Michel Colin. Michel Colin is a renowned sound engineer who has spent more than 40 years in the service of events and the performing arts. Since 2002, Phil Collins has enlisted his talent at the console on tour and for major shows, including Genesis reunion tours from 2007 to present.
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Who is a famous sound designer?Sound designers
- Ben Burtt.
- Suzanne Ciani.
- Jack Foley.
- Glenn Freemantle.
- Theo Green.
- Neil Hillman.
- Richard Hymns.
- Marc Jorgenson.
What are the responsibilities of a live sound engineer?
Live sound engineers set up, operate and maintain the technical equipment that amplifies speech, music and sound effects in theatrical productions, music concerts, large-scale conferences or other live events.
How much does a mixing engineer cost?
Someone with better mixing chops than you but starting out professionally might charge around $200-300 per song. For $400-600 you can get a fantastic mix from an engineer with some recognized credits. This is a sweet spot for many serious indie musicians who want quality, but are self-funding and price sensitive.
How much money do mixing engineers make?
The average annual salary for Mix Engineers is approximately $84,100. The salary range for Mix Engineers is from $60,000 to $125,000. Mix Engineers earn income in a variety of ways, which can also depend on the other roles they take on in the creation of an album, apart from mixing.
Booking time in a good, acoustically sound production studio can cost anywhere from $50 to $500 dollars an hour to record a song. For most studios, that price includes the space and the services of an audio engineer.
After posting a crew call, I've gotten rates generally around $250-$300 for labor plus a kit fee (one guy said $150) per day.
Most live sound engineers have received training at vocational schools, community colleges or four-year universities. Undergraduate majors for live sound engineers include audio technology, broadcast technology, or music production.
How to Mix Live Vocals:
- Step 1: Analyze the Vocalists Tone.
- Step 2: Choose an Appropriate Microphone.
- Step 3: Ensure Proper Microphone Technique.
- Step 4: Isolate the Vocalist.
- Step 5: High-Pass the Microphone.
- Step 6: EQ the Vocal.
- Step 7: Compress the Vocal.
- Step 8: Add Effects to the Vocal.
Ben BurttWall-E, while short on dialogue, is filled with incredible sound design courtesy of 4-time Academy award winner Ben Burtt, also known as “The Father of Modern Sound Design.”
Usually only one sound designer is employed on a show so they rarely work with each other, but they may work with a sound team consisting of engineers, technicians and other staff.
A live sound engineer needs:
- Good hearing, awareness of what they are hearing and the ability to critically analyse it.
- Good musical understanding, including pitch, rhythm and timing.
- Some knowledge of electronics and acoustic equipment.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
$100 to $150/song
At this price point, you'll find mixers who have some experience but are still looking to drum up work. They might be experienced hobbyists, students or part-timers establishing a side-hustle in music. Quality here is often not up to amazing professional standards, but may be competent.