Formerly "Fog Lane Studio" - new website coming soon...
For unique, creative artists who don't fit in boxes
With an emphasis on putting the quality and energy of the performance first, I capture a musical and characterful sound using a combination of boutique instruments, and both vintage and modern microphones and preamps
Sometimes as the writer and/or performer it is hard to see the bigger picture from the listeners perspective. If you want it, I am more than happy to lend a fresh and experienced pair of ears to help you bring the most out of your music in a recorded setting.
Mixing is not just a technical necessity, but an integral part of the creative process. I will work with you to find a sound which compliments and enhances the unique expressive character of your music
I have experience arranging for all kinds of instruments, especially strings, as a cellist myself.
I have a large network of professional musicians of all genres and instruments to draw from for recording sessions.
I feel that classical music especially is best recorded live, with all the energy and feeling of a real concert and an audience in the room. This ensures the most important thing in any recording - a musical and exciting performance.
We are very lucky to have a beautiful Yamaha baby grand piano at the studio. The piano is in a separate room and can be recorded simultaneously with musicians in the main room. Use of the piano must be arranged in advance and may not always be possible.
ABOUT THE STUDIO
Fog Lane Studio is run by Matt Brown, a full time musician and sound engineer. He has a 1st class BMus Hons degree in Popular Music from the RNCM, as well as an ATCL diploma in cello. He now runs a professional studio and mobile recording service from his home in south Manchester, alongside playing drums and percussion in several up and coming bands including Agbeko, Artephis, Oystercatcher and Lieko Quintet.
Matt is passionate about making recordings which get to the heart of the music and create a captivating and exciting sound-world to capture the full expressive potential of your songs (or instrumentals). He uses a wide variety of gear specifically chosen for each purpose, whether that is to capture a beautifully natural and un-hyped recording with every nuance intact, to add some subtle ("analogue", "vintage") character to the sound, or just to make things downright filthy and pissed-off. Whatever your aesthetic, your recordings should put expression first and draw your listeners sonically into what you have created.
As well as a plethora of vintage and modern analogue equipment and state of the art software, the studio is home to several custom drum kits, a beautiful Yamaha baby-grand piano, professional guitar amps and bass DIs, and a large collection of percussion. For a comprehensive equipment/instrument list click here,