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Since the age of 4 I was driven to take things apart and figure them out. At the age of 5 I got my first drums. At 10, I got a guitar.. then a bass.. then a recorder. The sickness simply grew from there. Always interested in the whole ball of wax, I grew to be fascinated and enamored by the recording process, and have spent the remainder of my life working on my studio tan by producing, engineering, editing, duplicating, writing, perfoming, creating and collaborating, installing, wiring, upgrading, and building recording studios, post-production facilities, etc.. while releasing a number of heavy metal albums under the name Piledriver, and with numerous other hard rock and metal bands such as Dogs With Jobs, Fist, and currently The Exalted Piledriver, the latest incarnation of my most successful metal venture.

Profile Summary:
Rock/Metal Producer/Engineer/Musician Charlemagne, QC
Systems Installer - Audio Video Data - Wireman Charlemagne, QC
More About Me
ANYTHING to do with recording or production. Deeply into photography. Much time spent tickling my funny bone, too.
ALWAYS looking to increase my range
knowledge and capabilities in all aspects!
Work Experience:
Besides 30yrs writing/recording/touring of hard rock and heavy metal, I've kept busy as a Systems Installer / Wireman, building recording studios and production facilities. Here is the breakdown of my Wireman work:

October, 1992 to September 2009 – Independent Senior Broadcast Systems Installations Contractor
Functions include supervising and/or training a team of Audio/Video Installers and aid in designing, documenting, building, wiring, installing, and fully testing and troubleshooting broadcast systems, from raw engineering drawings to on-air functionality. Sites or projects include XM Radio, MuchMusic, MusiquePlus, MTV-Canada, CityTV, OmniTV, TechTV, Rogers, CTV, CTV Norway and Atlanta Olympics, CBC, NBC, ExpressVu, TVOntario, and various top-level film/studio/effects/graphics/animation and radio facilities in the Greater Toronto Area.

April 1999 to June 2004 – Technicolor Toronto (Formerly ToyBox,/D.A.V.E./Manta-Eastern/Command Post and Transfer/PFA Film Labs) – Supervising Senior Broadcast Systems Installer

July 1998 to April 1999 – Fitzgerald Communications Inc. - Supervising Senior Broadcast Systems Installer
Sites or projects include ExpressVu, CityTV, CTV-CFTO.

December 1996 to July 1998 - IMMAD Broadcast Services - Supervising Senior Broadcast Systems Installer
Sites or projects include NBC Atlanta Olympics, CTV, CBC, YTV

September 1994 to December 1996
CTV Broadcast Centre Yonge St. - Senior Broadcast Systems Installer

November 1992 to September 1994
Signal Technical Installations - Senior Broadcast Systems Installer
Sites include CTV, CBC, Skydome, Sounds Interchange, Centennial College and numerous project studios.

March 1987 to November 1992
Sound Visioneering ,Inc. (Formerly Manta Video Labs) - Jack-of-all-A/V-trades
Video Editor, 16mm/35mm Telecine, Standards conversion, A/V Rentals, troubleshooting/maintenance, On-site Technician (live/production soundman, cameraman, system set-up).
Grade 12 Graduate
Real-World Education in all aspects of music production and performance.
Organizations / Affilations:
Canadian Independant Record Producers Assoc.
Gord Kirchin is located in Charlemagne, QC and has the following skills: Rock/Metal Producer/Engineer/Musician, Systems Installer - Audio Video Data - Wireman
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Rock/Metal Producer/Engineer/Musician

Category: Skilled Trade / Crafts
Producer/Engineer/Musician with 30yrs experience available for your Hard Rock/Heavy Metal production/recording needs.
Affordable and professional with an 'OldSchool' studio skillset tweaked for the digital age. Let me help you sound your rockin' best!
Contact Gord 'Piledriver' Kirchin at
Relevant Education / Credentials
30yrs of 'real-world' studio and live experience in recording and prodcing hard rock and heavy metal music.
Years Experience: 30

Systems Installer - Audio Video Data - Wireman

Category: Skilled Trade / Crafts
-17yrs experience as Broadcast Systems Installer, 15yrs as Senior Supervisor, responsible for managing a crew of up to fifteen installers. Functions include documenting, installing, wiring, testing and troubleshooting broadcast audio, video and networking systems in facilities such as CTV/MTV/OmniTV/Technicolor/MuchMusic/CBC as well as numerous film, special effects and animation-houses, post-production and recording studios and radio stations.
-Can operate a wide range of hand-tools, power tools, production equipment, drill-press, punch-press, skilled solderer, metal and wood fabrication tools, etc.
- 25yrs experience in live and studio audio production, performance and composition, mixer, engineer, as well as accomplished musician on 7 instruments.
- Very computer friendly
- Lightning quick learner
- Great attention to detail
- Self starter, hard/smart worker
- Responsible, honest and direct
- Quality and Safety conscious
- Bilingual (English/French)
Relevant Education / Credentials
17yrs of 'real-world' experience in Toronto's premier production facilities
Years Experience: 17