Hi my name is James and I have been actively producing music for around 30 or so years. I have played in several bands (some signed some not) I can midi program from the bottom up on tracks and create a radio friendly sound and can also play guitar/bass/drums etc..
Competent to build a track from scratch I can either be just your mixing engineer or I can produce the whole track. A very experienced mixing engineer who can either work from instructions or by a free rein of creativity.
As a creative I hear and can replicate large epic productions and can generally improve the original significantly.
Contact me for prices of projects as I am open to any kind of work, However my knowledge does not cover rap/R'n'b or any variation of metal.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
3 ReviewsEndorse Mono UK shabby road south
He had a vision for the project that I wouldn't have imagined.
Friendly and very patient.
Great attention to detail and a helpful guiding hand.
James did a really creative remix for me. I couldn't have pictured where he was going to take the song and I was amazed with the finished result. He took input at various stages and aimed to please. The other thing is that he was speedy - whole job took no time at all.
Great attention to detail and huge imagination!!
Very nice to work to with, friendly and full of understanding.
Definitely a recommend.
This Merseyside lone rider is going places :))
Interview with Mono UK shabby road south
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check out my back catalogue and if you like what you hear...contact me and we will talk.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been learning my trade for 30 plus years and now have the level of consistency to offer my service via the world wide web.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to achieve with this?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is a very skilled and time consuming job which is also an art form.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I'll answer any question - just ask
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: David Bowie, because I have a song which could be his last truly great record and because he is one of the few living musical geniuses still alive.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Different but with a poppy edge.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remix, production and writing
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lots of greats Eno, Beatles, Kraftwerk, Roxy music, Duran, Eels,
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very simple setup, a variax 700 + pod xt pro, acoustic guitars,Shecter t bass, Roland Jv1080, Alesis Quardrasynth, Yamaha CS1x, Various mics, Beyer headphones and the rest is inside the box.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: You can send me the file and I will improve the sound dramatically and give the remix some colour and character.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The creative whirlwind that interprets the song the way that I see it and realising the vision and total commitment until it reaches that point.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creativity and thinking outside the box with strong technical composition skills.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop, art rock, rock, electronic, indie, avant garde and alternative.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Low pass filters on all of the instruments to take off the unwanted low mud before I do a level mix.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop Bayerdynamic T51p headphones Novation 49sl mk11 My variax 700 Shure SM58
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the achievement when a track that I am proud of is finished.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Total commitment and graft until the project is completed
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital - it is the future.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 3 remixes for an up and coming band from NY
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am very proud of all of my work but I think that back to yeaterday and take another breath are my finest moments.