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With over 15 years in the business, Ed's mastering career has encompassed many different genres of music, taking in rock, pop, folk, dance, indie and jazz.




The Who, Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild, The VirginMarys, Reuben, Lonely the Brave, Xcerts, The Futureheads, BB Brunes, Tom McCrae, To The Bones,  Baddies, Bloc Party, Saint Saviour, Puressence,


Ed has been immersed in music since he was 5 and used to spend long journeys in the back of his parents' car re mastering radio tracks in his head.  


He started playing bass in friends’ bands aged 13 and cut his eq teeth teaching himself to use pc software to engineer their home recordings.  


Starting “real work” as a studio gopher in his teens, Ed has over 15 years experience of the whole process from recording to mixing to mastering.


These days he has moved on somewhat, using professional equipment to work with bands like The Manics and Idlewild, but his passion remains.


Passion for learning new things - about the latest gear that can be harnessed to give an extra edge to a recording, or new practices in the industry.


Passion for realising the full potential of a recording - Ed has a knack of hearing that potential and works closely with his clients to achieve it.


Passion for mastering itself – ultimately Ed loves what he does and people like him doing what he does.  


Which is pretty great really.

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Read it in Ed's words in International Audio Pro, Voom Pioneers and KMR Audio.