Dylan Barber

Curriculum Vitae

Updated October 2020

Live sound engineer for a wide range of events and clients, including live music and conferencing, live broadcast for The BBC and indoor and outdoor events of all calibre. Also an avid musician who plays regular shows in a range of venues.

Qualifications & Certifications

Qualification/Certification & Year

Level Achieved

2020


Safe Sets International COVID-19 Coronavirus Safety Certificate

Passed

2019 Onwards


NTU FdSc Audio & Music Technology

Working Towards

2019


Total Production International Magazine Breakthrough Standout Technical Talent Award

Winner

IPAF Certification (Certified to use PAV)

Passed

2018


Audinate Dante Audio Networking Certification Level 1 - Introduction to Dante

Passed

Audinate Dante Audio Networking Certification Level 2 - Intermediate Dante Concepts

Passed

2017 - 2019


RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Studio & Live Sound Engineering

Passed with Distinction Star

Equipment Competencies

I am a competent sound engineer for mixing Front of House, Monitors, both from the same console, and broadcast. I am able to use a wide range of digital and analogue mixing consoles, including: 

Yamaha CL, QL, M7CL, LS9 & TF Series

Allen & Heath dLive, SQ, QU, GLD, GL and ZED Series

Midas M32, M32R, Pro Series

Behringer X32 Series

Soundcraft Vi & 200B Series

DiGiCo SD Series

I am experienced in the setup, maintenance and advanced use of Dante Audio Networking & other audio networks such as MADI, Slink & GigaAce. I hold a permanent Dante Virtual Soundcard license. I am also experienced in system management with Symetrix

I have experience with PA systems from Martin Audio, KV2 Audio, D&B Audiotechnik, Turbosound, YamahaRCF, HK Audio and more. I also have experience with a variety of dynamic, condenser & ribbon microphones from Shure, Beyerdynamic, Electrovoice, AKG, Aston, Audix, Sennheiser, Cascade and more. I own and am able to offer a unique mic package.

I am experienced with use of Roland Vision Mixers, and Projectors from Christie, & Panasonic and am competent with the setup of visual systems and Blackmagic video equipment. I am also able to program and operate lighting shows (for corporate events and busking for bands) and have experience with & training in Chamsys consoles, and Avolites Titan Software and Tiger Touch II & Quartz consoles.

I am able to use software such as QLab, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cockos REAPER, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and more to a high, advanced level. 

Industry Work & Experience

2020


COVID-19 Safe Event Work

During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic I have been lucky enough to work on some COVID secure events. These events included:

- Wild Fields Festival: A socially distanced festival in the heart of Norfolk showcasing live music from a range genres and styles on 13 & 14 September 2020. I mixed monitors all weekend using equipment from Allen & Heath, Logic Systems, and more. I worked with a stage crew of essential staff only to setup 24+ channel patches in short time constraints as well as a COVID safe cleaning station for equipment.

- The Drive In Experience: In August 2020 I worked with Epic Studios and Out of Space Events to put on a weekend of live events and movies viewed from audience members in their cars. Broadcast via Epic Studios' OB Trucks to FM Radio, my role for the events was to mix monitors and make the broadcast come together. Over this weekend I worked with a range of equipment from Yamaha, DiGiCo, Martin Audio and more.

- MMA Contenders: I worked again with Epic studios in August 2020 to put together a drive in & socially distanced version of Mixed Martial Arts Contenders; this was a world first for the event of its kind, and again we made use of Epic Studios' OB trucks to broadcast the audio and video to FM and international internet television.

Wordplay Magazine - Live Sessions

During the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic I have been lucky enough to take on regular freelance location recording work with Wordplay Magazine at a range of sites. This job includes me supplying recording equipment, microphones and the necessary cabling to capture accurate recordings of performers from singer songwriters, full bands, and more, as well as drive monitoring systems for these sessions too.

2018 - Present


Freelance AV Technician

I am currently a freelance audio-visual technician, working for a range of venues including Norwich Arts Centre & Epic Studios Broadcast & Live Events, taking the role of either sound, lights or rigger on a range of events from live bands, corporate dinners, live broadcasts for local BBC and more.

November 2019


Total Production International Production Futures Awards - Winner

I was extremely fortunate & proud to have been awarded a the TPi Magazine Breakthrough Standout Talent Award for technical talent by Stew Hume, TPi Magazine Editor at Production Futures 2019 at FlyByNite Studios, Redditch.

October 2019


Wild Paths Festival

Sound technician for the first year of Wild Paths Festival in Norwich, organised & programmed by Ben Street of Pizza Club Promotions (and formerly of the band “Coasts”) in association with Go To Live, Sentric, Universal and more. The festival featured over 230 international acts playing across 18 venues over four days. Working across seven of these venues on three of the festival days, I took the role of sound technician which included mixing front of house & monitors, and programming lights for artists such as Headliner José Gonzáles, Lyla Foy, Jordan Mckampa, & Ruby Rushton and Ian McNabb and The Icicle Works.

February 2019 - Present


Pizza Club Promotions

Hired as head freelance sound technician for Pizza Club Promotions, a company based in Norwich booking international touring bands into local venues. Coordinated by Ben Street, formerly of the band ‘Coasts’. In this role I am required to mix front of house and monitors for a range of acts (past shows have included bands such as Diamond Thug, Triptides, Press Club, Oscar Jerome and more) as well as take the in-house technician role when touring engineers are in.

November 2018 - Present


BBC Broadcast Assistant

Working with local BBC programmes, producing sound for solo artists, bands, comedians and performers on live radio in different spaces. This type of work might include mixing a full band in a small radio studio, mixing recordings as part of a pre-record, or working at live BBC events.

July 2018 - October 2019


AV Technician at OPEN Live Music & Conferencing, Norwich

Working as part of an advanced technical team to produce live sound, lighting and visuals for a wide range of events including live music, conferences, and television broadcasts in a 1500 capacity main hall and 420 capacity club room. OPEN was the biggest venue included in Independent Venue Week UK. While part of this team, artists & clients I have worked with include Walter Trout, Dan Patlansky, Mollie Marriots, Don Letts, Thea Gilmore, The Hooten Hallers, Ward Thomas, Darcy Bussell, Christopher Eccleston and many more.

Also a key part of a team assembled to install a major technical upgrade in the venue including the hanging and system setup of new PA systems in two rooms. This included systems comprised of KV2 Audio VHD 1.0 and 2.0, six VHD2.21s, two VHD2.16s and two EX2.2s.

Other technicalities of this role included the accurate setup and use of delay & infill speakers on matrices, acoustic treatment solutions, and innovative network & audio routing.

Summer 2018 & 2019


Live Sound Tutoring

I was hired to mentor and teach young people live sound in preparation for Latitude Festival 2019 – this included planning sessions on live sound basic, which covered microphone choice and placement, as well as EQ, Compression and Noise Gating.

Latitude Festival

On-Site technician for three stages at Latitude Festival 2018 & 2019, mixing bands and artists for three days of the festival and build and break for two. In this role, I worked with equipment from Turbosound, D&B, Allen & Heath and more.

Head Out Not Home Festival

Citywide outdoor performances from a range of local and national bands and artists performing once a week across multiple stages for ten weeks throughout summer in Norwich. I am a member of the sound technician team, this role includes the build and break of a range of PA, console and mic setups, and mixing a variety of live shows, which has included up to seven full bands in one night. On these shows I have worked with equipment from HK Audio, Allen & Heath, Shure, Beyerdynamic and more.

References available on request.

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