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2015 Rolled In

Hey all,

Before January is out, here's a quick Happy New Year and may 2015 bring us lots of great music, wonderful talent and killer sounds.

There are a couple of things to update you on. I just got back from Namm 2015 where I did a nice little H.O.T. Zone talk to live and studio engineers and venue owners on how to get the most out of your system upgrade and on general business practices to ensure repeat customers.

In the mean time I'm excited to let you know that The Sonic Cuisine is now Mastered For iTunes certified, so let the war on over-compression and silly loudness continue. And I've joined the fold at the Music Producers Guild.

There are several projects on the go, on which I'll update you as they come along.

In the mean time, here's a little gear update:

Dynaudio BM6, Tannoy 802, 502 & 402. We've added a wonderful Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X and we're test driving a sensational Cranesong Insigna Tube 500-series EQ. In addition to the Advanced Audio Cm67se, we've added the  CM251 to the arsenal. It sounds amazing and has been working over time on the Mo Michael recordings at RAK.

Also, a great book on capturing great sound at the source, the antidote to "let's fix it in the mix" attitude, Ian Corbett's Mic It! is now available. I've had the pleasure and honour of contributing to this super read. Check it out.

Have fun out there, be creative and see you on the other side of the glass.

Some Audio News From The Sonic Cuisine

Hi all,

A quick post to keep you up to date on what's cooking at the Sonic Cuisine.

I've been spending some quality time up in Bradford with the Monster Jaw lads. We've recorded 4 new songs which we're in the middle of mixing.

Also just completed a mini tour with Australian hard rock band Deth Enemy in Germany, The Netherlands and the UK. Mix work continues on the next Delta Unit instalment and I had the great pleasure of recording the amazing Elliott Randall for a Samuel Purdey song, which we'll start mixing in June.

I'll be in the Swiss mountains for 3 weeks, mixing Leelo Pascal's new album in his wonderful studio.

So, you can expect various social media updates on that. And talking about social media, I stumbled across one of Barry Rudolph's posts. Have a looksie, it's an all-star cast.

Keep in touch, see you when I get back.

Action snap from the Monster Jaw sessions. The  Advanced Audio CM67  working overtime on vocal and dulcimer duties.

Action snap from the Monster Jaw sessions. The Advanced Audio CM67 working overtime on vocal and dulcimer duties.


Wesonator & Mix "Build" $50K Analogue Studio

Mix Magazine asked me to write an article about spec'ing your own studio: My $50,000 old-school studio boasts brave analogue in a new digital world. And Markkus Rovito's $50K shows how to achieve a total in-the-box set up.

Click on the Mix Magazine March cover, below, to read the full article.