High Seas Studios
Bassist / Mix and Recoring
We have been Recording and performing with bands professionally for 15 years now and have had the privilege to record top SA artists as well as International artists.We have had many top charting songs on Radio, and our bands have either won or been nominated for "South African music awards"
We have Produce and Recorded over 70 Bands over the last decade with many of them headlining festival stages and enjoying great radio and television Success.
'Shortstraw' and 'Desmond and the Tutus' Have extensively toured Europe, Japan and Australia With albums we produced and Mixed.
While 'Lunatic Wolf' has had great Success on Pandora and Spotify.
We run a full time Recording studio and work on albums eps and Live sessions.We do Filming and Editing at the studio as well with "Parkwood Sessions"
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Interview with High Seas Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The :Lunatic wolf" album "to the adventure.It was a beautiful album that we got to help compose and mix.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: :Jonny Cradle" ep
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: David Grevler at antimotion
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, you need to embrace the future as well as draw from the past.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will do our very best to bring your creation to life
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to work with Musicians and artists
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you think this product is any good? I wouldn't be here if I didn't believe in it
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its easy
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you trying to convey with your art, and how best can we achieve that.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try us out for a mix and see if you like it!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My api 550s, My Wa2a,My ludwig 70s Supraphonic and my Rhodes.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Lots of depth and clarity with just the right amount of charecter in places
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: That changes constantly
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try make a song interesting.Something should always grab your attention, Make things to loud if it adds excitement thats great!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: We work on anything from Indie to country to folk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and Producing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Anything the song needs! We love to get reference tracks and try get the vibe the artist is looking for aswell as through our own take on a mix, whatever best suits the song
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We normally listen to what is happening in a song and try see what we can do to make it better.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We have a 9 x 6m Live room and a 6 x 6m Control room.We record live aswell as to click. We have top quality converters and analogue gear to get that vibe!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: We love anything analogue or tape sounding, were big suckers for anything 70s vitage. Love collecting old gear and drums for recording.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: We do pre production all the way through recording and mixing of singles and albums.We often session for artists as well be it Harmonies, bass, Guitar, Piano, Percussion,Drums and whatever else the song needs.