basically the job of a Mix Engineer is to take all the tracks and help with the arrangement and sound of the song and hopefully take it towards what the artists vision is. [The goal is to then] take it further so the audio is creating the emotions theyre trying to get across in the lyrics. Make it sound like a big hit. This is done by mixing the various elements of a song (vocals, instruments, production effects) so the volume of each element sounds right, and the different parts all blend harmoniously

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Mix Engineers usually work on their own, or at times with an Assistant Engineer or Interns. Mix Engineers can also find themselves working with musical artists, Recording Engineers, and record label employees, depending on the project and the artists team

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The Nigerian military are made up of the Army, Navy, Air force.1. In Nigeria, to become a Soldier (i.e. lower cadre of Army) or Rating (i.e. lower Cadre of Navy) or Airman (lower Cadre of Airforce) the minimum academic qualification is senior school certificate and the duration of training are as follows:o To become a soldier one would need to undergo a 6 months training at depot in Zariao To become an Airman one would need to undergo a 6 months training at Nigerian Air force base Kaduna o To become a Ratings, one need to undergo training at Nigerian Navy training School in Onne, Rivers side. 2. In Nigeria, to become an Officer (either in Army, Navy or Airforce) the minimum academic qualification is first degree or HND. For one to become an officer, he has to be commissioned. There are six type of commission in the Nigerian Army namely: Regular combatant commission: To earn this type of commission the individual enrolls into Nigerian Defense Academy Kaduna with O level and Jamb for a 5 year training. At the end of the 5 year training the cadet is commissioned as a second lieutenant which after 6 months he is promoted to a lieutenant. He has 35 years to spend in the job and can reach a maximum rank of a four star general. Direct regular commission: This type of commission is basically for professionals who want to serve in the army after graduating from their respective civil institutions. After being shortlisted the individual enrolls for training at the officer cadet training wing in Jaji, Kaduna state. The training lasts for 6 months at the end of which he is commissioned as a lieutenant. Officers qwith this type of commission are allowed to serve for a maximum of 15 years. Medical professionals, Engineers , Public relations officers, Barristers, Psychologists etc are mostly found in this category. Short service combatant commission: This type of commission does not discriminate ones field of study. All university degree holders and holders of HND are eligible to apply. After being shortlisted the cadet is trained for 9 months at Nigerian Defense Academy. He is then commissioned to the rank of second lieutenant and after 3 years he will be promoted to lieutenant. Direct Short Service commission Executive commission Concessional commission , , , , , , , , ,

Associated Disciplines

Production & Audio Engineering