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STUDIO (briefly)

A secluded pro-spec recording studio, ideal for serious projects, located on the central South Coast, UK, just 90 minutes from London. A relaxed but purposeful music production environment, with two dedicated rooms, up to date music systems, surrounded by pleasant and leafy outdoor space.

The studio has an array of equipment and software, instruments and mics, modern DAW and vintage tape, and is capable of quick demos and release quality audio. Centre stage is a Soundcraft S6000P 24:16:2 analogue console, with high-end RME converters, Avid ProTools HDX, and Studer A807 tape. Secondary DAW options include Ableton's Live Suite, or Sony's Vegas. The hardware is complemented with over 450 plugins by leading manufacturers including Waves, Slate, Kush, Native Instruments, Izotope, and AIR; and leading sample libraries by East West, Toontrack, Synthogy, Arturia, Precision, and Native Instruments. Additionally, there are hardware synths by Ensoniq and Kurzweil; PRS and Ibanez guitars; amps by Fender and Vox; outboard FX by Focusrite, Rocktron, Alesis, and Marshall; and mics by Rode, Sennheiser, and AKG.

Coming from a contemporary rock/pop/musical theatre background, we identify with singer/songwriters and artists from more melodic music genres, who value both the music and lyric equally. Each project is considered on its own merits, but stylistically we are at our best in Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Country, Gospel/Worship, and unplugged versions of the same.

Our services include preproduction, recording/tracking, arrangement (band/vocal/orchestral), MIDI sequencing/programming, engineering, and production, and technical services to include rigging, electronics, software and hosting.

The studio is 90 minutes from Gatwick and Heathrow either by car (A3M/M3/M27) or by rail (from Waterloo no changes). The nearest airport is Southampton (SOU) (a 30 minute road/rail connection). Inexpensive hotel and B&B accommodation can be found locally.

We have over 30yrs experience of music technology, recording and production with artists of all types. Previous clients include Ukraine - Two Violins; Italy - Jon Cotton; Gmbh - Dell Computers; Canada - Sandy Burnett (Pulsworks), Edan Bullerwell, Matt Twist; UK - CJPlaton, Frank Knight (UDO), Abba's Angels, Phil Furneaux, Anthony Steven (Miser! the Musical), Jonny Rook (Unified/Delirious?/Philippa Hanna), Ben Mattison, Jonny Gios, Paul Willis, Chris Wickland, Ally McCrai, and many, many more.

We maintain a strong Christian ethos and atmosphere here, and this affects the way we do business: we respect others, work honestly and conscientiously, and to a high standard.

Apologies - the studio is not taking on new projects just at the moment, owing to existing commitments. Next availability is first quarter 2020.

EVENT MUSIC

I (and team) provide live music to a high standard on a bespoke basis for special events, where original or covered music is required, and frequently where the event is themed, requiring specific arrangement or other customisations to suit the occasion. Team assembled to suit the task at hand.

PAST PROJECTS

R&D, software, electronics and music:

  • R&D in patterns, probabilities, neural nets, for data extraction from natural language.
  • Engineering and music for the wedding of Mr and Mrs J Day, Warsash.
  • Rig work for "Mirror" and "Sorted"
  • UK tour management for artist "Two Violins", Ukraine
  • Website and hosting for "Two Violins", Ukraine
  • Schools work Kyiv, Ukraine, promoting the English Language and Business
  • Pre-production/tracking, album "A Real Distraction", Phil Furneaux, Carlisle
  • Director for Miser! the Musical, Carlisle (IMDB)