HD is working with Ashwood Records Ltd in their historic studios in Norwich with state of the art studio equipment and experience. With the EP nearing completion mastering will take place at Fluid Mastering in London in June 2016.
Fluid Mastering has worked with the likes of Pixie Lott, Seal, Rox, Ronan Keating, Maverick Sabre & Lilly Allen.
Tim began his interest in sound engineering when messing about with samplers, synthesisers, recording and mixing as a teenager, which has led to his releasing many tracks for various labels (such as Acid Jazz) to this day. Soon after finishing University in 1994 Tim started training as a sound engineer at the legendary rehearsal and recording complex Nomis Studios. Here Tim engineered for many of the top selling acts of the 1990’s and also many classic bands from previous decades in all musical genres from Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul and Dance to Classical and Jazz. This, Tim believes, gave a good base for understanding how differing genres of music should be mixed and balanced and would prove invaluable to his future mastering career.
Tim’s mastering career began only a few years later in 1997, when his sound engineering skills and expertise in the field of computers and music technology resulted in his being asked to run Nomis’ new mastering facility, Sonix. It was not long before Tim was mastering albums and singles for the likes of The Orb, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, James Taylor Quartet and Lauryn Hill to name a few.
It was also during this period that Tim acquired his skills in the fields of sound restoration and re-mastering, working on many albums on ASV’s Living Era label and Sanctuary Records’ vast back catalogue.
Having always had a love of vinyl, Tim seized the opportunity to train as a cutting engineer when he moved to the world famous Townhouse Studios in 2002, and before long was cutting records for some of the world’s most prominent artists. Tim believes that the discipline of vinyl cutting took his mastering skills to a whole new level, thanks to the demanding challenge of transferring music successfully onto this unforgiving and much-loved medium.
It was at the ‘Townhouse’ that Tim’s mastering career really took off and he was soon mastering for Major labels such as Mercury, EMI, Parlophone, Sony-BMG, Island Records, including recent albums and singles by artists such as Lily Allen, The Charlatans, Kasabian, The Fratellis, Keane, Orson and Sandi Thom.