I have 20+ years experience as a musician. I play mainly guitar and bass, but I have my own studio and am a trained engineer and producer. My main project is One Week of Days, which is a group that I have with my wife Jan. Before that I played bass in Kaydee, when we were signed with EMI records.
some examples of my work - I co-produce and play all instruments on these tracks as well as the engineering and mixing.
My day job is as a web designer and I work in media and marketing.
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Interview with Bob Murphy
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Release of a new song called "Sweetheart" ... we're thinking of doing a video.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital unless you can afford to do analog properly.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you trying to achieve. What's the end goal.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Les Paul, a keyboard, SM58 ( they never break ), Laptop, Cubase
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Too long :-) We were signed to EMI with Kaydee and have been working on One Week of Days since. The day job and other concerns limit the amount of time I can spend on that though.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I really like the guitars I did on Bad History . http://oneweekofdays.bandcamp.com/track/bad-history
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dave Matthews probably ... I like his Before These Crowded Streets Album.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make more decisions and give yourself less options ... mixing 200 tracks is not very rock and roll.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Folk, Alternative, Pop, Jazz, AOR
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Motu Soundcards / Cubase windows based DAW / Waves plugins. Tannoy reveal speakers. Combo mixing tracking oom with proper treatment inc 6 bass traps and a slat resonator.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps and Andy Wallace are two producers that come to mind who's work I particularly like, especially Wallace's work on Grace and Nevermind ... and I like their ideas about music and the industry. Also Steve Albini.