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.
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.
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.
11a Studios are offering 25% off any Summer sessions (June-August) if booked before the 1st April!
Any 5+ day bookings get a half day mixing & mastering thrown in too (a saving up at least £50!)
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