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Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby gogi » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:38 pm

What is the difference between an Audio Engineer and a Sound Engineer?

I have heard this debate but don't know what real pro's like you guys say.....
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:18 pm

There is no difference, and in all probability neither will be qualified engineers. :-D

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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby zenguitar » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:35 am

Ah!! A linguistics question :)

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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby CS70 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:53 am

Usale difference as between audio and sound I guess.
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:30 am

What is the difference between an Optician and an Optometrist?
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:16 am

First-off; I agree with Hugh.... I usually refer to myself as a 'technician' as I've never had the privilege of contributing to the remuneration of a university vice-chancellor ;) nor got any letters after my name.

When I had a job in this line and told others that I was an 'Audio Producer' I usually got blank looks...

So rambling over... when doing live work I'm a Sound Technician... for my radio work I'm referred to by others as an 'Editor', but that name has various interpretations too... :headbang:
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:18 am

Sam Spoons wrote:What is the difference between an Optician and an Optometrist?

An Optician sells you spectacles; an Optometrist examines your eyes and tests your sight.

... and then there's Chemists and Pharmacists! :D (Correct term for a seller/provider of medicines is Pharmacist.)
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:56 am

A 'farm assist' can help you gather in your crops ?
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:35 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:What is the difference between an Optician and an Optometrist?

An Optician sells you spectacles; an Optometrist examines your eyes and tests your sight.

... and then there's Chemists and Pharmacists! :D (Correct term for a seller/provider of medicines is Pharmacist.)

An Optician is someone licensed to prescribe spectacles and an Optometerist is someone who always looks on the bright side :bouncy: :roll:

I'll get me coat.......
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Wonks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:45 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:I'll get me coat.......
I'm surprised you even bothered to take it off! ;)
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:20 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:
Mike Stranks wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:What is the difference between an Optician and an Optometrist?

An Optician sells you spectacles; an Optometrist examines your eyes and tests your sight.

... and then there's Chemists and Pharmacists! :D (Correct term for a seller/provider of medicines is Pharmacist.)

An Optician is someone licensed to prescribe spectacles and an Optometerist is someone who always looks on the bright side :bouncy: :roll:

I'll get me coat.......

Ah! I did wonder if you were going to come back... you did! :lol:
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:21 pm

... and what's the difference between 'unlawful' and 'illegal'?

'Unlawful' is against the law.
'Illegal' is a poorly bird.

Coat... door... gone...
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:05 pm

We're not going to have many people left in the forum by Christmas at this rate :headbang:


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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Wonks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:19 pm

It may be for the best.
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby blinddrew » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:00 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:First-off; I agree with Hugh.... I usually refer to myself as a 'technician' as I've never had the privilege of contributing to the remuneration of a university vice-chancellor ;) nor got any letters after my name.
What if you have an engineering degree but know nothing about audio?

Umm, asking for a friend...
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:51 pm

blinddrew wrote:
Mike Stranks wrote:First-off; I agree with Hugh.... I usually refer to myself as a 'technician' as I've never had the privilege of contributing to the remuneration of a university vice-chancellor ;) nor got any letters after my name.
What if you have an engineering degree but know nothing about audio?

Umm, asking for a friend...

Well then you're an engineer in whatever discipline you studied...
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby CS70 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:09 pm

blinddrew wrote:
Mike Stranks wrote:First-off; I agree with Hugh.... I usually refer to myself as a 'technician' as I've never had the privilege of contributing to the remuneration of a university vice-chancellor ;) nor got any letters after my name.
What if you have an engineering degree but know nothing about audio?

Umm, asking for a friend...

If you know your stuff, then you’re a certainly a sound engineer.
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby blinddrew » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:22 pm

And sound is fundamentally a mechanical concept, right? ;)
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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby ef37a » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:35 pm

When I was apprentice to the Radio&TV trade 'they' all called themselves 'TV engineers' .

Later I realized there was a big difference and now refer to myself as a 'service technician' (rtrd) .

I do recall that when I went for the job at Blackstar aged around 63 I did not really expect to get it. I did and was told that there were several other applicants but none really had a clue about valves!

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Re: Audio Engineer vs Sound Engineer

Postby PapaTom » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:05 am

When you work for the city, as I do, they have a specific title for someone who maintains and operates audio equipment. It's called a janitor.
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