“I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn’t have anyone else to blame.”
– Randy Newman
I have experience producing Rock, Indie and Singer Songwriters. Let me help you get the most out of your home recording gear or help shed light on how to get the most out of recording sessions in a pro studio.
Home & project studio consultant
Audio recording tuition
You know it’s time to take a break from the studio when…
So you read the article in that magazine which tells you to turn your spare room into Abbey Road. All you need to do is buy an FireZap Megatone digiface 24-192 lite…
You went to the shop and bought one.
I will help you set up the hardware and software to get your new prize working. I will teach you how to use it to get great results without having a batlle of attrition with the technology.
I will offer advice on suitable hardware, software and microphones. I will show you how to reach your recording goals within your budget.
Get intouch to talk about what I can do for you.
Having spent many years recording and mixing a variety of styles from Indie to Pop, I have broad knowledge of Pro Tools, Cubase/Nuendo and Reason and experience with Logic and can usually get my head around anything new and exotic, if you are stuck.
Whether you would like to learn about the mysterious world of mic-placement, phase and compression; need guidance with a mix or would like to organise a bespoke course to develop your production skills.
Working with rock and indy bands is my forte’. I capture their style and vibe and create a recording that represents their sound and artistic vision. I am experienced in pointing mics at things and recording them, getting the instruments sounding good and letting the musicians feel comfortable and the technology do its thing without getting in anybody’s way.
Reaper is my DAW of choice these days as a freelancer. When I was a full-time recording engineer I used Pro Tools. I am just as comfortable with Cubase/ Nuendo and Logic. I can create custom drum tracks using amazing virtual drum instruments, I can remix and re-remix any kind of track.
As a producer, my strength is working with rock bands, indie bands or singer-songwriters, getting the sound of the whole group onto “tape” and translating the energy and excitement of your performance from the real world to a recording. Although I am not averse to using sequencing and soft-synths where needed, my passion is for capturing the real-world toil and strife of an eager rock band trying to change the musical landscape forever! If you are the next Arctic Monkeys, I can really help you get your act together and produce a brilliant recording.
Drop me a line to talk about producing your demo/single /EP/album or movie soundtrack.
…you see this in the mirror!