I'm Martin and i run Coffee Jingle Records (http://www.coffeejinglerecords.com) and I am also a independent producer as well as mixing and mastering music.
I offer bands/artists the chance to have their recordings mixed to a professional standard, also mastered to a competitive level. I can also produce bands/artists over their recordings, and advise them in any way i can. I have a BA (Hons) in music production having graduated in 2013 from Southampton University, and i also run an independent record label (http://www.coffeejinglerecords.com) which is still going strong.
Also (depending where the band/artist lives) i can do some overdub recording if necessary (bass, guitars etc) which we can speak about if interested.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Interview with Coffee Jingle Records
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I would say mixing Rock, Metal music, along with mastering tracks.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steve Albini was/is my inspiration getting into mixing and as far as musicians go? I would say Manic Street Preachers and Alice In Chains.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Its a home setup really, got a office in my house where i work from.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work through from A to Z and just build up a song bit by bit and keep in contact with the client as much as i can while I'm working on it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A professional sound and i make the song very competitive in the market.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say Drum sounds and getting a big sound to the recording.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly all forms of Rock and Metal.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The backbone of your recording is the drums, have a strong backbone in your mix, and the rest will flow mush easier.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any Artists who would like a more professional sound to their songs and Artists that want to put something out that gets them some recognition.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say dynamic and i tend to work with the clients as closely as possible to get the best possible result.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started this at College, and i progressed this onto University and after i completed University i carried on with my record label and my independent mixing/producing/mastering.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: iMac, 2 in 2 out interface, Guitar, Vocal Microphone, Bass Guitar
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure your recording is recorded to a click track and record as much extra tracks/material as possible, its better to have and not use then to not have it at all.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 3 albums that you want your recording to sound like? Have you recorded double tracked guitars and vocals? Have you recorded to a click track?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That i just turn the volume up on a mix.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q How long does a album take to mix and master A 4 months Q Do you keep in contact during the process A Yes, as much as possible Q Can i pay in instalments? A Monthly instalments are fine.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting creative people and taking a project and doing my best to improve it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That i will do my best to get the best out of your recordings and that i will make it competitive
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Charlotte Campbells second album called Maving Waves which i produced.