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Production |  Mixing | Mastering

The Studio

After over a decade of running and working from commercial facilities, I’ve finally been able to build my dream studio. Nestled in a suburb less than ten minutes from the centre of Leeds, my place is a private boutique studio packed to the rafters with enough instruments, amps and pedals to make every single record unique and special.


The day-lit live room was professionally designed to capture a focused, articulate and powerful drum sound with minimal processing. An air conditioned, soundproofed room within a room design, it’s created to leave the outside world outside, so we can focus on crafting the best record we possibly can without distraction.


The control room is acoustically flat. It follows the golden ratio for control room designs, soffit mounted Unity Audio Boulder & Avalanche speakers, and more acoustic treatment than I thought was physically possible. All of that basically means that we can hear every single tracking, mixing or mastering decision with crystal clear precision.


The control room is designed for efficiency. If we have an idea, we want to be able to act on that as quickly as possible to keep the creative spark, so everything is within arms reach, plugged in and ready to go. The centre section of the studio features a desk containing Neve, Burl, Great River, CAPI, Phoenix and LEV preamps, SSL and JDK EQs and a pair of EL Distressors alongside the holy grail Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor. To the left, we have some of the best amps of all time from Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Fender and Vox, and to the right we have a collection of fantastic guitars and basses.


Outside the studio, we have a garden area, kitchenette and bathroom. Plus a couple of cats, Seth & Fil.

Bands & Artists

Jools, Reno & Rome, Johnny Foreigner, Higher Power, Zetra, Sylosis (Remix), Mouth Culture, Love Is Noise, Ten Hands High, WSTR, Citizen, Sky Ferreira, Self Defense Family, Ginger Wildheart, Allusinlove, Ferocious Dog, Angel Number, The Roughneck Riot,The Orielles, Nai Harvest,  Nervus, What We Lost, The Deadnotes, Muskets, Ducking Punches, Catch Fire, Cultdreams, Cold Years, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Cassels, Insist, Don't Worry, Hot Mass, Pnau

Record Labels


Hopeless Records
Run For Cover Records

Topshelf Records 

Deathwish Inc

Nuclear Blast

Rude Records

Big Scary Monsters

Xtra Mile

Specialist Subject
Tiny Engines
Clue Records
Art Is Hard Records
React Records

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Studio Photos

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Equipment List

Equipment List




1997 American Fender Stratocaster

2006 American Fender Telecaster Highway 1 60th Anniversary

1994 Japanese Fender Jaguar Special (HH)

2004 Gibson Les Paul Special Faded

2016 Gibson SG Standard

ESP Lemondrop Evertune

ESP Ben Weinman Evertune

1975 Hagstrom Viking

Gordon Smith GS1

1978 Music Man Stingray (pre-EB)

1994 Japanese Fender ‘Geddy Lee’ Jazz Bass


Marshall JCM800 (1983)

Marshall JCM900 (1990s)
Vox AC50 (1965)

Orange Rockerverb 50 Head

Orange AD30

Orange Tiny Terror Head

Fender Twin (1976) 

Selmer PA100 SV (Treble N Bass – 1970s)

Peavey 6505+ Head

Carlsbro 50 Top (1973)

AMT Stonehead


Mesa Boogie 4×12 Cab w/ Celestion Vintage 30s

Mesa Roadking Spec’d 2×12 w/ Celestion Vintage 30 & Fane F70

Orange Closed Back 2×12 Cab w/ Celestion Vintage 30s
Orange Closed Back 4×12 Cab w/ Celestion Vintage 30s
Zilla Fatboy 2×12 Cab w/ Celestion Greenbacks

Drum Kits

North Custom Kit - Mahogany – 13″ 16″ 24″

Ludwig Classic Maple Kick Drum 24x18"

Gretsch Round Badge Kick Drum 22x16"
Yamaha Oak Custom Floor Tom 16"

Snare Drums

Ludwig Black Beauty 14×6.5

Ludwig LM400 14×5 (1978)
Ludwig Pioneer (1976)
Dialtune Maple 14x6.5 
Dialtune Brass 14x6.5 

Sonor Benny Greb Beech Snare 13×5.75

Pork Pie Zebrawood / Rosewood over Maple 13×7

Pearl Free Floating Steel 14×6.5
Pearl Free Floating Brass 14x6.5


1970’s 14″ Zildjian New Beat Hi-Hats

1970’s 22″ Zildjian Ride

1970's 18" Zildjian Crash

18″ Zildjian K Custom Crash


Fuzzrocious Superheaven Fuzz Pedal

Fuzzrocious Demon

Fuzzrocious Cat Tail

Strymon Big Sky

Strymon DIG

Mesa Boogie Throttle Box

Empress Distortion

OBNE Fault

Union Tsar Bomba Fuzz

Rockett Archer Klon

Noisemaker Effects Loveless Fuzz / Reverb Pedal

Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver

Fulltone OCD

Fulltone Plimsoul

Custom OCD Clone

Seymour Duncan Palladium

Horizon Devices Precision Drive

Zvex Box Of Rock

Zvex Mastotron

DOD Gunslinger

Walrus Audio Iron Horse

ThorpyFX Warthog

Life Is Unfair Audio ‘The Dream Left Behind’ Fuzz

Life Is Unfair Audio ‘Awkward Breed’ Fuzz

Ibanez Tubescreamer

Electro Harmonix Russian black Big Muff

Electro Harmonix Holy Grail +

Electro Harmonix Memory Man W/ Hazerai

Electro Harmonix Big Muff

Electro Harmonix Bass Big Muff

Electro Harmonix Small Clone

Danelectro Fab Tone

Boss Super Chorus

Boss Blues Driver

(This list might be constantly out of date as I'm always buying more pedals, at my last count I have 55!)


2x Neve 1073

2 x Great River MP-500NV

1 x Burl B1D
2 x Classic Audio Products of Illinois VP26
8 x Phoenix DRS
2 x LEV Integrity

1 x Lindell 6x-500

1 x BLM Audio Pultec Tube Preamp

4 x Prism Titan


SSL 511




- Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

- 2 x EL Distressors


Blue Kiwi

Coles 4038 x2

Royer R121
Violet Design Amethyst Vintage x 2
JZ 67



Beyer MC930 x2

Beyer M201

Little Blondie x 2

Heil PR30 

Heil PR20

Audix D6 x 2

Shure SM57 x 9
Shure SM7B

Shure Beta 52

Shure Beta 91

PZM Boundary Microphone


Interfaces & Conversion

16 Channels of i/o 
Burl Bomber AD
Prism Titan

Ferrofish Pulse 16


Unity Audio Boulders

Unity Audio Avalanche
Unity Audio The Rock

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