CV

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Education

MA Audio Technology
Distinction - London College of Music – W5 5RF
BA Music Technology
1st Class + Vice Chancellors Award - London College of Music – W5 5RF
GCSE
9 Graded A – C - Leasowes High School – B62 8JP

Theory of Music Grade 5 - ABRSM
Piano Grade 4 - ABRSM
Cornet Grade 5 - Dudley Music School
Drums Grade 3 - Guildhall


Abilities

• Outside broadcast (sound)
• Live sound recording
• Live sound engineering
• Location sound & boom
• DAW engineer
• Music production, composition, sound design, editing, mixing & mastering
• Digital music release & registration
• Audio sweetening
• Video editing
• Web design
• Research
• Large document handling
• Tea boy


I am proficient with many software applications, on Windows, Apple and Linux platforms including:

Audio Editing and Recording

• Avid Pro Tools
• Apple Logic Pro
• Cakewalk Sonar
• SADiE
• Pyramix
• Cockos Reaper
• Boom Recorder
• Sony Soundforge
• Native Instruments
• Max/MSP
• Audacity

Visual Editing
• Final Cut Pro
• DVD Studio Pro
• LiveType
• Motion
• Quartz Composer
• Adobe Flash
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Premier Pro
• WordPress


Administration

• MS Office
•  iWork
• Open Office

I hold a full clean UK driving licence


Employment History

Freelance Project Roles (selected work):

Recording & Sound Guarantee

Live Broadcast and Recording Events

I have been working with Red-TX and Sound Moves Outside Broadcast since 2011. These jobs are for high profile clients so there is no margin for error. Clients include: Live Nation TV (including Download & Wireless festivals), Royal Shakespear Company – Live to Cinema Broadcasts from Stratford Upon Avon, The Olympics; Robbie Williams; Rhianna; Primal Scream; Paul Weller; The Cambridge Folk Festival; Sky Arts; BBC; XFM as well as classical recording of operas and plays from Glyndebourne; The Royal Albert Hall; Shakespeare’s Globe.

• Sound guarantee for outside broadcast trucks
• Liaising with stage managers, production managers and artists.
• Installation of equipment for events, pre-planning and building broadcast trucks.
• DAW engineer controlling a minimum of two recording machines.
• Providing master CDs for duplication and radio play.

Sound Supervisor

Tool Academy (Objective Productions / Channel 4)

• Advise, design and build a 32TB raid array NAS for on-site backup of all audio data.
• Advise and implement DAW specification for 2 x 64 channel multi-track recording.
• Data wrangler with total responsibility to ensure that all recorded audio was correctly labelled, copied and delivered to post production on time.
• Installing video and audio networks and build an audio control room and video gallery in a ‘Big Brother’ style house.
• Location multi-track recording.
• Cross platform computer networking.

Live Sound Engineer

Locations including: BT River of Music (Olympics) and Enchanted Tunes World Music (@ Momo’s Keima Bar)

• Advise all sound requirements for ‘Bardic Divas’ performance (Olympics).
• Advise on audio requirements; build PA and monitoring system; live mixing and stereo recording of all performances (Momo).

Record Label Consultant, Administration & Music Production

Crocodile Music International

• Music production to brief for use on TV shows and radio advertisements.
• Red book audio mastering for release.
• Transcoding audio for use on website.
• Ensure music registered correctly with collection societies.
• Digital release of catalogue (iTunes, Amazon etc.).
• Video editing.

Computer Programming

Max/MSP Object Orientated Audio and Video Networking

• Conceive, design and build sample accurate audio software to eliminate spill in a multiple microphone array.
• Build several interactive audio visual installations.


Interests

I enjoy researching emerging technologies and as part of my degree I completed a ‘Human Brain Interface’ project, where a user’s brainwaves were used to generate music. I have designed audio and visual installations for controlling and manipulating video and audio streams, and programmed a software algorithm to cancel spillage from a multiple microphone array.

In 2010 I created my own record label (Freezabox Records) to enable the release and correct licensing of original music for commercial applications. To date I have composed, performed and produced four albums and have many more in the pipeline.

Since moving to London I have been involved with the music industry as much as possible. I know how hard it can be so I invest my free time to record and produce up and coming artists and help with sound design, music and mixing for small film producers. I have played drums in 4 bands and have been writing music since 1998.

My other interests include: Music; swimming; cycling; snowboarding; scuba diving; walking; socialising; technology; electronics; science; human rights; computer networking; AV installations; woodwork; problem solving; anything creative, fun or adventurous….


 

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