Hi, I am an experienced producer, engineer and mixer, with credits including The Prodigy, Jeff Beck, Nic Cester, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Peace and Jamie Cullum. Looking to find artists to work with in Amsterdam and London
I have built and maintained an independent career as a freelance recording engineer, nurturing strong working relationships with record producers and recording studios in the UK.
Adept in recording full bands, including overdubbing, editing, timing and tuning instruments and vocals, I am well versed in seeing a project through from the writing stages, pre-production and tracking, to delivering a final master recording.
I am enthusiastic and diligent as an audio engineer, with a focus on ensuring the artist is comfortable, allowing the creative process to run smoothly
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Edd Hartwell
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Film work actually, working with Stephen Lipson on the 5.1 mix for film scores
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting people, not having to get up before 9am, genuinely enjoying my day and it being my job
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's all coke and hookers!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be realistic in terms of time frame, quality and budget
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: 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
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bjork! I imagine it would be hard work, but very creative!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 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.