I’ve been involved in playing and recording music since I first picked up a bass guitar in my late teens – although I suspect that for quite some time afterwards the term “music” would have required a relatively broad definition. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to play and record with some wonderful musicians over the years and some of the results of our efforts can be heard on the usual streaming services and on my SoundCloud page. My musical activities don’t just involve playing bass though. I’m usually heavily involved in engineering, production and mixing too.
My recording and mix facility near Brighton’s Preston Circus is housed in a comfortable and relaxed environment and equipped with ProTools, Focusrite mic preamps and converters, a varied selection of microphones and instruments, and high-class monitoring. Equipment changes regularly but generally the list looks like this:
Recording: ProTools 12.4 with a wide range of processing and instrumental plug-ins.
Interface A to D/D to A: Focusrite Scarlett.
Outboard Microphone Preamps: Focusrite ISA One, Focusrite VoiceMaster.
Microphones: Various AKG, SE Electronics, DPA, CAD, M-Audio and Behringer models.
Monitoring: KEF LS50 and/or whatever Sound on Sound review subject is in residence.
Headphones: Sennheiser, Pioneer.
Outboard: Alesis Wedge reverb, TL Audio Fatman stereo valve compressor.
Keyboards: Yamaha P70 piano, Novation XioSynth, Evolution e-Keys MIDI controller.
Strings: Wal, NS Design, and Fender electric basses, Czech made 3/4 double bass, LAG nylon acoustic guitar.
Bits and pieces: Various hand drums and percussion.
Examples of work can be found on my Soundcloud page, and over the years, I’ve collaborated on recording and mix projects with: The Galleons, Richard Cousins, Comic Life, Daniel Mulhern, Foo Foo, Birte Paulsen, Miriam Cooke, Nordic Giants, Mouth, Brighton College and quite a few others. If you’d like to join the list, or want to suggest a collaborative project please get in touch via the contact form on the About Me page.