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  1. This past week I agreed and signed off the final masters of the 'Vocal Expressions Women's Choir' winter CD. Rob and Lloyd, the Choir Master and Pianist, appear to be really pleased with the finished article. It's been a project that has taken me some time to complete due to having a very busy summer, but I'm happy to have concluded this project for them.

    It's been fantastic to get into the studio and mix the audio on all of my analogue gear, which allowed me to get creative with some aspects of the mix. It sounds very natural, but with a hint of character. I was lucky enough to use my own ribbon mics on the recording sessions and really analyse what they can bring to the mixing stage. Used in conjunction with modern day condensers, you can really capture the weight of the choir, as well as the sense of the space they are in.

    During this project I upgraded my recording equipment. This presented a couple of complications, but after some time spent problem solving, I managed to rectify all issues without delaying the project!

    All in all, the client is pleased, and that is the most important part of the job. Going forward I will take on board the great deal that I have learnt from the experience and apply it to future projects. You can find two of the tracks from the CD on my sound cloud, linked below.

    Please bear in mind the quality of the speakers you are listening through!


    Credit Information.

    Over the Land is April  - Words Robert Louis Stevenson; Music Robert Webb, Edited by Lloyd Buck


    The Snow - Edward Elgar


    Performed by Vocal Expressions Ladies Choir, Holmbridge

    Musical Director Robert Webb

    Accompanist Lloyd Buck


  2. I've had a very busy summer this year with some exciting opportunities that have come my way!

    Its been great to work on some high profile shows on the UB40 tour with ESS, and getting to know their family. I could not have asked to work with a better bunch of people. They were long days, but we were well looked after. Not only that but Indie Tracks was great this year too, where I worked for XAS LTD. It may have been a busy couple of weeks, but monitor engineering the main stage at Indie Tracks is a pleasure, as the bands are so polite and well behaved. The relaxed atmosphere also makes it a joy to work! The only down side was having to dig the multicore out of the ground!

    The usual small festivals have been great this year. We've always been blessed with the weather and had a good turn out at the shows. It seems all the audience members and bands are always very pleased, which is great news. 

    There was, however, an issue at one particular festival where the power provided wasn't suitable. We always ask for separate power wherever possible, but the bar was running on the same supply, so when the chillers kicked in, the power tripped! Nevertheless, we managed to overcome the problem and it didn't effect the day on a large scale, there was only minimal disruption to the day's proceedings.

    All in all its been a good season! A very busy season perhaps, but I cant complain.