Music Producer/Mixer

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Guy Massey on SoundBetter

I'm a Northern, Grammy and Music Producer Guild Award winning Music Producer/Mixer/Engineer based in North London. I worked for 10 years at Abbey Road Studios and now have my own Mix space in London. I like valves/tape/analogue going in, and digital on the way out.

I'm open to Producing tracks/EP's/Albums as an 'all in' setup (Produce/Record/Mix), soley produce, engineer or mix... whatever your project needs. I've been working in music for the past 28 years, starting at Abbey Road Studios working on many types of project most notably Beatles related, for which I won a Grammy in 2009. During that time I also cemented relationships with artists such as Spiritualized, The Manic Street Preachers and various producers with whom I still work with today.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Guy Massey
  • Depeche Mode
  • Richard Hawley
  • Fats Domino
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Elton John
  • Taron Egerton
  • Adam Wade
  • Spiritualized
  • The Jayhawks
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Bill Monroe
  • Mitch Miller
  • Ray Davies
  • Ray Davies
  • Ray Davies
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Gabrielle
  • Ray Davies
  • Ray Davies
  • Ray Davies
  • Johnny Cash
  • Fats Domino
  • Paul Simon
  • Earl
  • Earl
  • Louis Armstrong
  • The Soft Hills
  • Van Morrison
  • Paul McCartney
  • Louis Armstrong
  • The Libertines
  • The Libertines
  • The Libertines
  • Palma Violets
  • Palma Violets
  • James Blunt
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Pugwash
  • Pugwash
  • Pugwash
  • Warren Storm
  • Bill Fay
  • Bill Fay
  • Bill Fay
  • Bill Fay
  • The Soft Hills
  • Michael Chapman
  • Lewis Watson
  • The Beatles
  • Badfinger
  • Sarah Brightman
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Mike Mogis
  • Nathaniel Walcott
  • Goldie
  • Joe Barry
  • Bill Fay
  • Bill Fay
  • Bill Fay
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Johnny Cash
  • Katherine Jenkins
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • The Beatles
  • The Coral
  • The Coral
  • The Soundtrack of Our Lives
  • James Blunt
  • Violent Soho
  • In Case of Fire
  • Del McCoury
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Brendan Benson
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • The Duckworth Lewis Method
  • The Red Labels
  • The Red Labels
  • Mellomen
  • Groove Armada
  • Groove Armada
  • Idlewild
  • Air Traffic
  • Air Traffic
  • Groove Armada
  • Groove Armada
  • Air Traffic
  • Air Traffic
  • Depeche Mode
  • Radiohead
  • Idlewild
  • Idlewild
  • Idlewild
  • Idlewild
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Air Traffic
  • Air Traffic
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Sonny Burgess
  • Georgie Auld
  • Stephen Fretwell
  • Stephen Fretwell
  • James Dean Bradfield
  • James Dean Bradfield
  • James Dean Bradfield
  • The Divine Comedy
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Mac Wiseman
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Brenda Lee
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Stephen Fretwell
  • Stephen Fretwell
  • Pete Woodhead
  • Daniel Mudford
  • Johnny Maddox
  • Bunny Berigan
  • Dr. John
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Haven
  • The Divine Comedy
  • The Bees
  • A Band of Bees
  • Chikinki
  • Chet Atkins
  • Depeche Mode
  • Groove Armada
  • Spring Heel Jack
  • Adam Wade
  • Zurawski
  • Mac Wiseman
  • Bunny Berigan
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Fireside
  • The Hollies
  • The Hollies
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Dexys Midnight Runners
  • The Kentucky Colonels
  • Groove Armada
  • The Thrills
  • Rod Bernard
  • Dave Brubeck
  • The Hollies
  • The Hollies
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • The Greenbriar Boys
  • Earl Scruggs
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Deep Purple
  • The Lilly Brothers
  • Sonny James
  • Mac Wiseman
  • Kay Starr
  • Idlewild
  • Idlewild
  • Shakira
  • Mac Wiseman
  • Sonny James
  • Echo & the Bunnymen
  • Trevor Jones
  • Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra
  • Bunny Berigan
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Spiritualized
  • Chubby Wise
  • Mac Wiseman
  • U.S. Navy Country Current
  • Ace Cannon
  • The Beatles
  • Noa
  • Achinoam Nini
  • Warren Storm
  • Nek
  • David Allan Coe
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • The Wannadies
  • Tex Ritter
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Bunny Berigan
  • Vernon Dalhart
  • Warren Storm
  • Rob Ryan
  • Ligabue
  • Noelene Franklin
  • Archive
  • Spiritualized
  • Dr. John
  • Chet Atkins
  • Fats Domino
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Cowboy Junkies
  • Spiritualized
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Jimmie Davis
  • Wingy Manone
  • White Mountain Bluegrass
  • Wilf Carter
  • Echo & the Bunnymen
  • Brenda Lee
  • D:A:D
  • Depeche Mode
  • Depeche Mode
  • Depeche Mode
  • Bunny Berigan
  • Paul Carrack
  • Paul Carrack
  • Joe Val & The New England Bluegrass Boys
  • Joe Val
  • Alan Parsons
  • Slim Whitman
  • Paul deLay Band
  • Marc Almond
  • Babe Ruth
  • Miklós Rózsa
  • U.S. Navy Country Current
  • The United States Navy Band Country Current
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Bunny Berigan
  • Hank Snow
  • Ace Cannon
  • Adam Wade
  • The Beatles
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Hank Snow
  • Fats Domino
  • Hylo Brown & The Timberliners
  • Warren Storm
  • Paul deLay Band
  • Bunny Berigan
  • Osborne Brothers
  • Sonny Burgess
  • Bill Monroe
  • Bill Monroe
  • Bunny Berigan
  • The Beatles
  • Johnny Cash
  • David Grisman
  • Paul McCartney
  • Buzzcocks
  • Sonny James
  • The Bluegrass Cardinals
  • Paul McCartney & Wings
  • Paul McCartney
  • Wings
  • Chet Atkins
  • Deep Purple
  • Hank Snow
  • The Beatles
  • Badfinger
  • The Kentucky Colonels
  • Johnny Cash
  • The Kinks
  • Mary Hopkin
  • Paul McCartney
  • Linda McCartney
  • Badfinger
  • Doris Troy
  • Billy Preston
  • The Beatles
  • Badfinger
  • Paul McCartney
  • Badfinger
  • The Beatles
  • Jackie Lomax
  • Mary Hopkin
  • Billy Preston
  • The Beatles
  • James Taylor
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • The Kentucky Colonels
  • The Beatles
  • Hank Snow
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
  • Duane Eddy
  • Brenda Lee
  • Brenda Lee
  • Duane Eddy
  • Earl Taylor
  • Chet Atkins
  • Buell Kazee
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Dave Brubeck Octet
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Kay Starr
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Jamie Lawson
  • New Deal String Band
  • Violent Soho
  • James Blunt
  • Jimmie Davis
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Hamilton County Bluegrass Band
  • David Wood
  • Roland White
  • James Blunt
  • Jerry Bey
  • The Bluegrass Champs
  • New Kentucky Colonels
  • Tom Rigney
  • Flambeau
  • Rico Kvintetten
  • Rico Kvintetten
  • Warren Storm
  • Goldhawks
  • Vic Dana
  • The Sherlocks
  • Jamie Lawson

8 Reviews

Endorse Guy Massey
  1. Review by Helen Boulding
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    I Love Guy musically and personally. He’s a pleasure to work with at every level and is my favourite and number 1 mix engineer to go to !

  2. Review by John Leckie
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    Working with Guy is always a pleasure. We've worked together on many recording projects but as a mixer he always excels. He has a great ear for sound ( two ears in fact !) and is always passionate and sympathetic to the music and the musicians. He’s making it as a great producer and I’ve worked with him as engineer and mixer on projects as diverse as The Coral, Dr John, Palma Violets. He's always on top of latest developments in studio gear and only uses the best. His work is first class and always of a high standard and the best guy I know in the studio !

  3. Review by Bill Fay
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    All things producing, engineering, mixing, aren't a job for Guy, they are a passion and way of life. With his long, high-end, sonic experience, both analogue and digital, and his always on the look out to test some new piece of equipment,I can't think of anyone to more highly recommend.I've recorded 2 albums with Guy engineering and mixing, and they certainly wouldn't have been the same without him, sonically, creatively, and his great presence.

  4. Review by Jen de la Osa
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    Guy was very easy to work with and most importantly incredibly talented at mixing our record. He was very intuitive and new what everyone song needed right away. A tweak here or there and presto. Guy knows music.

  5. Review by Fran O'Hanlom
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    Guy's an incredible person to work with and his CV obviously speaks for itself. Also just one of the nicest people. Highly recommend working with him.

  6. Review by Gabriele Ferrini
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    Guy mixed 1999 some of my songs i came back to Italy and we realized we were 15 years in the future.....
    I firmly believe he is something that goes beyond mixing enginner he is a real artist of the sound.

  7. Review by Jonathan David
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    Guy changed my whole perspective on sound. His tasteful mixes and visionary sonic ideas make him another member of the band. An integral part of the sound. And beyond that, he’s an incredible human. Couldn’t recommend him more.

  8. Review by Dave Eringa
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    Guy is the whole package - trained in the best possible way at Abbey Road & perhaps the best old school engineer working today but also a prodigiously talented programmer, sound designer & mixer across a wide range of genres. He has worked at the very highest level in recording, production, mixing, film work and live mixing. He engineered for me on hit records for the Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild & a bunch of others & his brilliant, creative engineering combined with his perfect vibe elevated those sessions immeasurably. Highly recommended!!

Interview with Guy Massey

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: both

  3. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  4. A: I think that is possibly that I'm an analogue old school veteran, which I never see myself as... I love new technology and try my hardest to break and abuse it as much as the older stuff...

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: "do you like distortion"?

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: "do you like distortion"?

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: U67/1176/1073/COMPUTER WITH PRO TOOLS and an I/O/a guitar.

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: My first job was at Abbey Road Studios where I went from "tea boy" to "tape op" to assistant engineer to engineer.. I started that 28 years ago and have been freelance for 18 years.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: In recording mode: classic "old school" engineering style with a modern twist. In mixing mode: I don't have a 'style'.. I just want to present my clients songs in the best and most interesting way. In producer mode: I prefer the artist to have clear ideas of what the arrangement should be and I facilitate that and bring interesting sonic ideas and methods to the table.

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: I work on a wide breadth of music from Electronic to Folk to Rock to Pop, I guess mainly I mix electric or acoustic guitar oriented stuff but enjoy working on Electronica and Pop equally.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: It wholly depends on the job in hand, so in reality there is no typical day or process....

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: So many to list here but production/engineering wise my inspirations would include Flood/Moulder/Al Schmitt/Bones Howe/Blake Mills/Shawn Everett/Tchad Blake/Dave Eringa/Rich Costey/Spike...

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: My studio is based around a Pro Tools HD system which is interfaced with some great analogue gear. It is mainly my mix home but I overdub vocals, guitars and programme from here too.

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: I routinely wear different hats ranging form developmental work with new artists where I produce, engineer and mix their projects, remote mixing for established and new clients, attended mixing sessions, 5.1 Surround Mixing. I'm often employed as a recording engineer for other established producers which is something I still immensely enjoy.

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Terms Of Service

Mixing revisions usually 2 based on fee, additional studio costs may apply, turnaround time, depending on urgency and availability-- 2 weeks.

GenresSounds Like
  • AJIMAL
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Spiritualized
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann Microphones (67/87)
  • Analogue EQ and Compression
  • Analogue Saturation
  • Gibson Guitars
  • Audio Kitchen Amplification
  • Pro Tools Mixing
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