Here’s the brilliant new @sim_hutchins album ‘Clubeighteen2thirty’ released on @localactionrec very soon! He’s a lovely dude, and the first artist I mastered officially – without his encouragement I genuinely might not have ended up building my own mastering studio – so it’s a real pleasure to see his music reaching a bigger stage. Lots of this new album received loving post-production via my compressors, valve tubes and other hardware in the studio. #tape #cassette #album #music #ladsmeaningeveryone #localaction #masteringstudio #musicstudio #recordingstudio #musicproducer #musicproduction #declaredsound
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It’s #valentines so here’s the first glimpse of the new love of my life, seven months of intense hard work building this from an empty mill into a beautiful studio with high grade mastering suite plus a live room for recording, my sweetest of princes and I ready to bring forth many musical babies into the world… almost 20 years of getting to the point where I can achieve my dreams and I genuinely couldn’t be happier #studiobuild #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #musicstudio #musicproducer #musicproduction #music #audio #sound #leeds #diyordie #synth #bass #drums #guitar #rock #dancemusic #noise #punk #hardcore #doom #metal #templeofboom #declaredsound
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This guy has started off most of my mornings for the last 7 or 8 years now, peace and learning and yearning for a better world #faderfriday #goodfriday #carlsagan #allenandheath #cosmos #musicstudio #recordingstudio #musicproducer #leeds #declaredsound
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Happy family for critical listening! Tall and proud #Dunlavy up there rated as one of the very best speakers ever made, the incredible #Rogers #BBC studio speakers, through to #Tannoy #genelec #yamaha and even my first ever #gale hifi that I’ve had for over 20 years, which I’ve listened to every record I’ve ever owned on (and believe me I have a lot of records!) #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #monitors #speakers #listening #music #musicstudio #musicproduction #musicproducer #acoustics #leeds Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you if you’re in need of any mastering! 🙂 #livingthedream #declaredsound
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Eventful day! Open! Sloth Hammer improvising live in the studio on opening day, absolutely monstrous sound!Two drum kits with added kick mic on the floor tom for extra weight, shattering heavy bass guitar (mic’d with a vintage ribbon, sm57, Akg d12 and DI from the Orange amp running through my old school Marshall 4×10 with the deeper cabinet, routed via a klark teknik EQ and drawmer 1960 from the matrix of the allen and Heath), two vocalists (both of whom insisted on holding the mic’s, and i can tell why, demonising it for hours on end to their cores and beyond) and two noise makers with all sorts of spring and plate reverbs, circuit bent electronics and drills and saws and for a minute there I thought i was still building! Full studio pics on the way when I can get a camera better than my phone to do it all justice.
#studiobuild #studioopening #recordingstudio #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #mastering #music #musicstudio #musicproducer #musicproduction #slothhammer #leeds Grateful beyond belief to Lecky and Si @templeofboomleeds @anxiousdad Adam for all the hours of joinery and everyone else who’s lent a hand along the way, it’s been a long six months of learning curves and curveballs but it’s all sounding incredible, glad I spent so long not cutting corners, it really looks like I’ve spent a lot more money than I actually have, even if that is every penny I do have. #diyordie #declaredsound
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A day of setting up the new powerhorse, full on megabeast of a home-built PC housed in Trooper casing! Ain’t no mac in this house! #trooper #pc #studiobuild #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #musicstudio #recordingstudio #music #sound #audio #musicproducer #musicproduction #liquidcooling #declaredsound
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Tubes are glowing, I’m almost open! #studiobuild #mastering #masteringengineer #masteringstudio #musicstudio #recordingstudio #music #audio #sound #musicproducer #musicproduction #musician #leeds #declaredsound
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Paint job done! #studiobuild #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #music #sound #audio #recordingstudio #musicstudio #musican #musicproducer #musicproduction #leeds #declaredsound
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I’ll be the first to admit this build has taken me a lot longer than anticipated, but I am so proud of this place already it’s unreal. Making the all important bass traps today, combination of high density foam, antivibration mats, fibreglass panels, saving myself a lot of money building them instead of buying them in! #acoustics #soundproofing #studiobuild #mastering #masteringstudio #masteringengineer #sound #music #audio #musician #musicproducer #musicproduction #leeds #declaredsound
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