David Royse is a Freelance Studio and Live Sound Engineer from Norwich. An Ex-Alchemea student with a Alchemea Diploma in Sound Engineering.
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Since starting freelancing 2008, David has worked as a studio and live sound engineer at various studios in Norfolk and London and at the Open Venue in Norwich. His credits include: Seth Lakeman, Ronan Parke, Imelda May, The Black Cat Boppers, The Piratones, Tallowah, Rock Monster, Light Parades, ChainSka Brassika, Lil Simz, MOK, These Ghosts, Port Isla, We Can't Dance, Swarmed, Fontaine and many more.
David also runs his own recording studio in Norwich, 11a Studios
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There’s been plenty of stuff going on recently, all very exciting!
Ronan Parke has visited 11a Studios again to do more work on his upcoming album. His label are working hard to get him gigging everywhere before it comes out. I was lucky enough to do the sound for one of his rehearsal concerts at Open last week before he plays Bristol Festival.
Here’s a couple of snaps from the rehearsal.
I’m back at Open again this Friday doing sound in the Main Hall for “Feel The Love”, the Christian Rock Festival. I can’t wait to get behind the M7 and mix some bands in the main hall. It’s a proper step up from the club next door but I can’t wait!
Like I mentioned in my last post, I had Norwich indie band “The Smoke” in the studio. They were a great bunch of lads to work with and you can find all their tracks on their Facebook Page.
Here are a couple of photo’s from that session.
As always, you can get in touch via this website or through my facebook page: David Royse - Freelance Sound Engineer.
Last weekend, 18th and 19th May, I was working at Open. I did the sound for the NHS Conference in the main hall and then in the afternoon, loaded in, sound checked and rigged everything for ABC’s performance that evening. On Sunday, I did the same thing for the John Grant show as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
I’ve been doing lots of work at Open recently and it’s been great fun, this is my biggest responsibility to date and I couldn’t be more excited!
Previously, I’ve been running my Motu 896 as my main audio interface and using my M-Audio Project Mix as just a control surface, but now thanks to some BNC cables, optical cables and lots of shouting, I’ve now got my 8 channel multicore going into the pre’s in the 896, routed straight out into the ADAT input of my project mix. I also have another 8 channel multicore going into the Project Mix pre’s, meaning I have a grand total of 16/12 I/O and can still use the Project Mix as my main control surface.
This week, I have Norwich indie-rock band “The Smoke” in the studio. We recorded drums and bass today and are starting on guitars tomorrow. They’ve been a great bunch of lads to work with and their EP is definitely something to look out for.
On the first weekend of this month, I had Ronan Parke and his production team visit my studio to record vocals on a couple of tracks for his upcoming album.
(Here’s a picture of Ronan in the studio)
Since Ronan left Britain’s Got Talent in 2011, he has been working with ADR Management and AD Records on his new album, due for release this summer. We worked on a number of tracks that will be featured on this album.
It was a relaxed, enjoyable session (Ronan’s manager brought Jaffa Cakes, an instant winner) and I’m looking forward to hearing the final result.
Over the next couple of weeks, I’m looking to get some more dates booked over the summer. If anybody is interested in studio time, you can get in touch above.
If you book a full day (8 hours) you’ll get half a day mixing free and 10% off any extra mixing time booked.
For two full days booked you’ll get a full day’s mixing thrown in for free.
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Decided I need to make a showreel, that’s my task for the afternoon before tracking bass for an upcoming release with Carry The Cure in the studio.