Audio engineers can work in a variety of settings, depending upon whether they work for a large studio or are self-employed. Often they work with other creative individuals in a collaborative work environment. Flexibility, a positive attitude, reliability and a willingness to learn are essential when working on a film or game. With the increased use of computers and software designed to manipulate audio feeds, Sound Recording is becoming more and more mobile and large amounts of time are not required in a studio, but a thorough knowledge of the trade is required. There are typically long hours, sometimes all night, in sessions in the studio. Sometimes these sessions take place away from home, in other parts of the world.