Dom Morley is a Grammy Award winning producer and mixer based in his own Oxfordshire (UK) studio.
Dom engineered on Amy Winehouse's number 1 "Back To Black" album, Mark Ronson's "Version" and "Record Collection", Richard Ashcroft's 'These People' and "Keys To The World', the Grinderman (Nick Cave) debut album and singles for Adele, Morrissey, & Estelle amongst others. Some recent mixes include Sting's 5.1 "Live at Durham Cathedral", Solomon Grey's first and second albums, Mull Historical Society's 'Dear Satellite' & 'City Awakenings' (which Dom also produced) 'Colin MacIntyre's "The Water", the Million Dollar Quartet OCR, and the soundtrack for the upcoming British film 'Gozo'.
Dom has also engineered or mixed for Rag'n'Bone Man, The Staves, Rumer, Keane, Birdy, Lemon Jelly, Jeff Beck, Sting, I Am Kloot, The Verve, Live8 (DVD) and Underworld, as well as working with The Police on the pre-production for their world tour and recording and mixing the audio for the 5 "Intros" and "Input/Output" series for Channel 4 and Island Records.
Dom has also recently undertaken a sound design project, providing all the sounds for the Samplephonics 'Dirty Modular' Kontakt instrument ("Great waveform library. Excellent sound" MusicRadar / "great sound quality of waveform library" producerspot.com).
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Reviews (6)Endorse Dom Morley
Extremely professional and easy to work with. Great at bringing out the natural, clean sound of the instruments and worked wonders with the lead vocal.
Dom was great to work with. He was extremely professional and thorough with the work. It took me a while to find what I was looking for in the work, but Dom was very patient and encouraged me not to rush it. He was determined to make the work exactly as I wanted to hear it. Thank you Dom! Cheers!
I've worked with Dom on various projects over the last 10 years or so. Simply, if you want your stuff to sound the best it possibly can then call Dom.
I've worked with Dom for nearly 20 years on my own projects and when producing other artists. An asset to any session, he never works to a formula but - important! - listens to what the artist and music need and responds to it accordingly. He has excellent ears and excellent skills. I recommend him highly for both recording and mixing. Nick Franglen (Lemon Jelly, John Cale, William Shatner)
Dom is a legend and my first choice for audio recording and mixing projects. From live sessions to studio recordings and mixes. We've worked together for many years. His studio is a creative haven in the shires, if you like synths then he has a wall of terrifying looking modular oscillators and such like in addition to some fine analogue goodness. Dan ( electric light studios )
One of the best we have worked with. Dom is absoloutely meticulous at getting what you want from a mix and always a brilliant and easy character throughout the session. Cannot speak highly of him enough.
Joseph Wilson (Solomon grey)
Interview with Dom Morley
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' album, that I engineered. I think we made something very honest that connected with a lot of people. I'm particularly proud that a lot of people really enjoyed the sound of that album, which was obviously my bit!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. The sound of analogue, and the flexibility and speed of digital. If you can find a way to use both in your workflow then I think you've got the best of both worlds.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That moment when you listen back to a finished mix and you know you've nailed what both you and the client wanted out of the track.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your influences? Can you send me some songs that have a similar sound to what you are aiming for?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I spent 8 years at Metropolis Studios in London as an in-house engineer, and then went freelance in 2007.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Pixies were the band that first inspired me to make records, so it would have to be them.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Auto-tune removes a little of the humanity in a vocal. Use it sparingly.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It really varies - and I try to keep it quite varied as well, as I feel that's how I stay fresh and inspired. I can be electronic music, folk, pop or rock - my CV spans quite a lot!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a mixing / recording studio in Oxfordshire with a wall of modular synths! I also have guitars and a few other interesting instruments to hopefully provide a bit of inspiration for the people that come up and work with me. I run ProTools HD (with a UAD Octo card) and have a selection of mics, premaps, compressors, eqs etc as I'm still a fan of outboard processing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I found Phil Spector and Tony Visconti incredibly inspiring producers to work with. The way they worked with arrangements I found fascinating, and I learnt a lot from them.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing and mixing is what I spend most of my time doing. I sometimes engineer recording sessions for clients, and sound design and writing are becoming bigger parts of my schedule these days.