What does a digital remastering engineer do?

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What is a Digital Remastering Engineer?

A digital remastering engineer is someone who uses audio engineering software to improve and refine the clarity and sound quality of old movies, original vinyl recordings, reel-to-reel or even 8-track tapes. This is meticulous work and requires a good ear. He or she will digitize the track(s), and then choose the track order.

A digital remastering engineer typically uses tools such as a limiter, an equalizer and a compressor and uses mechanical digital processes such as width mastering and width expansion, subharmonic removal, hiss reduction, click and pop removal and microphone rumble reduction. Digital remastering engineers use an array of software tools to tweak and adjust the entire stereo mix of a song, all the while making sure to only clean up sound imperfections and to not add any new elements.

A digital remastering engineer uses audio engineering software to improve and refine the clarity and sound quality of old movies, original vinyl recordings, reel-to-reel or even 8-track tapes.

Are you suited to be a digital remastering engineer?

Digital remastering engineers have distinct personalities. They tend to be artistic individuals, which means they’re creative, intuitive, sensitive, articulate, and expressive. They are unstructured, original, nonconforming, and innovative. Some of them are also investigative, meaning they’re intellectual, introspective, and inquisitive.

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