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Denis Lynch - Session Drummer

"I can't praise Alex and William highly enough, they got a great drum sound for me from practically the first hit which is a very rare and special quality to have. Highly efficient, professional and a great vibe make these guys highly recommended for all kinds of work. I would go as far to say that this is the number one studio in Edinburgh."


Ewan Gibson - Hello Frisco

“We were really impressed with how efficient and professional Alex and William were. They really are experts at getting a great sound out of every instrument, not only that they are patient and always happy to accommodate any ideas that you have - Alex even joined in on our gang vocals! Whether recording, mixing or mastering they do a fantastic job. We'd recommend recording at Swanfield to any band looking to record something they can be proud of.”


Felipe Schrieberg - The Blueswater

“We are an 11-piece old-school R & B band, looking to nail down our first serious recordings. Alex and Will were the midwives to our album, having recorded, mixed, and mastered the project. And what a beautiful baby it is. We had such a great time with them, and everything went extremely smoothly. The songs came out just as we imagined them to sound in our heads. For us, the testament to their professionalism was their ability to craft such a great polished sound from ideas that we had put together extremely quickly. We will continue working with them, and already have a few plans in the pipeline. Highest recommendations.”


Rosie Irons - Hurricane Jack / Pocket Rocket

“Recording with Swanfield Studios was really easy and handled on a very professional yet personal level. Both William and Alex are really knowledgeable and care about the music they produce. I really like their approach and had them help me record a live demo with 2 of my bands. I particularly appreciated their skill, experience and advice on recording my original tracks. As a very self critical person and perfectionist it was really nice to be helped by people who listened to what I wanted and delivered exactly that.Thanks lads ... one more band to go - Rosie :)”


Iain Sloan & Andrew Taylor- The Wynntown Marshals

‘Alex/William: On behalf of the Wynntown Marshals, i'd like to thank you guys SO much for the wonderful job you did mastering our forthcoming album "The Long Haul". It sounds immense. Keith and I are notoriously pedantic, hard taskmasters, and hard to please, and we had ZERO constructive feedback for you at all! You nailed it first time! Yay you! Thanks again. I'd recommend your services to anyone. Our producer Andrew Taylor had this to say:


"I'm sitting at home, having cranked up 'the long haul' through the hifi very loudly, feeling very smug and immensely proud. Wow! I can hear a big difference with mastering - tighter and clearer. It's a corker and by far the best sounding recording i've ever made or been part of. Superb. They've done a great job of enhancing the sound. It doesn't sound squished or tinny like some end up. Awesome. The sparkle it deserved."


Like us, Andrew is forever in search for audio perfection. So, hats off to you guys.’


Graham Duff - Park Planet

You probably get this a lot but oh my god they sound amazing. wow. I can't believe how good you've got this all sounding. Blown away.

 

Don't know how you've achieved it so rich and balanced. Drums sound incredible, vocals are creamy. was wondering if that was me singing half way through. The guitars are twangier and more roomy and the bass is super fat.”


Ruari Wilson - Lecturer, Motherwell College

“Over a well structured short course, William and Alex taught me the key elements of good practice and the essential requirements to be able to successfully record students' work and produce an acceptable, listenable result. They have a patient and professional approach to every aspect of teaching. My students are already benefitting from the new skills that I can now pass on to them.”


Al Kerr - Songwriter

“Just want to say 'thanks' for all your great work today - it was a real pleasure working with you guys, and you made the session really easy and enjoyable. As well as being really welcoming, you were both a big part of the creative process, and that's not always the case in a recording studio. I'll certainly be back!”


Tony Taylor - X Lion Tamer

"I'm happy to say that i'm absolutely delighted with your service. Very good attention to detail, excellent musical ear and a lot of patience. I would recommend you to anyone wanting recording, mixing or mastering services. I should know - i'm incredibly fussy!"


Stephen Whipp - Shooting Stansfield

"Alex was easy to work with and from the outset was honest, enthusiastic and open-minded. Alex also showed several innovative master strokes during both the original (recording) sessions and the production phase, which allowed our songs to become more melodic, dynamic and striking."


Euan McMeeken - The Kays Lavelle

"I’d recommend Alex as a sound engineer to anyone out there wanting to record music whether it’s live recordings or for a record or just cause you need a demo or mastering. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed. He’s a lovely fella, very chilled out and great to work with ."


Scott Longmuir - The Last Battle

"We all love Alex at Battle HQ, when he’s around we know we’ll sound great and there’ll be nothing to worry about. Thanks Alex!"


Matthew Young - Song By Toad

"Alex appears to be carving out a reputation as one of Edinburgh’s most trusted sound guys"


Ellen McBride - Aberfeldy Festival

“Just a quick email to say a GIANT thank you for all your work at the weekend. You were both absolutely brilliant. Sound was terrific.  The weekend was a roaring success and we're onto planning next years event already.”


Kate Gould - The Fine Line

“Alex's expert knowledge, attention to detail, intelligence, professionalism and the superb quality of recordings make working with him an absolute pleasure.  I would have complete confidence in recommending him to anyone looking for sound engineering services of the highest quality.”


Nick - Sparrow and the Workshop

"It's Nick from Sparrow and the Workshop here! Just been meaning to say thank you so much for all your recording, mixing, mastering of the live stuff back at the Wee Red Bar. We just got the footage back from Markus and the Audio, the mix, everything! sounds Awesome, Really really pleased with how it sounds! Will definitely be in touch if anything else comes up."


Julien Pearly - Pundigrion

"The master you gave me sounds great. I clearly hear the difference from mine and from the previous you gave me. I really love the crispiness of it and you added so much breath/depth (don’t know what is the best term to use for that, full of air I mean :)!!!  Thanks a lot again for your help on that its a 3 year work finally packed up!”

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