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Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Certification
Work Availability
Interests
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Gareth Van Den Aardweg

Gareth Van Den Aardweg

Sound Engineer
Germiston
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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

Sound Engineer

Nick Matzukis
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)
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
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
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
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
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
2015-11 - 2015-12

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

Work History

High School Diploma

Boksburg High School
2013-01 - 2017-12

Deputy Head Boy

Advanced Diploma in Audio Technology - Sound Engineering

Academy Of Sound Engineering
2018-01 - Current

No Degree - Computer Networking

Audinate (Dante Networking)
2020-06 - 2020-06

Certified Level 1 Dante Networking User

Certificate - Music Production

Avid
2020-09 - 2020-09

Internationally professionally certified ProTools User.

No Degree - Soccer

South African Football Association
2013-07 - 2017-11

Certified level 3 National Soccer referee.

Education

Skills

    Music production

Managing sound quality

Mixing sound input

Control console operation

Sound Editing

Pro Tools

Audio recordings

Microphone usage

Operating recording equipment

MS Office

Relationship development

Desktop Technical Support

Hardware and software installation

Network component installations

Help desk support

Desktop and laptop installations

Wireless Networking

Email account set up

Stress tolerance

Awareness to reactions

Assessing performance

Policy reinforcement

Good eyesight

Reasoning

Time management

Good judgement

Problem resolution

Aural skills

Proficient in piano

Certification

ProTools

2020-09

Level 1 Dante Networking

2020-06

Level 3 National Soccer Referee

2018-09

Work Availability

monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
saturday
sunday
morning
afternoon
evening
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Interests

Music

Soccer

Information Technology

Computers

Languages

English

Afrikaans

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

Timeline

Gareth Van Den AardwegSound Engineer