Dusty Reel is a music production studio with an ethos of keeping music and audio as organic, warm and musically non-linear as possible.
The studio operates fully 'in the box'/ITB (100% within the digital realm, for those unversed in the world of audio production!). This was a decision made primarily towards supporting established local and international recording studios who have painstakingly built up their hardware collections and reputations as creative and inspiring workplaces, but also as a result of how terrifyingly good audio software has become over the last 5 years or so. This also graces the studio with the power of 100% recallability, making mix revisions a breeze and ensuring that the work we do can be fine tuned exactly to the artist's/client's requests.
Asides from providing all the necessary services for audio engineering, the studio also has extensive experience in composition and record production.
To steal a quote from the great Brian Lucey of 'Magic Garden Mastering', we believe in 'flirting with the line' when it comes to music making. In other words, we tend to favour 'non-linearities', soundscapes with a fearless low end and an 'harmonically rich' stance in general; all for the sake of getting the artist's point across creatively and sonically.
You can listen to a few fairly recent mixes below to get an idea of the quality (more to be added very soon, once the records have been released!). A brief mention of the set up and tools the studio uses can be found on the GEAR page.
* Additional links to the aforementioned 'creative and inspiring workplaces' can be found on the LINKS page of this website *
* Clicking on the album cover(s) will direct you to the artist's personal shop *
* Please support and listen to independently made (and funded!) music in it's full audio resolution format by buying a CD or Vinyl direct from the artist! Please don't resort to streaming only! *
ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY ADAM RHODES
MASTERED BY ROSS SAUNDERS AT DUSTY REEL
ENGINEERED BY STUART HAMILTON AT CASTLESOUND STUDIOS
ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING BY GUS STIRRAT AT SOLAS SOUND
MIXED BY ROSS SAUNDERS AT DUSTY REEL
MASTERING BY BRIAN LUCEY AT MAGIC GARDEN MASTERING
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