I'm Martin and i run Coffee Jingle Records (http://www.coffeejinglerecords.com) and I am also a independent producer as well as mixing and mastering music.
I offer bands/artists the chance to have their recordings mixed to a professional standard, also mastered to a competitive level. I can also produce bands/artists over their recordings, and advise them in any way i can. I have a BA (Hons) in music production having graduated in 2013 from Southampton University, and i also run an independent record label (http://www.coffeejinglerecords.com) which is still going strong.
Also (depending where the band/artist lives) i can do some overdub recording if necessary (bass, guitars etc) which we can speak about if interested.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Interview with Coffee Jingle Records
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Charlotte Campbells second album called Maving Waves which i produced.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That i will do my best to get the best out of your recordings and that i will make it competitive
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting creative people and taking a project and doing my best to improve it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q How long does a album take to mix and master A 4 months Q Do you keep in contact during the process A Yes, as much as possible Q Can i pay in instalments? A Monthly instalments are fine.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That i just turn the volume up on a mix.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 3 albums that you want your recording to sound like? Have you recorded double tracked guitars and vocals? Have you recorded to a click track?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure your recording is recorded to a click track and record as much extra tracks/material as possible, its better to have and not use then to not have it at all.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: iMac, 2 in 2 out interface, Guitar, Vocal Microphone, Bass Guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started this at College, and i progressed this onto University and after i completed University i carried on with my record label and my independent mixing/producing/mastering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say dynamic and i tend to work with the clients as closely as possible to get the best possible result.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any Artists who would like a more professional sound to their songs and Artists that want to put something out that gets them some recognition.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The backbone of your recording is the drums, have a strong backbone in your mix, and the rest will flow mush easier.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly all forms of Rock and Metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say Drum sounds and getting a big sound to the recording.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A professional sound and i make the song very competitive in the market.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work through from A to Z and just build up a song bit by bit and keep in contact with the client as much as i can while I'm working on it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Its a home setup really, got a office in my house where i work from.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steve Albini was/is my inspiration getting into mixing and as far as musicians go? I would say Manic Street Preachers and Alice In Chains.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I would say mixing Rock, Metal music, along with mastering tracks.