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    I'm putting together a list of careers in audio-related fields. Here's what I have so far but I know there are more.

    Music/Studio Recording
    Live/Location Recording
    Sound Reinforcement (PA and Concerts)
    TV
    Film
    Games
    HOW-House of Worship
    Internet
    Sports
    Music Mastering
    Hotel/Corporate
    Consumer Playback/HiFi
    Education
    Sales

    Please feel free to add sub-categories as well. I know in film there is ADR, Foley, Location, scoring, etc.
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    Corporate meetings
    I'll get paid to record some of those for archival purposes.

    HOW = houses of worship, correct?

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    I'm assuming your Live/SR category includes church sound, corporate events, theatrical, small conferences/meetings, etc? What about teleconference audio? I assume there are still folks doing jingles & commercials. VOs? Too specific for your list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OTRMastering View Post
    I'm assuming your Live/SR category includes church sound, corporate events, theatrical, small conferences/meetings, etc? What about teleconference audio? I assume there are still folks doing jingles & commercials. VOs? Too specific for your list?
    Live sound as a discipline of study would encompass all those you mention, including theatrical.

    Jingles I consider music recording. VO's would be considered studio recording to me, similar to music recording.

    There's a lot of overlap between these no doubt.
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    What about forensic, archival, and restoration work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Robbins View Post
    What about forensic, archival, and restoration work?
    Sure.

    I also forgot to mention listening for aliens. Jody Foster, where are you?
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    Sound Design could be a sub or master category for some of the items on your list. A few ideas:

    *synth programming
    **for manufacturers of synthesizers
    **for commercial libraries
    **for artists

    *sample creation
    **for manufacturers of samplers
    **for commercial libraries
    **for artists

    *sound effects (for your aforementioned TV, film and games)
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    Acoustics
    Interior/Acoustical Design of Recording Studios, Theaters, etc.
    Audio Equipment Design & Manufacturing
    Maintenance
    Technical Support

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3daudioinc View Post
    Sure.

    I also forgot to mention listening for aliens. Jody Foster, where are you?
    Not really much of a joke inasmuch as the US DOJ has already sunk $1 million into this program: http://cam.cudenver.edu/ncmf/

    There's going to be huge demand for forensic audio analysis and testimony given the Patriot act and all of the illegal wiretapping that DOJ will be using, not to mention all the defense experts which will be necessary to keep the DOJ guys honest.

    I met the head of the program at AES and attended his presentation, and one of their advisers is a guy who used to be in charge of sound at Lincoln Center.

    It's a good field for anyone with an undergrad degree in electrical engineering, architectural acoustics, sound engineering, computer science...

    It's a bit pricey, but it is a genuine option.

    And the science is actually really interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Hartglass View Post
    ...Technical Support
    That only requires a native language other than English.
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