An experienced and top class music producer, mixing and mastering engineer, who has worked with several indie artists from the UK. Specialist in transforming simple song ideas into full fledged radio ready commercial productions. Produced for television and film besides major label projects.
OUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY
MB3 Productions is a music production, mixing and mastering studio located in the picturesque Surrey, UK. Our business relies on three core values which drives our relationship with our valued clients - professionalism, integrity and dedication.
We have state-of-the-art modern studio capable of catering to every audio requirement. We specialize in creating radio ready commercial tracks as well as artist demos for pitching to record labels and publishers. We have a range of best-in-class studio microphones for vocals recording, voice over and audio dubbing. We also offer sound design for film, television and advertising.
Our professional audio mixing services include stem-mixing and fully tracked pre-master mix. Our mastering platform uses industry standard outboard equipment as well as iZotope Ozone 8 and Steinberg Wavelab 9.5 for metadata authoring. Our master recordings are available in multiple formats which meet commercial loudness standards for various streaming platforms (Apple iTunes, Spotify, Vimeo, YouTube, Amazon etc.).
OUR TYPICAL CLIENTS
We work with major record labels and music publishers as well as independent and unsigned artists, especially within hiphop, rap, trap, soul, pop and rock genres.
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- Darker Shades
- Silent Talk
- Fairy Tales
- Into The Night
- Gangsta Party
- So Hoe
- Sin City
- Sleepy Halloween
- Slumber Party (Britney Spears cover)
- Desperado (Rihanna cover)
- I Am (Leona Lewis cover)
- Haunted Innocence
- Stronger Than Ever (Raleigh Ritchie cover)
- I Lied (Nicki Minaj cover)
- Mama (Genesis cover)
- In Da Club (50 Cent cover)
- Black and Yellow (Wiz Khalifa cover)
- Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd cover)
- Learning To Fly (Pink Floyd cover)
- Dogs of War (Pink Floyd cover)
- The Great Gig In The Sky (Pink Floyd cover)
- Yet Another Movie (Pink Floyd cover)
- Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd cover)
- Fast Lane (Eminem cover)
- Dark Horse (Katy Perry cover)
2 ReviewsEndorse MB3 Productions
Outstanding musician and craftsmanship. Great communication also. The final product is out of this world, thank you!!!
I had the pleasure of working with MB3 Productions on a song in the style of Pink Floyd. He has a brilliant ear, is very versatile and has great attention to detail. The mix he made blew my mind! Highly recommend working with him.
Interview with MB3 Productions
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Debut EP for an independent London based hiphop artist and soundtrack for a film project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They both have a place in the music production world.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A polished commercial radio ready product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creativity, experimentation and innovation.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That technological proliferation and resulting economics mean that anyone with a pair of headphones, a daw and a laptop can produce.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your project budget ? What is the deadline ? What are your plans regarding release of the final sound recording ? What vision and direction do you have for your song in terms of comparable commercial releases ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your extensive research in who you would like to hire for your project. But once, you have hired them, trust in their ability and respect their creative decisions. After all, you hire a producer for "their" sound. And every good music producer has a unique sound, specific to them.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Apple MacBook Pro, Logic Pro X, Midi controller keyboard, Sennheiser HD800s headphones and my entire sample library.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off as a piano player in school days. Moved to keyboards and synthesisers while playing with various bands during college and university days. Finally got into music production with PC based setup running Cubase. Migrated to Apple's Logic Pro and worked mostly with local talent before finally setting up my own music production studio in Surrey, UK.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hiphop with a lot of influence from blues and progressive rock.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Beyonce', Drake, Kanye West, Stormzy, Cardi B, DJ Khalid, Rihanna, Usher, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, Phil Collins, Roger Water and David Gilmour. Because they define music in the most spectacular way.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is better. Keep your music arrangement simple. It will be easier to mix the song. The track will be able to breathe and the listener will be able to pay attention to the song more than the production behind it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hiphop, trap, pop, blues and rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music arrangement.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A pair of trained years, over 15 years of commercial song production experience, objectivity and a polished finished product.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Each project is different. However, some of the common elements involve listening to the song idea/demo and creating an arrangement around it which best portrays the song's emotion and story. Once, I have done all the midi programming, sound design and recording, I will then sit with the client to finalise the mix strategy, by listening to comparable commercially released mixes. From there on, the song goes for final mixing and mastering. I do also sometimes help my clients develop a branding and distribution strategy for the commercial release of the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Besides a pair of trained ears, I have Apple Logic Pro X, Apple iMac (retina 5K, i7 quad core 64 GB ram), Apple Macbook Pro (i7, 32 GB ram), Apogee Ensemble, Apogee Element 46, JBL LSR 4326P active near field monitors, JBL 4312sp sub-woofer, Softube Console 1, SSL Nucleus desk, Euphonix MC Mix, Rupert Neve preamps, Maschine MK3, Korg OASYS 88 (music keyboard workstation), Kurzweil PC3x 88 (music keyboard workstation), Fender Stratocaster, Fender Jazz Bass, Yamaha nylon string acoustic guitar, several outboard analogue gear comprising of compressors/limiters and equalisers as well as a host of third party plugins including Waves mercury bundle, iZotope Ozone 8 , Neutron 2, Alloy 2, Celemony Melodyne 4, Steinberg Wavlab Pro 9.5 and East West Quantum Leap. Among microphones we have Neumann U87 Ai, AEA Ribbon R84, SE Electronics Z5600 a II, Rode NT 2000, AKG C414 B-ULS & C418, Beyerdynamic M88, M160 & M201, Bruel & Kjaer (DPA) 4003, 4006, 4007,4011,4015, Brauner VM1, Calrec CM1050C, Crown PZM-30GPB, EMI Ribbon RM-18, Gefell UM-92.1S, Shure SM 57 & SM61,Telefunken M12F .
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, RedOne, Eg White, Mike-Will Made It, Boi-1da, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Beyonce, Kanye West, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Drake, Cardi B, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Joyner Lucas, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, French Montana, Phil Collins, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production, sound design, midi programming, vocals recording, mixing and mastering.