Two heads are better than one! We want to take your recordings to the next level, and with James' modern and Mark's traditional approach we can cover most bases. We've worked with everyone from local bands to artists such as Mama's Gun, Chas & Dave and John Otway, and legendary producers such as Chris Birkett and Snowboy, and pride ourselves on a high end result that won't break the bank!
Mark Ashfield is a traditionally trained engineer, who learned his craft on classic analogue equipment - large format mixing consoles and two inch tape - right before everything went digital and most of what he'd learned became redundant! But now that analogue 'sound' has come back into vogue, he can bring a traditional studio approach to recording, mixing and mastering that over 25 years of industry experience has refined into a truly hybrid style. Much preferring knobs and faders to menus and mice, he favours mixing with the screen turned off and is still trying to find a reliable way of playing vinyl in the car.
James Nugent started working with Mark almost by accident in 2014 and quickly turned out to be an astounding engineer with a superb ear. The duo hit it off straight away and found that working together really combined the best of both worlds. James is adept at flying around just the right plugins for the session, is quick and nimble at the most complex of edits, and brought a fresh perception and more modern workflow to Mark's more traditional leanings.
Together we make a formidable and versatile team. Check out some of our work below, and scroll to the bottom to read what some of our recent clients have to say about us!
Chas & Dave, Viktoria Modesta
I'd go as far as saying the best-sounding mastering I've had done was by you - and I've had stuff mastered by the likes of George Marino and Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound NYC.
Mama's Gun, Young Gun Silver Fox
I use this studio all the time. Easy load in and parking. Great place for writing and mixing sessions, lots of space to let your ideas fly about in their large control room. Above all it is managed and run by wonderfully nice, talented and skilled people who bend over backwards to help you in any way they can.
Collapsed Lung & many more
Superb professionals, great value, excellent location. What more could I ask for?