Prod and Start Recording have been working with Owen Paul on various projects since 2001. This was a collaboration between Owen’s songwriting and Stonebridge’s inimitable mixing talents. Originally the song was scheduled for a Robbie Williams album, but Owen then decided to work up the track with his vocal. Recorded at Start Recording as a rock mix, the stems were given to Stone at Stonebridge. The result was this hit single, originally released through Nub Music.
We've made a short video about our experience of getting all the tone and feel from your guitar amp using your tube amp, a speaker load, audio interface and TwoNotes Wall of Sound plugin
Today I was mostly waiting to do 'Small Claims Court' - small claims to fame, on Shaun Keavney's 6 Music show. Mine was that in the late 1990s i'd been playing a gig with my band Flow at the Kings Head in Fulham when I had accidentally spilled a beer over Rod Stewart...
Tony Myles was the singer and songwriter with successful band The Poets in the 1960s. Continuing as a songwriter, he asked Prod at Start Recording, and Owen Paul as co-producer to help put together tracks for submission to the Eurovision Song Contest.
The latest track “You Can’t Handle The Truth” is a homage to Phil Spector. All instruments were played and recorded by Prod at Start Recording, with vocals by Lynne Johnstone at her ‘Studio B’ in Devon. It was a great example of what can be achieved through collaboration with other studios to work quickly and effectively.
Making speaker impulses responses with the help of Nick Moorbath at Evolution Studios and his awesome fully restored original 1970s 32 channel Trident 80B console. These enable us to get the EQ curves and speaker responses which allow us to get this amazing sound with our valve amps at Start Recording (always using a speak load of course!) but at low volume.
In fact they’ve come out SO much better than the majority of those on the market we may sell them. Of course, if you want to record your amp at full volume through Nick’s amazing console give him a call at Evolution. We can still mix the stems and include them in your project.
The Pocket Gods are a British indie pop band from St Albans founded in 1998 by lead songwriter Mark Christopher Lee (sometimes known as M.C. Lee). The band have changed lineups over the years and released over 25 albums.
As a statement against the lack of royalties paid to artists by streaming services, they decided to put together an album of 100 songs, each of 30 seconds (the cut-off point for streaming services payment for a track), and they asked their friends to help put it together. Owen Paul and Prod’s track ‘Spotify’ was recorded at Start Recording and features on the album under OP&P.
Other lumineries on the album include the mighty Mungo Jerry, whose foot I accidentally stood on whilst backing out with my pint at the launch party