What is Mastering - 2020 Edition

What is Mastering

With the liberalization of music-making, I've started seeing a trend for artists and engineers to take on more roles during the production of a track, EP, or album. It is not uncommon for artists to engineer large…

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What Sample Rate Should I Use?

One of the things I get asked often is “what is the best sample rate for my project?”
I'll try to answer the best I can, backed by measurable facts, why I make the choices I do when choosing a sample-rate.

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Shaken Oak Studios, Oxford

I want to give you guys a heads up to Shaken Oak Farm/Studios in Oxford.

If you are looking for a cosy environment for a nice weekend away from London, recording away on a “budget”, then look no further.


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Unity3D game engine

For those of you that know me well, you know I am a very technically oriented guy. You know that I will not rest until I’ve opened every piece of gear in a studio to see what makes it tick…

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Denmark Street Studios

Hello all!

Just wanted to share with you that the famous producer and mixing engineer Guy Katsav took over the historical studio in Denmark Street where Rolling stones, Jimi Hendrix and many others recorded.

This studio is re-opening under Guy…

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The Simon Sampson Rock and Roll Band

After the short EP recorded earlier this year, I’m back at the desk duty to record Simon’s new single Poppy. The single’s release will include a ton of bonus material. Stay tuned!

I will hopefully make a series of posts…

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AMS – RMX16 Maintenance

I had the pleasure of working on one of these beauties. Originally released in the late ’80s, this is a reverb unit that became somewhat of a legend. The ambience and the non-linear presets do wonders on a track, but…

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Siobhan Tebbs Wesley EP

During the space of 2 days, I’ve recorded and mixed 3 tracks for Siobhan Tebbs Wesley (singer/songwriter). We took a very traditional approach where we’ve setup the instruments and spent the remaining of our time working to achieve better performances…

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Etching PCB boards

I’ve had a lot of fun etching away PCB’s lately. As some of you may know, I took on a little hobby building guitar pedals, outboard analogue gear and other gizmos of the sort (oscillators, pocket synths etc.) 

Most people like to play around with breadboards and some sort of perfboards. I never got the hang of breadboarding. I always spent more time trying to debug the breadboard than testing components in the circuit.

Etching your own PCBs – now THIS is a whole different game. 

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