Ettienne Van Der Merwe
Freelance Sound Engineer
Last active: 3 months ago
I love my family, I love life, I love music.
In 2000 I started my own project recording studio and in 2013, I closed the studio to venture in to audio post-production.
In the period 2000 – 2013, I've recorded from Gospel Choirs to Hip Hop. You can say that I was involved in a wide genre spectrum. My preferred genres however are POP, ROCK and Light Classical.
My primary work was recording and mixing, but I also did arrangements and produced and co-produced over 120 albums.
I’m currently doing freelance work with my focus on audio post-production. Some of my latest projects were PS 4 and Durex commercials and is busy with a full length and a short film.
I mainly use Pro-Tools for recording and mixing and do a lot of sequencing with Reason, but also like to use some of Pro-Tool’s in-house facilities.
In 1996 I graduated with a diploma in T3 Light Current Electrical Engineering, which is of huge help in understanding filters, equalization and sound as a general.
I consider myself to be a loyal, committed and helpful person. One of my strengths is that I am persistent when it comes to problem solving.
What started off as a hobby years ago, is now my work, and I still enjoy every minute of it.
You are more than welcome to contact me for any further details.
There is a saying that says “Music is what feelings sound like”, and I believe that is the closes you can describe music.