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The Full Story - After writing and recording many albums as a musician since 2006 (and years of peering over the shoulders of some world-class producers) Sharp End Studio was born in 2023.  My band moved into a larger premises, with live room and many equipment upgrades enabling me to  fulfil my ambition of producing some top-quality music.

Studio Equipment/Software:

  • Apple Silicon Macs running Pro Tools 2023.9 and Studio One 6.5

  • A range of quality microphones from Shure, Sennheiser, AKG, SE Electronics and Lewitt (it's a growing collection..)

  • Genelec and Avantone Studio Monitoring

  • Audient and Presonus AD/DA and pre-amps

  • Extensive virtual instruments library covering percussion, orchestra and synths.

Studio Amps & Instruments:

  • Fender Telecaster with Kinman 60's Custom Set Pickups - has to be heard to be believed! 

  • Gibson SG with upgraded Grover tuners - the ultimate studio rock n' roll machine 

  • Fender Custom HHS Stratocaster with Bareknuckle Mule (Bridge) and Irish Tour (Middle & Neck)

  • Burny Les Paul with Fernandez Sustainer system (my secret weapon..)

  • Fender Precision Bass

  • Mapex Drum Kit

  • Several more options are available, however you can rest assured all bases are covered

Some amplifiers include:

  • Marshall JMP 100W

  • Marshall Vintage Modern 100W

  • Budda SuperDrive 30W

  • Victory Sheriff 25W

  • Orange TH30

  • Peavey 6505

A range of software amp modelling is on hand, from Softube, STL Tones and Schuffam plus multiple custom IR profiles.  Real Orange and Marshall cabinets are available and loaded with Celestion Vintage 30's and 25W Greenbacks.  Plus a few stock 1960B cabs, sometimes the basics are what we need!

Plus more pedals than you can shake a stick at, some of them:

  • EHX Micro Pog

  • Way Huge Green Rhino MKII

  • Vintage 1980 Ibanez Tubescreamer (the real deal!)

  • Boss SD-1

  • Boss BD-2

  • Dunlop Wah

  • Digitech Whammy Mk V

  • HBE Germania Treble Boost (Tony Iommi in a box!)

  • Multiple overdrives from Wah Huge, MXR, Boss, EHX.. so many!

  • Multiple modulations and time based effects from TC Electronic, Boss and more

The bones of a studio maybe the equipment, but the heart lies in the knowledge and experience brought into the session.  Wherever you choose to record your music, my advice would be to not get too hung up on the gear, there are songs all over the charts produced on a laptop and some basic hardware.  Over the years I have amassed a collection of quality, well maintained equipment that I know inside out and know exactly what to do to get the absolute best results for the situation.  

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I am a recording artist and touring musician, as such my availability will vary.  However if you are serious about your music at any level, get in touch using the form below and we can see what we can do together.  My experience is in real instruments - rock/metal and folk/pop/country.

Get in touch...

I know that trusting your music to a someone else is a big deal, the first step is getting in touch and letting me know what your goals are and seeing if we can make this work!  Please don't hesitate.

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