Keyboard player Dave Clayton's credits include Take That album producer Chris Porter. He also played on George Michael's 'Jesus to a Child'.
"I tend to bring it all, leave it in a room somewhere and bring out what I need. I've got masses of analogue gear and modern equipment too - clavinets and electric pianos, Roland System 100 up to the new Waldorf Wave."
"Some get me in to show them how it could be. They rely on my experience and see if I can develop something from their idea. They might like the sound of a particular era and just let me jam and find a way I can fuse it into their track."
"I've had people quote MU rates to me, but people hire me because of my ability and also because of the fact that I can bring in a lot of equipment as well.
"The rate varies from project to project. I might work for someone on a small label for a negligible rate and charge the full rate to people who can afford it. I'm in the fortunate position that I've been in the business a few years and I tend to do things I feel will inspire me."Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
The twelve modules of this course cover the basic controls and functions of the compressor, stereo linking, side chain operation including de-essing, transient shaping and control, including dynamic range control, enhancement of instruments and voices, and compression and limiting of a completed mix. Learn more...
Students are given a series of professionally produced multitrack recordings and are asked to replace certain instruments or vocals. In some assignments we ask for a replacement that is close in sound texture and performance to the original. In others we encourage the student to apply a high degree of creativity. Learn more...
The twelve modules or this course cover preparation for mastering, resolution of mixing errors and defects, equalization, compression, limiting, and harmonic enhancement. Applications include mastering for CD and download, meeting current market requirements for mastering, repurposing and mastering of compilations. Learn more...
Great home recording starts with a great home recording studio. It doesn't need to be expensive if you know how to select the right equipment for your needs.