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Friday, 8 January 2016

Drifting Classroom Album Mastering for CD, Vinyl and Download

Meticulous time getting this job right results in a journey of melody and song that tells a good story and describes moods in a lyrical and engaging way.

Thanks to Dave Sefton at Skinny Dog Records for bringing this project to us.

All aspects of Mastering and Compile of the album were performed at our Manchester Recording Studios. ProTools, Fairchild Mastering Equalizers, AML EZ1072 and Apogee AD16X were used to finalise the results.

Being Frank bio pic - Location Recording Manchester

Inch were hired as audio location capture engineers for the bio-pic "Being Frank", a moving story about the self made Manchester drag star "Frank Lamar" otherwise known as "Foo-Foo Lamar" written and directed by Rob Ellis. This dramatic and musical journey follows Frank, his family, friends and enemies from childhood to his passing in 2003.

Shot in and around central Manchester and the village around Canal Street, scenes were efficiently covered for audio with:

Rycote windjammer, Senheisser MKH416 microphone, boom extension, SSD recorder, AKG phantom power packs, ATI MX100 field mixer, AKG 451 with CK9 capsule.

Taylor Made - Southpoint Films voiceover

Recordings made at our Manchester Recording Studio

Syria Relief - Flour and Bread Appeal

Inch Studio in Manchester recorded and provided voiceover for Syria Relief's Flour and Bakeries charity video campaign.

Many thanks to Matt Norman of Soupco productions for bringing the project in.

Happy Mondays - Panama sessions for GoggleBox Entertainment

Happy Mondays & Embera: Ooo La La To Panama

Inch mixed and Mastered this Happy Mondays song which was written by the band to be included in the TV show commissioned by GoggleBox entertainment called "Singing in the Forest".

The show features the full band living and working with a native tribe in Panama, many of whom had never encountered cameras, microphones or technology of any kind before.

The song has since been released with all profits going to the people of the Embera Village.

Dan Broad brought the project in who has been involved with the Happy Mondays as band member and studio hand for over 10 years.

An absolute pleasure to be involved with Manchester legendary 

All post production, mixing and mastering took place at our Manchester based Recording Studio.

I Am Kloot - Hold Back the Night…. Mixed and Mastered

Manchester based I Am Kloot asked Keir Stewart to mix the double live album "Hold Back the Night"

Services included:

Mixdown of all songs, 24bit 48kHz masters, vinyl formatting, DDP images for CD audio disks, mp3s and AAC for iTunes.

Mastering included use of Apogee AD-16x converters, Fairchild Valve Mastering Equalizers, AML EZ1073 Equalisers, NuGen Limiters and Protools 11.

All stages of mixing and mastering were completed at the Manchester Recording Studios.

‘Hold Back The Night’ is drawn from the band’s catalogue and includes tracks from 2010’s Mercury nominated ‘Sky At Night’ and their last studio album, 2013’s ‘Let It All In’, alongside earlier gems such as ‘Twist’ and ‘86 TVs’, recorded on I Am Kloot’s 2013 winter tour.

1. These Days Are Mine
2. Northern Skies
3. 86 TVs
4. Bullets
5. One Man Brawl
6. Let Them All In
7. Shoeless
8. Hold Back The Night
9. I Still Do
10. Fingerprints
11. Morning Rain
12. To The Brink
13. Some Better Day
14. Lately
15. Dead Men’s Cigarettes
16. Radiation
17. Proof
18. Because
19. Twist
20. From Your Favourite Sky
21. The Moon Is A Blind Eye *
22. No Fear Of Falling *
23. Mouth On Me *
24. Dark Star *
25. Same Deep Water As Me *
26. Life In A Day *
* = Bonus Digital Download

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

3M Telephony messages UK and Ireland - voiced by Keir Stewart

Since 2008, 3M UK plc have been using Inch every year for it's out of office messages with Keir Stewart behind the microphone.

All recording and audio post production was undertaken at the Manchester Recording Studio and encoded to 8bit CCIT 8kHz SR using a Mac Pro recording into ProTools 11.