Equipment & Studios

Over the time I have been producing, I have built up a collection of recording equipment and instruments as well as strong working relationships with studios across the UK. These are all tools to help us make your dream record so have a browse and see what grabs your fancy!

DRUMS & Percussion

Microphones

  • DW Custom Kit and Snare. (additional charges apply)

  • Gretsch Catalina Club Snare

  • Custom Hand-Hammered Chrome Snare 

  • Pearl Firecracker Snare (additional charges apply)

  • Roland SPD-SX (additional charges apply)

  • 1970s Slingerland Kick

  • Zildjian Dark K Custom 14" Hi-Hats (additional charges apply)

  • Zildjian Dark K Custom 17" Crash (additional charges apply)

  • Zildjian Cowbells (Small and Large)

  • Collection of shakers, woodblocks, tambourines and other percussion.

  • AKG D112

  • Akai Terecorder M4 (x2)

  • Beyerdynamic M69c

  • Grundig GDSM 330 Stereo Pair

  • Monacor ECM-100 (x2)

  • sE Electronic sE2000 (x2)

  • sE Electronic sEX1T

  • Shure Beta 52

  • Shure SM57 (x2)

  • Shure SM58

  • Sony F-99 Stereo

  • Rode Nt5 (x2)

  • Yamaha Sub-Kick (Homemade)

Outboard Processors and effects

  • Roland DEP-5 Digital Effects Processor

  • Roland SDE-330 Dimensional Space Delay

  • Aphex Aural Exciter with Big Bottom

Recording equipment and sofware

Guitar Amplifiers

  • Marshall JCM2000 (additional charges apply)

  • Orange Tiny Terror

  • Orange 4x12 Cabinet

Monitors

  • Acoustic Energy AE22 Near Field Monitors

  • KRK K-rok Near Field Monitors

  • Yamaha HS8 Near Field Monitors (available upon request)

  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Interface

  • Focusrite Saffire Octapre Dynamic MKII

  • 2013 13" Macbook Pro 16GB RAM

  • Protools 12.3.0

  • Logic X 10.2.2

Guitars & Basses

  • 1993 Fender Stratocastor

  • 2010 Fender FSR 72 Telecaster Custom

  • 2014 Fender Jazzmaster Blacktop

  • Epiphone ES-333 Tom Delonge Signature

  • Epiphone EB-0 Bass

  • Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic

Guitar Pedals

  • Behringer Hell-Babe Wah-Wah

  • Boss DS-1 Distortion

  • Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

  • Boss MT-2 Metal Zone

  • Boss DD-20 Giga Delay

  • Dunlop Cry Baby Wah-Wah

  • EHX Little Big Muff

  • EHX POG 2

  • EHX Holy Stain

  • Line 6 MM4 Modulation Modeler

  • Marshall BB2 Blues Breaker II

  • TC-Electronic Hall Of Fame

  • TC-Electronic Polytune

Headphones

  • Samson S-Phone Headphone Amplifier

  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Headphones (x2)

  • AKG K44 Headphones

Plug-ins

  • Collection of Waves Plugins

  • Soundtoys (Full Suite)

  • Air (Full Suite)

Studios

Olympic hall, south-west London

My current production home! A 4 space studio running through a beautiful Georgian house to a large hall which was once the estate’s library. The hall was the meeting room for both the 1948 and 2012 olympic committees, where the studio got it’s name. The hall is bright and powerful and the auxiliary spaces make the studio perfect for getting raw and exciting live recordings but retaining total separation between instruments (though multi-tracking works great too!) The studio also boasts a large collection of vintage and rare equipment (including some one offs) that help to give your record that unique edge. As a Neko Trust associated studio, a percentage of your payment will go towards helping young people get into professional music industry roles! 

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Big smoke studios, North-west London

Big Smoke Studios is based in North Wembley, London. Focused around the incredible stone wall live room​ (which sounds KILLER for recording drums), the studio boasts an impressive selection of instruments and recording equipment including Neve 1073 pre-amps, a wurlitzer suitcase piano and large collection of high-end microphones. With extremely reasonable rates (especially for a studio in London!) it makes Big Smoke the ideal place to make your musical ideas come to life. Find out more at https://www.bigsmokestudios.com/

The Motor Museum, Liverpool

The crown jewel of the Liverpool recording industry, The Motor Museum has had many incredible songs and albums curated within it's walls including: The City by The 1975, Throne by Bring Me The Horizon and Definitely, Maybe by Oasis. The studio is home to Producer/Engineer/Audio Wizard Al Groves who I have had the pleasure of working alongside on a couple of occasions. Some incredible kit and spaces available (far too much to mention in this small paragraph) as well as an outstanding showreel making the studio highly sought after by musicians and engineers alike. Be sure to check out the website to read more about the studios' incredible history, spaces and equipment! http://www.themotormuseum.com/the-studio/

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MU studios, sheffield

Tucked away in the suburbs of Sheffield, MU Studios is where I got my first taste of music production. Focused around a central live room the studio boast two very impressive control rooms, one with a beautiful Trident 18 channel Trimix console and a pair of Tannoy Cheviot Dual-Concentric monitors the other a 56 channel Amek console with 24 Neve inputs and a magnificent pair of Boxer 4 monitors. Run by wonderfully talented and welcoming people, this versatile studio would be an excellent place to bring your record to life! More info at https://www.mustudios.co.uk/

The Foxden studios, sheffield

Based at the heart of the up and coming Kelham Island area in Sheffield, The Foxden is a cosy hole of creativity juxtaposing the industry that surrounds it. The spacious liveroom and the collection rare and vintage equipment give the studio bags of character. Having worked on and sat in many sessions at The Foxden, it feels like a second home. The vibe, space, equipment and affordability makes The Foxden a very exciting space to work in and a great place to be creative. Check out http://foxdenstudios.co.uk/

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Location recording, anywhere!

Working on something really special with

How about foregoing the studio all together? If you have access to a great sounding or sentimental space or even just an idea of a sound you'd like to achieve? Well thanks to the power of modern recording technology, we can achieve studio quality sound in almost any setting, opening up a world of sonic possibilities! In the past I have recorded in a wide array of spaces including: churches, empty warehouses, venues, houses, flats, abandoned buildings, factories and offices to name a few! I personally love this way of recording and the character it adds to a record (plus it's significantly cheaper than the traditional studio route!) A word of warning though, this method can provide amazing results but it takes some serious organisation, not for the faint hearted...