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Willie Els

Freelance Music Producer & Radio Producer

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Location:Green Point, Western Cape, South Africa
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/willieels
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Willie Els
Cape Town

[c] 072 390 2204
[e] will@devastation.com

Profile:

I am an Audio Engineer, currently involved in a wide-spread of projects, from Recording, Mixing and Mastering to Electronic Music Production and Audio Production Lecturer. I also see myself as an expert in the Audio field; due to 10 years of Music Production for varios formats; Radio, TV, EMP and Film. I'm also the founder of Pziezzo Electric and Damage Inc (DnB / Dubstep / Breaks Acts) and continue to perform live across South Africa.

I am able to work independantly on my own initiative and also as part of a team. I have leadership skills involving and
motivation of staff/crew to achieve their objectives. I have first class problem solving skills and judgemental skills, dedicated to high quality standards, excellent interpersonal skills (people knowledge) and absolutely customer/client orientated (same-day-service).

I have excellent networking abilities, experienced as a person with good diversity. I have an
inquisitive mind and are willing and eager to challenge processes to business benefit!

I am able to live my own and the company's vision and that is to ensure that all potential are fully unlocked according to
national, orginisational and individual needs, on an ongoing basis, and to cultivate a motivated, competent and productive project.

Major Achievements:

? Engineer for ACSA Choirs 2011 (Record, Mix and Master)
? Engineer for Viceroy Makoya in partnership with Gabi le Roux
? Releases under STASHED, Elektroshok, Electric Sushi and Orphan Music Canada
? Owner of Devastation Events.
? MIO Bloc Rockin Beatz Competition Winner January 2008
? BPM 2010 Annual Remix Competition 2nd Runner Up
? Joining the BPM Mag columnist's team

Career History:

July 2011 – Currently Still Engineer Kaleidosound Studios- Cape Town
Cape Town

Engineer - Audio Technology

? Recording / Mix / Mastering
? Studio Manager
? Technician
? Post-production Engineer
? Foley
? On Site / Location Recording
? Music Composition (TV, Radio, Documentaries, Long Form Film)

January 2010 – July 2011 Soul Candi Institute of Music - Cape Town
Cape Town

Program Director - Audio Technology

? Head Music Production Lecturer
? Studio Manager
? Content Division – Audio Technology
? Head Graphic Designer – SC Media Group
? Post-Production Engineer – SC Studios



January 2008 – December 2009 Emendy Sound and Music Technologies Pretoria

Audio & Music Production Lecturer

? Music Production Lecturer
? Audio Technician
? Writing of Edu-content
? Content Creator
? Studio Technician
? Chief Engineer

January 2007 – December 2007 90.6 FM Radio Station Vereeniging

Production Intern ship

? Recording of Voice Artist
? Production of Radio Advertisement
? Jingle Composition
? Creating, Recording, Sequencing and Arranging of SFX
? Scriptwriting
? Studio Maintenance and Technician
Outside Broadcasting Coordinator

? Outside Broadcasting – Station Link
? Maintenance of OB Unit and Station Links
? Event Management for Outside Broadcasting in Partnertship with client

Computer Skills:

Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator)
Ms Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, Outlook and Publisher)


DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) Platforms: Expertise in all

Pro Tools HD, LE, Digi and M-box
Proppelhead Reason 4 & 5
Ableton Live 8 Suite
Steinberg Cubase 5
Steinberg Nuendo 4
Many third party VST
External synths include – Access Virus, Waldorf Blofeld, Dave Smith Range, Nord Lead, Little Phatty Stage 2

Education and Qualifications:

N.Dip – Audio Engineering – Graduated 2006
NQF 4&5 – Radio Production – Achieved 2007
Cerificate in AM/FM Transmission – Achieved 2007

Interests: Music, Writing, Drumming, Socialising, Public Appearance and my family

Personal Information:

? Nationality: South African
? Age: 23 in 2008 (born 28 June 1985)
? Place Of Birth: Sasolburg, South Africa
? Health: Good
? Languages: English and Arikaans (Read, Write and Speak)
? High School Attended: Vredenburg High School (Cape Town) – Matriculated
? Place of Residence (at present:) Cape Town (see adress above)
? Place of Residence whilst studying: Cape Town



Objective:

My objective is to achieve a sustainable lifestyle through my career as an Audio Engineer and Teacher of Sound and Music.I am extremely passionate towards my dreams and ambitions and hope to achieve my goals accordingly.

I strive to educate the minds of others, enabling them to achieve what was previously impossible. I am a very creative person, whether it be at work or home. I strongly believe in the principle: 'You reap what you sow".

Kind Regards

Willie Els