Why Aren’t There More Women Working in Audio?
JOY LANZENDORFER AUGUST 30, 2017
Like with many STEM-oriented fields, music production and sound engineering are dominated by men—though that’s very slowly changing.
On a hot summer day in Nevada City, California, a group of teenage girls are scattered before a stage in the town’s cultural center. They’re studying an analog soundboard, which is covered with so many knobs and levers that it looks like it belongs in the cockpit of an airplane. Onstage, a band is doing a sound check, which requires lots of drumming, strumming, and saying “check” into a microphone.
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