Lisa Murphy

Music Producer | Mix Engineer

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Experienced music producer and mix engineer, with over 20 years experience working with independent artists and labels, specialising in working with emerging artists and artist development.

I’m most at home when I'm working with emerging artists and helping them to develop their sound. I'm passionate about improving the representation of women and gender minorities within the music industry - so you'll see that a lot of my portfolio demonstrates this work.

I believe in developing a good working relationship with each artist or band that I work with - I think it's really important to get a good understanding of your music and the direction that you would like to take in order to give you the final product that you want. I spend time to understand an artist’s approach to the song writing, their lyrics, influences and the sounds they would like to create in their music, in order to best provide my support whether that be through recording, mixing, arranging or production.

Working with emerging artists has given me the experience of providing not just production services but also direction in artist development where required by my client too.

You’ll regularly hear my production work on the likes of BBC Introducing, BBC local and national radio, Amazing Radio, TV advertising, podcasts and independent record labels as well as significant playlists on your favourite streaming provider!

Feel free to contact me to tell me more about your project to see how we can work together.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


  • English

Interview with Lisa Murphy

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: To listen to them and get it right - it's not for me to produce a track to my vision of your song, its about me understanding and delivering on your vision.

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: I love that everyday is different. I meet different creative people who share their music with me, inspire me and trust me to produce their records - which is always a privilege.

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Do your research on any producer you would like to work with. Find out how long they have been doing what they do, records they have produced and artists they have worked with. Make sure that you find the right music producer to achieve your goals for your music.

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I studied Music Production at College and University - I have a BSc Hons and a MMus, and I'm a qualified teacher of Music Production with over 20 years experience in the music industry. Basically, I'm a music tech geek and enjoy helping others to learn more about production.

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

  10. A: Thing about building layers with the instruments and parts you have without always feeling that you need to add more to a track. There's a lot to be said for allowing some space to let a song deliver its message through the performance.

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

  12. A: I work on all sorts of music! Most recently, I've worked on a lot of indie pop tracks but also with several folk artists - its a totally different approach to recording and producing these projects but I love the challenge and working with different artists. I would describe my production style as modern with a good dose of nostalgic influence where needed - I'm a fan of allowing a song to exist as a performance without feeling the need to over-produce the sound.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Working with emerging artists to help them understand the production process and offer support and advice for them to progress with their music and develop their individual sound.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: I'm particularly into vocal production. I enjoy working with an artist to help them to achieve their creative vision - so that can be giving ideas on performance, harmonies, instrumentation/arrangement or sonic aspects of the song. I like to build textures in my production work using creative processing (use of effects and dymanics processing) to deliver a modern and full sounding record.

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

  18. A: It's important to get to know what the artist would like to achieve and to make sure that you are the right person with the right skills to deliver it. So firstly I would like to get as much info as I can about the track/songs we are working on - what it's about, the influences, any sounds the artists likes, what style they are going for, what's individual about their music - this can be an email chat or a zoom call, whichever works best. Then we start working on the song! Every record is different, so we might be recording vocals or instrument parts, I might be programming or playing parts myself. Mixing for me takes place 'in the box' - I like to use analogue gear where it is available in the studio, but when I mix I like to be able to come back and recall a track to make revisions once there has been a period of listening by both myself and the artist / band. I don't believe in limiting mix revisions. I believe that, if the initial conversation went well, then we should both have a understanding of what we want to achieve with the record and we should achieve it!

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: Production Room is centred around an iMac with UAD Apollo 8 and Twin interfaces. I have a great selection of professional microphones (Neumann, Shure, Slate Digital, Sennheiser) and instruments (Fender guitars, AKAI controllers, Roland keyboards).

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

  22. A: I'm equally comfortable working in person in the studio (I'm based in the Northeast of England and work mainly out of my studio, Production Room or Blank Studios for bigger recording sessions) or remotely. I can work with a song from its inception as just a lyric or a few chords and turn it into a fully produced commercially viable release, or with a full band in a recording studio to capture and mix your record.

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Terms Of Service

1 - 2 weeks typical turn around for full production start to finish
You will own 100% of the songs royalties upon completion

GenresSounds Like
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Laura Marling
  • Shawn Mendes
Gear Highlights
  • ProTools
  • Logic Pro X
  • Adam A77x Monitors
  • Neumann U87
  • UAD hardware
  • Plugins by UAD/FabFilter/Waves/Izotope/EastWest Composer Cloud
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