With over a decade of experience, Anthony is the secret weapon of both established and forthcoming artists worldwide. With a penchant for pushing the sonic envelope, and the firm belief that music should be a journey, he would be honoured to help channel your music's emotion to your listeners ears.
Growing up as a drummer in South London, music has always been his place of solace, providing a soundtrack to a gritty urban life. Forgoing formal training, he spent his teenage years cutting my teeth on warm analogue consoles set in cold industrial units, and learning the trade the old fashioned way - shadowing great engineers and musicians. Working his way up, Anthony spent a few years as an in-house engineer, before moving to work at BBC Radio 1xtra, then taking the position of Senior Audio Engineer at The Darkroom Studios for five years. Now, working from his own project studio, Anthony is keen to bring the same level of excellence he is renowned for to your next project.
Whilst being known for clean and polished commercial recordings, Anthony has a love for all things experimental and sonically provocative, being open to any wild ideas that you may have, and is keen to push the creative envelope in the quest for unique and memorable music.
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9 ReviewsEndorse Anthony Long
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Clear, concise and professional, both in reference to his service and the end products. Anthony is a musically passionate and creative engineer that knows the rules as well as how to break them.
Highly recommend Anthony! We worked over the course of multiple weeks on personal projects and he was flexible, efficient, and an absolute pleasure to work with.
The man knows his stuff, isn't afraid to break the mold and I would recommend him to any artist looking for mixing and mastering services in a heartbeat.
I couldn't recommend Anthony enough, very professional, and has incredible attention to detail. Absolutely fantastic work!
Great person to work with. A plethora of musical knowledge and the attitude to do a good job brings back awesome sounding mixes; great clarity and impact in all the right places. Would definitely recommend.
Worked with him on personal projects and assisted in studio. Professional, polite and well versed in his techniques.
Anthony was not only professional but his ability to articulate the vision of the project was meticulous.
He walked me through the entire process making suggestions that livened the project and took it to the next level. If there were any concepts i didn't understand, Anthony was eagerly answering any questions. I'd highly recommend him for any of your audio needs!
I worked with Anthony a couple of times and I seriously recommend him. He works extremely professional. Both mixing and mastering are always precise. Also, he really understands how to mix so the emotion given to the song truly unfolds.
I will definitely hire him again!
Anthony is always fantastic to work with a proper engineering wizard, the bottom end is always massive and his mixes are always super detailed! You NEED this guy on your tunes!
Interview with Anthony Long
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't think you can find an engineer that wouldn't like to be involved in making a Tool record, though I'd settle for working any session with Sylvia Massy, as it would be a lot of fun to be that experimental in a recording session. If I had a time machine, I think early Nine Inch Nails, working alongside Al Moulder, would be an awe-inspiring experience. The challenge of a Snarky Puppy record, with that many musicians and live-of-the-floor recording? Hell yeah!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music, and the musicians. Every day is a new sonical adventure, and there are few things in life as inspiring as being surrounded by a wealth of great musicians, producers, engineers and other creative miscreants.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Oh man, that's a tricky question, especially not knowing what kind of work I'd be doing on that island! My DAW would easily be my first priority, followed by my main monitors (Unity Audio Boulder Mk3). Beyond that, I'd obviously need some converters and a monitor controller - assuming I don't need a big I/O count, then a Merging Tech Anubis would be lovely. I think then my Bricasti M7, as reverb is the one thing I'm not happy with working in-the-box with. Finally, while not a piece of gear, I'd have to bring a small fluffy dog - gotta have a companion if I'm stranded out there!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Critical listening - if you can't hear what you're doing, you're guessing!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Transparent - an odd word to choose, I know, but I feel like my goal is to connect the listener with the music as directly as possible - the last thing I want to do is to force myself into the listener's perception of the song. Even if I'm running the vocals through fuzz pedals and the drums through guitar amps, it's never about me, it's about the music.