Derek Jones has always been a hard working and driven individual. From an early age he began working as a professional musician and won numerous awards throughout high school for his performances. Derek’s hard work paid off, and he received several scholarships to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied all aspects of music from performance to film scoring to engineering. Derek graduated Berklee Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in music, and then moved to the creative center of the entertainment industry, Los Angeles, California, where he currently resides.
Once in L.A. Derek quickly landed jobs as a producer, sound engineer and mixer. Some of the artists he has worked with include Major Label artists David Hollister (Universal Music Group), DJ Quik (Universal Music Group), Javier (Capitol Records), Stacie Orrico (Virgin Records), The Apex Theory (Dreamworks), Michael Franks (Koch) and producers "the Hitman" Howie Tee (Special Ed, Chubb Rock, The Real Roxanne, Color Me Badd) and two-time Grammy Award Winner, Jimmy Haslip (Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby, The Yellow Jackets) to name a few. He has also done recording and mixing for the TV Networks NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, TBS, UPN, MSNBC, Clear Channel.
In Derek's 9+ year tenure at Megatrax he has recorded, edited, mixed, and helped produce over 200 CDs of music for use in TV and Film, in every style and format imaginable. From a Hip-hop to a 40-piece orchestra to a 20-piece big band to a heavy metal power trio, he has literally done it all (and everything in between)! Recently some of Derek's compositions for Megatrax have been used in 'Perfect Holiday' starring Queen Latifah and by the Discovery network and MTV, as well as heavy usage internationally.
Under the tutelage of Victoria Rose Sampson, Derek has been following his love for movies, and is very active working in post-production sound for independent films and TV shows, specializing in Sound Supervision, Music and Dialogue editing and Re-recording mixing. For a list of recent credits see below.
Derek was featured in an article for Digidesign’s Digizine magazine. The two-page article about Derek appeared in the Winter 2007 edition. He was also asked to speak at the 123rd Annual Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in October of 2007 as part of a panel discussing audio mastering for new media (games, commercials, promos, trailers, webcasts, etc).
Derek’s enthusiasm and creativity drives him to excel in everything he does, from performing to composing to mixing and editing. In his work, as in his life, Derek always strives for perfection, never settling for anything less.
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PRODUCTION / RECORDING / EDITING / MIXING