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Hi,

Welcome to my site. I’m a freelance sound engineer working in Live music, theatre and corporate events professionally since 2004 after heavy involvement in Live audio whilst at university learning something completely different led me into this as a career.

I’ve worked in several different environments and I’m as comfortable dealing with an event manager whilst in a shirt and tie as I am dealing with a performer on a stage. I’m as happy abroad as I am at home and used to adjusting to different environments and long stays away from home. Music is my main passion and I feel my strongest skill is forming relationships with musicians to deliver what they want to hear on stage, and giving them a FOH standard mix in their ears or their wedges. I’m happy too on FOH with multiple styles of music, appreciating the different mixes and techniques required by each one. I’m punctual, clean and I like to think professional 100% of the time.

 

 

Me

Tokyo 16/11/2012

 

 

Skills

  • Comfortable in FOH but especially monitors, both in bringing the best SPL and intelligibility from wedges/fills and also creating comfortable and “natural” sounding stereo IEM mixes to keep both experienced IEM users and virgins happy, with good separation of instruments they want to hear.
  • Experienced in planning, rigging and optimizing line array systems, including d&b and Nexo, comfortable with design software.
  • Not too young to have missed planning and understanding of point source systems before software, and know how to do so, as well as as time aligned supplementary additions with today’s systems.  Experience flying systems such as C4/Alpha before modern line array rigging made flying the norm.
  • Configuring speaker management systems, building of speaker systems
  • Skilled using analogue sound consoles along with all the patch and outboard racks that went with them.
  • Strong touring experience in Digital consoles including Digico, Soundcraft, Yamaha
  • Skilled at forming trustful and respectful relationships with performers, and interpreting their on stage needs, either on a long term tour or to pull off the the 20 minute soundcheck for the support band at a local venue.
  • Also worked in corporate and exhibition environments and what comes with them such as  last minute creative decisions changing everything, good at integrating with video and lighting crews to provide the final product. Smart and presentable appearance.
  • Proficient with playback software such as Qlab, Logic Express. Understanding of MIDI cue commands, time code, and comfortable triggering from or to sound consoles, computers, lighting consoles.
  • Strong understanding of computer networking and integration of many devices across one network either with dynamic or static IPs.
  • Trained in electric safety and power distribution.
  • Comfortable working at heights and licensed to use scissor lifts and cherrypickers.

Contact

How?

  • Email: jb@jonathonbuck.co.uk
  • Phone: +447817003986
  • Skype: jonnybuck11

Where?

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Let's talk!

Experience

  • Monitor Engineer
    Uriah Heep

    July 2013 – Present, Worldwide
  • Freelance
    Capital Sound Hire Limited

    June 2013 – Present, UK
    Freelance technician, roles have included
    Monitor Engineer/Babysitter for Invictus Games Closing Ceremony, UK Live, Secret Garden Party Main Stage & London Mela
  • Freelance
    Blitz Communications Ltd

    January 2013 – Present, London
  • Audio Engineer
    Flying Entertainment

    June 2008 – December 2013, UK / Europe
    FOH system technician, Slade and Sweet Dec 2013
    FOH – The Rat Pack, Germany April 2013
    Monitor System Technician – Glen Campbell 2009/2011
    Monitor Engineer, Solid Silver 60s Tour 2006/7/8
  • d&b J System Technician
    Thriller Live Tour

    April 2012 – June 2012, France
    Tour of primarily France’s Zeniths, d&b J primary system, Q out hangs, infills
  • Monitor Engineer
    Thriller Live Tour

    February 2009 – June 2012, Worldwide
    Monitor engineer looking after multiple in ear mixes, stage fills, large number of electronic instruments, control systems and networking.
  • Freelance
    Sound Of Music Ltd

    June 2004 – Present, UK
  • Conference Audio Engineer
    Televideo Ltd

    March 2008 – February 2009, UK
  • Audio Engineer
    Aquarius Acoustics

    April 2004 – August 2008 Nelson, UK
  • Audio Engineer
    TLC

    June 2007 – May 2008
  • AV Technician
    Standby Exhibition Services

    July 2004 – September 2007, UK
  • Freelance Audio Technician
    SSE Hire

    June 2005 – September 2005, UK