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Roy Nadel has been a sound engineer for the past 11 years.
Previous owner at Luna Studios, 3rd largest recording studio in Israel.
Ever since moving to the UK he has worked at SARM Studios working with artists such as Shift K3y, emerging young artists about to sign with their publishing company, in charge of a big sampling project and recording the odd African Bass Marimba.
Most recently he has started to work as an engineer and consultant at Idris Elba's new studio '7Wallace Studios' managed by producer and DJ, Harry Love.
and has already engineered the Luther based character album 'Murdah Loves John' (produced by Fred Cox) featuring artists such as Kasabian's front-man Tom Meighan, Wretch 32 and Tanika Bailey.
And to work with Fatboy Slim.
Other recent works include: Engineering for Fred Cox at his studio and production room.
Mixing at Aaron Horn Oat milk industries Studio and Cafe.
And working on various sample packs.
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Interview with Roy Nadel
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I think the second album i ever recorded Selling Out With The Astroglides by The Astroglides. I recorded, engineered, produced and played guitar, Saz and percussion on this album. a formative exprience one that got me the role of head engineer at the studio i was working in at the time
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Black metal Album, Crust Punk EP, Hard Rock Album, Pop Rock Album
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Stella Gotshtein
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Both are colours to paint your sonic picture with.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q:Can you turn the vocals up? A: Of course!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "no one cares about how the snare sounds, why do you even bother.."
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Any reference tracks/ rough mix? Deadline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hesitate to ask questions and share your thoughts. remote mixing can be a daunting thing and lacks the confidence and trust building experience you get while sitting together in a studio.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 2x speakers 1x Laptop 1x Guitar 1x Microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for around 15 years now. was fortunate enough to travel along the old school path of Assistant then engineer then head engineer then studio owner.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Artistically technical
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start your faders at zero.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: There's no usual. currently working on a Black Metal album, Crust Punk EP, Pop Rock Album and a Hard Rock Album. Last month was all about world music and Jazz recording (yet to be mixed) and I honestly enjoy them all equally.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A dedication to make it work and sound the best it can.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I would first rough mix a song. If the picture isn't clear to me immediately I'd play around with the track, try different methods and approaches. always trying to remain true to way the material has been recorded.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mostly people I work with as it gives me a deeper insight into their work flow.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.