The title, Music and Miscellany, says it all I hope. I’ve worked in the thick of the domestic and professional audio business and on the fringes of the music business for well over three decades. I’ve been a loudspeaker designer, project manager, design manager, technical PR, technical writer, and technical journalist. And I’m still doing stuff that falls into those categories – consulting on speaker design, writing technical manuals and writing features and reviews for Sound On Sound magazine.
I’m also a self-taught bass player and recording engineer, and I’ve been in many more bands and recorded many more musicians than I can comfortably recall. Home, by the seafront in Brighton, UK, incorporates a modest recording and mix facility based on Pro Tools combined with Focusrite mic preamps and convertors, a varied selection of microphones and high-performance nearfield monitoring in a comfortable and quiet recording environment. There’s some more about my recording and mix studio on the Music @ Phil’s page here.
The idea with the blog is to record some thoughts on music and audio that pass across my desk, through my consciousness, or via my speakers (the identity of which tends to vary). Hopefully, somebody, or even somebodies, out there will be interested.