This was the track that I made for my Final Major Project at NULC. I made this in June 2014 and I used some pretty nice equipment in a £1million studio 🙂

All of the track was written, performed, produced and mastered by myself. Thank you NULC @Amplitude-NULC for making all of this possible.

oopsI have my own studio, which I have a quite low budget for. I’m gonna talk here about what equipment I have.

I have to thank my Mum and Dad for letting me have the spare bedroom as a recording studio, and so I actually have 2 rooms now – one where I sleep and one where I record and play.

Computer: My laptop (HP Pavillion g6 – 4gb RAM, 500gb HDD, AMD Dual core processor) – It does the job.

Audio Interface: Lexicon Alpha – Has DI and microphone input – but does not do phantom power, I have a separate Behringer device for that.

Microphones: My vocal mic is a Behringer C1 condenser microphone, it works well enough for me. It only has 1 diaphragm though, so it wouldn’t be the best choice for gang vocals. I have various other dynamic microphones that I use for other things – but no other condensers as of yet.

MIDI keyboard: Well, I have Roland Cakewalk A-500 PRO which I like to use a lot, I also have a Casio CTK-3000 Standalone Keyboard which has MIDI too, which I have used from time to time – like in “Mistakes” – the song done by me and Aidan as Not Applicable.

Guitars: Lindo Electro-Acoustic, a Signature Series SG.A

Bass: Cheetah (Fender Telecaster Copy)

Amps: Marshall Vintage Reverb 12 guitar amp, BB Blaster 10W Bass amp, AKAI Stereo Integrated amp.

Speakers: 2x ProSound 200W Speakers, 2x SONY HiFi Speakers – I hope to get some KRKs or something soon for studio monitoring.

Headphones: Sony MDR-V150 or Sennheiser HD201. Both do the job great. I tend to use the Sennheisers more though.

Mixer: I don’t use a mixer really for recording, however I do have a Citronic DJ mixer (CDM10:4) which does a nice job for certain things.

DAW: Reason 6.5 – it does everything I want it to do. However, I do have knowledge of Reaper, Logic, Protools and Cubase as well.

You can find out what is going on in my studio, as I do various things including recording friends, recording me, producing electronic music etc. on Soundcloud here.

I aren’t publicly open as a studio to book, but if you know me well enough then I might be able to record you, just get in touch with me.

Okay, I’m gonna list out all the gigs that I can remember that I’ve been to in date order, and hopefully update this.

“WASTED” farewell party
The Carlton, Morcambe
28th October 2006

Rebellion festival
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
9th – 12th August 2007

Cock Sparrer
Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
3rd November 2007

Green Bay (Green Day tribute)
Limelight, Crewe
10th November 2007

Rebellion festival
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
7th – 10th August 2008

Half Man Half Biscuit
Academy 1, Manchester
30th January 2009

TV Smith
The Shed, Leicester
2nd April 2009

Green Day
MEN Arena, Manchester
31st October 2009

Half Man Half Biscuit
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
25th March 2010

The King Blues
Academy 2, Manchester
2nd April 2011

The King Blues
Academy 2, Manchester
4th November 2011

Jaya The Cat
Club Alter Ego, Manchester
18th November 2011

Billy Bragg, The King Blues & Sound Of Rum
Students Union, Keele
20th November 2011

The King Blues
The Sugarmill, Stoke
30th November 2011

Stiff Little Fingers
Rock City, Nottingham
26th March 2012

The Ruby Dukes (supporting The Get Alongs)
The Sugarmill, Stoke
13th July 2012

Jaya The Cat
Club Alter Ego, Manchester
11th August 2012

Rancid & Anti-Nowhere League
Academy 2, Manchester
7th December 2012

The Skints
Academy 2, Manchester
21st May 2013

MUSE
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
1st June 2013

The Ruby Dukes SINGLE LAUNCH
The Full Moon, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
20th July 2013