Creative, reliable and musically inclined professional
Disc jockey is usually an entertainment professional whose job it is to select, very often in a disco or in a club, according to the tastes of the public, the occasions, but also his personal style, various types of musical genres, through an amplification system, with which the room itself is equipped, and to which the console (or disk-console) is connected.
Through this console, with the mixing technique (in English mixing), it is possible to join in sequence several tracks from different sound supports, such as the vinyl record or the compact disc, in order to obtain a single musical flow that is pleasant to all.
The activity carried out by disc jockey, in order to create a mix of sounds in a clear way, is defined with the English term DJing, an activity that requires theoretical-practical knowledge of a musical and electronic nature. A DJ can decide to record a disc containing his live music, his mixes and possibly his productions (in this case, the DJ is also called producer). Especially in recent years there has been a significant increase in DJs, more or less competent, favored by various factors, such as prices on the market for DJs, the advent of digital, record piracy and the most sophisticated CDJ players, which facilitate a lot, compared to their past years.
Producer for different labels in Europe
Taking advantage of technological progress and the reduction of recording costs, which can also be achieved today with a simple computer and installed software, which have allowed the creation of musical products even in the absence of musical knowledge, the producer generally realizes his works by exploiting the possibilities automation and data facilitation from specific music software, capable of creating electronic music by exploiting both the use of samples and the use of "virtual instruments", "sequencer" and "arranger", MIDI instruments or software capable of creating arrangements are almost autonomous and automatic.
A producer can also resort to the use of acoustic or otherwise played musical instruments, when able to have the minimum technical and theoretical skills.
Often his skills concern, more than musical knowledge, an overall supervision of the work and the excellent ability to know how to use machines and software and the sensitivity in creating works that meet the taste of the target audience, carrying out therefore also tasks related to the skills of the sound engineer and the artistic producer as well as those of the author, relating to the peculiarities of electronic music and the possibilities given by the technological evolution that have allowed a simplification and assimilation of these roles, making them more accessible also to amateurs and non-professionals or in any case not necessarily musicians or specialist technicians.
Accademia Teatro alla Scala Sound Engineering Diploma, Apple Certified Pro Logic Pro X 10.4
In the recording studio environment, a sound engineer records, edits, manipulates, mixes, or masters sound by technical means to realize the creative vision of the artist and record producer. While usually associated with music production, an audio engineer deals with sound for a wide range of applications, including post-production for video and film, live sound reinforcement, advertising, multimedia, and broadcasting post-production and mastering.
In larger productions, an audio engineer is responsible for the technical aspects of a sound recording or other audio production, and works together with a record producer or director, although the engineer's role may also be integrated with that of the producer.
In smaller productions and studios the sound engineer and producer are often the same person.
In typical sound reinforcement applications, audio engineers often assume the role of producer, making artistic and technical decisions, and sometimes even scheduling and budget decisions.