Welcome to my world!
My private music studio is available exclusively to clients, and offers many benefits;
- Acoustically treated to professional mastering studio standard – the best.
- Top quality monitoring, microphones, recording and audio editing equipment.
- Two acoustically isolated live rooms with wooden floors.
- Beautiful quiet location with a relaxed and professional atmosphere.
This ensures your music will be recorded, mixed and mastered to the highest quality and sound great everywhere, from hi-fi to headphones, car stereo to smartphone, radio, television & cinema.
Designed to comfortably record up to six musicians at the same time, my music studio is located near Falkirk town centre, just off the M9 and M80 motorways, and has private car parking. Train stations on the Central Scotland Mainline are within easy walking distance.
Studio fees are included in my production rates allowing me to offer a competitive fixed price for your project.
Artists recording music recently include Possil Mor (Celtic rock / pop), Stuart Brown & Leo Forde (jazz), Liz Jones & Broken Windows (blues rock), Ronald Simone (swing), Sheila K Cameron, Mary Gristwood (folk / trad) and Gary N Kemp (jazz).
Why is the control area in Live Room 1?
Most people I’ve worked with prefer it this way! Having the engineer, producer & musician(s) together in Live Room 1 avoids having to “talk through glass”, making communication easier and speeding up recording. Everyone feels involved. The traditional setup of producer & engineer in one room and musician(s) in the other can easily be arranged if you prefer.
Here are a few examples of some layouts from past sessions. It’s by no means exhaustive – if you’d prefer to record your music another way, I’m all ears – please contact me to discuss.
|Live Room 1||Live Room 2||Notes|
|Tea, coffee, refreshments.||I engineer many sessions this way. Whether overdubbing parts to previously recorded music or new solo pieces. I'm happy to serve purely in an engineering capacity, or offer production advice if requested.|
|"||This happens a lot too. Having the producer and engineer in the same room as the musician really speeds up communication.|
|"||Two musicians and an engineer. Stu Brown & Leo Forde recorded their live improvised music this way. I monitored their performance live with headphones.|
|"||An entire band recording live in one room. A little bleed between instrument mics mean little room for mistakes. Gary N Kemp recorded his album this way.|
|"||Attended mix or mastering session.|
|The majority of Lover by Liz Jones & Broken Windows recorded live as a band. Guide vocals sung in the hall. We got excellent acoustic isolation for all instruments so they could be altered later if required.|
Live Room 2
Live Room 1
Suzy Cargill – mandolin & percussion
Amy Hawthorne – vocals
Aileen Sweeney – accordion
Liz Jones – singer / songwriter & guitar
Andrew Samson – drums
Gemma Filby – piano & vocals
Charlie Nagy – drums
Michael Butcher – saxophone
Katy Rush – fiddle
Daren Callow – guitar
Stu Brown – drums
Leo Forde – guitar
Rod Kennard – bass & marc marnie – drums
John Bruce – guitar
Andy Barbour – keys
Mary Gristwood – fiddle
marc marnie – drums & percussion
Ronald Simone – singer / songwriter