A passionate producer, audio engineer and guitar player with a discerning ear and a drive to ensure my work meets 100% of my clients' needs. I have an Extended Diploma in Music Performance, a BA Honours in Commercial Music Production and I'm currently studying a Masters in Popular Music Practice.
Helping creatives to achieve the vision they have for their music is what keeps me ticking. From full album productions to a single mix, I enjoy the process of working with others to help their songs achieve their full potential and stand out from the crowd.
I have always been hugely passionate about great music. Over the years I have honed my craft in performance, production and engineering; working with a wide variety of artists and achieving formal qualifications to back this up.
Today I'm an active music professional alongside studying a Masters degree in Popular Music Practice. I'm passionate about using my technical skills and musicality when working with creative types to achieve their next level of success.
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Ellis produced, mixed and mastered my first EP. As well as a delivering a great EP he did it professionally & meticulously. The tips and tricks this guy has to offer is second to none. 5 stars.
I have had the pleasure working Ellis for a number of years. He has shown himself to be a dedicated professional and extremely talented musician and producer. He knows just what to do to bring the best out of your music!
10/10 service, delivered on time, professionally and with the up most care and attention to detail. Highly recommend.
Interview with Ellis.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision for the song/s? Do you have an idea of how what I do will sound or would you prefer me to use my creativity?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to contact me and ask as many questions as you need to. I find working together is the most enjoyable and creative way to work, it yields better results in the end too.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Well, I'm hoping these are in addition to the necessities needed to survive on a desert island, haha! In that case I'd probably take - A beautiful Martin acoustic guitar, my MacBook Pro, an Apollo Twin to record with, a Neumann U87 microphone and a solar powered generator so we never run out of power!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix in mono. That will help you avoid any issues with mono playback and if it sounds great in mono it'll sound even better in stereo! Just don't forget to switch stereo back on towards the end of your time mixing.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to show my work to others and say "Hey, you just have to check out this track I worked on!"
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar around 15 years ago at school, I spent a lot of my teenage years learning new licks and riffs. I left school with a music GCSE and worked out that music was not only my passion but that I was pretty good at it. This really set me on my musical path, achieving an extended performance diploma at college, followed by a BA in Commercial Music (Production). During all that time I was also playing in bands on weekends and working with other musicians whenever any opportunities came up. My last few years have been spent teaching at a specialist music college as well as mixing, producing and playing. This year I decided to take things one step further and I'm now studying a Masters in Popular Music Practice.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on pop and rock but love working on a huge a variety of genres.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is the process of taking an idea or song/s, working with the artist to find a vision and then delivering a super professional end product.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends on the job at hand! During a typical mixing session I will first spend time organising the session to make the creative part easier. Following that I will listen to any of the reference material I've been given and then get stuck in to the mix, referring back to the references as needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I currently work from my dedicated home studio. Using my new 2020 MacBook Pro 16" into a Focusrite interface and a set of Yamaha HS8 studio monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin the hit making machine is a big inspiration to my productions! Andy Wallace is one of my favourite mixing engineers and Slash's guitar work has always inspired my playing in one way or another.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I tend to either help independent artists take their songs from beginning to end or work on projects souly as a mixing engineer or session guitarist.