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May 2018 - Why in hell are people using these automated mastering services?

You have spent many hours/days on your production, fine tuning it and making it sound the best you can. So why send your beloved mix to a automated service that spends a few seconds analyzing and few more processing it? Yes you'll get it back quicker but why the rush? Surely you owe it to yourself and your music? The cost maybe a little more and the turnaround maybe longer with an actual mastering engineer. Automated systems don't offer: Mix appraisals which could help the final master with a few changes, no analog processing , free revisions and like me a free preview. So say no to Landr and emastered and treat your music! #Professionalmastering #Audiomastering #Onlinemastering

April 2018 - New Headphones

Even with the great designed studio here and high-end monitors the low end can sometimes catch me out. I highly recommend getting a decent set of headphones as a back-up, especially if you are using smaller near field monitors and your mix room is not acoustically treated. I have recently upgraded my headphones to the Focal Professional Clear. Wow these things are superb :) If you haven't the budget currently then also check out the Audio-technica ATH-M50 which I also use, cheers. #Focal #Clear #Headphones

Focal Clear profeesional headphones

November 2017 - Some nice reviews!

Check out some nice reviews about my online mixing services from clients on my Facebook business page - Cheers Clive Knightley. #online #mixing #reviews

Clients reviews thanks.

April 2017 - Hiphop mastering

This was my favourite album I mastered last year. Ryan Anthony album - Barely see the beach. The video below was my favourite cut off the album. I've also just mastered his 2017 album which will be released soon :) #Hiphopmastering

Feb 2017 - Hope you're having a good year so far!

I've decided to treat myself to a new stereo compressor this year. I have a analog SSL comp so would like a analog vari-mu style comp to work along side. The Manley Nu mu looks very interesting. It is like a "clean" version of the Variable Mu, especially suited for modern digital and electronic music where you don't necessarily need to color or mask the sound like we did in the early days of digital. #Manley #NuMu

Sorry I haven't updated here much. Because of ease/quickness I tend to post on my dedicated music/mixing Facebook page. Please pop over, like and say hello thanks. Link :

Mar 2016 - Mastering Hip Hop

Just finished up mastering Ryan Anthony album 'Barely See The Beach' Awesome album!

Feb 2016 - Monitor upgrade LG 29" Wide screen

New LG 29Um67p wide screen monitor working well, picture is fantastic. Loving the 2560x1080 resolution. Highly recommend this product from LG. Check out the pictures on my facebook page cheers all!

Nov 2015 - Prism Titan upgrade!

This is my new choice of weapon for A/D - D/A conversion. Totally amazed how this unit works with windows via USB. Plug and play! Sound quality is outstanding cannot believe how good these converters sound. With the amount of mastering I'm doing this is only fair for my clients, thank you! New pictures coming soon. #PrismTitan

Prism Titan Review

July 2015 - Greg Lawson

It's always nice getting emails like this, especially from grammy award winning producers!

Mixing email thanks

June 2015 - Facebook

Sorry I haven't updated here much. Because of ease/quickness I tend to post on my dedicated music/mixing Facebook page. Please pop over, like and say hello thanks. Link :

February 2015 - Productions

I love to produce when I get the time. Check out my productions on my Soundcloud page, thanks!

January 2015 - Happy New Year

Thanks for all the music sent over during the Xmas and New Year period! Bit of a back log but up together at last. All the best record labels, producers, and independent artists for 2015.

November 2014 - Intro video

Enjoying my new room, very lucky to be working in such a great room. Working again with Greg Lawson from LA and production duo BPM from London.

October 2014 - Khaoula El Moujahid - KANSHOUFK

Khaoula El Moujahid won the lebanese 'The Voice' singing competition. I recently mixed her new single - KANSHOUFK

August 2014 - New studio pic enjoy!

Testing room, sounds great!!!!

My new mixing and mastering studio.

June 2014 - New studio coming soon!

Location found, currently designing layout and acoustics of new studio. I hope to post the build on my YouTube page. If you're interested please stop by!

April 2014 - Borgeous - Invincible remix

Enjoy this remix I produced for the latest remixing contest. Please share/support/vote thank you. Voting open until 5th May click here.

January 2014 - Happy New Year

Another busy year, so long 2013!! Made some great contacts and friends, thanks to all who sent over music for mixing and mastering, appreciated! This year will bring a big change, drum roll a new studio !! Whoo hoo! Currently looking at new premises, exciting times. Been producing as well, even got a runner up position on a remix comp! Good luck with your music in 2014!

September 2013 -

I also love to produce music in between mixing. If you're new to producing and want some great practice and feedback. I suggest joining, a great music production community. The site offers you a chance to get your hands on professionally recorded accappellas for you to remix and submit in various competitions. Here's my page on the site click here.

July 2013 - Track count!

The number of audio tracks within a song can vary a lot. Depending on the complexity, number of vocalists, and genre, will obviously affect the total amount. The number of tracks has no impact to the final product generally. This week I'm mixing and mastering a hip hop track and a US pop / Rnb track. Both tracks turned out great, clients were very happy!

The hip hop track had 25 stems in all. 2 vocal mono tracks and the rest music and drums! The pop / rnb song had around 210 audio tracks! Yes 210 !! We had around 80 vocal tracks which included leads, ad-lib's, bridge x6, bridge harmonies stacks x6, chorus stacks x10, chorus harmonies x10, arhhs and ohhs x12. Rap lead, double, ad-libs, and a few stacks! For the music, bass x4, Guitars x8, strings x6, synth strings x4, synths x22, keys x 10, horns synth x4, live horns x14 , efx x20, drums x 30 and so on! Quite a difference !

June 2013 - Nice review for my mixing services!

My online mixing service have been reviewed by a US producer '5 corners'. Check out the very nice review here.

This new SSL 32 channel summing mixer (Sigma) has really caught my eye, looks amazing. Time to replace my trusty Neve 8816 maybe. Check out the details here.

April 2013

A great talk/info from Rihanna's mixing engineer Phil Tan. Get your note pad ready top tips!