What are you working on at the moment?
Film work actually, working with Stephen Lipson on the 5.1 mix for film scores
What do you like most about your job?
Meeting people, not having to get up before 9am, genuinely enjoying my day and it being my job
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's all coke and hookers!
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be realistic in terms of time frame, quality and budget
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Jeff Beck's "Emotion & Commotion". Working with Jeff Beck alone is amazing as a guitarist myself, but the album did extremely well, and was nominated for the "best engineered album" Grammy
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Bjork! I imagine it would be hard work, but very creative!
What's your typical work process?
Firstly, you need to break the ice, create a friendship with the artists, understand their music and direction, then it's good to get creative, this keeps people interested. It could be getting the band playing whilst doing pre-production, or trying to find that spark in the mix. All prep, (first stages of mixing, or line checking for example), she be done as much as possible before the artist and producer get their to not take up their time
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I'm quite often brought in to record full bands. I feel I have a talent for putting the musicians in a creative and productive environment allowing them to be at ease and give their best performance.
A big part of this, which translates to mixing as well, is getting a unique, interesting and suitable sound for the song and/or band, whilst being sympathetic to their creative direction.