Bringing high quality audio straight to your ears
We are a professional and reliable Live Recordings, Vocal Recordings, Mixing & Mastering and a Full Production service for all genres, with a fully qualified and dedicated team of engineers we can guarantee you full satisfaction from our first notion meeting to post production.
We specialise in urban genres but also have a vast knowledge of all genres available and with 15 years experience you are in very capable hands, We show a deep understanding of all aspects of the services as we know what its like from both sides of the music industry. Neil is also a professional award winning DJ and runs established music businesses from live events to record labels and artist management, is very highly driven and focused with more qualifications that just in music, this makes him the perfect match for any musician or artist. We have a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem solving and attention to detail and our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger commercial projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices
for enquiries please contact 07432403586 or email Thelairrecordingstudios@gmail.com
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Interview with The Lair Recording Studios
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing And Mastering
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Any music producer gives me inspiration as it takes a lot of hard work to be a producer
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: imac & pc, running with logic x and ableton for production, and studio one 4 pro for mixing and mastering, i have a akai apc 40 for surface control of ableton, behringer xtouch, kensington usb wired trackball, rcf x16xr mixing desk, 2x rokit 8, 2x m-audio av32, 3x behringer c1 condenser mics, focusrite soundcard x2
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: i call it top to bottom music production, in mixing and mastering i start with the kick and bass, then work through the rest of the drums, mixing as i go along, ie eq, side chain compression, then to the intro and build the track from there, iu then complete the track and rest my ears, go back and mix the song thoroughly, then leave a couple of days then i master it or send it out to master if it is my own track
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: creativity, the deep knowledge of electronic music has sculpted me into the producer and engineer i am today. i perform in clubs too which has given me more of a deep knowledge of these genres.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Personally i produce drum and bass / grime, but i work with a lot of bands and mix and master their work as a professional mainly
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: be open minded to new techniques
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: eclectic and unique
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: i have been doing this 15 years from djing then onto production and engineering, i started my love for music as youngster when i used to hit baby milk tins with pens pretending they were drums and then identifying individual elements of the track to secure my love of all things musical
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: pc, soundcard, akai apc4o, generator to power my equipment, rokit 8s,
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be thorough, effectively interview your potential engineer so you can be 100% sure their style matches your vision.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: nothing too personal just basically what and why they want this vision so i can be sure to understand the emotion behind the music
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: i am a grafter, i seem laid back but im very serious about my music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: why do i produce drum and bassthen contrasting to grime.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: everything except working through the night haha
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Dedication, that i will work very hard to make your vision a reality.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: depends on the project, for electronic music i feel digital gives you everything you need, but if im mixing and mastering a band or libve instruments then analogue because of the authentic sounds.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: i dont know
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: an album for a producer called DJ Rancid, my own work and a band called Candid, and LCKB
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Dj Rancid - Category 5, the track came to me when he was a fledgling producer and didnt know his way round a daw, i took it, effectively remixed his whole track and it went back to him and the guy told me he has never been so proud of someone in his life.