A great mixing and mastering service for unsigned to signed artists. You will be involved every step of the way, making sure you get the end product you are looking for.
A great personal service. Mixing and mastering any genre of music.
I’ve played in many bands of many different genres, so have good knowledge of how each genre should sound and their characteristics.
I help run a small recording studio in Cardiff. Our personal service has brought many different type of people in from singer songwriters to rappers and everything in between.
For a great service at a great price, multiple masters for cd, radio and streaming, send me a message and start the journey with Roughwood Records
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Interview with Steffan, Roughwood Records
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That’s it’s easy and anyone can do it.... or a software.....
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What style or genre is the music? Any influences for the song in question? What format is this being intended for, cd, vinyl, streaming etc.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you’re unsure about anything always ask us, never leave unhappy with the product. At the end of the day it’s your baby
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Adams a77x, any Neve desk, warm audio wa76, U47 any Moog synth
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I work in a recording studio for the last two years. I also do live sound for a soul band. Ive been running Roughwood Records for the last 4 years. I also work in a hifi and tv shop. ( got to pay your bills somehow)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My influence is vast so it’s hard to pinpoint anything. I’d say find out
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There’s to many to choose from
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Space is sometimes better than adding
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The music switches from electronic to pop rock to singer songwriter so it’s always something new
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Ability to adapt to any genre. Giving you the best mix for each song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I’ve been immersed with music from such a young age. Starting with my classical training in the violin and piano to the thirst of trying to play any instrument I get my hands on. This gives me great insight to many different genres and can easily mix things through to find a great combination of styles to create an unique style.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It varies between each job. But mainly if there’s drums I’ll start there. Work my way through each instrument making sure they sound as best as they can. It varies so much it’s hard to pinpoint one way of working.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Everything runs through pro tools 11. I’ve got a saffire pro 40 as my interface. I have a great midi control iplatform for that all important automation during mixing. My monitors are the lively Adams a77x’s. these are definitely my babies. A couple of outboard compressors and eq’s as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jamie xx, Bodhi, George Martin, flume the list goes on
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A great song, that’s yet to be released by a emo punk band called lost in chemistry, my studio partner and I help build the song with them from the bare bones. Creating a great track that they love and help develop a sound for them.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A few different genres
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not that I know personally but have heard of
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: They both have their merits. But analog for the warmth
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You’ll always walk away happy and with the best product I can possibly give.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: How it can change daily.