"I've been specialising in producing Singers, Songwriters, Solo Artists and lyricists since starting Offbeat as a music production company in 1992.
Working with both established and up and coming artists, we get consistently great results in my purpose built boutique production recording studio in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
Save money with a planned recording schedule & budget.
The recording process can be time consuming and expensive, especially if you don't have a plan. I can steer your recording sessions to a successful outcome by working out an agreed budget according to a recording schedule, depending on what you can afford, and achieve the best result
Am I the right producer for you?
The basic criteria is that you like my sound and that your music strikes a chord with me too. Once we have established that we can move ahead.
There are many different kinds of producers and you need to know which is the best choice for your particular project. Some want to be in complete control and expect the artist to conform to their methods of working.
In my view undesirable types of producer are those who exert so much control on your music that it becomes unrecognisable to you. Having all your suggestions shut down is unhelpful and highly unproductive. In the same vein, a producer who offers no guidance and doesn’t warn the artist where things are going wrong isn’t much use either. If the producer isn’t adding anything vital to the project then you might as well be producing yourself!
Being a songwriter myself, I take a collaborative approach and will work closely with you to get the result you want.
My attitude is that it's your name on the record and as such you need a recording that represents exactly what YOU are about.
However, if you are unclear about exactly what it is you want at the outset that's not a problem, I can definitely suggest ways to come to an agreed vision of the production.
What if I need more musicians for my project?
If you've written a song on a particular instrument, or even if you're a singer or lyricist who doesn't play any instruments, we can work together to create the music around your ideas in the style that suits you.
This could involve just you and I working on the project which works well in a lot of cases as I can add several instruments in an arrangement, but if you do need the help of session musicians for instruments and styles that we can't provide between us, I'm in touch with a range of session musicians both locally and from all over the globe who can add any instrument in any style to your recordings, depending on the budget of course.
You can come to the Offbeat Studio, or work with me remotely.
Wherever you are on the planet, if you're not local to our Edinburgh Recording Studio, I can work with you using file-sharing and online platforms like Zoom, Skype, Source Connect and Soundwhale.
I hope you feel you can Contact me with your project to find out if we can work together to make more musical dreams a reality".
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