Andrea came recommended to me by a friend, I felt at ease around him straight away, and he was generous with his time, energy and ideas from the outset.
Working together was lovely, he is so tolerant and patient. I had never sung my songs to anyone before, so recording them was quite a leap.
In both parts of this process Andrea was sensitive and encouraging.
We decided that our recordings served the purpose of documenting my songs for a writing module I was doing as part of my Theatre degree, but that we wouldn't mass-produce the cd till we had re-recorded.
Andrea has a good ear for quality and was honest with me about the problems which we had come across in the process of recording.
I really appreciated all the time and energy which he invested in my project, and am looking forward to our next recording session.
HEAR HANNAH'S RECORDING
Prior to recording with Andrea, I had become convinced that recording
was by its very nature an excruciating and deeply unsatisfying
Andrea's set up though, along with his relaxed approach to recording, allowed me to concentrate solely on my own performance - safe in the knowledge that the production side was in safe hands.
Andrea's priority is the capturing of a truly unique and honest performance. This is so refreshing in a world of sound engineers whose obsession with technicalities and equipment often produces technically flawless but somewhat stale and lifeless recordings.
As a folk singer and musician, it makes all the difference working with a producer who is not only familiar with, but understands the folk/traditional genre. For Andrea, it's not just a business, it's clearly a labour of love too; it is comforting to work with someone who is genuinely passionate and isn't merely going through the motions.
HEAR JACK'S RECORDING
I was looking to make a 4 track EP of original music last year and Andrea came highly recommended to me by several musician friends.
He has been praised not only for his quality of sound production but also for his considerate and genuine approach to the artist.
I had an almost unrealistically short deadline for when I needed a finished item, but I thought that Andrea couldn't have brought more dedication and support to the project.
Andrea's studio is unique in that it is situated in his home. This is wonderful as his passion for music has created an atmosphere which is wholly welcoming and professional.
I am one of the growing number of musicians to recommend Andrea. His feed back and suggestions came from a place of sensitivity and experience and the over all sound we created reflected all his hard work.
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HEAR HAILEY'S RECORDING
I am an amateur folk musician based in Edinburgh and just recorded my first album at Andrea's studio.
Andrea's sensitively imbued my songs with a consistent, intimate warmth and depth which matched the style of music I play.
As the album's producer he regularly offered valued advice and suggestions to improve the final product, without being overbearing or demanding.
He was patient and flexible and clearly valued the final outcome above and beyond sticking rigidly to time boundaries.
The recording studio itself is a well conceived space with a mood which encourages the musician to relax and focus upon producing a good take.
I would thoroughly recommend Andrea's studio to any musicians who would like to have an honest and sensitively mastered compilation of their work.
HEAR TOM'S RECORDING