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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Principal Audio Artist


Who are we hiring?
MSG Ventures’ is looking for a Principal Audio Artist, “Beam Meister” to join our groundbreaking Advanced Engineering design and development team. This position will bridge the engineering and creative worlds defining what it means to create world-class audio content for MSG Sphere projects utilizing revolutionary technologies including a massive multi-channel high-definition wave field synthesis matrix array audio system of unprecedented scale, complexity, and quality. The Principal Audio Artist, “Beam Meister” role shall be part of the development team assisting in defining the entire audio pipeline, from recording concepts and techniques to audio editing, mixing, and spatialization, through to final playback and show control integration. This position requires a hands-on technical and creative leader interfacing with MSG’s LA-based audio production and support teams as well as other MSG departments and vendors, both domestic and internationally.

What will you do?

• Be the spokesperson and evangelist for Sphere audio and show production technologies to educate and involve audio industry professionals through hands-on creative demonstrations, presentations, personal meetings, and networking.
• Work alongside and guide external Show Producers and Content Creators to support and educate them throughout the process of realizing their show or event in the Sphere.
• Provide technical and creative support to the Sphere sound production department
• Create and then concisely explain to show design and production teams MSG Sphere’s audio system physical and virtual layouts, beam presets, and auralizations based on breakdowns and distillation of the moment-by-moment creative intent of productions in development.
• Work with the audio engineering teams to perform complex electroacoustic modeling and auralizations.
• Support audio recording, editing, mixing, spatialization, and playback activities for Sphere content testing and production.
• Develop audio and music workflows for Sphere. This consists of thoroughly vetting current toolsets and working with coders and manufacturers to create new tools to advance technology with the aim of producing and proving the most efficient and effective workflow for content creators to realize their shows for Sphere. Develop the main palette that audio and music content creators will use and show them how to use it.
• Act as a front person to external companies, vendors, and partners to unify technology solutions with the needs of MSG Sphere; likewise, identify areas where MSG may need to modify Sphere workflow to unify its solutions with to align with best-in-class industry standards.
• Assist with the development and programing of the audio system’s digital signal processing and layouts that realize creative workflows for Sphere, including the identification or development of tools to improve the ability of content creators to realize their creative intent.
• Build and Contribute to a working knowledge database of processes and techniques that work well in the unique environment of Sphere as well as those that don’t work as well to ensure information is readily shared with content creators to facilitate a more efficient creation process with high quality output.
• Be a key player in defining the needs of a creative software suite that realize content creator’s perspective and visions by identifying needed features and acting as the primary end-user to test released features.
• Be a primary interface for MSG Ventures with external companies to unify technology solutions with the needs of MSG Sphere; likewise, identify areas where MSG may need to modify Sphere workflow to unify its solutions with best-in-class industry standards.
• Actively participate in recruiting world-class freelance, staff audio designers, and technicians and provide leadership and mentorship to them.

What do you need to succeed?

• College degree preferred or additional production certificate programs.
• Minimum of 18 years' experience in audio design, audio tech and engineering for film, television, live events, and/or themed entrainment.
• Accomplished sound designer, composer, arranger, editor, mixer, producer, and director
• Live event audio sound design and/or mix experience with large format experiences or concerts.
• In-depth understanding of sound techniques from capture through post to final master or mix for live events.
• Thorough knowledge configuring and troubleshooting all current professional digital audio workstations, audio consoles and control surfaces, synchronization systems, and advanced digital signal processing systems.
• In depth working knowledge of MADI, OSC, MIDI, Word Clock, Dante, AES67/Ravenna, QLan, and other audio over IP protocols.
• A comprehensive knowledge of networking for audio over IP including configuration and troubleshooting
• Thorough knowledge of leading audio creative and technical software and plug-ins.
• Proven artist management and leadership skills.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines.


The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. To create immersive experiences, and content unique to Sphere, we are growing our full stack creative, experience, design, production and engineering team across our Burbank studio in Los Angeles and Ventures headquarters in New York.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred. Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations. #LI-DW1

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