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Emma and the Fragments – tracking & mixing September 2017

I’ve been recording a new EP’s-worth of material with Emma and the Fragments.

Recorded at Baker St Studio with Danny Monk, it was mixed & mastered at home – SSL all the way for recording and mixing.

There’s a taster video made by Doug Rimmington here.

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Adam Wilson Hunter – new releases

Adam Wilson Hunter has released three EPs simultaneously, representing three distinct projects.

Always a unique pleasure to work with Adam, I recorded, mixed and mastered much of this material back in February.

 

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Aston Microphones

Last year I took part in a series of blind listening tests for Aston Microphones, which led to the development of their new Starlight small-diaphragm condenser microphone.

I’m very proud to be part of the development panel – “the top audio professionals in the industry”. If only all manufacturers consulted a pool of their potential end-users during the R&D process, we’d get better audio…

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Wigmaker

I’m on the Advisory Board of The Stable, an organisation that commissions, develops and produces original musical theatre.

We’ve just spent a couple of days reading Wigmaker, a new musical in development by Douglas Hodge and Bryony Lavery at Jerwood Space. The second day included a reading to potential partners. The cast was truly A-List, and it was fascinating to see what they brought to the text. I was recording a few songs, and operating a bit of playback.

I first worked on some of this material over three years ago, and it’s already attracted a certain amount of press:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082vz6l

 

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The New Deal

The New Deal is a new project: Sulo, Jeff Turner (Cockney Rejects) are writing and singing: I’m producing, arranging & playing instruments. We’ve just had a very good couple of days in Emeline Studios in Whitstable, with Ian behind the desk.

This will feature all of us as you’ve never heard us before. As you’d expect with Sulo’s involvement, there are some great songs.

Watch this space.

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Solar Flare Remix

Last year I mixed and mastered Kirsten Morrison’s album Prosperine’s Gold for Micro Spiral.

I’ve just done a remix of one of the album’s standout tracks, Solar Flare, for an upcoming album of remixes. Release date TBC.

 

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Cockney Rejects – Chapecoense

Cockney Rejects have released “Chapecoense”, a portuguese-language adaptation of last year’s “Goodbye Upton Park”. All proceeds will go towards the dependants of the victims of the Chapecoense tragedy. We tracked the vocals at Emeline Studios in Whitstable. I’ve produced, mixed and mastered the track.

 

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Dave Castell – Piano Album

It’s been a long time coming – we first recorded this material in 2014 – but I’ve finally mixed and mastered Dave Castell’s Piano Album, and it’s been released on Furlongs Media. Some beautiful songs on this – just piano and vocals. I’m very happy with the material, and with my input.

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Shag Nasty

Rob Godfrey has turned detective and found some unreleased Shag Nasty material on 2″ tape. He’s had a transfer done, and I’ve managed to mix and master a single out of it!

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Bumblescratch – Live!

The Gala Performance of Robert J Sherman’s Bumblescratch took place on 4th September, with a great cast. I recorded the show & mixed and mastered the recordings in stereo and 5:1 for video, which was shot by Advision TV.

 

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Cheryl Baker releases EP of Joni Mitchell songs

I’ve been mixing and mastering a Cheryl Baker EP of Joni Mitchell songs, with a second EP and album planned for late 2017. Produced by Jamie Moses, who’s provided multi-instrumental skills.

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Wind In The Willows

I’ve been mixing a couple of tracks for publicity on Wind In The Willows. The show, by Stiles and Drewe and Julian Fellowes is scheduled for the London Palladium this summer.

I’ve been a minor cog in the Wind In The Willows machine from the beginning, having recorded various versions of songs, and read-throughs, at Berry Street and on location. The current recordings are from Angel Studios .