Forever Producer / Studio dude / Musician & World record breaker
Hi ! I’m a record producer, sound engineer and mixer, with a penchant for warm sounds and authentic vibes.
I usually work from my headquarters at Buffalo Studio / London UK, but I have also run sessions in some of London’s most legendary studios.
Musician at heart and multi instrumentalist, I also compose for TV advertisement and movies.
I am always happy to travel and discuss where the best place to get your project done would be. I can also work remotely on mixing.
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Interview with JB PILON
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check out their portfolio.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, an audio interface, a pair of Harbeth speakers, a Sony C38B and a Telecaster
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started recorded my own music when I was 15. Moved to London at 22. Self made. Never stopped doing it for 18 years. Always been independent.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Groovy :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Shuggie Otis. Because he wrote Strawberry Letter 23.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Prepare every job / session in advance.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pretty much anything from jazz to heavy rock. Anything with live musicians. Usually with a little bit of a vintage feel but not always.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding the artist goal / working fast.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: From full production including additional writing and arrangements to nothing but professional recording / mixing if that's all the song need.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Get to understand the artist / band needs and vision 2. Prepare 3. Get it done accordingly
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: • Based in East London / Limehouse / Zone 2 / 5 minutes from Bank • 40 channels Trident mixing desk / Vintage and high end outboard • Great microphones and instruments selection • Inspiring atmosphere / Big and groovy live room • Affordable rates, dry-hire, bulk discounts With its amazing vibe, Buffalo Studio is available for : Mixing, recording, production work, writing as well as photoshoots.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steve Albini, Philippe Zdar and obviously most stuff from the 60s / early 70s.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, recording, mixing.