Earlier this year, I spent the day at Victoria Baths in Manchester, and recorded 2 live tracks with my band Loux. This is the second track we recorded, in one of the reception rooms there. It was insanely cold, and a massive challenge to record, but it was a lot of fun, and I'm really pleased with how it's come out!
This is a location recording I did a while back, with pianist Joe Boyes playing on a lovely Steinway Model B. Used a really simple 4 mic set up, and I'm really pleased with how it came out!
I had the pleasure of recording and mixing this track for Karl Toth, featuring myself on some guitars and chant-y vocals at the end! My main man Ali Wells is on drums, too. A lot of fun to work on, but quite a challenge with the doubled acoustic guitar parts!
I had the pleasure of recording this little promo video for Helena April at LS6 Cafè's Jazz night. There wasn't much space, and it was a bit too warm, but I'm really pleased with how this one came out!
I recently had the pleasure of producing and mixing this track for Cara Hammond, as well as engineering a couple of the sessions too. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out, and Cara was really great fun to work with, too. We recorded and mixed most of it at my flat, which made it really comfortable and fairly stress free. Here's the video, which was filmed in Paris, and looks absolutely great!
This session with Amy Griffiths was filmed by the side of the Leeds-Liverpool canal, and was surprisingly challenging. The ground was really uneven, so I was forced to try a few sketchy mic positions, and be a bit more cautious that usual, so I didn't end up fishing a Neumann TLM102 out of the water. This was by far our favourite take of the day, and when the boat passed by tat the end, it was an absolute must have.
I recently had the pleasure of filming Leeds based Electronic three-piece, PEAKES, early one morning in Colour May Very Art shop, just down the road from my flat. It was a really easy session, and the fairly square room made the drums sound huge. The reverb was a bit of a challenge initially, but we played around with some different options, and I'm really happy with how it's come out.
This week I recorded a live session, the latest episode in our series, with the incredible Ryan Bird. It's an emotive masterpiece and I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. I used a Focusrite scarlett 2i2 gen 2 interface to record this - rather than my usual UAD apollo - which I was really sceptical about to begin with, but it's absolutely brilliant. Enjoy (and try not to cry!)
I've been doing a lot of writing lately, and here's an article on one of my experiments. I'd been interested to know how far iOS has come in terms of being a respectable way to record music - so I tested a few solutions, which you can read about here.