Born as the firstborn son of two, South African, exiled parents, I have had the privilege of seeing the power that music has to heal the human spirit. I have spent the past eight years working in the audio industry, where I had the opportunity to work under some incredibly, talented engineers in Chicago. It was here that I learned to hunger for knowledge, and interact with clients, which has played a vital role, professionally, in my career. Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity to use a range of equipment, from the most budget-friendly, to the best that money can buy. I have also spent an equal amount of time working in the live sound industry, coordinating large- scaled, corporate events in the Chicagoland area.
Working at Sweetwater has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse clientele from all walks of life. I look forward to hearing your unique visions and goals, and assisting you in making them a reality.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1667E-mail Shaka
Conservatory Of Recording Arts and Science, Central Michigan University, Pro Tools Certification 210M
East Lansing, MI
Assistant Director Of Event Technology - PSAV
Because it was the right thing to do.
Recording, Live Sound, Sampling, EDM, Computers, Lighting
Roland MV 8000, MPC 2000XL, Roland JX-8P, Pro Tools 9, Reason, Logic 9, Adobe Audition, SM58's, SM57's, ProFire Light-bridge interface, MBox mimi, dxb 1231 eq, Samson compressor, KRK rockits 8", 27' iMac, Various Waves plug-ins, various sound toys plug-ins, samson S-compressor, EX-29 head phones, Marley redemption song headphones,
Married, with a baby on the way!
I have spent most of my time freelancing in the Chicagoland area helping churches with running sound, and helping them troubleshoot issues with their systems. When not working or doing that, I enjoy spending time at home with my family and critically listening to music which speaks to my spirit.
Dennis D. Young, Kanye West, Young Berg, Shanna, Tim Bowman, KRS 1, Common, Yusef Malik, Ascend The Hill, Soto Sounds, Cee-lo, Salt N Pepa, Eve, Donald Lawrence, The Steeples
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
Kathy from Wilmington, NC
Absolutely amazed by the personal service on our order! It is obvious customer satisfaction is a priority. Your company would be the first place we would look for music related items. Great prices, great service and BTW, even the little touch of adding some candy made my kids very pleased! Thank you!
David from Renton, WA
I have to say it's the most personal order I've ever made from the pre-ship phone call, to the email, and finally the candy in the box. Thanks! I don't think I could beat the customer service even in a local shop
Chrystal from McMinnville, TN
From the customer service call after my order, to e-mailing me a copy of the invoice, to the great price, free shipping and candy in the box...a pleasure!
Rick from Gloucester, MA
I am amazed at the level of customer serivce I received for my first order. Great Job! The entire process was smooth and efficient. I also loved the candy touch. What a lovely treat!
Mary Ann from Point Pleasant Boro, NJ