Producer, mix engineer and studio owner. Also specialising in remote tracking sessions (live drums, guitar, strings, wind etc.) featuring world class musicians at very reasonable rates.
My path to working in record production has been thanks to a love for music, and insisting on making my working life something that I enjoy. Since I picked up a guitar at the age of 9 I have constantly worked hard to make sure I have the knowledge and skills to survive independently in the music industry.
In 2008 I simultaneously enrolled in a Jazz degree in London, and opened a recording studio on the Isle Of Wight. a year later, I realised that I had to make a choice between ii-V-I's and 414's (if you understand that, we should hang out), and so decided to dedicate my efforts to production and engineering.
Since (and indeed, before) then I've worked on countless records and gradually improved my skills and studio facilities to a point where I am now working with excellent bands, and delivering results that I'm really happy with (of course, the quest for knowledge never stops.. The more I learn, the more I realise I need to learn).
There are very few styles, or studio situations that I haven't worked in. However, I would say I specialise in production and engineering (record & mix) with 'live' bands & singer-songwriters. I am a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter myself, so have an ideal understanding of how to work in that environment. I am right at home with anything in the realms of indie, punk, jazz, pop, blues, soul, classical, rock and so on.
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Reviews (12)Endorse Guy Page
Guy was amazing to work with. He put together 5 drum tracks for our EP which all sounded better than we could have hoped for. Both the level of production and musicianship was top notch. Not to mention the turnaround was fast, and overall just a pleasant and easy guy to communicate with. Will be back for more tracks in the future!
Super great contact. Nice and fast. Perfect technical work.
Any time again...
Guy did an amazing job with our debut single mix. Highly recommended and we hope to keep working with him as our producer & mix engineer for a long time to come!
He's the kind of producer that actually cares for your music and takes the time to make it sound superb! Very fun to work with and has phenomenal skills!
Guy did an exellent job recording, producing and mixing our EP. Very pleased with the end result and we had a great time recording it. Guy is a versatile and professional producer, that knows how to get the best out of your music.
Listen to see for yourself.
I have known Guy for a long time, and recorded several singles, albums and tracks with him. I have never been very confident when recording my own vocals, but guy knows exactly how to get the best out of me. Guy is a well trained multi instrumentalist himself, and is fully aware of what is needed to make a good song great.
Myself and my band 'Waves' have worked with Guy various times over the past four years, he is always heavily invested in the project and a pleasure to work with, we've always been utterly thrilled with the outcome of our recording sessions with Guy.
Guy helped me with the most ambitious project I've ever worked on. I wanted to make music that I felt proud of, and he went above and beyond to not only help me reach my goal but completely surpass my own expectations
Guy has produced and mixed a few projects I've worked on, most recently with my band Doug Alldred & The Silver Lining.
Recording sessions are always comfortable yet productive, and Guy's ear is invaluable in tweaking arrangements and parts to get the best possible results. High production values and professional work. Highly recommended.
Our band Rebel & The Hearts wanted a professional recording for our single Lungs. Guy has done such an amazing job. Very on the ball with musical direction and made sure we were all happy with the end product. He put in so many extra hours and worked hard to get the best possible results. We were literally buzzing when we got the mix back.RECOMMEND
I worked with Guy to record my album ‘Walking’ and I'm very happy with the finished product. It has been reviewed in R2 magazine and was awarded a 4-star rating: in the words of reviewer Morgan Hogarth it has ‘impeccable production values’ and is a ‘top-quality product’.
I recommend Guy and look forward to working with him again.
A very versatile producer and engineer - highly recommended for any style.
Interview with Guy Page
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It is difficult to choose.. Circa 2102, I was asked to engineer (and as it happened, play) the drums for Saint Raymond's debut single "Fall At Your Feet". Although it was only a partial role amongst the production, the single was very successful having enjoyed regular plays on Radio 1 and mainstream TV features etc, and so was a moment of realisation for me that I was really capable of keeping up with "the pros", and gave me a real confidence boost. I think moments like that are very important in this sort of game.. ones that make you think "oh wow, maybe what I'm doing is actually pretty good!"
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing music in 1996 at the age of 8, and since then, apart from a brief scare as a teen where I was considering a career in (...shudder...) sport, it's totally engulfed my life. I have been lucky to gain great experience in almost every area of music you could think of, and that, I think, is why I have ended up working in production and engineering. I feel like it's a job that lets none of my experience go to waste.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm trying to re-learn Classical Gas! I nailed it when I was 15!!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I won't take on your project if I don't feel I'm right for it. If I do take it on, I'm in 100%.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I "must have leant all of this at university"
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Hire someone that you think you can trust, and then trust them!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming this means gear to make music(!), I think I'd get away with a Macbook Pro, any decent micpre / ADC combo, a reliable mic (SM7?), my Antoria acoustic and those little Genelec monitors.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The type of artist who is keen to work as hard on their record as I am. This is the main condition required to make great music!!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring as much or little to a song as I think it needs to fulfil its potential. Throughout the process I make gentle tweaks and suggestions whenever something strikes me as being 'not quite right yet'. Could be choice of harmony, lyrical issues, rhythmic things, whatever. I suppose, to get to the point, I bring 'detail'.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically start by listening to demos from the band. If I've not worked with them before then I'd prefer a 'live' demo from a rehearsal so I can get a feel for how they play together. This is always enough to spark a good back & forth between myself and the band with regards to arrangements, references, budget, timeframe and any technicalities etc. That way it feels like the ball is already rolling soon as we hit day 1 in the studio. Studio time is always spent differently for every session, but I will say that I move quickly and like to commit! If I'm mixing a record that I've also produced / engineered, my rough working mixes have usually already dealt with any 'issues' and are working towards a sound, so I'll work on a track until I feel like it's 'almost' done before I ask the band to have a listen, by which point we are usually one or two tweaks away from the final mix. I do not master my own mixes! I've worked with lots of great mastering engineers, and have got to the point where I have a couple of top engineers who I always recommend.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: That I know at least a little bit, about a lot of things. I have always (especially when growing up) been interested in absolutely anything to do with music, and as I'm quite obsessive, I won't stop researching / practicing until I reach a level of understanding that I think will be useful to me. I therefore know enough about musical theory to produce a full score, or arrange a string quartet.. enough about setting up guitars to tweak a clients intonation on their guitar mid-session.. enough about most instruments to know their limitations.. enough about ProTools to quickly edit parts on the fly etc etc etc. I'm seriously fast at editing audio, when needs be. This swiss army knife approach to music is what makes me a very useful person to have in a studio situation, and what makes me a good producer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I'll always ask to hear demos, and then take it from there.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Old-school values, modern workflow.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I regularly work on quite a range of musical styles, but I suppose most commonly rock, indie, singer / songwriter stuff, punk... but then it is not un-common for me to be on a jazz, classical, country or blues session.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: My favorite mastering engineer John Webber, and my HQ Studio 5A.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: As much analog as you can get away with until it damages the workflow / budget! I have nothing against digital, in fact I think it's awesome.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: No boss, very little paperwork.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Preparation is the key! Spend tonight thinking about tomorrow's session, so that when you arrive you have a clear idea of how to get things started. This shows confidence and is a step to earning the band's trust. They need to feel like their producer has everything under control in order to be relaxed and free to perform.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am happy to work anywhere, but usually operate out of Studio 5A which has a great Calrec S Series console, an amazing collection of mics and instruments, and really versatile rooms acoustically. I also have a small rig at home for getting extra hours in editing / working on vocal overdubs etc with a macbook pro, a splendid DAV preamp, FMR compressor, Genelec monitors and whatever mics I wanna nick from the studio for the night.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Too many to list in full, but a few names that have certainly had a huge impact on what I do musically.... The Beatles, George Martin, Jeff Lynne, Miles Davis, Rage Against The Machine, The Kinks....
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly worth with bands and singer / songwriters (anything from indie, jazz, punk.. I love anything if it's good!) as a producer and engineer.