Audio Engineers

An audio engineer is involved in the use of any kind of equipment or machinery that is related to the field of recording music, synchronizing sound and creating different types of sound effects. On the whole an audio engineer is trained in the fields of reproduction and manipulation of sound technology. Audio engineers may work in the field of radio, television, film making or even in the field of gaming. It is very important for an audio engineer to continuously invent new techniques and technologies in the field of audio technology in order to keep up with the market demand and upcoming trends. A sound engineer needs to have a sense of creativity along with efficient knowledge of the technical aspects of sound technology, which includes speech and music technology. The different fields that come under the category of audio engineering include audio signal processing, architectural acoustics, musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound reinforcement systems and sound broadcasting. An audio engineer may also be referred to as a sound engineer and is involved the development of new technologies in the field of audio engineering. Here is a compilation of the famous audio engineers get to know more fascinating and intriguing about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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 1 Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson.
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Famous As: Engineer, Guitarist, Audio engineer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: November 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hemel Hempstead

 2 Atticus Ross

Atticus Ross.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England, UK

 3 Steve Albini

Steve Albini.
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Famous As: Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Journalist, Music journalist
Birthdate: July 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena

 4 Owsley Stanley

Owsley Stanley.
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Famous As: Chemist, Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kentucky
Died: March 12, 2011

 5 Bob Rock

Bob Rock.
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Famous As: Bassist, Engineer, Audio engineer, Musician, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: April 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver

 6 Stephanie Sheh

Stephanie Sheh
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Famous As: Voice actor, Actor, Screenwriter, Audio engineer, Television producer, Photographer, Singer
Birthdate: April 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kalamazoo

 7 Scotty Moore

Scotty Moore
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Famous As: Guitarist, Audio engineer
Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gadsden
Died: June 28, 2016
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 8 Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt
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Famous As: Sound designer
Birthdate: July 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamesville, New York, United States

 9 Eugene Chaplin

Eugene Chaplin
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Famous As: Recording engineer
Birthdate: August 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vaud, Switzerland

 10 Phil Ramone

Phil Ramone
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Famous As: Record producer, Audio engineer, Composer, Music executive, Violinist
Birthdate: January 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: March 30, 2013
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 11 Roy Thomas Baker

Roy Thomas Baker
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Famous As: Record producer, Audio engineer, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead

 12 Frederick McKinley Jones

Frederick McKinley Jones.
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: May 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: February 21, 1961

Best known for inventing an automatic refrigeration system used in long-haul trucks, Frederick McKinley Jones was orphaned at age 7. He quit school as a child and took up menial jobs. After briefly serving the army, he focused on inventing machine parts and ended up with over 60 patents.

 13 Martin Birch

Martin Birch
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Famous As: Sound Engineer
Birthdate: December 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom

 14 Eddie Kramer

Eddie Kramer
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Famous As: engineer, audio engineer, record producer, composer
Birthdate: April 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cape Town

 15 Walter Murch

Walter Murch
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Famous As: Film editor, Sound design, Sound designer
Birthdate: July 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City

 16 Robin Guthrie

Robin Guthrie
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Famous As: Record producer, Composer, Audio engineer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grangemouth

 17 Rudy Van Gelder

Rudy Van Gelder
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Famous As: Recording engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 25, 2016

 18 Terry Date

Terry Date
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Famous As: Record producer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Composer
Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lansing

 19 Arif Mardin

Arif Mardin
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Famous As: Music Producer
Birthdate: March 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: June 25, 2006

 20 Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: September 12, 2013

 21 Sidney Harman

Sidney Harman
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: April 12, 2011

 22 Resul Pookutty

Resul Pookutty
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Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: May 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vilakkupara

 23 Rupert Neve

Rupert Neve
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Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: July 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton Abbot

 24 Bruce Fairbairn

Bruce Fairbairn
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Famous As: Musician, Engineer, Audio engineer, Trumpeter, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: May 17, 1999

 25 Ken Scott

Ken Scott
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Famous As: Record producer, Audio engineer, Composer
Birthdate: April 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London

 26 Ken Nightingall

Ken Nightingall
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Famous As: Audio engineer
Birthdate: 1928 AD
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: May 19, 2020

 27 John Leckie

John Leckie
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Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: October 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

 28 Andy Johns

Andy Johns
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Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: January 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Epsom, Surrey, England
Died: April 7, 2013

 29 David Rohl

David Rohl
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Famous As: Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian, Audio engineer, Musician
Birthdate: September 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manchester

 30 Fritz Hilpert

Fritz Hilpert
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Famous As: Musician, Audio engineer, Record producer
Birthdate: May 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amberg

 31 Keren Ann

Keren Ann
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Writer, Engineer, Singer, Audio engineer, Guitarist, Pianist, Record producer, Producer
Birthdate: March 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caesarea Maritima

 32 Yūko Miyamura

Yūko Miyamura
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Famous As: Actor, Engineer, Seiyū, Director of audiography, Audio engineer
Birthdate: December 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kōbe

 33 Alan Blumlein

Alan Blumlein
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Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: June 29, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: June 7, 1942

 34 Henning Schmitz

Henning Schmitz
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Famous As: Audio engineer
Birthdate: December 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Germany, Germany

 35 Karlheinz Brandenburg

Karlheinz Brandenburg
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer, Audio engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: June 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Erlangen

 36 Valgeir Sigurðsson

Valgeir Sigurðsson
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 37 Charles Sumner Tainter

Charles Sumner Tainter
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: April 25, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Watertown, Massachusetts
Died: April 20, 1940

 38 Stefan Kudelski

Stefan Kudelski
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Famous As: Audio engineer
Birthdate: February 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: January 26, 2013

 39 Sara Landry

Sara Landry
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Texas, United States
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