About

About my work

Recording classical music is often looked upon as a ‘dark art’ – it is, indeed, a complex and multi-faceted process, bringing together various skill-sets from different spheres: the editor’s eye for detail, the analyst’s ear & understanding, the performer’s expressive instinct, and the technical knowledge gained both from study and extensive first-hand experience of tried and tested classical recording techniques.

I am excited to now be able to utilise all of these areas of experience, as well as the latest in audio recording technology and industry-standard DAW software, to create digital recordings of the highest quality, and yet on the sort of highly accessible budget that would not have been possible even 10 years ago. I handle all aspects of the process from start to finish, and this continuity helps to ensure a balanced overall sound and feel for projects, and to develop a close working relationship with the artist(s). I have participated in over a dozen commercial CD recordings and live radio broadcasts to date, and draw on my considerable experience from the performer’s perspective. My magnum opus this year was Fantasia: Lute music of the 16th century, a CD of solo lute music, recorded by lutenist Martin Shepherd this Summer and released this November on CD and as a digital download.

The performers rehearse during sessions for Alex Woolf’s Jeremiad, July 2017

I am available to record demo tracks / audition tapes for conservatoire or university admission, personal ‘passion projects’, as well as live concerts/recitals and larger CD/EP projects. I am happy to see a project through from start to finish, or to handle any single aspect of the process as required.

What I offer

  • Engineering and/or producing of live concerts
  • Recording sessions of all sizes, from demo and audition tapes/videos, to EP and CD projects
  • Up to 32-bit digital editing, mixing & mastering
  • CD Artwork design, including session photography where relevant
  • Graphic design work for promotional advertising
  • Promotional videography

Do get in touch with me via my contact form if you want to discuss a project of any size.