Ben has been working as an engineer/producer since 2011 and is also the owner of The Old Blacksmiths Studios. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London, with a BMus (hons) in classical music performance on the trombone. Following on from his degree, Ben spent four years working in the audio department for Sony PlayStation on the multi-million selling game SingStar. It was here that he developed his passion for music technology and business and led to him taking on the challenge of owning his own studio. Ben is also an accomplished drummer. His band Oxygen Thief have released two critically acclaimed records and toured the UK several times with InMe and Mongol Horde (Frank Turner) and as headliners. He also plays in two wedding bands and is currently playing around 100 shows a year. Ben has also toured Europe many times and played at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Big Chill, Bestival, Sziget (Hungary) and Fusion (Germany). It's Ben's vast experience as a musician in bands and as a session player coupled with his extremely high level of classical music training and technical proficiency that makes him unique as an engineer/producer. He is able to understand music on a higher level than most and produce amazing results.



Neil has been recording music since school and after years of developing his talents graduated with a first class degree in music technology from Rose Bruford College, London. His work spans all genres from pop to folk to metal and has a vast portfolio to reflect this. Working at The Old Blacksmiths Studios since 2006 he has produced records for many, many bands including The Retrospective Soundtrack Players (Xtra Mile), Oxygen Thief (Xtra Mile), Martha's Man, Zegema Beach, The Dawn Chorus, The Exits and Music To Drive Tanks To to name but a few. Along with his vast experience behind the mixing desk, Neil is able to work with clients to create a clear vision for each song very early on in the recording process and knows exactly how to see that vision through to the final product. He can also be found playing guitar in his own band The Retrospective Soundtrack Players and bass with Oxygen Thief. With talent in abundance, Neil's future in engineering/producing is only set to get brighter.



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