Specialising in*Remote RecordingMixingSong Production

"Giving your music the attention it deserves"

  • * Requirements for Remote Recording

    • An Audio Interface
    • A Microphone
    • Headphones
    • A Webcam or Similar
    • Decent Internet Connection
    • Software will be provided

"As a songwriter being able to translate your song to a producer you work with can be challenging, but Rob has been by far the best I’ve worked with."                                                         

Rachel Hawker

"I sent Robbie the mix of my song ‘One of a Kind’ to improve, and the difference was amazing. The clarity, the style and the tones were so notably better and i will for sure come straight to Robbie if I ever need help again. I can’t recommend him enough!" 

Sam Bishop

"Rob is a very experienced and expert producer. His work on my band's song 'Poison Trip' really brought it to life, giving it the fullness and clarity that I tried and failed to achieve on my own mixes of the song."

Adam Almeida

"Recently, we handed our latest single ‘Monday Morning’ to Rob, hoping he could work his magic and produce a master ready for release on the 16th Nov. ...he did just that, providing us with an amazing master of a track we’re very proud of."

Station 47

"Great atmosphere amazing production and  all round good fun! would recommend Rob to any one interested in any sort of recording scenario. Flexible, easy going with good results, what more would you want 11/10"

Alex Trouckin

Troll Mother

"The Artist's vision is ALL that matters!"

The Artist's vision is ALL that matters! To get there, it involves developing a bond that allows complete trust between you and the artist. This trust enables the artist feel safe and secure because there will be times whereby they need to show vulnerability in order express their emotions whether it is in the song-writing or performance process. During this creative time, no problem should ever be too much and no stone left un-turned when exploring creative avenues in order to achieve the final vision.

Ultimately, the process should always be fun!

"I'm one of those musicians who truly only wants to worry about my part in the process and he's been there supporting my creative and technical needs in every live sound situation and within the studio."  Dave Soothill 

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SERVICES

Online Recording

  • Wouldn’t it be great to be able to sing from the comfort of your own home?
  • Being able to perform in a space where you feel safest.
  • Having an engineer that can take care of all the technical aspects of recording, allowing you to concentrate on the most important thing, singing.
  • What if you were able to do this in something like a Zoom call so that you can see and talk with your engineer?

Well, it is now possible to achieve this using Cubase and VST CONNECT.
More recently, it has really come into its own during the global pandemic of 2020 because it has enabled artists and producers to continue working.

The benefits are that:

  • Artists aren’t paying higher studio costs.
  • The times are more flexible to suit.
  • You are able to perform in the comfort of your own space.

What does the artist need?

Essentially,   all you require are:

  • Stable Internet connection (Ethernet to router is best)
  • A microphone
  • An audio interface
  • A pair of headphones
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"VST remote recording is a great option to Artist and musicians who cannot get around for whatever reason. I will continue to work with Robbie Dwyer, he is an artist's dream team dream. I will recommend Robbie to artists who really want a great audio engineer/musician/producer they can trust, making sure things are done right!"  Jhelisa Anderson

Mixing

Objectivity is something that can be very difficult to do when you have been spending many hours crafting your music. It can lead to a situation where your song feels like a very good representation of what you are wanting to achieve. However, by collaborating and working together, we are able to get your music to its full potential and taking it to the next level, ready to be mastered and released to your awaiting audience.

What can I offer you?

Firstly, I am happy to do one *Free Sample mix of your song. It is an opportunity to see whether I am right for your project. That way there is no obligation or exchange of money initially and an opportunity to build a working relationship should you wish to continue, then we can discuss your project and rates per project whether it is just one song, an EP or Full Album.

Again, the main objective is ensuring that the song and your vision is served as you intended.

*(click the contact link and select Free Sample Mix)

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Station 47

Production

Making music whether it is as a song-writer or band should be first and foremost fun! However, this does take a bit of time to prepare to ensure that the song is the best it can be. This maybe in the form of working with loops and trying to find a vibe or spending time with a band and exchanging ideas. Once this has been achieved, then it is time to decide the best way to record depending on budgets and time.

It is important to have the right tools for the creative process whether that is through drum sounds, loops, synths and other effects, which is why I make sure I have a range of these different tools at your disposal and to enable you to achieve your sonic soundscapes.

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When working with bands, I particularly like to be able to try and capture everyone together because the results in terms of performance and energy are vastly different to the linear recording approach. Likewise, it is not always important to work with a click because ultimately you want something that you can be proud of and not have the technology dictate the performance.

Once the core elements have been laid down, we can then work on repairing and overdubbing the parts. It is important to have everyone involved in the process and to be ready so that members are able to lay down their parts as and when, including the singer because you can guarantee that if you leave the vocals to last, they will come unstuck pretty quickly!

Audio Examples

What others think

Artist, Song Writer

Jhelisa Anderson

(The Shame, Bjork, Chaka Khan)

I was introduced to Robbie Dwyer at the very beginning of lockdown, after seeking someone who could run a remote recording session with Cubase VST Connect.

Of course, the snobs all love Pro Tools or Logic and would not touch anything Cubase, so Robbie rose to the challenge and acquired Cubase Pro and the VST Connect software and we began to work with this technology.

Sometimes there are planes flying overhead, birds deciding to have a singfest right outside of my vocal booth, or a neighbour decides to mow the lawn whilst we're recording vocals, all sorts would slow the process, but ultimately we are able to complete the recordings.

Robbie has the skill, the patience and the kindness to contribute to the recordings of The ex-Shamen founder Colin Angus's new project Moship, they live in Scotland and asked me to record vocals for their song and with Robbie's help we made it happen, and the VST Connect recording sounds GREAT!

We have also recorded a track for my friend and fellow musician Toshi Yanagi (guitarist for the American late night talk show house band on the ('Jimmy Kimmel Show'). He sent me a song right at the beginning of covid lockdown and once again, eager to continue to create and record as an antidote to the chaos going on around us, I was able to because of the Connect software.

Robbie, if it wasn't for you, these recordings would not have happened because I don't have the skill or patience to record and run the tech at the same time (although you have encouraged me to learn Logic Pro and do it myself to save money) it is worth paying for 2 to 3 hours recording with you as I get so much more done!

Your professionalism, consistency and knowledge of all things in digital recording technologies makes you a valued and appreciated part of my team that helps me continue to make records after 30 years in the industry, not to mention you're a great musician in your own right, and you beam a happy home with your wife a little boy.

Inevitably when you record from your own space its also sharing lives you get the spillover sometimes from the days challenges and joys coming thru the camera.

It's great to work remotely, in my own environment, and re-scheduling isn't as much of a problem as it would be if you were to drive to a studio, where people are waiting with the studio clock ticking, it can be more stressful.

VST remote recording is a great option to Artist and musicians who cannot get around for whatever reason.

I will continue to work with Robbie Dwyer, he is an artist's dream team dream. I will recommend Robbie to artists who really want a great audio engineer/musician/producer they can trust, making sure things are done right! Cheers Robbie...Big Thanks to You!

Rachel Hawker

Rachel Hawker

Singer/ Song-writer

“I have worked with Rob on many occasions over the years and have always found him to be an inspiring person to bounce ideas around with. As a songwriter being able to translate your song to a producer you work with can be challenging, but Rob has been by far the best I’ve worked with. He has some brilliant production ideas to inject but can also take your direction as an artist and is supportive of your vision for the song. I have worked with Rob in a few different capacities, both starting from scratch recording together, and me independently recording in my home studio and sending tracks over to be mixed and mastered. He is a flexible, talented and a pleasure to make music with.”

Dave Soothill (Britonica, Superstring)

Dave Soothill

Superstrings/ Britonica

"Having worked with Robbie on several projects over many years I can only say he's the most professional engineer I've ever worked with. With so much varied 'hands on' experience from within the music industry as performer, composer, tutor, producer and general recording genius he's a pleasure to work with. 
I have many working ensembles consisting of different instrumentation, acoustic and electric all of which Rob has recorded or engineered in some capacity and every time he has delivered a quality product. I'm one of those musicians who truly only wants to worry about my part in the process and he's been there supporting my creative and technical needs in every live sound situation and within the studio. 
My favourite 'Rob' experience was watching him set up a 11 piece funk band with percussion and brass  in under 15 minutes on a festival stage one Summer after my band had finished our set. The balance was perfect, yes he had a clue as to what he was dealing with but the sound for the punters was quality before the first chorus. Impressive stuff. 
Rob has always delivered what ever product I've required efficiently and his creativity as a producer and sound engineer is second to none. He takes time to understand the project and chooses the best approach suited to your needs. I've been performing, recording and teaching music for over 20 years and I'm yet to meet a better engineer."

Noah's House Band/ Ornaments of the Countryside

Phil Palmer

Noah's House Band

"Rob provides the perfect balance between helping you realise the creative ideas in your head and injecting his own ideas to improve your musical product. He is enthused and dedicated to the overall finished product, whatever the style or genre or music. But perhaps his finest quality as a producer is his ear. From the moment Rob places a mic in front of the instrument he is listening and fine tuning the recording, not relying on post recording eq and plugins to get a good sound, but getting the initial capture right. I remember listening back to his raw audio tracks of our Noah’s House Band session straight after we had finished a take. The mix wowed me before he had even touched it! Genius!"

Steel Strum

Simon Stewart

Steel Strum

"Robbie recorded us for a couple of videos we filmed live in the studio. We asked for a crisp, punchy sound which is exactly what we got. The whole session was really relaxed but very productive and considering the steel pan isn’t an easy instrument to record we got an excellent result. Robbie is definitely someone we would recommend working with!"

John Maher

John Maher

Singer/ Songwriter

"I have worked with Robbie for my upcoming EP. He’s a total professional. The sessions are always highly productive, well planned, with a great atmosphere. He’s great to work with and pushes you in the right direction. As a songwriter/performer, Robbie's first intention is to service the song, which is for me is reassuring. He is  flexible and offers his advice and ideas to make sure you get the best for your music."

Telephone: 07900 221007
Email: enquiries@robbiedwyermusic.com