Recording, editing and mastering in a wonderful old Welsh long barn in our quiet valley setting.
I have over 25 years experience recording mainly classical and jazz musicians, working with composers like Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Graham Collier, and performers like John Wallace and Christopher Redgate .
+I can record your projects, especially those with live musicians. Or, my favourite - a great big orchestra.
+Edit from a marked score.
+Transfer your old demos from old formats
+Master your cds.
Thanks to Will Kee for this and all other photos from British Grove.
The barn has very high ceilings and stone walls in the main studio area and a cosy control room designed by Dave Harries.
Over the years I have accumulated many pieces of equipment which are now obsolete, except to transfer those old demos and recordings still on DAT, ADAT and Tascam DA88. Quarter inch too, though tapes may need to be baked before transfer.
I used to record on to Radar, using my lovely old DDA 'QMR' desk but I recently added ProTools v12.5 which is integrated with the Radar24.
Editing and mastering on a SADiE.
Microphones incude Neumann, Calrec, AKG and Electrovoice.
A selection of Dynaudio (M1 and BM5) and Tannoy monitoring (also a pair of original Auratones)
Analogue outboard including Lexicon, Yamaha, TC electronics, BSS and Sony.
Some of my favourites:
Julian Arguelles - Home Truths
Klaas Delrue - Risquons tout
Hugh Fraser and Jean Toussaint - Back to Back
Janacek 'The Cunning Little Vixen" - Sir Charles Mackerras and RAM students
Mozart 'Le Nozze de Figaro' - Sir Colin Davis and RAM students
Evan Parker/John Stevens - Corner to Corner
Racoon - All in Good Time
Tim Souster - Electric Brass
John Wallace - Michael's Farewell
Frank Zappa Orchestral works - RAM students and Philip Cashian