Chris Parkinson

Recording, Mixing, Mastering

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Experienced live sound engineer with an ability to carry out recording, live mixing, post-mixing, post-editing and final mastering.

The majority of my post-production work is carried out 'in the box' using Avid Pro Tools or Harrison Mixbus 7 with Slate Digital and Waves plugins. Live work is carried out with a mixture of 'house' and my own equipment depending on the venue or recording location.

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Interview with Chris Parkinson

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Ooo, depends what I'm trying to achieve although generally more digital as you can fit a lot into a computer which I wouldn't have the space for if going along an analog route.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Jon Boden, I really like his musical style and how he approaches re-working traditional songs.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Don't over-use plugins!

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Folk, Gospel, Pop

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: Going to a venue to capture a live recording, bringing it back to the studio and creating a basic mix with limited processing just to see if it works. I then start tweaking settings and processing to build up the sound.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Fairly basic to look at but it works! I tend to use software to produce, mix and master rather than a large console.

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: Jon Boden and Kate Rusby both have released songs with fascinating vocal harmonies. I really love listening to unusual harmonies and have a particular soft spot for acapella groups!

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Live recording and post-production, mixing and mastering

LGCC, When I Survey

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Gear Highlights
  • Slate Digital
  • Waves
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Harrison Mixbus 7
  • Ardour 6
  • Ubuntu Studio
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