Audio Engineer

Audio Engineer

Audio engineering is a skilled trade that deals with the use of machinery and equipment for the recording, mixing and reproduction of sounds. The field draws on many artistic and vocational areas, including electronics, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and music. An audio engineer is proficient with different types of recording media, such as analog tape, digital multitrack recorders and workstations, and computer knowledge. With the advent of the digital age, it is becoming more and more important for the audio engineer to be versed in the understanding of software and hardware integration from synchronization to analog to digital transfers.

The art of audio engineering is a deep and complex realm.  Anthony Bellotti has been fortunate enough to work with various aspects and levels of this art form.  From SSL 4000 G’s and API Pre’s to small Mackie mixers running into an M-Box, Anthony can get the sounds you want with the gear you have.  His skills in Pro Tools only add to the efficiency and quality of his work.

Anthony Bellotti has recorded numerous artists in numerous genres, from A’Capella to Metal Core to Synth Pop.  If you need someone to turn the knobs and slide the faders for your next project don’t hesitate to contact him!


Audio engineering concerns the creative and practical aspects of sounds and music, in contrast with the formal engineering discipline known as acoustical engineering. Producer, engineer, mixer Phil Ek has described audio engineering as the “technical aspect of recording—the placing of microphones, the turning of pre-amp knobs, the setting of levels. The physical recording of any project is done by an engineer… the nuts and bolts. Many recording engineers also invented new technology, equipment and techniques, to enhance the process and art.

Typical Tasks Of An Audio Engineer

  • Conferring with producers, performers, and others to determine and achieve the desired sound for a production, such as a musical recording or a film.
  • Setting up, testing and adjusting recording equipment for recording sessions and live performances; tearing down equipment after event completion.
  • Regulating volume level and sound quality during recording sessions, using control consoles.
  • Preparing for recording sessions by performing activities such as selecting and setting up microphones.
  • Mixing and editing voices, music, and taped sound effects for live performances and for prerecorded events, using sound mixing boards.
  • Synchronizing and equalizing prerecorded dialogue, music, and sound effects with visual action of motion pictures or television productions, using control consoles.