Meet Your Engineer

Ivan Ordenes

A little about me

It has being 25 years so far that I have devoted towards the business of audio, primarily, music production. More than a profession, is a passion. I have being blessed to work doing what I love.

I initiated my journey in the PA field, working in concerts rigging sound equipment and rolling cables at night. Then mixed monitors for bands, and front of house for musical concerts and events. Over the years, this job has taken me to many places around the world, until I came across a great television family that adopted my skills and put them to good use in the box.

Today I keep mixing live concerts. Big and small, FOH or MON, I keep sharing the same adrenalin rush as the audience from that first chord. Yet every day, I have to be on my best game to mix live to air various artists that visit our show, and that keeps me awake.

One day I may be mixing Peppa Pig and another day Coldplay. The list in between is nourished, the most important thing is that they are all serviced with the same level of respect and professionalism.

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Majoring in Sound – University of Chile (completed in 1996).

Diploma of Audio Engineering
School of Audio Engineering, SAE Sydney (completed in 1995)
Post Graduate Diploma
Sound System Design University of Sydney
Sydney (completed in 1997)

Career highlights

Mixing Monitors and Broadcast at the Festival de Viña del Mar, Chile
Broadcast mix for Coldplay on all of their Australian visits.
Record Simply Red’s DVD Farewell – Live at the Opera House.
Work with Dead Daisies in Cuba in one of the first ever Rock & Roll concerts on the island.


Front of House and production manager for Australian Pop Artist Jessica Mauboy.
10 years as Audio Director for Australian Seven Network breakfast television, working for the most diverse range of music and artists.
Start my own business (Dubology Studios) for music recording and broadcast audio services with our own mobile facility.
Met and watched James Brown perform live…. ooooh yeah!!!!



Currently operating monitors for Lee Kernaghan and production managing the artist’s touring
Audio Director at Australian Network Seven for their morning TV shows Sunrise and The Morning Show
Chief Audio Engineer on tour with Jessica Mauboy in South Africa.

Visited Cuba with Dead Daisies for recording at Estudios Abdala and a historic concert for 10k people, featuring Darryl Jones (Miles Davis-Rolling Stones), Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones) Brian Tichy ( Ozzy Osbourne), Dizzy Reed ( G’N’R), Richard Fortus (G’N’R), Marco Mendoza ( Whitesnake – Thin Lizzy), David Lowy ( Mink)

Audio Engineer for Dead Daisies on tour with Aerosmith and Kiss.
Audio Engineer for All Star Rock Band Dead Daisies, featuring Richard Fortus (Guns N Roses) Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses)
Marco Mendoza ( Whitesnake)
Front of House Engineer, Production Manager for Australian Country artist Lee Kernaghan
Front of House Engineer and Production manager for Australian pop artist Jessica Mauboy
Audio Music Director for the Seven Network
Front of House Engineer and Production manager for Australian pop artist Jessica Mauboy
Monitor Engineer for rock band Grinspoon
Audio Music Director for the Seven Network
Recording Engineer for Simply Red’s final concert at The Opera House Forecourt
Audio Music Director for the Seven Network
Audio Engineer for music web streaming site
FOH Engineer for country music artist Lee Kernaghan

Audio Music Director for Seven Network’s Sunrise, The Morning Show, Sunday Night.
Audio Director for MTV Networks Australia
Front of House engineer for Damien Leith, Guy Sebastian.
Recording enginner for producer Darryl Beaton

Founded Dubology Studios. Live recording and Outside Broadcast services.
Product specialist for Digico ( digital audio consoles) and Audio Technica ( professional microphones)
Recording engineer for Jimmy Barnes’ “Out of The Blue” DVD, Pete Murray “A Summer in Eureka” live album.
Front of House engineer and production manager for Guy Sebastian’s Memphis Tour
Audio Music Director for Seven Network’s Sunrise, The Morning Show
Front of House engineer for Guy Sebastian’s Taller Stronger Better Tour
Front of House Engineer for David Campbell
Front of House Engineer for American band Mink, supporting Kiss in the US and Deep Purple in Europe and Sth America.
Audio Music Director for Seven Network’s Sunrise
Front of House Audio Engineer for Australian R&B singer Jade Macrae.
Continue being Johnston Audio Services Geo T Engineer, recently toured with UB40, Big Day Out and Story of The Year, among other shows.
Audio Director and Music Broadcast Mix
Audio Engineer for The Playroom Sydney in the following shows: MTV TRL, MTV News, Sarvo Nickelodeon, Good Health and Pharmacy.
Freelance Audio Engineer for Channel Seven News on Sunrise for their Concert Series.
Recording and Mixing Engineer for Sydney based band Son Veneno.
Monitor Engineer for Australian Idol runner up Anthony Callea and rock band Thirsty Merc.
Audio mixing Engineer for the Channel Seven Network Australia on their morning show Sunrise for their concert series.
Monitor Engineer for In Siberia Tonight, TV show of the Special Broadcast Service SBS Australia.
Commence work as a System Engineer for Johnston Audio Services Australia. This position included tours with Big Day Out Festival 05, Grinspoon’s Australian tour, various concerts at The Enmore Theatre Sydney, Cockatoo Island Festival, The Falls Festival, A Day On The Green, Megadeth, Oasis among many other local acts. The main duty is to design and set up front of house audio systems with NEXO technology, primarily GeoT and GeoS systems.
Stage Manager for Tsunami Appeal Concert at the Opera House broadcasted over 30 countries around Asia and Europe.
Broadcast Engineer for the Channel Seven Network Australia on their morning show Sunrise for their concert series.
Broadcast Engineer for the Austereo Network Australia during the coverage og the Australian Football League AFL.
System Engineer for America and Sean Paul during their Australian tours, DCE Dainty Enterprises.
Freelance engineer, for companies Compact Monitor Systems Australia, Day 2 Night and Norwest Productions…
Front of house sound engineer for Sydney based salsa big band, Sonora Galaxia, and reggae bands, Rastawookie and Jamalia.
Extensive touring throughout Latin America, with internationally acclaimed Chilean reggae band Gondwana, as a monitor and recording engineer. Countries toured include Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and USA. Employed as the broadcast mixing engineer of the XLIV International Song Festival of Viña del Mar, Chile. Mixed for bands such as INXS, Kool and the Gang, Juanes, Mana and several other major Latin artists. This festival is broadcast live throughout Latin and North America, Europe and Asia.
Between March and October 2003, employed as sound engineer and assistant producer to Doctor Dread (RAS Records) for Gondwana’s album, Made In Jamaica (EMI Music). This production was digitally recorded at Geejam Studios, Port Antonio, Jamaica on Pro Tools and Nuendo, and mixed at Lion and Fox Studios in Washington DC.
During Korn ́s South American tour, worked with support band Dracma ( as monitor engineer.
On February 2001, mixed for broadcast the XLII International Song Festival of Viña del Mar, with Brazilian sound reinforcement company Gabisom.
Recorded, mixed and produced the anthem used for UNICEF’s campaign in Latin America. The anthem was later used by this organization to promote “The Seven a Side” soccer tournament in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.
With record producer Carlos Fonseca, for Warner Music Latin America, recorded and mixed a tribute album to Chilean rock band Los Prisioneros.
Recorded and mixed a live television feature performance for Dracma, which was later released by Universal records. This was produced by Gustavo Santaolalla for Surco Productions, and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering Labs, Los Angeles California, USA. Also with Dracma, as a front of house engineer toured South America supporting Sepultura.
Worked for Raiza from Sony Music on various concerts as a front of house engineer.
Monitor engineer for The Wailers during their concerts in South America.
Panelist for product presentation, for Lexicon in Chile.
Front of House engineer for Chilean rock band Elso Tumbay. Freelance engineer for sound reinforcement companies in South America. Gabisom in Brazil, and Audio market in Chile working on various tours and shows, such as renowned acts Luis Miguel, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Misfits, Shakira, Molotov, Rock in Rio, Festival de Viña del Mar.


Front of House Engineer for Colombian orchestra Los Tupamaros during their Australian Tour in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Freelance engineer for Compact Monitor, a sound reinforcement company based in Sydney Australia and Los Angeles USA. This company specializes in monitor audio rigs for both, concert and corporate accounts.
Freelance engineer for Norwest Productions, sound reinforcement company based in Sydney. This company specializes in corporate and concert events.
Freelance audio operator for the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center.
Studio assistant at Mirage Studios affiliated with the School of Audio Engineering (SAE), Sydney.
Freelance audio operator for the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center.


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