Production |  Mixing | Mastering
 
 
 

Let's Talk About You.

Being in a band is the most creatively rewarding and fulfilling thing you can do, it's also one of the most stressful and inconsistent lifestyles you can live. You want to spread your message and connect with people, to make a record that turns the most important thing in your life into a career that allows you to tour the world and live off your band. 

 

But it’s hard. 

 

Maybe you’ve released a few records but the recordings you made didn’t connect in the way you’d hoped. The Spotify numbers didn’t come back the way you’d expected. You got a few shows out of it, even with that really awesome mid-tier band who are living the life you’re really aiming for, but you’re not touring the world yet and the labels you emailed the songs to just didn’t get back to you. 

 

It’s like you’re stuck in a life you don’t belong in, working yourself to the bone so you can head out on that weekender and take a Friday off without your boss threatening to fire you or cut your hours. It’s just plain wrong to put so much work into your art and it not make the impact it deserves to. 

 

Committing to a big studio project can seem scary. What if it’s super expensive? What if you have to take a ton of time off work? How do you know your music’s good enough? Is there a way you can make your dream record, the music that allows you to push your career to the next level, without a big label advance?

 

Yes there is. I want to help you create this record.

 

I care so much about your musical output that I will relentlessly push you to produce the most creative, attention grabbing, unique music you possibly can.  The bands i've worked with have a combined tens of millions of Spotify plays, signed to record labels like Hopeless, Deathwish Inc, Big Scary Monsters, No Sleep, Topshelf, Sony, they regularly tour the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and play on huge Festival line-ups like Leeds & Reading, Slam Dunk and Download Festival.

 

So how can you get started? We can have a chat over email to find out what your goals are, what kind of record you want to make and where you hope it will take you, then we'll get into the studio and make that record.

Let’s work together to make a production that emotionally resonates with people, that allows you to spread your message by touring the world, signing to a label that can push your music and appearing on the most impactful Spotify playlists. Because your music could be incredible, but if it’s not packaged in a way that captures people’s hearts and minds then there’s no momentum to your career, no moving forward, the same life you lead now. I want to help take you from being a great local band with unfulfilled potential to the best band in your genre, a unique artist that rises up and out of your scene.

Bands & Artists

WSTR, Citizen, Sky Ferreira, Self Defense Family, Ginger Wildheart, Allusinlove, The Orielles, Nai Harvest,  Nervus, The Deadnotes, Muskets, Ducking Punches, Catch Fire, Cultdreams, Cold Years, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Cassels, Insist, Don't Worry 

Record Labels

Sony

Hopeless Records

Topshelf Records 

Deathwish Inc

Rude Records

Big Scary Monsters

Xtra Mile

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

The Studio

I work out of the Chairworks Studio just outside of Leeds, UK.

 

It's a beautiful recording studio with a huge double height drum room, six isolated recording spaces to facilitate live recording, a grand piano, a SSL G+ mixing console and one of the largest collections of high end gear in the UK.  

 

I’ve aimed to curate a space where a band could come with nothing and still make an amazing record, so i’ve built my equipment collection to reflect the kind of music I love to work with. At any time the studio has a huge collection of instruments, drums, amps, and pedals to help realise a band’s creative vision. I’m incredibly proud that I’ve been lucky enough to work with bands from around the world who’ve come to the studio with nothing and were able to do just that.

My Work

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Production & Mixing

Production, Mixing

Production

Reamping & Mixing

Production & Mixing

Reamping & Mixing

Production & Mixing

Drum Recording

Released through Hopeless Records

Production & Mixing

Released through Alcopop & Failure By Design Records

 

Studio Photos

 

Let's Make Your Record!

Please fill out these details about your project and i'll get back to you as soon as possible! For any non-project related contact, please email : Bobcooperproducer@gmail.com

 

Equipment List

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Instruments

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

1965 Hagstrom One

Gordon Smith GS1

1978 Music Man Stingray (pre-EB)

1994 Japanese Fender ‘Geddy Lee’ Jazz Bass

Fender Telecaster Bass

Amps

Marshall JCM800 (1983)

Marshall JCM900 (1990s)
Marshall JCM2000

Vox AC50 (1965)

Orange Rockerverb 50 Head

Orange AD30

Orange Tiny Terror Head

Fender Twin (1976) x 2
Fender Bassman

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Fender Blues Jr
Hi Watt Custom Studio/Stage mk2 amp
Cornford Harlequin Mk1
Blackstar Artisan

Sound City Mark 4 (1970’s)

Selmer PA100 SV (Treble N Bass – 1970s)

Peavey 6505+ Head

Traynor Mark 3 (1970s)

Carlsbro 50 Top (1973)

AMT Stonehead

Laney AOR (1980’s)
Laney GH100L

Watkins Dominator 35
Ampeg SVT

 

Cabs

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
Matamp 4x12 Cab w/ Celestion Hot 100s

Zilla Fatboy 2×12 Cab w/ Celestion Greenbacks
Ampeg 8x10

Drum Kits

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

Shine Custom Kellered Maple Kit – 12″ 14″ 20″

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)

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

Cymbals

1970’s 14″ Zildjian New Beat Hi-Hats

1970’s 22″ Zildjian Ride

1970's 18" Zildjian Crash

18″ Zildjian K Custom Crash

Pedals

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!)


Pianos & Synths

- Yamaha C7 conservatory grand piano 7"6

- Rogers of London 1920's upright piano

- Minimoog (Model E)

- Fender Rhodes suitcase
- Hammond C3 & cabinet

- Mellotron MkV1

- Roland RS202 String Machine

- Roland Juno 6- Wurlitzer EP200A
- Critter And Guitari Organelle

Console

SSL 4048G+
 

Preamps

2x Neve 1073
2x Neve 1081
4x Neve 31155

2 x Great River MP-500NV

1 x Burl B1D

2 x TK Audio DP1

2 x Universal Audio 610
2 x API 512
2x Dacs Dual Pre
2 x Classic Audio Products of Illinois VP26

1 x Lindell 6x-500

1 x BLM Audio Pultec Tube Preamp

8 x Audient ASP008

4 x Prism Titan


EQs

- API 5500
- Chandler TG12345 Curve Bender

- Chandler Tone Control
- GML 8200 Series 11
- Kush Audio Clariphonic Toneshaper
- Manley Massive Passive
- Neve 1081 (x2)
- Neve 33115b (x4)
- Pultec EQH-2
- Pultec MEQ-5 

- SPL Vitalizer Mk2-T

- Summit Audio EQF-100 (matched pair)
- Urei 545 (x2)

Compressors

- Analogue Tubes AT-101

- API 2500

- Audio Design F760 X-RS Complex

- Chandler EMI TG1 Abbey Rd Special edition

- Chandler Germanium Compressor

- DBX 160XT 

- DBX 160A X2

- EAR 660 Tube Limiter

- Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X w/Brit Mod (x2)

- Empirical Labs Fatso Jr EL7

- Neve 33609/C

- SPL Transient Designer

- Teletronix LA2A Original (grey face)

- Urei 1178 Stereo

- Urei 1176LN (original black face)

Microphones

Blue Kiwi

Coles 4038 x2

Royer R121

AEA N22
AEA N8

AKG D20

Cascade Fathead x 2

Beyer MC930 x2

Beyer M201

Little Blondie x 2

Heil PR30 

Heil PR20

Audix D6 x 2

Audix i5

Shure SM57 x 9
Shure SM7B

Shure Beta 52

Shure Beta 91

PZM Boundary Microphone

 

Interfaces & Conversion

Prism Titan

Ferrofish Pulse 16

Monitoring

Unity Audio ‘The Rock’
ATC SCM45A Pro
Yamaha NS10

Focal CMS50