Smoke & Mirrors Sound Engineer Gurdeep Singh Shares Top Tips to Make a Career in Audio
Gurdeep shares his favourite studio anecdotes and projects and offers some helpful advice for those seeking a career in the world of audio
Gurdeep Singh is an experienced sound engineer at esteemed London post-production facility Smoke & Mirrors. His role involves taking sounds, manipulating them and enhancing them and probably lots more that we have no idea about. Gurdeep has worked his way up the sonic ladder and definitely knows how to get the best out of a recording session in the studio or the best from a track in the edit suite. We sat down with him for five minutes to learn what he thinks is the most important stuff to know should you wish to embark on a career in sound and audio.
LBB>Hi Gurdeep, how did you get into audio?
Gurdeep Singh> My love for music has always been there, working in the creative industries wasn’t a career path I was aware of until a school teacher highlighted it to me and told me to focus on it if I really wanted it.
LBB>What’s your favourite part of your job?
GS> Having a client appreciate the effort put into their work can’t be beaten- that and meeting a variety of different people from so many different walks of life.
LBB>Which recent project did you love being a part of and why?
GS>Working with Andrew Telling recently on his Solskinøens Penyllan Brewery short film. Andrew’s cinematography and score are always amazing; he also gives me a lot of creative freedom to experiment with.
LBB>What advice would you give to someone embarking on a career in audio?
GS>In this day and age, anything you want to learn is a click away; you just have to put the time in, you have to be honest with yourself and be hungry for it. I still have lots to learn!
LBB>Lastly, what’s your favourite anecdote from your studio?
GS> “Now THAT’S a cuppa tea!” I’m pretty sure I’ve had a client comment on my tea-making skills, but I could have just made that all up… I drink a lot of tea…