Swineshead Productions, LLC is a classical recording production company, formed by producer and engineer David v.R Bowles in 1995. His recordings have been GRAMMY-nominated (Classical - Best Orchestral Performance) and won the “Classical Orchestral Album” prize from Just Plain Folks Awards. Reviewers single out his releases for their good sound!

Other Bowles-produced and engineered releases have been named “Record of the Month - Editor's Choice” from Gramophone Magazine, MusicWeb International and Opera News; “Record of the Year” from the New York Times (three times), the New Yorker, American Record Guide, Miami Clásica and Classical Candour. Several of these are available as high-resolution paid downloads from Naxos.

In collaboration with New York University’s Music Technology programme at Steinhardt School of Music, Mr. Bowles is pursuing research in height channel recording. He chaired a panel on Height Channel recording at the AES 139th convention, (followed by a 9.1 channel playback offsite), and gave a paper on affiliated microphone technique.

As an educator, Mr. Bowles is a guest lecturer for Tonmeister programmes at New York University (Steinhardt School of Music), the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Peabody Recording Arts and Sciences (John Hopkins University) and the Banff Centre. He was Visiting Professor of Recording Arts at Indiana University’s Jacobs School.

Mr. Bowles is a member of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), was on the Board of Governors, served on convention committees and the committee of the San Francisco AES section. He is a member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) Producers & Engineers Wing and SPARS (Society of Professional Audio Recording Services).

Gear highlights

  • DAD AX32
  • Pueblo Audio mic pres
  • Josephson
  • Sennheiser MKH and Schoeps microphones

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Terms to be pre-arranged and agreed upon, then written out and signed by both parties in a binding contract. Payment is due upon completion of work.

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