I have 15 Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music qualifications across piano and violin, I am an experienced composer and sound designer having written music for many UK and international television projects (including the music for the 2020 “Upstart Crow – West End Stage Show” TV advert spot).
I hold both Honours and Masters Degrees (with commendation) in Music and Music Composition – graduating from both at the Royal Albert Hall – and have composed music for a range of television and film productions.
Comfortable working across a range of genres from classical to house, my most recent track “Hollywood” featuring Marina Berry had it’s first play on Judge Jules Global Warm up show, and my track “Freedom” by Del Gibbons had radioplay on Kiss 100, DJ Tiesto, Radio 1 XTRA, HedKandi, Ministry of Sound Radio, MTV Dance, Virgin Media on-demand and more,
I subscribe to the full Adobe CC suite, and run 2 concurrent desktop and laptop sound systems installed with Cubase Pro / Pro-Tools / Waves / VSL / Cinesamples / NI Komplete and so on. I also hold a current CompTIA A+ certification for troubleshooting IT issues.I have completed the Allen and Heath DLive “Certified Engineer” course at SSE/Audio-Technica and I have had familiarisation training on DigiCo SD series desks. I also have good working knowledge of Yamaha sound desks (e.g. From the O2R many years ago to the rather more recent CL series)
My company, Derek Gibbons NewMedia Ltd, has composed music for programming on Five, Five USA, Fiver, TJC, CNN, Zee TV India and UTV.
As a pianist and producer, I have written across a vast range of genres and also work as a professional audiovisual editor from my well equipped studio.
My company, Derek Gibbons NewMedia Ltd, has composed music for programming on Five, Five USA, Fiver, TJC, CNN, Zee TV India, UTV Ireland and more.
“Derek combines originality with consistently high quality. He has a great understanding of the project, and is extremely user-friendly!”Michael Leggo – BBC Light Entertainment