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Matthew Jones 

Email:         matthew.w.c.jones@gmail.com 

Address:    107 Conistone Way, London, N7 9DE

Telephone: +447960653094

Website:     http://www.mjcomposer.com

Freelance Composer with 8 years experience in recording, editing, mixing and mastering.

I have had a life long interest in the relationship between sound and image. Over the last 10 years I have worked on productions and compositions which are focused on the emotional strength of music in collaboration with imagery. Alongside this I have also been committed to expanding my expertise and knowledge of the more technical aspects of the industry; recording, editing, mixing and mastering. With these combinations I believe that I am a strong candidate for a variety of roles within the profession. I adopt a creative and progressive approach, whilst ensuring I meet all deadlines in my projects. I effectively build relationships with all members of a development team and tailor my leadership style appropriately.

Experience

Henry VIII The Musical – Orchestrator, sequencing, recording, mixing and mastering

  • April 2019 – February 2020
  • Produce a complete album for Henry VIII The Musical. 
  • Orchestrate and sequence piano parts for full orchestra and vocalists
  • Record, edit and mix live drums and vocalists for backing tracks
  • Mixing engineer to combine both sequenced and live instruments for final album containing full mixes and underscores. 

Freelance Audio Engineer and Composer

  • September 2017 – 
  • Working as a freelance audio engineer I assist clients with audio editing/mixing/mastering of podcasts, audiobooks and scores to conform with various formats, lengths and broadcast standards.
  • Write original music for films, documentaries and adverts. 
  • A full understanding of Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, iZotope RX5/6 and Waves plugin suites. 

Composer – Hijra 

  • April 2017 – November 2017 (7 months)
  • Composer and mixing engineer for a French documentary 
  • Composition of music using Spitfire’s Albion V and LABS products, Native Instruments India package and Spectrasonics Omnisphere and Keyscape to create original music under the direction of the producer and director.
  • Mixing and mastering of commentary, dialogue and music to EBU R128 broadcast standard.

Sound Editor/Repair – Undiagnosed (Web Series)

  • March 2017 – April 2017 (1 month)
  • Sound Editor for Undiagnosed (Web Series) Episodes 3, 4, 5, and 6.  
  • Provide audio editing and repair services to include noise removal, dubbing, and loudness normalisation (EBU R128).
  • Fully remix and improve overall sound quality of episodes through FFT analysis, mixing, and mastering. 

Recording Assistant at University Of Bristol 

  • September 2015 – September 2016 (1 year)
  • Provide on-location recordings of student recitals and performances in the department and off-site locations around Bristol. 
  • On completion; mix/master recordings, file and store in the appropriate locations.
  • A strong understanding of microphone choice and placement in consideration of sound source and environment. 
  • A full understanding of microphone set up; X-Y, A-B, Blumlein Pair, M/S, Decca Tree and ORTF. 

Co-owner of Secret Crowd Studios at Secret Crowd Studios 

  • May 2011 – May 2012 (1 year 1 month)
  • Graduate co-owner of a start up production company and recording studio
  • Daily business tasks included; client acquisition, composing, recording, mixing, mastering. 
  • Secondary tasks included; management, accounts
  • Experience with business management and the responsibilities required to operate the company smoothly
  • An understanding of studio builds, acoustic treatment and budget control. 

Audio Technician at CTS Studios, De Montfort University 

  • September 2009 – September 2010 (1 year 1 month)
  • Primary focus was to run the studio out of hours and support students with their use of the environment
  • Other roles included training students to use the SSL AWS900+ in line with a Pro Tools HD system and outboard equipment
  • We were also tasked with teaching students basic microphone care and techniques to enable them to effectively record. 
  • A full knowledge of the SSL AWS900+ and signal flows required to connect in line with external equipment 
  • A full understanding of Pro Tools and Logic 
  • Extremely comfortable with recording and mixing ‘in’ and ‘out’ of the box. 

Education 

University of Bristol (September 2015 – September 2016)

Master of Arts, Composition of Music for Film and Television

De Montfort University (September 2007 – September 2010)

Bachelor of Arts, Music Technology and Innovation 

Grade: 2:1 

De Montfort University (September 2006 – September 2007)

HND, Art and Design Foundation 

Grade: Distinction 

The Leys School, Cambridge (September 2000 – July 2005)

2 A Levels

10 GCSE’s 

St.Faiths (1991 – 1999)