Freelance sound engineer available for studio projects.
With over 10 years of experience in music technology; I undertake a variety of work such as recording, studio mixing, music production and live sound engineering. I have an ear for musicality, a knowledge of cutting edge technology and a commitment to the clarity of high quality audio.
I have mixed artists that have won various awards (including Brit, NME and Mercury awards), had number one songs in the UK charts and platinum records- as well as having mixed for many local artists. Recorded music I have produced and mixed has been distributed to iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and played on BBC Radio. I have supported the music industry at the grassroots level, as well as the worship ministry in various church settings.
If you're looking at recording your next musical project, I have the facility to record at a number of recording studios in the Midlands.
You might be an independent artist, band or record label that has recorded a single, EP or album and need an engineer to mix/ master it. You can send your raw audio files to me securely to mix, making it sound great so that the songs themselves can shine. Once mixed; it will be ready for professional promotion, release and distribution. This is often the most cost effective way to go about things while still receiving professional sounding mixes.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
- Neville Staples
- Sleaford Mods
- The Inflatables
- Jake Quickenden
- Rhod Gilbert
- Roo Panes
- Manieres Des Bohemiens
- Lee Fields & The Expressions
- Sarah Curtis
- The Poodles
- Fearless Vampire Killers
- Maia Von Lekow
- Ling Peng
- Method Man & Redman
- Carol Ann Duffy
- The Coral
- Elysium III
- Leon Mallett
- Neville Staple
- The Slow Readers Club
- Natalie Duncan
- Connie Constance
- Rory Wynne
- The Touts
- Nadia Rose
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Interview with Aston Fearon
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: When sending in audio for remote mixing make sure you have recorded with a good signal level (but not distorting) and no background noise. Send high quality audio files rather than mp3s- Wav usually works best. Also have all the audio files labelled e.g. Kick, Snare, Hats, Main Vocal 1, Backing Vocal 2 etc.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use music technology tools from some of the most respected brands in the industry such as: AKAI MPC Renaissance, KRK and Sennheiser SPII Monitors and Pro Tools 12- as well as a variety of plugins from IK Multimedia, Izotope, Soundspot, Softube, Tokyo Dawn Labs, FXpansion and Slate Digital.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many would say that it is easy for artists to record and produce their own music without any help from sound engineers or music producers. However, sound engineers and producers have spent thousands of hours learning and sharpening their craft and a good one is able to make the production process a smooth one, helping to produce a work of art that an artist won't be able to achieve alone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to a Saturday school learning live sound once a week in 2003. From 2005 I have been producing my own music. From 2006 - 2008 I went from assisting recording sessions to running them (production, recording, mixing) in my home town. In 2007 I graduated with a double Distinction in Music Technology from NCN Clarendon in Nottingham, England. I have been involved in music technology since then.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Artist who aim at high standards of artistry and creativity, showcasing truth and beauty with expression.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver work to a high standard and treat every project with as much care as if I was the artist, as if it was my own.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your musical influences? Tell me more about the project? How would you like it to sound?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is often more. Keep it simple and employ tools and techniques only when they are needed or they add something to the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a variety of different genres. The music I like best is that which has soul and comes from the soul and has a positive message to share.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill I think might be my ears. My ability to hear music and make changes that sound clear and musical- and have an emotional impact wherever it will be heard.