Hi, Im Chris Hamilton

I Produce, Record & Mix Records

I’m passionate about making great records. For over a decade, I’ve been honoured to work closely with artists across the spectrum, with my primary aim being to capture the essence of live energy and immortalise it onto record. Having spent  years specialising in analogue recording, I pride myself on applying my experience with vintage and modern equipment to tailor each studio session to the individual needs of the artist. As well as my freelance work, I can also be found as acting In-house Producer & Studio Engineer at Manchester’s CottonMouth Recording Studios.

You can share my thoughts at @toaststudios 

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Here’s some of the services I offer

The best mix comes from working with the right ingredients

Producer

The decisions made at the production stage are crucial, and can determine the genre of a record. Record producing is a creative collaboration which, with the right wizardry, can turn a series of sound bites into a record to be proud of. I take pride in working closely with artists to determine the creative direction, in order to achieve a sound which is tailored to be original and timeless.

Engineer

With over a decade of experience as recording studio engineer, I specialise in the timeless magic of analogue recording. Combining it with some handy modern touches, I fine-tune the set-up to the needs of the track at hand with meticulous precision. I thrive on finding the perfect sound for each instrument using some of the best vintage and modern recording equipment in the industry to best suit your needs.

Mixer

Mixing is a passion and an art form, it’s part of the process that gets the goose bumps going and emotions flying, which is what you want your listeners to feel every time they listen to your record. With a great attention to detail I use a combination of old and new equipment depending on what the mix calls for. It doesn’t matter if it takes many revisions a client never leaves without getting the result they came for. 

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Analog Heven 

‘This is just some of the equipment at my disposal.. ‘

Desks

Trdent 80b
Neve VR Legend

Monitors

Quested VS 308’s
Generlec 1034B
Adam S3A
Yhamaha NS10’s

FX

WEM Watkins Copicat Tape Delay
Line 6 Bass Pod Pro

Line 6 Guitar Pod Pro
TC Electronics Reverb 6000 with ICON remote control
Lexicon PCM91
Lexicon PCM80
Yamaha SPX990
Aural Exciter Type C

Tape

Otari MTR90
24 Track 2inch

Dynamics

Universal Audio 1176LN
Kepex Gain Brain
Kepex Gates x 4
LA Audio 4×4
Teletronix LA-2A

Empirical Labs Distressor
API 2500
Tubetech SMC2B
Manley Vari-Mu
Alan Smart C2
Manley Massive Passive
Drwamer DL241
1Mind Print En-voice
Fat 1 Stereo Valve Compressor

 

Mic’s

Neumann U87 x 2
Neumann KM184 x 2
Brauner VM1
AKG SolidTube
AKG C414 x 4
AKG C451 x 2
AKG D112
AKG D12 x 2
BLUE KIWI
Sennheiser MD441

Sennheiser MD421 x 3
Sennheiser E602 x 2
Sennheiser E604 x 3
Electrovoice RE20
Shure SM58 x 3
Shure SM57 x 5
Shure Beta58 x 1
Shure Beta57 x 2
Audiotechnica ATM87 PZM
Audix D6

Audiotechnica AT804

Contact


E: Chris@toastrecordings | T: +(44) 7964 957 458

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