Schools Training

Audio Careers Are A Good Fit For Technology Loving Hard Workers

17 JUN 2013
Career Path : Audio Engineering


If technical things are what motivates you then you may be the perfect candidate for a career in the DJ world or in the audio world. Either choice can provide you with a great career that can be fun and rewarding. All you need to do is choose the right school, either a specialized DJ school or one of the numerous qualified institutions that offer audio courses.


The Importance of Learning the Jargon

It’s important that you know the jargon for the equipment that you will be using in your training and in your career. The level of technology involved means that the average audio tech is one part electrician and one part sound guru. Meanwhile a DJ will need to know all sorts of specialized language, from what a “scratch” is to what makes beats “fat”.


 Setting Yourself Up for Success

In order to keep up with the changing times, you will want to learn all that you can from how to communicate with the crowd that you are hosting for as well as all of the technical terms and issues that can arise when working with sound equipment. You want to be on top of your game so that should a problem arise you are able to fix it quickly and get the party back on track. Choosing a quality school will allow you to learn all that there is to know about being the best in your field. You should also be prepared for low pay and long hours in your early years, as it’s a high completion field.


 Keep Yourself In Demand

Your ability to be employed depends on part on how well you market yourself. Audio technicians can generally get steady work for someone else. DJs, on the other hand, are almost always self-employed, or on contract like any other artist. Still, great music is going to be the key to any event that you play for whether it’s a party, wedding or having your own airtime on a local radio station. If for any reason the music stops, the crowd will stop as well and the mood the music builds will be their mood. If you get a reputation for keeping your crowd on the dance floor or keeping your listeners tuned in to your station for your entire broadcast show, you’ll have an easier time getting work.  DJ school might give you a leg up, but your hard work is going to carry you the rest of the way.


 Long Term Investments

A career as a DJ or as an audio specialist can provide you with a career for the rest of your life, or a part time career alongside something else. You will need to invest in your skills, for example in the afore mentioned audio courses. If you start your own business, you’ll have a lot of expensive equipment to buy and take care of. But, it’s all part of the price of success.

Visit Trebas for more information on film schools in Canada.