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Akande Davis

Freelance Audio Editor & Radio Producer

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: 5202248419
2 Skills

Full Sail University
Bachelor of Science: Recording Arts
May 2010 - December 2011
• Knowledge of basic/advanced mix/record signal flow, individual cue setup, patchbay routing and use, outboard gear operation, dynamics operation, gain staging management, noise floor awareness, etc.
• Microphone and microphone stand setup, placement, maintenance and storage.
• Fluent in operation of studio/live audio consoles, both digital and analog models; experience with SSL Duality, SSL Matrix, SSL AWS900+, Digidesign Venue SC48, Midas Verona, and Midas Sienna studio live audio consoles.
• Fluent operation as studio and broadcast engineer; EQ and dynamics operation, microphone setup and routing, auxilliary channel setup, tracking session setup, and mixing session setup.
• Studio documentation and session recall management, take compositing and elastic audio usage, and I/O setup and routing.
• Working knowledge of in game audio implemention softwares such as Unreal Development Kit, FMod, Agent Orange, Game Maker and Game Salad.
• Power distribution literacy; knowledge of amperes, voltage, ohms, siemens, joules, and wattage along with their relationships to one another.
• Circuit element literacy; series resistance, parallel resistance, impedance, reactance, inductors, capacitors, transformers, and phase angles along with their relationship to one another.
• On-air broadcast and live show airing and audio board operation.
• Soldering techniques; cable repair and circuit board troubleshooting.
• Knowledge of power distribution systems; three-phase and single phase loads.
• Knowledge of proper grounding, earthing, and ground loop prevention techniques.
• Knowledge of proper overcurrent and undercurrent protection elements; fuses, circuit breakers, and residual current devices.
• Audio equipment installation, removal, and user manual literacy.
• Documentation methods for equipment storage, live show scheduling, and event coordination.
• Firm understanding of all thing audio and related things associated with audio field.

Pro Tools 210M Operator Certification
November 2011 - December 2011
• Proficieny displayed in four (4) Pro Tools courses; Vocal Production, Audio Work Stations, Advanced Audio Work Stations, and Audio Post-Production.
• Completion of four (4) Pro Tools tests scoring 90% or higher on each test; Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, Pro Tools 201, and Pro Tools 210M.
• Official listing in Avid’s Pro Tools Certified Users databse.
• DSP and TDM plug-in management for Pro Tools HD systems along with voice allocation conservation literacy.
• Use of Identify Beat, Beat Detective, Elastic Audio, Event Manager, VCA group management, Region group management, and Track group management.
• Thorough understanding of technical aspects regarding Pro Tools; Peripheral setup, Playback Engine setup, H
• Fluent with pitch correction software such as Melodyne Essentials, AutoTune EFX, AutoTune EVO, AutoTune Harmony EFX, and AutoTune Harmony Generator.
• Firm understanding of Time Delay and Delay Compensation functions in addition to latency and other session management techniques.
• Fluent in music tracking and mixing, audio post-production, sound design, in-game audio implementation, and session organization.

Work Experience:

Employer: The Artist’s Den Inc.
Supervisor: Dustin Leighton
Title: Casting Assistant
Phone: (310) 774-0211
June 2012 - Present
• Editing picture-to-sound for short films and commercial projects; sound design, sound effect creation, music selection, dialogue editing, foley recording, and on-site key grip operation.
• Editing on-site casting call video footage and photography portraits in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere.
• Running Pro Tools LE sessions for voice-over talent; setting levels, removing breaths, and audio sweetening.
• Audio and video equipment setup for casting calls and on-site location shooting.
• Photography re-touching using Adobe Photoshop CS5; blemish removal, color correction, and resizing for internet use.

Employer: Negnu Network LLC.
Supervisor: Mia Lott
Title: Audio Producer
Phone: (480) 361-4962
January 2012 - May 2012
• Editing audio to picture for short films and promotional videos; foley, ADR, sound design for film and smart phone applications, music selection, script development, stereo/surround sound mixing, and session management.
• Tracking, mixing, and mastering on Pro Tools LE systems, Audacity, Adobe Audition, SoundTrack Pro, and PreSonnus StudioOne
• Live audio equipment operation and TriCaster broadcast equipment operation for internet radio shows; Lukas On Air with Lyndsie Lou, Alvin McKinley’s A-Zone, BandHappy TV, and Direct 2 You Radio.
• Conducting and facilitating casting calls; camera/teleprompter setup, greenscreen and lighting setup, and talent coaching.
• Basic video editing using Final Cut Pro 7/X, Adobe Premiere CS5, and iMovie.

Employer: Drew Freeman Photography
Supervisor: Drew Freeman
Title: Graphic Designer
Phone: (256) 493-1681
August 2010 - December 2011
• Using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and InDesign CS5 to create flyers, CD covers, brochures, banners, website layouts, pamphlets, wedding invitations, logos, and much more.
• Photography re-touching using Adobe Photoshop CS5; blemish removal, color correction, and resizing for internet use.
• Social media management and street team advertising/ marketing.

Employer: Crocs Retail Inc.
Supervisor: Sean Thomas
Title: Team Lead
Phone: (480) 730-3410
August 2009 - April 2010
• Managing and delegating assignments to on duty Sales Associates and team members.
• Setting and tracking goals while encouraging team members to reach monthly sales incentives.
• Assisting customers, making sales and returns, and also setting up storefront and product displays.
• Janitorial duties including closing duties, emptying trash, and back room organization.
• Cashier duties and closing cash register at the end of each work day.

Volunteer Experience:

Atlantic Records
Supervisor: Tamara Hernandez
Title: Intern
Phone: (718) 749-8439
May 2012 - Present
• Using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and InDesign CS5 to create flyers, CD covers, brochures, promotional email blasts, music artist logos, and industry standard advertisement campaigns.
• Basic mixing and editing for CDs and online music libraries.

Thunderbird Adventist Academy
Supervisor: Stephanie Johnson
Title: Senior Class President
Phone: (480) 948-3300
August 2008 - June 2009
• Organizing and creating both the budget and agenda for the Senior Class Trip of 2009.
• Organizing and leading out in spiritual activities for Thunderbird Adventist Academy students.
• Participating in fundraisers for the Senior Class activity fund and class trip.
• Conducting and leading out in both Senior Class meetings and Senior Officer meetings.

Thunderbird Adventist Academy
Supervisor: Stephanie Johnson
Title: Senior Peer Counselor
Phone: (480) 948-3300
August 2008 - June 2009
• Organizing weekly small group “Ice Breakers” and leading out in small group activities.
• Creating custom workshops to cover various conflict resolution techniques and small group discussions.
• Mediating interpersonal conflicts between students on campus.
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Audio Editing
Radio Production