2018 Has Kicked Off Nicely

It has indeed and I'm not just talking about the Superbowl.

Last year came to a rocking close with a visit to the amazing Monnow Valley studio where I had the pleasure of recording and producing heavy rockers, 10.Gauge. We spent a killer week tracking their debut EP. Mixing then moved into the Sonic Cuisine and we're almost there.


January found me in RAK working for the amazing Leo Stannard and recording the National Health Singers with Maverick Sabre for an extremely heart felt NHS Labour film.

It was straight from the studio onto a plane to L.A. for two Wholegrain clinics at Technicolour/Paramount and The Village recording studio in Santa Monica. Then the NAMM madness called where I had the honour of presenting a talk for TEC Tracks on "How to read the minds of artists and producers", followed by an on camera demonstration of Wholegrain's Trio DynPEQ for the guys from Gobbler. It's always a pleasure to meet new people and hook up with old pals at the show. After my presentation I was asked by Pete Turner if he could interview me for the Break It Down Show. You can hear it here.

When Wes "The Wesonator" Maebe left his native Belgium for the concert halls and studios of London, no one could have known that in just a few short years, he would find himself working with acts we all know and love.


Namm was followed up with a trip up North for another DynPEQ clinic at Fantasy Studios and to top it all off an amazing recording session at Fantasy where I got to record Gino Robair, Tania Chen and Tom Djil., making some awesome sounds!


Back in the UK now, continuing the mixing for 10.Gauge's EP. There's some really cool projects coming out this year, so I will keep you posted as they trickle in.

See you on the other side of the glass.


WESONATOR May News Update

Things have been crazy busy since the last update.

Mixing and Mastering has continued at the Sonic Cuisine for various acts and in the mean time there's some very cool news to share with you all.

I have the great pleasure to announce that I am now officially a member of the RAK family. Thank you Trish, Nats, Andy, Robbie, Mike, Jen, Kev and the entire RAK crew for welcoming me to the fold.

RAK has been keeping me busy. Been spending a lot of time going back to my classical roots with the amazing Parker. We started recording her in Studio 1 for her Youtube vids, performing Chopin, Debussy, Scarlatti and Copland. This lead to a new EP recording in Studio 3 on a killer Steinway D.

And what do you know, my super assistant, Max Anstruther, turns out to a fab jazz pianist and composer. We've gone into the studio together to record drums, bass, piano, guitars (stoked to be playing the axe on this one) and vocals for his brand new Mottled Gray record.

Meanwhile Mix Magazine sent me out to Vienna to write the cover story on the Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron Stage. What a place! Read about it here

Lots more news to follow but first time to get back to the faders.

See you on the other or the same side of the glass.

2016 Yeah!

The end of 2015 got nice and busy.  September saw me join the UB40 boys once more in my beloved RAK studio 2 to complete the recording for their new acoustic album. Hey, and we mixed everything to 1/2" tape, lush.

I got nominated for a couple of awards, didn't win, but that didn't stop us! I spend an amazing time in the studio with 70's post-punkers The Comsat Angels. We recorded and mixed three tracks in RAK Studio 3 with myself engineering and Kevin Bacon in the production and bass chairs.

The amazing Jonathan Quarmby pulled me into that same studio 3 to drive the Neve on sessions for Laurence Fox and Aura Dione and I stayed there on a fab string session for Luke Higgins

December and the start of January saw me locked into RAK 1 & 3 with the superbly talented Plan B, writing with the dynamite duo Craze & Hoax. 

In between all my RAK visits, the board in the Sonic Cuisine saw some really cool stuff. We completed Gloria Nuti's "Quando Non Sei Con Me" with Jon Klein topping it off with stellar video work.


Late summer 2015 was spent in a new studio for me. Tobin Jones's Park studios was our home to record three songs for Georgia Nevada. The first of that selection has been released and is available on all digital outlets. "Loneliness" was written by my lovely wife and myself. I pulled in Jon klein on guitars, Chris Bell on kit, Caroline Campbell on bass, Mo Michael and Raie on BVs. I engineered and produced the work and found myself doubling up on acoustic guitar and additional BV duties. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the follow up singles.


Work has started on the mixing for a new and very exciting band "Tenth Electric". These guys combine hard rock, metal and Electronic Dance Music influences. I will keep you posted on that one. I, for one, am very thrilled.

I had to take a little break from the studio to head over to the NAMM convention. There I had the pleasure and honour to conduct my own workshop on how to get your studio and live sound to a full room. This led to being invited on two more panels with Mark Frink presiding. We covered D.I. boxes and Live sound. To top it all off, I got to do a full on software demo for Duane Wise's Wholegrain Quartet and Trio plug ins. Very cool to be on the same bill as the great Nathaniel Kunkel!

In the midst of all this studio madness, I still had a little time to squeeze in mixing Front Of House for the mighty Praying Mantis at the Islington O2 and of course the mastering doesn't stop either. Delta Unit, Deborah Bonham, Abstract Source and Joolz Denby were just a few of the GHQ Sonic Cuisine mastering clients.

The TC guys have launched a cool new online magazine, The Vintage Musician. We've been busy at RAK and the Sonic Cuisine filming a bunch of vids on vintage gear.

Speaking of gear, the Sonic Cuisine has acquired a few new bits and pieces: Meris Mercury 7 Reverb (AMAZING!), two Crane Song Insignas, Drawmer 1960, Joe Meek (C2, VC2 & Stereo Comp), SPL De-esser, Roland Dimension D, TLAudio C-2021 and a couple of TC pedals ( Phaser, Delay and Dreamscape), UAD Dangerous EQ, Sonnox Envolution

That's it for now. Hope to mix your sounds through all this loveliness very soon.