I have worked as a live sound engineer for the last 17 years, using high-end digital desks and gaining experience in both studio and live audio settings.
My direct experience extends to desks including the Yamaha CL, QL, LS series, M7CL, Midas Pro1 , 2 , 3 series, Soundcraft SI series, VI series, Allen & Heath T 112 , T 144 , GLD series, Behringer X 32, Presonus, Studiolive series and Avid Venue S3L-X.
I have longstanding experience working with mixed bands in a wide variety of places, using all major recording programs in both home and establishment scenarios. In particular, I am experienced in mixing FoH and monitors for bands, plays, conferences, weddings and other events.
More practically, I am very experienced in Signal flow, equipment set up and integration, patchbay and cable configuration. Moreover, I fully appreciate the principles of sound and acoustics, sound proofing and studio design. Understanding extends to DAW functions and tools (Pro Tools, Logic pro X, Reaper, and many others), Dante and AES connections.
Other relevant skills include:
Production techniques and programming
Creative use of software instruments
Drum programming and editing
Using digital and analogue mixing desks
Understanding signal routing and channel strips
Microphone techniques and placement
Recording acoustic instruments
Use of equalisers, filters, effect, processors
compressors, gates and limiters
Using auxiliaries and sub groups
Music Industry business
I am trained in the field of live shows and
Live Audio Environments
Longstanding experience working at many different types of entertainment venues, such as theatre, concert halls and as a sound engineer, I have gained the skills needed to configure and cable all technical equipment and software needed for each of these different stages. I understand that many different types of emergencies can come up during a performance. Being able to recognize and resolve any needs of the artists is paramount to me.
With my work experience in radio and in ICT support, I have gained knowledge in the technical repair of computers, hardware, and installing software. I have good customer service skills, am able to explain the basic steps of problem solving on hardware computers and software. I also deal with installation hardware and software in Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X Platforms.
In summary, I have been working as a freelance sound engineer since 2001. Over the years I have gathered experience with all kinds of live events, from small corporate events to big outdoor concerts and festivals, have touring experience, also a bit as a tour manager.