From demo tapes to fully produced albums, no project is too big or small.

I love music - hearing it, playing it, producing it, recording it - the lot.

I work from my recording studio in Allerton Bywater, near Leeds - producing, writing and recording music on a daily basis.

My studio is designed to give you truly professional results at an affordable price.

I strive to make sure the recording process is as relaxed and creative as possible - that way, together we can create a finished product that is fully developed to a professional standard and is something you are truly proud of and happy to release.

About me...

I graduated from Chester University with a First in Commercial Music Production & TV Production. I've further developed my production skills when working with some of the industry's top producers & engineers - including Ken Scott (David Bowie, Elton John, The Beatles).

My music production strength lies in more natural, 'live' styles of music, not sequenced music - From gentle, acoustic folk, raucous indie rock, to the heaviest in metal.

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Daily rates

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FAQ's

How many days do I need to book in the studio?

For demo recordings, 2 days is usually enough to record 3-4 songs. Demo recordings would involve much less production & editing than a full, release-quality recording.

Below is a guide for full, release-standard recordings.

I would recommend booking at least 3-4 days to record a single to release standard. These days would be broken down as follows:

  • Day 1: Guide tracks, achieving a good drum sound, recording drum track
  • Day 2: Recording bass tracks, recording guitar tracks, reamping guitar tracks
  • Day 3: Recording lead vocals, recording backing vocals
  • Day 4: Recording extra elements, percussion etc. Beginning mixing stage.

To record a full album to release standard, I would recommend booking at least 14-20 days recording time in the studio, depending on the length of the album.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements fully and we can put a recording plan together.

Do you charge extra for mixing?

Nope! Mixing is included in the price of your booking. I can also include mastering in this price, however, you may wish to have your track mastered at a bespoke mastering facility.

 

 

Can I request mix adjustments/tweaks after the first mix?

Of course! I always do my best to provide the best mix I can the first time round. However, due to personal taste and other factors, you may have some requests for small changes you'd like in the mix.

These small changes are more than welcome and I am happy to complete around 2-3 mix alterations per track if needed. Due to time constraints & workload, I am unable to make many further alterations after this but if you are not satisfied with your mix after this point, do contact me and I will endeavour to rectify this.

 

Do you charge extra to use the studio's guitars/amps or other instruments?

No, the use of any instrument I have at the studio is included in the price. The tools are here to make sure we can create exactly what is needed for your music.

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Examples

Check out some of my recent work

COMPOSITIONS

Check out a small selection of my original songs and compositions

EQUIPMENT

Preamps/Dynamics

  • Neve 1073
  • TAC/Amek Matchless channel strips x11
  • Focusrite Octopre (8 preamps)
  • Focusrite Trakmaster channel strip
  • DBX 560a – 500 series 160a

RECORDING

  • Pro Tools 10
  • Apogee ensemble
  • Akai 4000DS 2 track 1/4″ tape recorder

Plugins

Waves

  • Aphex Aural Exciter
  • Abbey Road Plate Reverbs
  • API 2500 compressor
  • API 550 EQ
  • CLA-2A compressor
  • Puigchild compressors
  • Electric 200 piano
  • Electric 88 piano
  • H-Reverb
  • IR-1 Convolution reverb
  • J37 tape saturation/delay
  • L1 Ultramaximizer
  • Linear Phase Multiband Compressor
  • Renaissance Axx compressor
  • Renaissance Bass
  • Scheps 73 EQ
  • SSL E Channel
  • SSL buss compressor
  • Supertap delay
  • TrueVerb
  • V-comp
  • Waves Tune

IK Multimedia

  • Amplitube 3
  • Amplitube Ampeg SVX bass amps
  • Classik Studio Reverb
  • Philhamonik Orchestra
  • Sampletank 2 XL
  • Sampletron – Melotron sample instrument
  • Samplemoog – Moog synthesizer sample instrument
  • T-Racks deluxe bundle

Other

  • Melodyne
  • Slate Digital – Trigger 2 Deluxe – Drum triggering/replacement
  • Softube Saturation Knob
  • Softube Bass Amp Room
  • Soundtoys Little AlterBoy
  • Soundtoys Little Plate
  • Soundtoys Sie-Q EQ
  • Soundtoys Tremolator

MONITORING

  • Adam A7X monitors
  • Behringer HA8000 headphone amplifier
  • Beyerdynamic DT250 headphones

MICROPHONES

Dynamics

  • AKG C1000s
  • AKG D112
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure Beta 57a

Condenser/Valve

  • Blue Baby Bottle
  • Neumann TLM102 x2
  • Peluso 2247 valve microphone
  • Sontronics STC-1 x2

Other

  • Reslo vintage ribbon microphone
  • Palmer Dacapo reamping box

INSTRUMENTS

Guitars

  • 2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional
  • 1976 Fender Stratocaster
  • 1961 Hofner V3
  • Stonebridge GS22-SRC acoustic
  • Fender Jaguar bass guitar

Amplifiers

  • Orange Rockerverb 50 combo
  • Davis Amplification 2C8
  • MJW Electra Custom combo – Unique, custom combo based on Mesa/Boogie MK1
  • 1970’s Peavey Classic combo
  • Vox AC30
  • Marshall 1960ax 4×12 cabinet – Celestion Greenbacks
  • Custom 2×12 cabinet with Eminence speakers

Effects

  • Strymon Timeline delay
  • Strymon Blue Sky reverb
  • J Rockett Archer Klon-style overdrive
  • Jim Dunlop Crybaby

Drums

  • Tama Superstar drums (22, 12, 13, 16)
  • Gretsch Full Range 14×6.5 brass snare drum
  • C&C custom drums 14×5.5 maple snare drum

Other

  • Technics SX-PR500 piano
  • Kurzweil SP4-7 keyboard
  • Glockenspiel

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