Derek Jones began his professional career as a young musician and won numerous awards throughout high school and received several scholarships to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he studied all aspects of music from performance to film scoring to engineering. After Berklee, Derek moved to Los Angeles, California, where he currently resides.
Derek quickly landed jobs as a producer, sound engineer, and mixer on the LA scene. Some of the artists he has worked with include Major Label artists David Hollister, DJ Quik, Javier (Capitol Records), Stacie Orrico (Virgin Records), The Apex Theory (Dreamworks), Michael Franks and producers Howie Tee and Jimmy Haslip to name a few. He has also done the recording and mixing for most of the TV Networks.
In Derek’s 12+ year tenure at Megatrax he has recorded, edited, mixed, and helped produce over 250 CDs of music for use in TV and Film, in every style and format imaginable. From 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).
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. For a list of recent credits see IMDB link.
Derek was nominated for a Grammy in 2011. He was featured in a two-page article that appeared in the Digidesign Digizine magazine, and 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.