RECORDING & PRODUCTION

My base for recording and producing is Fruit House Studio. It’s full of cool gear.

It’s a great space for recording smaller setups, like a singer/songwriter, a 3 piece horn section or a couple of guitars and a bass, that kind of thing. It’s also a nice, creative place for writing songs.

For larger bands, we can have a chat about what will work best for you. The cool gear from Fruit House Studio can come to you – a location recording. Or, if you don’t have anywhere in mind, I work with a few larger recording spaces that I’m happy to recommend and organise for you. Either way, we’ll capture that big sound and get it sounding great on record.

To hear examples of work, just LISTEN.

To chat about getting your music recorded and produced, get in touch.

Price List

  • One day of location recording

All gear provided, 10 song/8 hour max,  2 mixes, first mix within a week, 2nd within following week after receiving notes/changes/requests    £200 basic (plus space rental if applicable)

Do your own mixing and just take raw files away £150

Attended mixing day session add £50 to basic

Further sets of mixes £30 each

 

  • Gig Recording

If your band sounds great live and you want to capture the spirit of performing to an audience rather than the control of a recording space, I can discreetly set up microphones around your stage setup. I can either place mics in addition to the usual stage setup, or join forces with the front-of-house engineer on the night so we both get what we need to make sure you sound great. I’ve done this for jazz gigs and big loud soul gigs – the techniques are different from my perspective but the results always have vibe and that brings out the best in some kinds of music.

One evening of recording at your venue, 2 mixes – first mix within a week, 2nd within following week after receiving notes/changes/requests  £150 

 

  • Songwriter recording day at The Fruit House

Ideal for an artist with written songs ready who wants to get lovely guitar/keys & voice recordings, perhaps with overdubs

10 song/8 hour max,  2 mixes, first mix within a week, 2nd within following week after receiving notes/changes/requests  £150 basic

Do your own mixing and just take raw files away £100

Attended mixing day session add £50 to basic

Further sets of mixes £30 each

Playing guitar/bass/saxophone/programming drums for your project as part of recording process add £75 to basic

 

  • Horn Section Overdub Session

I’ve done lots of horn section playing and met some incredible players. They live near me. We like playing together. If you have songs that need horns, we can make them sound amazing. I can record and play on the same session, the other guys just come in and play. I play tenor/alto saxophone – I can book trombone, baritone sax and trumpet, normally at short notice so even if you’re in a hurry it can still be done. We’ve done TV/advert work recently with super-quick turnarounds. Written parts save time learning parts on the job, but we’re quick anyway if you don’t/can’t.

3 Horns

(usually trombone/tenor/trumpet)

First hour of session £160

Subsequent time £90 p/h

2 Horns

(usually tenor/trumpet)

First hour of session £110

Subsequent time £60 p/h

 

  • Mixing/Mastering

If you’ve got stems or raw files you need mixing and whipping into shape, or mixes that need final polish and respectful maximising, I can do that for £30 for first song, £15 per song thereafter (if all from same session).