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“You’re Not A Real Audio Engineer Until You’ve (Fill In The Blank)”

I didn't really expect serious answers...

A while back, I asked my Twitter followers to complete and RT the phrase “You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve ____”

It was a lot of fun to see the replies. I didn’t really expect serious answers.

theaudiogeek: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve made your own cables.

timgosden: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve become a coffee snob.

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SmallRoomStudio: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve: Removed the phrase “we’ll fix it in post” from your vocabulary.

yosua_stax: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve mixed in a room full of people talking bout God… LOL.

chris_winter_: You’re not a real audio engineer until you man up and tell the guitarist it’s not the headphones, it’s him.

yosua_stax: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve mix in the box using only digi comp and digi EQ.

JoeyGunzOBM: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve taken over a day installing presets and libraries on a new rig

brantleee: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve been paid in gear!

GYR8 : You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve woken up sweating from a dream where blue flames were dancing around the console!

partyburn: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve learned to identify the frequency of that ringing sound in your ear.

mokobigbro: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve de-essed 20k by 20 dB

math0902: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve spent at least 15 hours straight in the same session.

Adhit_Android: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve record everything with an SM57.

Adhit_Android: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve met a drummer who blames the metronome for “not following him.”

Milerky2: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve fallen asleep at your console mixing late night.

Mikehillier: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve gone home with a patch lead round your neck.

mokobigbro: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve asked someone to notch 0.4 dB of 200 Hz.

SoundOfYogi: You’re not a real audio engineer until you’ve sacrificed the sound for the sake of the song.

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