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Derek Kavanagh

Derek Kavanagh

Toronto, Ontario, CA

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Derek Kavanagh

Derek Kavanagh

  Toronto, Ontario, CA

Highlights

Derek is a highly qualified Audio Engineer and Voice-over artist! Derek has Recorded, Mixed, Mastered and Voiced-Over thousands of projects over the years.

"I truly enjoy this business I am very passionate about delivering the highest quality and performance for every client".

Setting yourself apart from the pack requires two things-talent and tools! If you can master both you will be on your way to something life changing. If you want that wow factor Industry stand quality mixing, mastering and Voice-over "the recipe that creates amazing sound" Derek can deliver that for you.

“The professional edge”

Derek represents the modern way of producing content.
With a fully loaded Recording Studio Derek can meet and exceed your expectations, Derek takes a highly dedicated approach to every one of his projects, working closely with the client to produce a high quality final product. Whether you need vocal tuning, mixing or voice over recording Derek has the equipment and the knowledge to give you the best professional product at the most competitive rates.

Through Voice-over I can help a company or a person market and represent their brand in a positive way. That is exciting and empowering!

Please feel free and have a listen to my demo.

Contact me today! Id love to read your script.

Regards,

Derek.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Canadian, North American

Ages

Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

A graduate of Trebas Institute with specialization in Audio Engineering Technology a Multi Media expert who literally does it all. From recording and mixing award winning, chart topping singles - to web design, voice overs and more. With more than 17 years of studio experience, he provides first class mixed media services through a wide array of genres.

Known for his unrelenting work ethic and meticulous attention to detail, Derek has dedicated his life to the art of recording and producing multimedia content with a mastery of cutting edge technology.

Recent music projects include artists Lil Eazy-E, Tory Lanez, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Trinity Chris, boi1 da, T-minus, Andreena Mill, Emill "The Pop Phenom", Actual, Neil K, Cyssero and Joee.

Derek is well known for his voice over works on Flow 93.5, IRIE FM, Kiss FM, Soca 919, CHUM FM CHRY, City TV, Rogers, TSN, CFL, CBC and Chevrolet among many others.

SENIOR AUDIO ENGINEER | MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST | DOITALL MEDIA | SELF-EMPLOYED | CANADA
Managing projects, Meeting with clients to establish their expectations and needs
Recording, Mixing and Mastering: Music, Radio imaging, Voice overs, Corporate promos and Commercials
Voice over artist: Radio, Television, Corporate training, commercials, narration and Jingles
Advanced use of Audio Processing: Equalization, Compression, Reverb, Delay and Vocal pitch correction
Advanced Digital Editing: Pro tools HD, Wave lab, DSP Quattro, Izotope RX, Final cut pro and the Adobe creative cloud
Audio/ video codecs WAV, AIFF, AAC, MP3, AVI, MOV, MP4, H.264, ProRess
Digital Video/ Photography slide shows: Corporate, Real-estate, Wedding and Custom works
Video/ Image Chroma Keying Compositing (Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion and Photoshop)
Graphic Design CD cover art, Website, Business cards and Customs works

SENIOR AUDIO ENGINEER/ VOICE ARTIST | ABSTRACT PRODUCTIONS | FREELANCE | CANADA
Record, Mix and Mastering audio projects using industry standard Pro tools and Wave Lab
Audio for Video post-production SFX design, Music composition, FOLEY and ADR
Voice over artist: Radio, Television, Corporate training, Commercials and Jingles
Record and mix projects from Metal works and Phase one studios

SENIOR AUDIO ENGINEER/ VOICE ARTIST | ABSTRACT PRODUCTIONS | FREELANCE | CANADA
Record, Mix and Mastering audio projects using industry standard Pro tools and Wave Lab
Audio for Video post-production SFX design, Music composition, FOLEY and ADR
Voice over artist: Radio, Television, Corporate training, Commercials and Jingles
Record and mix projects from Metal works and Phase one studios

SENIOR AUDIO VIDEO ENGINEER | THOMSON NETG | IRELAND (Now SkillSoft)
Worldwide leader in corporate blended learning solutions. including e-Learning, instructor-led training, books and e-Books. Technology Skills, Productivity Skills, Project Management, Business and Professional Development
Development of award winning corporate training content (North America, Europe and Asia)
Provide leadership, manage studios maintain audio/ video production schedules
Effectively coordinate and manage development of audio/ video projects.
Attend daily meetings with senior management regarding project development and technical issues
Team mentor/ Department trainer for audio and video processes
Director; Direct Actors, creatively translate scripts to characters, manage crew sound, lighting and set design
Strike Simulation and vignette sets, set up Lighting, Cameras and Audio equipment for shoot
Chroma Keying Compositing Simulation and vignette footage (Adobe Premiere, After effects and Photoshop)
Prep Audio studio, record and edit voice overs for CD ROM and web projects
Wrote ISO 9001 Policies and Procedures for audio and video development and workflow


AUDIO ENGINEER/ VOICE ARTIST | FREELANCE | IRELAND | CANADA
Manage studios; Record Voice artists, edit jingle and commercials for Radio broadcast
Radio Imaging: Voice overs, Station Indents, Sweepers, Intros, Music beds, Liners and Promos
Voice over artist: read scripts record voices, narration, sound effects, jingles and commercials

ASSISTANT AUDIO ENGINEER | CBC GLEN GLOUD STUDIOS | CANADA
Advanced Recorded Music Production Assisted in the recording and mixing of local Canadian artists
Mixed on AMS NEVE Capricorn mixing consoles, full digital outboard equipment, advanced mixing techniques.

ASSISTANT AUDIO ENGINEER | STUDIO 306 | CANADA
Advanced Recorded Music Production Assisted in the recording and mixing of local Canadian artists
Mixed on Solid State Logic GL 4000 mixing consoles, Miking: Drum kits, Electric guitars, Bass guitars, Vocals,

ABSTRACT LEARNING: (Training)
Lead instructor and course developer
To help aspiring creative audio professionals prepare for a rewarding career in the music industry. Abstract Learning Institute provides educational programs built on industry standard best practices, taught with a hands-on approach by seasoned professionals. Abstract Learning is dedicated to setting up our students for success by transferring the fundamental skills required to start their career upon course completion.

Export Pro tools HD
Expert Adobe Master collection
Expert Final cut pro
Expert Wave lab (Mastering)
Expert Izotope RX (audio restoration)
Audio guru mentor and trainer

Credentials

Education

TREBAS INSTITUTE | AUDIO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES | CANADA
Advanced Courses include:
Sound Synthesis Principles, Sound Reinforcement, Sound and Recording Techniques, Signal Processing Devices, Studio Maintenance, Digital Audio, Electronics, Acoustic and Studio Design, Audio for Video Production, Artist Management, Video Production Techniques, Recorded Music Production, MIDI Workstation, Multi Track Recording Techniques, Modern Production Techniques, Music Industry Overview and Business communications.

GALWAY FILM CENTER| CAMERA BLOCKING | IRELAND
Disciplines of camera blocking (practical Line)
Cinematography overview and Screenplay workshop, this involves role-playing
Scenes from realized Scripts devise a visual style and shot list, which is then Demonstrated and critiqued by the class.

BBC TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT | POST PRODUCTION DIGITAL PRINCIPLES | IRELAND (2002)
Comparisons of Digital and Analogue video, ITU601 sampling, Aspect Ratios.
Compression MPEG 1, 2,3,4,7,21, JPEG, DVB, ATM, Overview HDTV, Communication: ADSL, DSL, IDSN, Fire wire, Fibre channel, Video tape formats, Non-linear editing, DVD authoring, Servers and Networks, Virtual studio’s and Routing distribution and control.

TECHNOLOGY BASED TRAINING | WORKSHOPS & TOTORIALS
I continue to advance my skill-set regularly with online workshops and tutorials
Avid Pro tools (Essential training/ Advanced mixing techniques)
Mixing and Mastering (Workflow/ Plugins/ Hardware/ Tips & Tricks)
Audio & Video Codecs and Compression standards (Tutorials)
Voice-Over Tips and Tricks (EQ, Compression, Out-put levels, Mic placement)
360 VR Panoramic Photography & Video (Tutorials)
Loudness Compliance: Radio and Television broadcast, ATSC, EBU R128, ITU-R (Tips & Tutorials)
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After effects, Premiere, Dreamweaver (Essential training/ Tips & Tricks)
Final cut pro X (Essential training/ Tips & Tricks)

DBM KNOWLEDGE COMMUNICATION | AUDIO VIDEO ENGINEER | CORPORATE TRAINING | USA
Trained in Wichita Kansas City learning the Audio/ Video processes to develop E-learning course ware
Purpose: localization of American content to UK English distributing corporate blended learning solutions to Europe
Video: Record/ edit Simulation and Vignette videos | Audio: Record/ edit voice overs | Graphics: Edit images for video

ABSTRACT LEARNING: (Training)
Lead instructor and course developer
To help aspiring creative audio professionals prepare for a rewarding career in the music industry. Abstract Learning Institute provides educational programs built on industry standard best practices, taught with a hands-on approach by seasoned professionals. Abstract Learning is dedicated to setting up our students for success by transferring the fundamental skills required to start their career upon course completion.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Neumann TLM 102, Shure SM7B

  • Computer & Software

    Mac, Protools HD, Logic ProX, Adobe Audition. Waves, Sonnox. Fabfilter, Izotope

  • Special Equipment

    UAD Apollo Twin 2, TC electronic Studio konnekt 48, Dynaudio BM12a, Genelec 8040, Avantone Mixcubes, Great River MP500NV, RNC 500, V control pro (iPad) Fully treated control room with vocal booth

  • Delivery Methods

    Dropbox MP3, WAV file, AIFF, or however specified by the client

  • Turnaround Time

    Dry voice: Same day. Full production 24 hrs

Service Description

Offering voices over for Radio, Television, Web, Corporate and custom projects. What ever your needs are we can accommodate your project with high quality industry standards and a quick turn around time.

Voice Over Clients

Some Voice over work:
CFL (Canadian Football League) Gipsons whiskey
CFL (Canadian Football League) Grey Cup
NHL (National Hockey League) Nike Training
Triple Threat Entertainment
Relentless Media
TV pilots
Chevrolet Cruze
Crab tree publishing
Excell Training
BMO bank training
CIBC bank training
Scotia bank training
Flow 93.5 FM - Canada
Z 103 FM - Canada
105.5 - CHRY - Canada
93 Jam - Miami USA
IRIE FM - Jamaica
Soca 919 FM - Trinidad
Hitz FM - St Vincent

Payment Terms

Payment to Derek Kavanagh is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Derek Kavanagh.

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