ARIA chart topping recording, mix engineer & music producer. Credit's include Soul II Soul, Faithless & many of more of the worlds biggest music artists. Enthusiastic, motivated, creative, accustomed to working to tight deadlines with superior attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
From the age of 16 I worked as an intern in London’s top recording studios learning my trade from some of the UK's best Sound Engineers and Producers.
At 17 I landed a job with world famous music producer ‘Jazzie B’ of the internationally acclaimed sound system ‘Soul II Soul’.
Whilst working for Jazzie as his head Engineer at Soul II Soul's London Studio's I engineered sessions for some of the world’s biggest producers and the UK’s most successful recording artists, including, Ronan Keating, Faithless, Texas, Geri Halliwell (The Spice Girls) & many more.
I have an extensive production background including a recent ARIA Number 1 single and collaboration with DJ legend Carl Cox which topped the Beatport techno charts for no less than 10 weeks
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Interview with Ed Colman
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recording & mixing engineer on the legendary UK Garage album 'Wookie' by 'Wookie'. The lead single "Battle' reached number 7 in the UK charts.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Too many projects to list!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There are loads of talented professionals on sound better. You just need to find the right fit for your project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A mix of both is ideal.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver on what I promise.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every bit of it!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customer: Can we try this... Me: No problem at all!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That world class mixing studios don't matter anymore.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1) What is your vision for this project? 2) When do you need it?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you find a person you enjoy working with that can deliver.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, keyboard, my Genelec monitors a good quality mic pre & a Neumann U87
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: From the age of 16 I worked as an intern in London’s recording studios learning my production skills from some of the UK's best sound engineers and producers. I was landed a job engineering for music producer ‘Jazzie B’ of ‘Soul II Soul’. Whilst working for Jazzie at Soul II Soul London, I engineered sessions for some of the world’s most successful producers & song writers and some of the UK’s most successful recording artists. I have an extensive production catalogue and have recently achieved two number 1 positions on the ARIA Club Charts.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fun, polished, but a little bit earthy at the same time..
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: David Guetta - his productions are some of the most successful in electronic music over the past decade.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your ears!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic, pop & dance
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding & implementing my client's direction & requests
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Many years of mixing & production experience working with the best artists & producers from all over the world.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to connect with my client to establish a timeline, discuss their vision for the project and take a listen to any reference tracks they have in mind. Once these points have been established I mix & deliver.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of a world class mix room with full Genelec main m& nearfield monitors, running a Protools HD system fully loaded with Wave & Slate Audio plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: David Guetta, Rick Rubin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Dance & Electronic music mixdowns & mastering