Dan Carlin: The Music Editor

Most film music buffs can rattle off the top composers’ filmographies and discographies, or can hum every note of a favorite score, but few know about all that is involved with the actual scoring of a film. While composers deservedly get the lion’s share of attention, other talented individuals contribute to the success (or failure)…

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Eric Tomlinson: The Recording Engineer

Eric Tomlinson at the mixing console at CTS Studios in Bayswater during the early 1960s If there is a type of man we could call an ‘English Gentleman’ the name of Eric Tomlinson would come to mind. His distinct features, pleasant voice and fine and warmhearted way of dealing with others make him a person…

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Jack Hayes and Mark Mckenzie: The Film Music Orchestrator

During the past few years, several film music orchestrators have started to receive the attention they deserve. Names like Arthur Morton, Herbert Spencer and Jack Hayes are recognized by film music fans through their association with great composers (Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams and Elmer Bernstein, respectively). However, what a film music orchestrator actually does isn’t…

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Mike Ross-Trevor: The Recording Engineer

Whitfield Street Recording Studios are situated next to a public house called ‘Finnegan’s Wake’, in a quiet, unassuming street just off the Tottenham Court Road, London, England. Fronting the entrance is a stone obelisk, fondly referred to as ‘The Tombstone’ by those inside. An entirely appropriate nickname, as the well-thought of film score TOMBSTONE by…

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Tim Boyle: The Music Scoring Mixer

Tim Boyle and composer Elik Alvarez during the recording session of “Where I Stand” (2008) In recent years, the recording engineer has become nearly as constant and trusted a collaborator to a composer as the orchestrator. Without the correct mike placement and mixing, the meticulous efforts of composer and musicians can be quite easily ruined,…

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