Tim is a Leeds based recording, mixing and mastering engineer. He has enjoyed working with a range of clients on a wide variety of musical projects over the last ten years of his freelance career.
His interest in capturing sound started young, making his first multi-track recording aged 13 on a Fostex at home. From the age of 6 he learnt the fundamentals of music theory at the Royal Northern College of Music, and throughout his teens learning guitar, bass and piano, playing in bands and gaining an understanding of composition, arrangement and performance. From here his interest in recording grew and lead to studying a BA in music production at Leeds College of Music, learning precious skills from the wealth of experience his mentor Paul Baily imparted (ex Abbey Road engineer).
Since graduating in 2008, Tim has worked freelance with a diversity of artists and labels. He enjoys capturing performances in a range of studios enabling artists the flexibility to record in a setting which brings out their best. Staying true to the artists' vision and sound is fundamental to his approach, creating an atmosphere where musicians feel free to explore their creativity.
Most mixing and mastering projects are completed from Tim's home studio, which allows him the flexibility to work remotely or directly with clients.
Influenced by engineers such as Bruce Swedien for his dynamic prowess, Al Schmitt and Rudy Van Gelder for their mic placement and live recording and Steve Albini and Bernie Grundman for their engineering ethos and honesty, Tim has developed his own unique approach.
With a passion for analog equipment, such as his Studer A80, Ampex 351, Pultec Pre-amplifier, Neumann mics, compressors and EQ, Tim blends the character of the old with the versatility of the new to great acclaim.
Tim is also keen to preserve equipment from the past, he is constantly improving his audio electronic skills, needed to bring these beautiful machines back to life (and his equipment is all regularly serviced).