Kev Bolus

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As a teenager mesmerised by the soundscapes of artists like JMJ, Depeche Mode and New Order amongst others, I turned my Amiga500 into a musicX MIDI workstation and never looked back. Now its Pro Tools and I'm still loving it.

Hi, I'm Kev and I offer professional audio production services to the music and film industry. I am primarily an audio mixer for recorded music but can also offer post production services in my 5.1 studio run out my converted garage in Wigan, Greater Manchester. My passion for high quality audio is relentless as is my attention to detail. I am always excited to find new projects and collaborations to work on. Give me a nudge via the contact button, it might just be epic!

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Interview with Kev Bolus

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

  2. A: I worked on an album by Talitha Rise called 'An Abandoned Orchid House'. It was a completely new genre for me, working with some very experienced and technical players. The album was in part, born from a personal tradgedy and I had to learn new processes very quickly. I became so emotionally invested in the music so that I could present a production faithful to the feelings in the songwriting. It was a beautiful project to work on and the songs still haunt and soothe me in equal measure.

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

  4. A: I'm working on an electronic conceptual production by an unknown artist called Deltaphase.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Why not?

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

  8. A: Your art is your heart and soul and I will look after it like it was my own.

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

  10. A: When creativity cascades. It's just the best thing in the world.

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

  12. A: Q: How did you make it sound like that? A: It's magic!

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

  14. A: My mates think I know how to repair Hi-Fi systems....

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

  16. A: How do you feel about your project? Who are your 3 main influences? Are you open to ideas?

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

  18. A: I'm friendly, lets chat

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

  20. A: Tee, Jeans, Pro Tools, Headphones and The Internet.

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

  22. A: Been doing this since about 15yrs old in this order: Band > Recording > Mixing > Live Sound > System Design > Film Sound & 5.1 Mixing

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Clean

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

  26. A: Phoebe Bridgers because her lyrics are brilliant.

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

  28. A: Trust your ears, listen.

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

  30. A: Really don't mind as long as it's interesting

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Flexibility.

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

  34. A: An open mind, attention to detail and meticulous quality control, but most of all, a passion for epic sound.

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

  36. A: QC > Record/Import > QC > Mix > QC > Export :-)

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I use a Pro Tools native system on a Mac M1 Pro Max. I monitor on NS10's, REL sub and Tannoy surround 5.1 speakers. My studio is setup for record / mix / post-production services and with Dante networked audio capability, IO is expandable.

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

  40. A: Bears Den, Phoebe Bridgers, Hans Zimmer

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

  42. A: Mix pre-recorded multitracks or stems

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GenresSounds Like
  • DMA'S
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Bear's Den
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • NS10's
  • SSL
  • Drawmer
  • Yamaha
  • Native Instruments
  • Arturia
  • Output
  • Izotope
  • Roland
  • Korg
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