Gabs believes in capturing the sound that the artist and producer are hearing, right there in the room.

 

Gabs has learned his craft on analog equipment from hooking up mixing consoles to two track machines as a teenager to his first 4 track multitrack machine in the 1990’s.

 

He then embraced the digital revolution by getting his first protools rig in the year 2000 but kept going back to his analog roots, working on consoles by Sountracs, Amek, Neotek and SSL.

 

He is still a fan of tape recording for some projects and is a meticulous but intrepid user of various mixing techniques.

 

 

Modus Operandi

RECORDING

 

I strive to get the sound the artist and producer envisage and what suits the song best. I am a fan of analog recording but also embrace the best that digital has to offer. 

MIXING

 

 

I will mix your project following your vision and directions. I will then pass on the track to you for revision (email or FTTP correspondence for overseas or interstate clients). Upon revision you will give me the changes you desire and I will create a new mix update and we will go back and forth within logical reason until you are satisfied with the results. 

 

There are two ways I work depending on the project at hand. 

  1. Full in the box with analog summing (easier to make changes, especially for interstate or overseas artists, not in the room with me)

  2. Mixing OTB (on the board) I will mix a hybrid system running protools through a console.

PRODUCING
 

If I am contracted as a producer then I will work hard and very close with the artist on pre-production, looking at song structures, tempos, orchestration, arrangements and work the best plan to track, edit and mix in the most cost effective time frame, without jeopardizing the quality of the project.

OUTBOARD GEAR

My set up

Apple iMac Pro and MacBook Pro computers running Pro Tools Ultimate software and Logic ProX

Front end

Focusrite RED 8Pre interface (8)

DAV BG8 pre's (8)

Midas XL48 pre's (8)

Controller and Console

Slate Raven MTI Mixer.

Sountracs CM4400 console (16)

 

Monitoring

Neumann KH310A Monitors, Tannoy Reveal active monitors and Avantone Cubes monitors.

Sennheiser HD600, HD25 and HD 280Pro headphones

 

Condenser Microphones

2x AKG C414 XLS Matched 

2x Sennheiser MKH8020 omni 

2x Sennheiser MKH8040 cardioid 

1x Sennheiser MKH30 Figure 8

1x JZ Mic BH1 

1x JZ Mic V11

2x Line Audio OM1 omni 

2x Line Audio CM3 omni pair

2x lewitt lct 340 with interchangeable cardioid and omni capsules

1x ADK A51cardioid

1x ADK SC 1

1x Joe Meek JM27

Ribbon Microphones

1x AEA R88A stereo Ribbon mic

1x NUDE Stereo Ribbon

Dynamic Microphones

1x Beyer Dynamic M88

2x Sennheiser MD421 

1x Sennheiser MD441

1x Sennheiser e906

1x Heil PR30

1x AKG D880

1x Shure SM57

1x Lewitt DTP 640 REX 

1x Lewitt MTP 440 DM

3x Lewitt DTP 340 TT

 

Instruments

Korg Triton 61 

Novation 61 Impulse

Takamine MP15C acoustic GTR

Fender 50th Annyversary American Deluxe Strat GTR

Fender Hearthfield GTR

Alhambra classical GTR

Custom Made Hollow body Telecaster copy with 3 Kidman pickups and Custom made ASH GTR

Peavey Classic 30 Amp

 

Chapel Lane Studios

please visit Chapel Lane Studios website www.chapel-lane-studios.com

 

Twin Earth Studios

Please visit www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-Earth-Recording/243401069035161

 

Wizard Tone Studios

Please visit https://www.wizardtonestudios.com/gear

 

House of SAP

Please visit www.facebook.com/pages/House-of-SAP/191200697650787

 

SOFTWARE
Protools HD Native running Pro Tools HD Ultimate
Logic Pro X
Native Instruments Komplete 13 Ultimate CE
Celemony Melodyne studio 5
Izotope Everything bundle
Slate Trigger 2 and everything bundle
HOFA IQ Bundle
Klamheln VUMT and SDRR
Waves Horizon, Manny Marroquin, One Knob bundle, CLA, Center, Abby Road, etc.
Eventide Split EQ
Others.