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Nelson Ortiz: Bio/Resume

Bio/About Me

Nelson Ortiz has been playing music since his Jr. High school years, when he joined the school band to play in the drum section. From there went on to high school and studied music theory and music appreciation. Following High School took 2 years classical piano. Lacking funds to attend music school, His study of Composition, Arrangement, and Orchestration was self taught by this composer. In 1990, After the purchase of his first synthesizer, a Yamaha SY22, is when his love for New Age Music was exposed. Learning of other great New Age Artist such as, Mars Lasar, David Arkenstone, and Peter Buffett to name a few, He studied the structure and make up of New Age Music and started composing songs of his own. Along with his developmental efforts to expand his musical talent, he discovered his ability to write in other genres of music including: Smooth Jazz, Orchestral Film Music, Hip-Hop, and R&B. Currently working with artist from all over the world such as doing Orchestral Arrangements for Acoustic Pop Sensation Samantha Seth in Scotland, Piano Music with Orchestral Accompaniment for John James Fox, Film Director in London, To Production Tracks for various Rap and R&B artist in the US. Nelson Ortiz has a Writing Style and Sound Creation Technique that when heard leaves you wanting more and wondering where he will take you next. Not only does he compose music, But also creates Moods and Settings that take you places you could only Dream. Using the entire palette of sound to create Sonic Atmospheres, Beautiful Piano Passages, Lush Strings, Haunting Flutes and Smooth Percussion, all backed by Powerful Orchestral Arrangements, Makes you have an immediate emotional connection to his music. So surround yourself in your favorite setting, Close your eyes, and create a place in your mind. Then push play and let the music of Nelson Ortiz take you to places you only Dream.

Resume

 Summary Of Skills

 *Pro Tools  *Logic Pro  *Cubase  *WaveLab  *Recording, Mixing and Mastering Audio  *Vocal/Dialog Comping       *Music Editor  *Film Music Composer  *Jingle & Advertisement Composer  *Library Music Producer  * Mac and PC proficient

 

Education

Full Sail University 

Winter Park, FL

Associate of Science Degree in Music Production Bachelors – Online

GPA: 3.46

May 2011 - Feb 2014

 

Vocational Certificate or Credential
Polytech Adult Ed        Dover, DE
Intro to Computers - Certificate
Windows Operating Systems - Certificate
Microsoft Word 1 - Certificate
Office Procedures and Customer Service – Certificate

 

Vocational Certificate or Credential
Sussex Tech         Online Classroom
Intro to C++ Programming Language - Certificate

Vocational Certificate or Credential
Delaware Tech      Online Classroom
Write Fiction Like a Pro - Certificate

Vocational Certificate or Credential
Infertech                Wilmington, DE
CompTIA A+ Certification Program - Certificate

 

General Job Experience

Baltimore Aircoil Company    Feb 2004 – Present

Milford, DE

Sheet Metal Fabricator

 

Academic Experience

 Film Composer/Music Editor      Dec 2013                       

No Soul Required (Short Film), Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL

  • Set up Pro Tools 9 for scoring short film material
  • Had a spotting session and insert appropriate markers in Pro Tools
  • Wrote music per spotting session notes in Sibelius notation software
  • Recorded, Mixed and Mastered all music
  • Placed music in film in accordance to spotting notes, applying fades and editing as needed
  • Did final mix of all audio, Dialog, SFX, and Music

 

 Mix and Mastering Engineer    Nov 2013

Sweeter (Sunset In Puerto Rico) By: Crystal Starr, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL.

  • Set up Pro Tools 9 for Mixing, Submix Channels, and Effects Channels etc. and Imported audio tracks
  • Built a basic blend, Including Fixing any phase issues and Vocal Comping
  • Set up and applied all plugin effects; EQ, Compression, Reverb, etc.
  • Bounce down all necessary audio stems for Mastering Engineer
  • Set up WaveLab for Mastering Session, Applied EQ, Compression, and Limiting as needed
  • Bounced down finals according to client specifications

 

Jingle & Advertisement Composer, Sound Designer, Music Editor    March 2013

Various Ad Campaigns, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL

  • Set up Pro Tools for scoring commercials
  • Short spotting session and Set markers in Pro Tools at hit points
  • Designed and composed a Sonic Brand for the product
  • Composed, Mixed and Mastered all music
  • Placed music in commercial assuring all hit points synced with the picture
  • Mixed all elements, Dialog, Music, and SFX
  • Bounced down project to clients specifications  

 

Industry Experience

Library Music Producer     Aug 2006 – Present

Scorekeepers Music, Los Angeles, CA

  • Compose and arrange different aspects of music in Sibelius notation software.
  • Arrange and hold recording sessions, acting as Musician, Producer and Engineer during sessions
  • Set up Pro Tools to Mix music and arrange different versions of music per client’s instructions.
  •  Set up WaveLab Mastering software to apply EQ, Compression, and Limiting as needed
  • Send the tracks to the client via upload to their server.

uring this time I have had a lot of success placing my music on several TV shows on several Networks all over the world.

 

Artist/ Producer       Aug 2006 – Present

I Must Be Dreaming, Lincoln, DE

  • Compose and arrange all the music that went on the release.
  • Arrange and hold recording sessions, acting as Musician, Producer and Engineer during sessions
  • Set up Pro Tools to Mix music and arrange different versions of music per client’s instructions.
  •  Set up WaveLab Mastering software to apply EQ, Compression, and Limiting as needed
  • Released the CD through CD Baby and digital distribution on iTune and other similar sites.
  • Have had airplay on several Internet radio stations as well. 

 

Any other information or additional information is available upon request