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.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • I work mainly inside the box and have a few hardware keyboards that I sometimes use.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I will always listen to any feedback and allow around 4-5 revisions per track
turnaround times
remix 2-3 days
Mix and master 1-2 days
session keys 1-2 days
session guitar 1-2 days
etc...

Reviews of Mono UK shabby road south

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Very creative!
    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.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    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 :))

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Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am very proud of all of my work but I think that back to yeaterday and take another breath are my finest moments.
What are you working on at the moment?
3 remixes for an up and coming band from NY
Analog or digital and why?
Digital - it is the future.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Total commitment and graft until the project is completed
What do you like most about your job?
I like the achievement when a track that I am proud of is finished.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
I'll answer any question - just ask
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is a very skilled and time consuming job which is also an art form.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you want to achieve with this?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Check out my back catalogue and if you like what you hear...contact me and we will talk.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A laptop Bayerdynamic T51p headphones Novation 49sl mk11 My variax 700 Shure SM58
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Different but with a poppy edge.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Can you share one music production tip?
Low pass filters on all of the instruments to take off the unwanted low mud before I do a level mix.
What type of music do you usually work on?
pop, art rock, rock, electronic, indie, avant garde and alternative.
What's your strongest skill?
Creativity and thinking outside the box with strong technical composition skills.
What do you bring to a song?
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.
What's your typical work process?
You can send me the file and I will improve the sound dramatically and give the remix some colour and character.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Lots of greats Eno, Beatles, Kraftwerk, Roxy music, Duran, Eels,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Remix, production and writing