A wonderful part of my job when mastering is working with my client’s passion and working with them to deliver final masters that they love. Was fantastic to hear what Marcus and Ben both brought to these tracks.
“John helps my compositions and arrangements reach their full potential. He’s attentive to what I want for each project and keeps me involved in the process. Without fail, the end result always exceeds my expectations.” Marcus Hedges – Composer
There are certain occasions in the studio when I’m mastering music and I just smile throughout the session.
One of those moments was today whilst working on JoJo Desmond‘s latest EP Walk Before You Run, from the moment of seeing the mixes with headroom, through to her wonderful performances and the playing of the performers, and the laid back funky feel the tracks have. I love my job!
The four songs are Common People, Lonely Heart, (Without You) By My Side, and Sad State Of Affairs which were written by JoJo and Wayne Morgan who also produced, recorded and mixed the EP.
James Wilson was on drums and additional keys for Sad State Of Affairs were performed by Craig Smith. Mark Walker engineered and mixed the tracks at Couch Studios, Warrington.
JoJo will soon be supporting The Three Degrees on dates throughout January and February. She’s a talented lady!
Some projects are really interesting and this one for composer Roma Yagnik certainly ticks that box.
I mastered this wonderful composition for her installation project that was part of Enchanted Parks 2014. The music accompanied stunning visuals by Chris Lavelle and was projected onto the Victorian Gothic Mansion Saltwell Towers for a live audience of 21,000 people over 5 nights Commissioned by the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative and Gateshead Council.