Engineering @ The Moorings Bar (Aberdeen)

The Moorings Bar 2

A dream comes true, engineering at my favourite venue of my whole music career.

An actual win ūüôā

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Goings-on as Bassist for Fisso Musica

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A productive weekend for the Fisso Musica outfit, with acoustic recordings of Emily Atkinson, our new singing talent, on Saturday using the ever-skilful services of Guitarist and engineer Gavin Wiltshire.  Followed by a full-band recording the very next day!  Well done friends, great work and the results so far make for exciting listening.
Gavin and I had discussed previously and at length that we should aim to achieve both a much fuller sound and polished performance than the hundreds of performances we have seen and indeed been part of over the last few years.
So my thanks to Scott Galbraith, Emily Atkinson and Brian Macleod for your recent efforts; for the first time in a while I can feel a real sense of achievement in this corner of my musical activities, and I’m very happy to have had a good feeling grow into a good vibe, cheers folks.

Gav, well done bud, as ever.

Peavey Grind 6 Customising and EMG Upgrade ptII

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Work is pretty much complete on my  Peavey Grind 6.
2 EMG Pickups (a 45CS and a 45DC) fitted with surprisingly little effort, and for the nerds I went with an 18v supply, and modified wiring to maintain the original tone/volume control pair.

Peavey Grind 6 Customising & EMG Upgrade

2 Peavey Grind 6 Basses undergoing various cutomisations and upgrades

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OK so these images document the bulk of the pickup upgrade work done to my Peavey Grind 6.
I purchased the Bass from Red Dog Music store in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, it’s my second one, on purpose, because I love them; my friend and fellow Bassist Duncan Roscoe now owns my original one.
I also purchased some EMG pickups a 45CS and a 45DC, as did he, and then we set about our instruments.


Pipe band from my less-than-awesome view

Nestled neatly within our organisation are two of the best musical events teams in Scotland:

Fisso Musica – an established corporate and function six-piece ensemble who always come with the full complement of neatly-turned-out humans complete with heads full of songs spanning the last 60 years at least, and some ancient traditional ceilidh dances modernised to fit the mix. Lighting and filler / background music also provided along with additional visuals where requested.

Amplified Edinburgh РA network of established local private and in-school tutors, musicians, engineers and consultants who compile exciting and engaging educational workshops  programmes and showcases for the public and private sector.


Some Rack Gear

Using our state-of-the-art recording equipment and truly nerdish techniques we can offer location recording (we come to you) at the highest quality broadcast formats available. Don’t want any hassle? ¬†Tell us what you need as the finished product and we will produce/engineer/mix/master and bounce files to your stated requirements.

Through our abundant local affiliates we are also able to provide high quality recording environments for those in need of studio settings.

A time-served sound engineer with 15 years experience on both sides of the desk will be provided.