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About

Studio Experience

My recording background

I've recorded with multiple artists over the last 20 years including Cher, Robbie Williams, Seal, Cee Lo, Rumer, James Morrison, Ronan Keating, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Del Amitri, Birdy and Adele. I also played on the latest Terminator Genisys and Kung Fu Panda 3 movies. Full discography here


My discography includes 52 top 20 albums. 46 reached the top 10. It also includes 21 top 10 singles and to date, I've recorded 18 number 1 albums and 11 number 1 singles which have featured on various pop and rock charts around the world.

Producers

Recording Experience

I've recorded for many producers including: Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson, Fraser T Smith, Mark Taylor, Steve Power, Mark freegard, Danton Supple, Charlie Russell, Brad Spence, Mike Spencer, Rollo Armstrong, Ross Robinson, Rob Shirakbari, Jamie Scott, Mads Hauge, Jonathan Quarmby, Kevin Rowland, Matt Prime, Al Clay, Graham Stack, Francis Dunnery, Chris Kimsey, Alain Clarke, James Sanger, Gary Barlow, Paul Barry, Tom McRae, Rick Nowels, Lorne Balfe, Glenn Tilbrook, Laurie Latham and Jeff Lorber.











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Quotes

Quotes

"ASH IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE DRUMMERS. HIS TIMING AND FEEL ARE IMPECCABLE. HIS DRUMS ALWAYS SOUND GREAT WHICH I BELIEVE IS IN PART BECAUSE HE OFTEN RECORDS THEM AT HIS OWN STUDIO. GREAT WORK ASH!!"

MICHAEL BRAUER

"EVERY HIT I'VE EVER HAD WHICH HAS LIVE DRUMS HAS BEEN ASH. HE CAN MAKE A GOOD PRODUCTION SOUND INCREDIBLE. IT'S THE COMBINATION OF FEEL, TASTE, SOUND AND VIBE WHICH MAKE HIM ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE"

FRASER T SMITH


Studio

Work at The Windmill

Artists and Producers.

Artists I've recorded for at The Windmill include: Rumer, Gavin James, Birdy, Tom Odell, Take That, Fleur East, Ella Henderson, Jeff Lorber, James Morrison, Ronan Keating, Hamish Stuart and Seal.


Producers that have hired the studio include: Trevor Horn, Jamie Scott, Steve Lipson, Mark Taylor, Fraser T Smith, Rob Shirakbari, Mike Spencer, Rollo Armstrong, Jeff Lorber, Steve Power and Jessie Ware.


Studio

Changing Business

I built the studio in response to what I see happening with the music business here in the UK and elsewhere. Budgets are sometimes smaller, studios are closing and projects have become much more diverse in the way that they are created due to technological advances.


I still work in many comercial studios but sometimes the budget, geography and time restrictions mean it's not possible to record real drums the way you'd like. With my own place I'm able to offer flexibility to producers working with these changes and an oppurtunity to have real drums on tracks which in the past would have been programed or looped.


How it works

A Simple process

Session are run on Pro Tools and producers will either send me stems or a stereo file without drums plus a guide mp3 if they have an idea of what they want. I send mp3 bounces of my progress to help with the creative process and when the track is in good shape I send the wav files (raw or rendered) for the producer to import into their session.
I have various mic choices available with Neve amd Api pres. The room is flexible for ambient and dry sounds.

I have lots of vintage and new drum gear available to also help find the sound you are after.




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