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Ian Caple on SoundBetter

Ian Caple is a multi - platinum award winning record producer/mixer based in his studio on the south coast of England

I started as an assistant at EMI & trained at Abbey Road, learning from some of the best engineers around. I went freelance in the 80's & since then I've produced, recorded or mixed many hit albums worldwide including Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun (number 1 in UK), Fantaisie Militaire by Alain Bashung (number 1 in France) & Lifelines by A-ha (number 1 in Germany)
I started working with The Tindersticks in the early 90's, co producing their first album & I then went on to work with them for the next 16 years, either recording, co-producing or mixing 14 albums & movie soundtracks. I also remixed "Black Steel" by Tricky & engineered, co produced & mixed his next two albums 'Nearly God' & 'Pre Millennium Tension. I also mixed his 2012 album 'False Idols'

I have been doing remote mixing online for very satisfied clients around the world ever since I built my own studio in 2004.

My studio is equipped with a mixture of fine vintage equipment as well as Pro Tools with all the best plug ins.
I usually mix through a vintage DDA console - not in the box - & I use real analog outboard compressors, reverbs & eqs. This always brings some warmth & life into any mix !
Additionally I can edit, tune & compile vocals & tighten up drum timing, if needed.

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  1. Review by Barkley McKay
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    I've worked with Ian now for more than 15 years, and our connection goes way back through Jon Langford and The Mekons. You couldn't work with a better engineer/producer. The sound is always engaging and when tracking parts I've always felt he has coaxed my performance and sound into the fabric of the song at the outset, a clear vision. He has a tremendous knowledge of recorded music and this manifests in great versatility, both technically and musically. As a performer to hear the words "very nice, lovely - just one more" over the cans is a very useful guide to know where one is at!

  2. Review by Mk
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    Fantastic mixing engineer a great man!

    Mk

  3. Review by Alain Verdier
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    Ian Caple, une rencontre musicale hors du commun !
    En effet, j’ai eu la chance et le bonheur de faire mixer notre dernier album (ANTIDOTE – Emotions Singulières) par ce grand maître du son. Ce fut une riche aventure faite d’échanges chaleureux, intelligents, constructifs, créatifs avec toujours un Ian Caple déployant tout son art et son talent afin de porter notre opus au plus haut niveau et ainsi nous combler de satisfaction quand au résultat final. Ian Caple, on ne peut en parler qu’au travers des superlatifs !

  4. Review by Martyn Barker
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    Working with Ian is an inspiration and a joy. His approach to music is very simple. He has top class instinct and you can rest assure he will get the best drum, vocal,gtr,keys and string sound you will ever hear in any studio. His mixing is of the best quality and balance. He brings out emotion and depth in all the songs I have had the pleasure to work on with him. His experience at the desk is huge. His touches and judgement are original and special.Thats why I have worked with him for most of my musical career.

  5. Review by Simon Edwards
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    Have had many great studio sessions with Ian producing and engineering. He has a world class musical touch. And his sound is always precise ind inspiring . A lovely guy to work with and his mixing and track record are superb

  6. Review by Jo Young
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    A richly experienced and talented producer/mixer/engineer. Ian is meticulous in his approach and the quality of his mixing and knowledge on gear is absolutely superb! Ian is someone who will get 'inside' the music and bring out not only the presence and depth and beauty of instrumentation and a phenomenal vocal sound, but will also let the personality and emotion of the music emerge fully. He's simply brilliant at what he does!

  7. Review by Michael Cozzi
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    One of the most accomplished producer-mixer people I have worked with in my 30+ year music career. Just look at his resume. He approaches his work with the same enthusiasm as he did 30 years ago. Such a pleasure to work with.

  8. Review by Jono Harrison
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    Phenomenal producer, great vision with artists and all round lovely bloke! Drum sounds are consistently the best I’ve ever heard by a country mile. Vast knowledge of mic technique, vintage/analogue/digital gear, combined with an innate and profound musicality which is so important. Superb mixes which always serve the song. Fearless in experimentation but also very clear and focussed. Brings the best out of any artist. Ace to work with!!

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GenresSounds Like
  • Tricky
  • Alain Bashung
  • Radiohead
Gear Highlights
  • DDA AMR24 56 channel analog console
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Neve
  • Urei
  • SSL
  • Telefunken
  • spring reverbs
  • tape delay.
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