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Education
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Gareth Van Den Aardweg

Gareth Van Den Aardweg

Sound Engineer
Germiston,Gauteng
There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.
Tony Robbins

Summary

  • Adaptable sound engineer bringing 2 years of experience controlling sound at various events, including recording, concerts and festivals. Proficient in operating large-format recording and mixing consoles. Both digital and analogue. Recognized for achieving technical excellence with each project.
  • Versatile recording engineer possessing extensive knowledge and with ProTools and FruityLoops. Comfortable working under pressure and maintaining high energy.
  • Multi-talented Sound Engineer with proven skills in sound editing, recording and Pro Tools. Highly organized and proficient with meeting deadlines.

Overview

2
2
years of professional experience
3
3

Years of Tertiary

3
3
Certifications

Work History

Sound Engineer

Nick Matzukis
Johannesburg , Gauteng
2018.11 - 2019.11
  • Adjusted sound according to variances in temperature and tonal needs.
  • Prepared, packed and transported audio equipment for events.
  • Performed site surveys to determine and design appropriate setup and audio equipment needs for various types of live events.
  • Performed sound quality checks and front-of-house mixing to maintain company sound system.
  • Mixed voices, music and taped sound effects for live performances.
  • Performed various setups, tear downs and mixing for Nicks two bands at many different venues.

Sound and Lights Technician's Assistant

Sebastian Thomas (Synergy Production House)
Johannesburg , Gauteng
2018.03 - 2019.11
  • Checked all technical equipment to make sure it was functioning properly and performed troubleshooting to alleviate issues.
  • Operated sound consoles and managed audio content through effective mixing and editing.
  • Collaborated with producers and performers to determine and achieve desired sound for productions.
  • Maintained working knowledge of audio equipment, including flying and stacking speaker systems and digital and analog mixing systems.
  • Set up and broke down all audio equipment at each event including sound board, speakers, microphones and ear buds.
  • Adjusted sound according to variances in temperature and tonal needs.
  • Created tasteful acoustical mixes in venues ranging from 200 to 1500 in capacity
  • Set up and tested equipment prior to events.
  • Performed sound quality checks and front-of-house mixing to maintain company sound system.

Referee

Eastern Local Football Association
Johannesburg , Gauteng
2013.07 - 2019.11
  • Explained and taught regulations and rules to players and coaches.
  • Addressed rule infractions or complaints by participants to assess any necessary penalties.
  • Officiated at sporting events, games or competitions to maintain standards of play and verify observed game rules.
  • Examined all equipment for proper functionality to promote safe playing conditions.
  • Blew whistle to start each play period, indicate fouls and direct attention of players.
  • Signaled participants or other officials to notify of infractions and regulate play or competition.
  • Promoted good sportsmanship among players.
  • Communicated with fans, coaches, players and other umpires.
  • Monitored play times and elapsed time during particular events, stopping clocks to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Inspected sporting equipment for compliance with safety and event regulations.
  • Notified players, coaches and officiating team of rule infractions and relevant penalties.
  • Navigated difficult situations, employing patience and conflict resolution.

Assistant Sound Engineer

Kranked Up Festival
Alberton , Gauteng
2018.09 - 2018.09
  • Checked all technical equipment to make sure it was functioning properly and performed troubleshooting to alleviate issues.
  • Collaborated with producers and performers to determine and achieve desired sound for productions.
  • Operated sound consoles and managed audio content through effective mixing and editing.
  • Maintained working knowledge of audio equipment, including flying and stacking speaker systems and digital and analog mixing systems.
  • Set up and broke down all audio equipment at the event including sound board, speakers, microphones and ear buds.

Jumper Assistant

IJump
Boksburg , Gauteng
2017.07 - 2017.08
  • It was a big indoor trampoline park and I engaged with people on the trampolines did many team activities with the jumpers and made sure that everyone is safe
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.

Job Shadow

Barnyard Theatre
Boksburg , Gauteng
2016.07 - 2016.07
  • Performed sound quality checks and front-of-house mixing to maintain company sound system.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.

Assistant

Franki Africa
Wynberg , Gauteng
2015.11 - 2015.12

I sorted through files and ordered them as per their dates to make finding past information easier.

Education

High School Diploma -

Boksburg High School , Boksburg
2013.01 - 2017.12

Deputy Head Boy

Advanced Diploma in Audio Technology - Sound Engineering

Academy Of Sound Engineering , Auckland Park
2018.01 - Current

No Degree - Computer Networking

Audinate (Dante Networking), Online
2020.06 - 2020.06

Certified Level 1 Dante Networking User

Certificate - Music Production

Avid, Online
2020.09 - 2020.09

Internationally professionally certified ProTools User.

No Degree - Soccer

South African Football Association, Johannesburg
2013.07 - 2017.11

Certified level 3 National Soccer referee.

Skills

    Music production

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Certification

ProTools

Work Availability

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Interests

Music

Soccer

Information Technology

Computers

Languages

English

Afrikaans

Timeline

Avid - Certificate , Music Production
2020.09 - 2020.09

ProTools

2020-09
Audinate (Dante Networking) - No Degree, Computer Networking
2020.06 - 2020.06

Level 1 Dante Networking

2020-06
Sound Engineer - Nick Matzukis
2018.11 - 2019.11
Assistant Sound Engineer - Kranked Up Festival
2018.09 - 2018.09

Level 3 National Soccer Referee

2018-09
Sound and Lights Technician's Assistant - Sebastian Thomas (Synergy Production House)
2018.03 - 2019.11
Academy Of Sound Engineering - Advanced Diploma in Audio Technology, Sound Engineering
2018.01 - Current
Jumper Assistant - IJump
2017.07 - 2017.08
Job Shadow - Barnyard Theatre
2016.07 - 2016.07
Assistant - Franki Africa
2015.11 - 2015.12
Referee - Eastern Local Football Association
2013.07 - 2019.11
South African Football Association - No Degree, Soccer
2013.07 - 2017.11
Boksburg High School - High School Diploma,
2013.01 - 2017.12
Gareth Van Den AardwegSound Engineer