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    A very versatile producer and engineer - highly recommended for any style.

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Interview with Guy Page

What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I'll always ask to hear demos, and then take it from there.
How would you describe your style?
Old-school values, modern workflow.
What type of music do you usually work on?
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. And I love it all.
What's your strongest skill?
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.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Studio 5A
Analog or digital and why?
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.
What do you like most about your job?
No boss, very little paperwork.
Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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....
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.