FilmA self-confessed vinyl junkie, Alex grew up collecting soul, hip hop, reggae and indie records before developing an interest in recording. He joined us 15 years ago working in the studios, having experienced the Abbey Road sound via his parents' 1960s record collection. Once in, he quickly worked his way up to the role of mastering engineer.
Alex has mastered albums and singles for The Beatles, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, Marvin Gaye, Mogwai, Maverick Sabre, Mumford and Sons, Gilberto Gil, Slaves, Bring Me The Horizon, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, St. Germain and The Chemical Brothers. He's also in high demand as a remastering engineer and has worked on genres ranging from ethnic, jazz, folk and classical through to indie guitar, pop and film soundtracks.
One of the very few mastering engineers in the world to possess a Neumann VMS 82 DMM (Direct to Metal Mastering) lathe, Alex uses this classic machine to cut copper discs which produce a better high-end, less surface noise and warmer sound quality. It's currently the only operational model in the UK.
With plenty of opportunity to pursue his love of vinyl, Alex has cut some of the biggest pop and rock albums of recent years to 12". These include Keane's No.1 album Strangelands, Radiohead's best-selling vinyl album The King of Limbs, plus albums from Joanna Newsom, Animal Collective, Massive Attack and Coldplay.
Recently Alex has been working on the Rolling Stones' and Paul McCartney's back catalogues as well as solo artists such as D. D Dumbo, Douglas Dare, Tom Hickox and Sigrid.
Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney
Radiohead - King of Limbs
Pixies - Doolittle 25
My Bloody Valentine - MBV
Marvin Gaye - Groovin'
Beastie Boys - The Mix Up
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk
St. Germain - Real Blues
Aurora - Running With The Wolves
Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive