STUDIO

The studio is located in Hornsey, close to the rail station. It is sufficiently equipped for recording vocals, guitars, piano and keys, light percussion, and any other instruments apart from drums. See below for the full list of gear available in the studio. I also mix and master in this studio. For full band recording, including drums, I can arrange to engineer sessions in a suitable studio with you. I currently work evenings and weekends.
  • Universal Audio LA 610 valve pre amp/compressor

  • Avalon VT747 stereo valve compressor/EQ

  • Drawmer DLL441 Compressor/Gate

  • dbx 266XL Compressor/Gate

  • Neve 1073LB pre amps x3

  • Neve  8803 dual EQ

  • API 512 pre amp

  • API 527 compressor x2

  • Audient 800 asp pre amps 

  • SPL Transient Designer

  • Trident 80b EQ

  • Chandler Little Devil compressor

  • Little Labs Voice of God

Effects pedals:

  • MXR Carbon Copy analog delay

  • Foxrox Octron octaver

  • Dunlop Tremolo volume pedal

  • Dunlop Cry Baby wah wah

  • Durham Electronics Crazy Horse Fuzz

  • Line 6 tap tremolo

  • Boss distortion

  • Boss Blues Driver

  • Boss Phase shifter

  • Boss TU3 tuner 

  • Rocktek Flanger

RECORDING
OUTBOARD GEAR
  • Allen & Heath QU16 mixing desk/audio interface

  • Revox B77 2 track reel to reel tape recorder

  • Pro Tools 12 running on iMac

  • DPA 4091 omni x2

  • Neumann TLM 102

  • Neumann U87

  • AKG 414 B-ULS

  • AKG 414 XLS

  • AKG C451B

  • AKG D112

  • Rode K2

  • Rode NT3

  • SE 2200a X2

  • Electrovioce RE20

  • Sennheiser Evolution E945 

  • Sure SM58 x2

  • Sure SM57 x5

  • Sure SM48

MICROPHONES
  • Genelec 1031A Monitors

  • Genelec 7040a sub

Amps:

  • Fender Blues Deluxe guitar amp

  • Crate bass amp

  • Radial re-amp box for re-amping recorded DI tracks

MONITORING
  • Allen & Heath QU16 mixing desk/audio interface

  • SPL MixDream analog summing mixer

Plugins/software:

  • Waves complete

  • Soundtoys

  • Softube

  • Sonnox

  • Stillwell audio

  • Slate Digital

  • Fab Filter

  • McDSP

  • Valhalla reverbs

  • Lexicon reverbs/delays

  • Melodyne

  • Izotope Ozone

  • Izotope RX (denoiser/declipper etc)

MIXING

​Guitars:

  • Martin D28 acoustic guitar with Fishman pickup

  • Dearmond by Guild Starfire special electric hollow body (with bigsby)

  • Gibson Les Paul deluxe electric (with bigsby)

  • Classical nylon stringed acoustic

  • Nashville tuned Yamaha acoustic

  • Squirer Fender Jazz electric bass guitar

  • Artisan lap steel guitar

Keys: 

  • Yamaha U3 upright acoustic piano

  • Spectrasonics vintage keys software (for wurlitzer, rhodes, glok, specialist keys)

  • M-Tron Pro mellotron library

Percussion:

  • Various shakers, bells, tambourines, guiros, finger cymbals

  • Bongos

  • Kalimba/Mbira

  • Cajon

Synths/samplers:

  • Elektron Analog Rytm Mk2 Drum machine

  • U-he Diva VST analog synths software

Other instruments:

  • Ozark 6 string banjo/guitjo/banjitar

  • 5 string banjo

  • Didgeridoo

  • Stylophone

  • Tin whistle (key of D)

  • Honer/Lee Oskar diatonic harmonicas in every major key, plus Bd, Dm, and Am

  • Honer Chromatic harmonica in C

  • Native Instruments Komplete 9

INSTRUMENTS