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!

11a Studios

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. 

The Smoke

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.

I still have studio time available throughout June, July and August so if you’re interested in working with me at either 11a Studios or at Open Recording Studio then you can get in touch here.


Ronan Parke at 11a Studios

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.


Some photos from Rock Monster at Open in Norwich last night. Doing sound for this was great fun and working with Mark, the in-house engineer, was a great learning experience. Looking forward to a busy May!


Summer Recording Time

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. 

Summer Offers

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. 

Click here for a full list of prices. 

This week I engineered a session at Open in Norwich for ITV Fixers. Here are a couple of photos from the session which will be broadcast on ITV Anglia News on the 9th May and will be featured on the ITV Fixers website.

This week I engineered a session at Open in Norwich for ITV Fixers. Here are a couple of photos from the session which will be broadcast on ITV Anglia News on the 9th May and will be featured on the ITV Fixers website.




My band, Carry the Cure, have our first demo up on our Soundcloud. Give it a listen and share!

My band’s new tune, have a listen!

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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


Had a move around in the studio yesterday, after lots of tweaking I’m happier with how the Adams are sounding.

On another note, I’ve been working on a track for my band’s first release, we’re all very excited with how everything is coming along!

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