A variety of thoughts from EQ Studios very own John Hamilton.
Mick McGinty, Rasheed Ogunlaru, & a Mention in BASCAs The Works
This past week I’ve been having a great time in the studio with some of my Irish clients.
Theresa Rodgers has been in laying down vocals for her latest album and Mick McGinty’s latest album ‘Michael’ is now fully mastered and I have to say, sounds fantastic. There will also be a launch party for Mick’s album release at Moore’s in Colindale, which I imagine will be a fun evening! I’ll be helping out on guitar and my daughter Alice will be on backing vocals. Both of us are also featured on the album.
We also laid down the backing track of a new ballad written by Rasheed Ogunlaru. It’s very much in the development stages but I’m incredibly excited - it is quite beautiful. Earlier in the month we worked on another of his own songs ‘Meanwhile Life Passes By’. You can have a listen to the track we recorded and produced on YouTube.
In other news, there is a brief but very kind reference in the BASCA magazine ‘The Works’, about my appearance at the Songshop event back in September. ‘Special guest John Hamilton from EQ Studios gave an impressive demonstration of building a demo from scratch’. It’s brilliant to get such positive feedback so I’m really pleased with that. Good to know I wasn’t talking nonsense ;)
If you’re looking for some interesting reading material, I recommend you have a look at this article by Paul White on DV Magazine about the common mistakes made when recording and mastering. There are some very useful tips-:
Hope you all have a great week!