Just like when I’m composing & performing: I’m at home with recording/mixing/mastering in various music styles, especially classical music, world music and jazz. At the conservatory I was following audio engineering classes and since then I’ve been continuing my development within this craft. I have always had a passion for sound since my early youth.
While recording, mixing & mastering I use both my knowledge and experience as a musician/composer as well as my expertise as an audio engineer to get the desired sound.
My aim while recording/mixing is to make recordings that let the listener to enjoy and experience the music to the fullest while feeling the vibe. I always strive to give each instrument it's own, equally important place. Acoustic ensembles are dynamic and organic species, and they require an organic approach.
When mastering, i’m always searching for a spectral balance, tranquility and a spatiality that's very pleasing on any audio system. Mastering is precision- and patience work and I’m fond of it.
My keywords are: transparency, musicality, balance, dynamics & natural pleasant sound.
Here's an example of a location jazz recording I did with a very simple Blumlein microphone setup. Only 2 microphones are used to capture the jazz trio, so it gives a natural, acoustic and vintage sound.
(Music by Dominic J Marshall and his trio)