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Jobs that involve Music and Programming

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Hi there folks!

Like the topic states.

I've just started out my Java programming career, I've been studying for about 3 months now at my school and I love it!

One other thing I love is Music, I love playing it, producing it, mixing it, listening to it, you get the drift.

So to my problem, I've completely lost my creative thinking when it come to coming up with projects that involve the two.

I've read that most of the plugins used in digital music production is coded in C(+/++) I'm not against learning another language after I get better at Java.

I wanted to hear your opinion on the subject.

Much love to all the great people here!

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If I were you, I would probably search for some kind of open source music program.  Once you find a project idea you like, get involved with it and work a few issues.
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If you seriously want to make career in programming with music then you can also go for Sound Engineering..I share some point so that you will get proper help.

Scope after doing a Sound Engineering Course
These professionals are required to produce recordings for radio, commercial music, films, television, videos, advertisements, mobile games, websites, and even more. It is one of the best fields for revenue production and it also has great importance. There is limited scope in India for sound engineering but has vast growth potential in entertainment. Sound engineers have a huge demand in this industry.

Career Opportunities
Sound engineers and technicians enjoy great career opportunities in different fields, such as TV channels, radio stations, multimedia design, studios, ad agencies, animation, movies, flmmaking and more. You can also look for specialized courses for Music Production Training in Delhi to acquire technical skills like mastering, sequencing, recording, and editing.

You can become a studio manager with proper experience. You can also find certain sound engineering courses in overseas universities. This field has great competition for work. You need to show your initiative and be persistent because jobs are not advertised in this field.

Job Roles of a Sound Engineer

1. Audio engineer
2. Sound engineer
3. Studio manager
4. Assistant engineer
5.Production assistant
6. Digital remastering engineer
7. Acoustic consultant
8. Live sound engineer
9.Multimedia developer
10.Studio technician
11.Studio designer

Eligibility Criteria for becoming a Sound Engineer

Candidates must possess enthusiasm,  a clear 10+2 is required in addition. TGC Animation and Multimedia also conducts Short term Certification and Diploma courses in Sound engineering, if you are not interested to do long terms Degree courses.a
After clearing bachelor’s degree in sound engineering, candidates can pursue master’s degree in sound engineering and doctorate in foreign and Indian universities.

Career Prospects – Job Areas and Salary

For sound engineers, the entertainment industry is the biggest job provider. You may find work as the sound engineer in filmmaking. You may want to start as a technician or assistant. You can gradually climb up the ladder of your career.

Along with film industry, you may also work in sectors like documentaries, advertisements, acoustics (studios, auditoriums, musical events, and concert hall etc.) You may want to start with around 15 to 20 thousands per month. When you grow further with time, you can raise up to 1 lakh per month as the leading sound engineer or industry expert.
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Thanks you for taking your time to answer my question.

Minakshi Sondule extra thanks for that thorough explanation.

I'm looking for something that combines both programming and music production. I guess apps & games would have those elements in them as well.

I love coding but I love music more, if I weren't such a chicken, I would probably pursue a career in music.
But I'm determined to combine them both and I will probably do as Zachary says and try to find some open source DAW and try to make a plugin for that or something along that line.

Thanks again!

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