Pro Spotlight. In each feature of AMI we feature an audio professional from a range of disciplines to find out how they got started in the industry and what they’ve worked on. This month we speak to the award-winning Wes ‘Wesonator’ Maebe.
It has indeed and I'm not just talking about the Superbowl.
Last year came to a rocking close with a visit to the amazing Monnow Valley studio where I had the pleasure of recording and producing heavy rockers, 10.Gauge. We spent a killer week tracking their debut EP. Mixing then moved into the Sonic Cuisine and we're almost there.
January found me in RAK working for the amazing Leo Stannard and recording the National Health Singers with Maverick Sabre for an extremely heart felt NHS Labour film.
It was straight from the studio onto a plane to L.A. for two Wholegrain clinics at Technicolour/Paramount and The Village recording studio in Santa Monica. Then the NAMM madness called where I had the honour of presenting a talk for TEC Tracks on "How to read the minds of artists and producers", followed by an on camera demonstration of Wholegrain's Trio DynPEQ for the guys from Gobbler. It's always a pleasure to meet new people and hook up with old pals at the show. After my presentation I was asked by Pete Turner if he could interview me for the Break It Down Show. You can hear it here.
Namm was followed up with a trip up North for another DynPEQ clinic at Fantasy Studios and to top it all off an amazing recording session at Fantasy where I got to record Gino Robair, Tania Chen and Tom Djil., making some awesome sounds!
Back in the UK now, continuing the mixing for 10.Gauge's EP. There's some really cool projects coming out this year, so I will keep you posted as they trickle in.
See you on the other side of the glass.
It has been a little crazy of late. A pretty intense schedule at RAK followed by that insane come-and-go flu that did the rounds made for very poor communication.
After playing a lot of catch up I am glad to announce that Manhattan Tranfer's co-founder, Erin Dickins' brand new album "Vignettes" has gone to the pressing plant. I mixed and mastered it at the Sonic Cuisine using Cranesong's new Solaris converter and my new PSI Audio A17-Ms. What a difference they make to the work flow!
I've been spending time at the Goldsmith's recording studio driving the Calrec to capture RAIE's new songs. I got record the amazing Carly Simon for a very special band (more to follow on that), I got to spend more time with the wonderful Gabrielle Aplin and recorded a few tracks for Sir Tim Rice's "From Here To Eternity".
I flew out to NAMM to do a talk at TEC Tracks, share a panel with Peter Asher and Andrew Scheps about the Soundbreaking documentary and demo Wholegrain's Quartet and Trio DynPEQ plug-ins. We then travelled up to the Bay area to do further Wholegrain presentations at Sony Playstation followed by a fab evening at Coast Mastering demo'ing the plug ins with Jon and James from Sonic Studio.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for news updates and I'll see you on the other side of the glass.