Paul Tipler

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London based Recording and Mix Engineer... Credits include.. Stereolab, Elastica, Idlewild, Placebo, Barns Courtney

Tipler cut his teeth at Blackwing Studios and Greenhouse Studios where he produced/engineered for artists including Idlewild, Elastica, Stereolab, Placebo, The Wonderstuff, House of Love, Julian Cope, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster PWEI and countless more.
Also working alongside Pat Collier, Eric EC Radcliffe, Gil Norton, John Leckie and the like picked up his production techniques from some of the best.
In recent years while still recording lots of albums the mix side of things has blossomed and Tipler is hired for 'radio' mixes frequently.
With over 35 years experience and hundreds of successful 'charting' records to his name you too can utilise his experience and wisdom.

Tipler has adopted a modern workflow, and prides himself on keeping his rates affordable by owning his own studio, Unit 13 Studios in London.

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Credits

Discogs verified credits for Paul Tipler
  • Kursaal Flyers
  • Swallow
  • Trans-Global Underground*
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Lunch (3)
  • Bellatrix
  • The Undertones
  • Stereolab
  • Stereolab
  • Loop Guru
  • Bowlfish
  • Delicious Monster
  • Kingmaker
  • Blab Happy
  • Delicious Monster
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Blab Happy
  • Mambo Taxi
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • Chapterhouse / Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • The Flying Medallions
  • The Flying Medallions / China Drum
  • Minxus
  • 8 Storey Window
  • Huge Baby
  • Shriek
  • The Flying Medallions
  • Mambo Taxi
  • Minxus
  • Various
  • 8 Storey Window
  • 8 Storey Window
  • Various
  • Various
  • Snuff (3)
  • Spacemaid
  • Mojave 3
  • Various
  • MK13
  • Mojave 3
  • Powder (4)
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Shriek
  • Perfume
  • Various
  • Various
  • Perfume
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Powder (4)
  • Perfume
  • Minxus
  • Stereolab
  • Various
  • Powder (4)
  • Perfume
  • Sterling (5)
  • Huge Baby
  • Sterling (5)
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Stereolab
  • Snuff (3)
  • Perfume
  • Various
  • Stereolab
  • Foil
  • Foil
  • Foil
  • Sterling (5)
  • Sterling (5)
  • Spillage
  • Scarfo
  • Sack (2)
  • Scarfo
  • Scarfo
  • Scarfo
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Foil
  • Perfume
  • Perfume
  • Sterling (5)
  • Foil
  • Chest (2)
  • Idlewild
  • Earl Brutus
  • Idlewild
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Idlewild
  • Idlewild
  • Idlewild
  • Idlewild
  • Grouch
  • Stereolab
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Cable (2)
  • Earl Brutus
  • Cable (2)
  • Grouch
  • Little Mothers
  • Cable (2)
  • Little Mothers
  • Crashland
  • Idlewild
  • Stereolab
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Various
  • Grouch
  • Various
  • Fantasmagroover
  • Little Mothers
  • Various
  • Youth
  • Various
  • Midway Still
  • Seafood
  • Crashland
  • Angelica (7)
  • Angelica (7)
  • Crashland
  • Crashland
  • Fun=Da=Mental* Featuring Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwal* & Zamo Mbhuto*
  • Various
  • Temple Of Sound
  • The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
  • The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
  • The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
  • The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
  • Various
  • Temple Of Sound
  • The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Dogs Die In Hot Cars
  • Dogs Die In Hot Cars
  • The Pipettes
  • The Seal Cub Clubbing Club
  • The Mardous
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Various
  • Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring
  • The Seal Cub Clubbing Club
  • IWASACUBSCOUT*
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Thee Unstrung
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Various
  • Telegraphs
  • Telegraphs
  • Various
  • IWASACUBSCOUT*
  • Idlewild
  • Vinny Vinny
  • Out From Animals
  • Spit Like This
  • Zebedy Rays
  • The History Of Apple Pie
  • Imperial Leisure
  • Model Society
  • Babies vs Rabies
  • LIINES
  • Heavyball
  • Heavyball
  • 485c
  • Thee Deadtime Philharmonic
  • Oliver Shaw (3)
  • Heavyball
  • Bugeye
  • LIINES
  • Bugeye
  • The K's (2)
  • The Popguns
  • Various
  • Bugeye
  • Aerial Salad
  • LIINES
  • Pris (3)
  • Vinny Vinny
  • Cinemawave
  • Chapterhouse
  • 8 Storey Window
  • Mambo Taxi
  • Various
  • Aerial Salad
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Loop Guru
  • Midway Still
  • Midway Still
  • Midway Still
  • Chapterhouse
  • Midway Still
  • Pop Will Eat Itself
  • Trans-Global Underground*
  • Midway Still
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • Chapterhouse
  • Stereolab
  • Stereolab
  • Huge Baby
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Stereolab
  • Moonshake
  • Stereolab
  • Elastica (2)
  • Elastica (2)
  • Powder (4)
  • Charles Long & Stereolab
  • Various
  • Powder (4)
  • Knownothing
  • Elastica (2)
  • Stereolab
  • Stereolab
  • Broadcast
  • Various
  • Warm Jets
  • Linoleum
  • Various
  • Stereolab
  • Foil
  • Foil
  • Foil
  • Sack (2)
  • Scarfo
  • Foil
  • Foil
  • Dawn Of The Replicants
  • Earl Brutus
  • Dawn Of The Replicants
  • Idlewild
  • Idlewild
  • Earl Brutus
  • Crashland
  • Idlewild
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Little Mothers
  • Lunch (3)
  • Crashland
  • Angelica (7)
  • Crashland
  • Crashland
  • Fun>Da>Mental*
  • Reuben
  • The D4
  • The D4
  • Client
  • Client
  • Client
  • Client
  • Dharma Drive
  • Client
  • Client
  • Client
  • The Wonder Stuff
  • Rachel Stevens
  • The Pipettes
  • The Seal Cub Clubbing Club
  • Client
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Stereolab
  • King Biscuit Time
  • King Biscuit Time
  • The Seal Cub Clubbing Club
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • IWASACUBSCOUT*
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Belle & Sebastian
  • Client
  • The Wonder Stuff
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Transglobal Underground
  • IWASACUBSCOUT*
  • Client
  • Idlewild
  • Sky Larkin
  • Sky Larkin
  • Out From Animals
  • Spit Like This
  • Violation Complex
  • Client
  • Anton Barbeau
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Kata (18)
  • Imperial Leisure
  • Various
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • Sofiane Saidi
  • Thee Deadtime Philharmonic
  • Damian O'Neill And The Monotones
  • LIINES
  • The Professionals (7)
  • The Ghost Of Lemora
  • Aerial Salad
  • LIINES
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Cinemawave
  • The Grip (2)
  • Squeeze (2)
  • The Snake Corps
  • Giant International
  • Leatherface
  • H.P. Zinker
  • The Machine Gun Feedback
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Leatherface
  • Stereolab
  • Midway Still
  • Dr. Feelgood
  • Leatherface
  • Julian Cope
  • Midway Still
  • H.P. Zinker
  • Kingmaker
  • Julian Cope
  • Julian Cope
  • Swallow
  • Kingmaker
  • Maire Brennan
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • Leatherface
  • Pale Saints
  • Midway Still
  • Midway Still
  • Various
  • The Vibrators
  • Midway Still
  • Kingmaker
  • The Wolfgang Press
  • Blab Happy
  • Mekons*
  • Hustlers H.C.
  • Trans-Global Underground*
  • Midway Still
  • Trans-Global Underground*
  • Miranda Sex Garden
  • Miranda Sex Garden
  • Miranda Sex Garden
  • Blab Happy
  • Kingmaker
  • Midway Still
  • Chapterhouse
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • Various
  • Levitation (2)
  • Voodoo Queens
  • Various
  • 8 Storey Window
  • Engine Alley
  • Stereolab
  • Stereolab
  • Huge Baby
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Stereolab
  • Voodoo Queens
  • Moonshake
  • Insides
  • Sack (2)
  • Loop Guru
  • Moose (2)
  • Mojave 3
  • Charles Long & Stereolab
  • Collapsed Lung
  • NY Loose
  • Various
  • Fun>Da>Mental*
  • Knownothing
  • Loop Guru
  • Various
  • Stereolab
  • Pure Morning
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Transglobal Underground
  • Pure Morning
  • Stereolab
  • Stereolab
  • Broadcast
  • Warm Jets
  • Drugstore
  • Pure Morning
  • Various
  • Stereolab
  • Foil, Hoodwink, Toenut
  • Foil
  • Foil
  • Foil
  • Sack (2)
  • Various
  • Idlewild
  • The Mutton Birds
  • Broadcast
  • Foil
  • Foil
  • Dawn Of The Replicants
  • Earl Brutus
  • Dawn Of The Replicants
  • Idlewild
  • The High Llamas
  • Earl Brutus
  • Sack (2)
  • Various
  • Various
  • Eugene Speed
  • Crashland
  • Stereolab
  • Various
  • Various
  • Snuff (3)
  • Various
  • Midway Still
  • Seafood
  • Angelica (7)
  • The Wolfgang Press
  • Temple Of Sound
  • Reuben
  • Reuben
  • Temple Of Sound
  • Various
  • Harry (6)
  • Reuben
  • Reuben
  • Harry (6)
  • Harry (6)
  • The Seal Cub Clubbing Club
  • The D4
  • The D4
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Various
  • Stereolab
  • The Seal Cub Clubbing Club
  • IWASACUBSCOUT*
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • Various
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • ¡Forward, Russia!
  • IWASACUBSCOUT*
  • Various
  • Idlewild
  • Various
  • The Lost Levels
  • Spit Like This
  • Various
  • Imperial Leisure
  • Various
  • Fanfara Tirana Meets Transglobal Underground
  • Summon The Octopi
  • Fun-Da-Mental
  • Levitation (2)
  • Leatherface
  • The Workhouse
  • Zoee (3)
  • Thee Deadtime Philharmonic
  • LIINES
  • Hoggs Bison
  • The Blue Carpet Band
  • Transglobal Underground
  • The K's (2)
  • The Professionals (7)
  • The Ghost Of Lemora
  • Aerial Salad
  • LIINES
  • Dog Hunch
  • Telegraphs
  • Stereolab
  • Client
  • Stereolab
  • Client
  • Leatherface
  • Fun>Da>Mental*
  • Elastica (2)

14 Reviews

Endorse Paul Tipler
  1. Review by Mark Christopher Lee
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    by Mark Christopher Lee

    Not only is "Tipler" the go to for great indie guitar bands he's also a genius at electronic and world music I've worked with him on numerous albums and his mixes have led to BBC 6 music airplay and official Apple Music playlists!

  2. Review by Pauly K
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    by Pauly K

    I have had the pleasure of Tipler (Paul) recording and mixing several of my artists over the years and I can only give the highest of recommendations. It is a pleasure to work with him and he is highly knowledgeable and his experience speaks for itself with his lengthy list of artists worked with over his career. He guides the process from start to finish, without being pushy; but explaining what works and what doesn't and why; and really maximizes his talent, experience and ear for a great record. Tipler provides a value for money recording, mixing and mastering service

  3. Review by Tim Whelan
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    Paul has worked with Transglobal Underground in a whole number of capacities over the years, as engineer, co-producer, mixer and mastering engineer and we've always had total confidence in his abilities in each job. Paul has a great ability to keep people focussed on their direction, stepping in when they get lost and holding back when they know what they're doing. We've relied on him on a number of albums to take what we've done and add the extra power and clarity the mixes were missing. He's also patient, friendly and always keeps a good vibe going in the studio.

  4. Review by Robert Fairfoull
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    by Robert Fairfoull

    Paul produced, engineered and mixed several of the Idlewild records I played on and worked exceptionally hard at getting the best performances from all of us. At a time when we were a very young and overly excitable band he completely tightened our playing up whilst also making us very comfortable in a professional studio environment we were previously unaccustomed to as well as helping everyone get the best tones out of their equipment and really understand how to be "as one" with their instrument. A true pleasure to know and have worked with.

  5. Review by Dado Dzihan
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    by Dado Dzihan

    Paul mixed 6 very intense tracks I produced to a very clear sonic soundscape, with every instrument locked in its right place. A very pleasant experience and pleasure to work with.
    Very recommended !

  6. Review by Scott Doran
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    by Scott Doran

    Paul is an exceptional producer. He's one of few people I've worked with who can capture the emotion and raw energy into a take that you can still hear in the final mix. He's very encouraging to musicians, pushing to get their top performance. I also believe he gets best guitar sound I ever heard!

  7. Review by Keeley Moss
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    by Keeley Moss

    Paul's ability to shape sound and to enhance a recording is second-to-none. His skill at the mixing console is such that I feel my songs go up a level every time he mixes one of them. It's always fascinating to me to see how Paul's vision as a mix engineer melds with my own vision as a songwriter and recording artist to create something that's more than the sum of it's parts. Having seen and heard the results with my own ears, I now wouldn't want to entrust anyone else other than Paul with the task and responsiblity of mixing our tracks. He's also a really warm and amiable presence as a person

  8. Review by Guy Thompson
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    by Guy Thompson

    My band has worked with Paul over the last few years and can’t recommend him more. His friendly, relaxed persona really helps get the best out of your performance. The sound quality is always great and massive value for money considering his experience and heritage!

  9. Review by NEIL MARCH
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    by NEIL MARCH

    I had the pleasure recently of working with Paul who I was aware of due to his reputation for having contributed to numerous recordings by accomplished artists. Paul not only has great ears and cutting edge expertise in using modern recording techniques but he has also a lovely, calming personality and an ability to put artists at ease. I look forward very much to working with Paul in the future and heartily recommend him to others wanting to record in a professional and friendly environment.

  10. Review by Aki
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    by Aki

    Nation Records and majority of its artists went through the experienced and good natured Paul Tipler with his production skills.
    Hard working and with a vision of the finished production in mind, it was a guaranteed professional result every time.
    You know you were safe to get on to perform your best as the technical side was the best it could be.

    It’s not just about hits, it’s if the tracks can be played on radio or any other platform years after, everything Tipler touched is still relevant and still rated.

  11. Review by Arron Sans
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    by Arron Sans

    I have worked with Paul for a few years, first with a rock band, live drums, high energy etc, the songs still stand up as great recordings today!

    Recently we finished my debut solo album, an electro pop rock record. I am really pleased with it. It was just me, my guitar and some demos, yet he has elevated the songs to radio play quality.

    Paul not only understands sound recording, providing excellent engineering, mixing and mastering skills, he’s also got a great ear for songs and knows how to add that extra bit of magic.

    If you have a sonic vision - he will get you there!

  12. Review by DAMIAN O'NEILL
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    by DAMIAN O'NEILL

    I've worked with Paul on 3 albums over the last few years and would definitely do so in the future. His professionalism, empathy and endless patience make him an ideal person to work with in a studio environment.
    Paul puts you right at ease with his northern humour, studio experience and deft skills at the mixing console. His detailed knowledge when using Logic Pro / Pro Tools are a joy to behold. Also, Unit 13 contains some wonderful amps and instruments and lots of pre amp valves and studio toys. Highly recommended.

  13. Review by Sarah Blackwood
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    by Sarah Blackwood

    I love working with Paul. He’s a straight up no nonsense Northerner and great company but he balances it with a great work ethic. If you want something doing really well and really quickly, he’s your man but he’s also diligent, empathetic and encouraging. When I’m standing behind the microphone feeling vulnerable, I have absolute trust in him getting the best out of my voice. He is passionate and knowledgeable about a wide variety of music, calmly capable and ace. He’s made Unit 13 a wonderful place to create.

  14. Review by Oliver Shaw Music
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    by Oliver Shaw Music

    Paul is a too music producer and a great person too. I have now been working with l him for the best part of five years and have since released two solo albums with my third coming out this year. Paul has one of the widest knowledge of musical styles and genres that I have come across. He also provides great understanding and care into every session that I have ever had with him, and really gets to know each song that you work on with him, whilst getting the best out of that song and what you want to achieve from it. Unit 13 studios is also a calm and peaceful place to work in. Great guy!

Interview with Paul Tipler

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Idlewild first album... Hope Is Important.. I recorded, produced and mixed this album... The band were very young and I helped them through the whole process resulting in a 'hit' album with three great single which set them on the path to success... They started the record as kids and finished it as men...

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Three albums... with Oliver Shaw, BugEye and LIINES plus various single projects with other artists.. also a few online mixing projects in various countries...

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Nobody I know of...

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I grew up with tape machines and analog.. love it... always record through great analog mic pres... I also think digital technology has come along so long that mixing in the box is great today...

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: A good, professional result and full cooperation on all sides..

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Making a living from music since I was 20 years old... [35 years] I love to listen to the end result of a finished record and seeing/hearing the happiness it brings to the client makes me very happy...

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: They ask about certain records and artists I have worked with in the past..

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I'm tall...

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Chat about the music they are inspired by and try to see if we agree on where to take the track...

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: You'll get to work with somebody who has over 35 years experience and wisdom... who also never stops learning off the new kids on the block..

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: A guitar, a laptop, U47, SSL mic pre, 1176 comp.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: 35 Years... Started as a tape-op and progressed with various 'top producers' passing on knowledge until I started to get hired as a producer, mixer myself

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I have a very comfortable style... make people feel relaxed and able to perform at their best... My style of mixing in 'keep it dynamic'...

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: U2

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Never shut down someone's idea... it might be just what the song needs...

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I work with indie, rock, electronica tupelo's bands when recording... When mixing I work on indie, rock, electronica but also get hired frequently to do 'radio' mixes for some pop artists too...

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I'm an easy going kind of guy but if I need get involved in people politics and sort out the characters in the session I have lots of experience in dealing with delicate situations...

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: If recording I look at the arrangement of the song and suggest changes if I feel they are needed... I like to make the chorus lift up from the song dynamically in both recording and mixing...

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: If recording... make the band happy and relaxed, then get on with setting the band up, recording drums with whatever other band members are required and then build the track up from there... orchestrating the guitars and then onto vocals etc... then mixing... If I haven't recorded the song I am mixing I would listen to the rough mix from the artist and chat to them about my thoughts and their thoughts and then proceed to mix from the drums up...

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a large comfortable control room and a connected 'live' room for recording anything from drums, guitars, vocals etc... I also have a very fast internet connection which enables me to do online mixing too... I have a variety off guitars, basses, amps, synths and other things to make noises with...

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Gil Norton, Chris Lord Alge, Andrew Scheps, Flood, Brian Eno

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I have been both recording and mixing for over 35 years... I mainly record indie/rock guitar bands and then mix them... I am also getting a reputation as a mixer nowadays for both signed bands and also DIY acts recording themselves and helping out in the mixing duties..

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50% Deposit to book and hold dates. 50% Balance due on delivery of Mix. Deposits are non-refundable.
Number of Revisions depends on each client and circumstance.
I want my clients to be happy.

GenresSounds Like
  • Stereolab
  • Barns Courtney
  • Elastica
Gear Highlights
  • SSL desk
  • Logic Pro X
  • SoundToys
  • Fabfilter
  • Waves
  • Slate
  • Softube
  • Brainworx
  • Valhalla etc
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