Engineer

What is a Sound Engineer?

The term Sound Engineer is used all around the world to describe many jobs related to sound but in Québec you have to be careful. The use of the terms “Ingénieur” and “Engineer” are exclusively reserved to members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

More details here on the use of the title “Ingénieur” or “Engineer” in Québec.

So the titles used for sound “workers” in Québec are therefore related to their specialty:

In general, instead of using Sound Engineer, one must use:

  • Technician in sound engineering
  • Sound Technician / Audio Technician
  • Sound /Audio operator
  • Sound Recording technician
  • Sound Mixer

For the live show domain, instead of using Sound Engineer, one must use:

For the domain of music, instead of using Sound Engineer, one must use:

  • Audio tech / Sound technician
  • Audio / Sound Recording technician
  • studio technician
  • Music Producer
  • Music Mixer
  • Mastering Mixer

For the domain of tv and film post-production, instead of using Sound Engineer, one must use:

  • Boom operator
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • audio operator
  • Sound Editor
  • Dialogue Editor
  • Sound designer
  • Foley recording technician
  • foley Artist

For the domain of Game Audio, instead of using Sound Engineer, one must use:

  • Audio Lead / Audio Director
  • Sound Editor
  • Dialogue Designer
  • Sound designer
  • Foley recording technician
  • Foley Artist
  • Sound Artist
  • Music Director
  • Game Audio Integrator