Toby HulbertAssistant Engineer

Toby Hulbert

Following a Tonmeister degree in music and sound recording and a placement year at Phoenix Sound in Pinewood Studios, Toby freelanced as an engineer, a sound editor at Shepperton Film Studios and a film composer's assistant. He worked on many sessions at some of the top London studios including Air, Strongroom, Urchin, Miloco and Phoenix Sound before joining us as an assistant in early 2012.

He’s continued to build his reputation as a versatile and popular engineer, having worked with talented artists such as Oh Wonder, Frank Ocean, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Alabama Shakes, Kasabian & Jack Garratt. He has engineered for producers including Tony Visconti, Alan Parsons, Dave Cobb, Malay and Om’Mas Keith.

Although his skills were developed in the digital era, Toby has picked up many analogue techniques from working with top producers and engineers at Abbey Road. He’s keen to use a hybrid approach, combining the speed and convenience of digital software with the character of analogue equipment. Toby brings great enthusiasm for music and experimentation to his sessions and aims to create a relaxed atmosphere where artists can be creative.

Toby’s also gained great experience in soundtrack recording and production, working as score recordist on titles such as the Oscar winning Gravity, The Imitation Game, Suffragette (on which he was also score editor), and The Avengers. During the summer of 2015 he enjoyed a month working as digital scoring engineer for Ridley Scott's The Martian, as well as engineering solo sessions for Hacksaw Ridge. He’s recently recorded and mixed scores for Natalie Holt including the Royal Television Society nominated score for BBC’s hard-hitting drama Three Girls, BBC’s The Boy with the Topknot and the feature film Journey’s End.

Recent notable projects include a 5.1 mix of a live concert for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, recording for pop-duo Oh Wonder (strings on their self-titled debut album and live sessions at The Pool and in The Gatehouse at Abbey Road), the score for the Aardman film Early Man, and recording sessions with Allan Rayman, Rews, Daniel Elms for his Islandia album and Yann Tiersen for Eusa.

Discography

2018

Old Good Lord - Blindbuyer

Old Good Lord

Blindbuyer

2017

A Love so Beautiful - Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A Love so Beautiful

Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Classic House - Pete Tong

Classic House

Pete Tong
Earth: One Amazing Day - Alex Heffes

Earth: One Amazing Day

Alex Heffes
Guitar Star on Sky Arts - Tony Visconti

Guitar Star on Sky Arts

Tony Visconti
Pyro - Rews

Pyro

Rews
Together Again - Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

Together Again

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Walk The Earth - Europe

Walk The Earth

Europe
What's The Word - Joe Fox

What's The Word

Joe Fox

2016

Absolute Radio Live Tracks - Alabama Shakes

Absolute Radio Live Tracks

Alabama Shakes
Absolute Radio Live Tracks - Mumford and Sons

Absolute Radio Live Tracks

Mumford and Sons
Alice Through the Looking Glass - Danny Elfman

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Danny Elfman
Blond - Frank Ocean

Blond

Frank Ocean
Hacksaw Ridge - Rupert Gregson-Williams

Hacksaw Ridge

Rupert Gregson-Williams
Hacksaw Ridge - Rupert Gregson-Williams

Hacksaw Ridge

Rupert Gregson-Williams
Live At The Pool -  Oh Wonder

Live At The Pool

Oh Wonder
My Mother and Other Stranger - Natalie Holt

My Mother and Other Stranger

Natalie Holt
Nightingale - Charles Strouse

Nightingale

Charles Strouse
Oh Wonder - Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder
Planets - Jeff Mills

Planets

Jeff Mills
Shanghai Disneyland - Ride to the Crystal Grotto - Peter Pan - Bruce Broughton

Shanghai Disneyland - Ride to the Crystal Grotto - Peter Pan

Bruce Broughton
Star Wars Battlefront - Gordy Haab

Star Wars Battlefront

Gordy Haab
The Hobbit - End Credits Song - Ed Sheeran

The Hobbit - End Credits Song

Ed Sheeran

2015

Ange et Gabrielle - Jean-Michel Bernard

Ange et Gabrielle

Jean-Michel Bernard
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Kentaro Sato

Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Kentaro Sato
Hotel Transylvania 2 - Mark Mothersbaugh

Hotel Transylvania 2

Mark Mothersbaugh
Monkey Kingdom - Harry Gregson-Williams

Monkey Kingdom

Harry Gregson-Williams
OW - Oh Wonder

OW

Oh Wonder
Road Games - Daniel Elms

Road Games

Daniel Elms
Songs For Quintet - Kenny Wheeler

Songs For Quintet

Kenny Wheeler
Suffragette - Alexandre Desplat

Suffragette

Alexandre Desplat
Suffregette - Alexandre Desplat

Suffregette

Alexandre Desplat
The Avengers Age of Ultron (OST) - Danny Elfman, Brian Tyler

The Avengers Age of Ultron (OST)

Danny Elfman, Brian Tyler
The Martian - Harry Gregson-Williams

The Martian

Harry Gregson-Williams
The Martian (OST) - Harry Gregson-Williams

The Martian (OST)

Harry Gregson-Williams
The Program - Alex Heffes

The Program

Alex Heffes
Weathered - Jack Garret

Weathered

Jack Garret
Writing's on the Wall - Sam Smith

Writing's on the Wall

Sam Smith

2014

48.13 - Kasabian

48.13

Kasabian
Exodus Gods and Kings OST.jpg - Alberto Iglesias

Exodus Gods and Kings OST.jpg

Alberto Iglesias
Orchestra   Mozart Concert Arias - London Symphony

Orchestra Mozart Concert Arias

London Symphony
The Imitation Game - Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game

Alexandre Desplat

2013

All Your Life A Tribute To The Beatles - Ali Di Meola

All Your Life A Tribute To The Beatles

Ali Di Meola
Gravity (OST) - Steven Price

Gravity (OST)

Steven Price

2012

The Haunted Man - Bat For Lashes

The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes