(Tinchy Stryder, Dappy, Patrick Wolf)
"With the amplitude tool of Melodyne editor you effectively have a fader for every note within a recorded chord and you can get the balance exactly how you want it."
Learning the violin, Tom found his musical footing at a young age, but then adopted guitar as his primary instrument, along with the piano. After leaving University, Tom began working in London studios, progressing quickly to in-house engineer, where he worked on a lot of varied projects from pop vocal sessions, to large string ensembles. He has since gone on to work with a huge variety of artists, including many pop acts as well as more traditional indie/rock groups, among them Dappy, Tinchy Stryder, Patrick Wolf, David Guetta/Kelly Rowland and The Chemical Brothers.
Being a musician at heart, Tom has the ability to approach the production process from both the musical and technical angles. This allows him to work one-on-one with the artist to develop ideas quickly and efficiently both in terms of the recording, but also in being able to communicate and develop musical ideas to keep the creative process fresh and involving. Being classically trained, Tom also enjoys arranging and recording strings/orchestral ensembles when required.
Hailing from a traditional studio background, Tom has become accustomed to using vintage analog equipment and methods, but integrates this within digital domain to allow for maximum flexibility and creativity. Whilst plugins and digital effects can be great creative tools, he has developed a bit of an obsession for old instruments, analog tape delays, mixers and distortion boxes from the eras lost, which he turns to in an attempt to bring back the character to the record making process.