Luke Appleton (ba, Atcl)

last updated on 21/02/17

I am an enthusiastic, hardworking person, who has been passionate about music since a very young age and is extremely keen to learn new skills. I enjoy working within a team environment, but can work well independently and under pressure. I have a creative flare, with a strive to achieve perfection… Read more

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Pictures

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Tracks

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Employment History

Sample Pack Producer. SPF Samplers (August 2016 - Present)

•Producing professional quality audio recordings within a chosen genre. It has required quick and efficient workflow within my sound design, without sacrificing quality. Time management has also been key within this role, as the packs need to be released to schedule.

Sound Engineer (Unpaid). Hamdon Ha Ha Comedy Festival (October 2014-Present)

•Setting up live sound and fx for comedians such as Joel Dommett.

• This gave me an insight into how quick and organised setting up within a professional environment can be. I had to stick to a tight schedule, and have good communication with the artists, efficiently dealing with their requests and queries.

Window Technician, Pitcher & Co (2014 - Present)

• Essential Team Work Skills
• Ensuring clients are 100% happy with work that has been carried out.
• Confidence in working independently when requested.
• Managing and organising schedules within the business.

Kitchen Assistant, Blue Arrow Temp Agency (2013)

• Working in different placements each week meant i learnt how to adapt to new environments quickly.
• Team Work skills gained.

Kitchen Assistant, The Lord Nelson (2009-2012)

• Time management was key in a kitchen environment.
• Confidence gained in working under pressure
• Team Work skills gained.

Education

Bucks New University, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (2010-2013).
•BA (Honours) Audio & Music Production - Lower Second (2:2)

Strode College, Street, Somerset (2008-2010).
•AS & A2 Levels - Music (C), Music Technology (B)

Stanchester Community School, Stoke-Sub-Hamdon, Somerset (2003-2008).
•9 GCSE's (A*-C including maths & english)

Technical Equipment

Audio Dedicated Apple iMac. Audio Dedicated Apple Macbook. Logic Pro X. Pro Tools 10. Focusrite Scarlett 18i8. Shure SM57.   KRK Systems Rokit 6 Studio Monitors. Native Instruments Complete. Waves 'Gold' Bundle. Microsoft Office for Mac. Various Third Party Plug-ins such as Softie, Focusrite, Klanghelm and many more.

Other Skills / Additional Information

•Experienced in Midi Sequencing and Digital Audio Processing within Apples Logic Pro & Avid Pro Tools 10/11 DAW's.

•Familiar with various Microphone Types and positioning techniques.

•Varied Experience of Audio Editing, mixing and basic mastering.

•Understanding of Native Instruments Plug-ins i.e. Massive, Kontakt, FM8, Battery & Absynth.

•Experienced in Equalisation and Dynamic Processing.

•Digital audio transfer experience (DAT, CD, Hard Drive).

•Familiar with music social and marketing websites.

•Experienced in using Microsoft Office software applications.

•Proficient on Mac OSX operating systems.

•Customer service, hospitality and interpersonal skills.