You are a fraud, if you call yourself a Sound Engineer in Ghana, Richie Mensah, popularly known as Richie, has stated.
According to CEO of Lynx Entertainment, the constant use of the title by some producers in Ghana without the requisite qualification is a worrying trend that needs to stop.
He believes, just like the study of Medicine, people need to acquire a certain level of education and qualification in the field before they can be called Sound Engineers.
The award winning producer gave the explanation during an interview on the Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM with Doreen Andoh Tuesday.
“There are so many things you can do in music, especially when it comes to the production side. We have beat makers, then we have sound producers, then we have audio engineers now audio engineers. Now audio engineer is even broken into recording engineers, mixing engineers, mastering engineers before we have the audio engineers for the events side,” he explained.
“Now the reason why I say we don’t have sound engineers in Ghana is, sound engineering is not like sound production where it’s an art base on creativity, it’s a science and you can only be called an audio engineer when you have a degree – either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree,” Richie added.
“When you call yourself a sound engineer, it’s basically fraud,” the ‘Yaro’ hit singer stressed.
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