My name is Jack Longman and I make records for bands and artists. My passion is helping people record and release the music that they love.
I work with bands/artists at all levels, from those who are just starting out with their first bunch of songs, to signed artists working on their 4th albums. Every record is different and requires a unique approach, but I take pride in giving 110% of my soul to everything I work on.
I can work with you as a producer or as a mixing engineer. I can also help you with what to do AFTER we've finished your tracks, whether that is printing merch, promoting your release, digital distribution and more. I've slugged it in a band myself for years so I know what it's like to be out there on your own in this industry, I'm here to help! Haha.
Check out examples of my production and mixing work on my website and get in touch If you want to work with eachother: www.jacklongman.com
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Jack Longman Producer/Mixer
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Probably the difference between 'producing' a track and 'recording/engineering' a track.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What goals do you have an artist? Where does this song/these songs fit into that?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who is a specialist in the genre/style you play.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started by playing guitar and singing in my band Giants, whilst doing that I worked part time in a recording studio where I learned the basics, I also worked at a record label which allowed me to see the industry from that perspective also. In 2017, I won a scholarship with Dr. Martens to study Music Production & Sound Engineering in London, after this I left my previous commitments and went full time as a producer/mixer!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's an imac, an interface, some microphones and a set of speakers... I don't really care much for "gear" so to speak, I will work with whatever setup I'm presented with (within reason) and much prefer to focus on the songs!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Fu Manchu, Stages in Faith, Alexisonfire, Vision Quest, Cancer Bats, Higher Power, Culture Abuse, Sisteray
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Concentrate on whether the song sounds good or not over all other things.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, punk, metal and all of the relevant sub-genres. Mainly hardcore punk, indie rock and grunge.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process can differ from project to project, but where possible, it always starts with meeting for coffee or a pint to discuss the songs we're going to be working on and the goals and vision of the artist. I can work from a variety of locations across London or travel to you to work on your music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Will Yip, Jay Maas, Eric Valentine, Andrew Scheps, Emile Haynie, Jack Antonoff, Stuart White
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing, recording and mixing. Artist devlopment. Pre-production.