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Miles Showell Interview – Mastering Engineer, Metropolis Studios

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The world famous Metropolis studios, Music Gateway caught up with Miles Showell one of Metropolis’s chief mastering engineer’s and got his insight into his career and advice on mastering.

A team of world class, award winning mastering engineers supplying stereo & 5.1 surround mastering for CD, iTunes, vinyl, Blu-ray, DVD, DSD, and beyond.

5 mastering rooms featuring custom consoles, SADiE DAWs, Prism Convertors, including DSD, 2 x modified Neumann VSM 80s, PMC monitoring, utilising a broad selection of the highest quality digital and analogue equalisers, compressors, limiters and processing.

With 2 large recordings studios, 4 mixing rooms (stereo / 5.1), and a large selection of microphones to choose from, there is something for everyone at Metropolis. Occupying a Grade II listed former power station in Chiswick, West London, our studios evoke Fritz Lang’s 1926 film vision of the future, after which they are named. The future is something Metropolis is all about.

They can record full band sessions, string sections (up to 16 piece), overdubs, Protools & Logic DAWs and have a wide range of analogue and digital tape machines available.

Mixing can be done on one of our four analogue mixing consoles. We can also mix to picture and offer Stereo and 5.1 mixing for PCM, SACD & DVD Audio, DVD & Blu-ray. Alongside these, we have four production & programming rooms which house a variety of world-renowned producers and mix engineers.

Metropolis is well renowned as a world class facility. They have recorded & mixed some of the most classic artists albums of all time at Metropolis including Queen, The Stone Roses, The Verve, The Libertines, Lauren Hill, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, and Rihanna.

However, they don’t only work with major labels, global icons and household names. They are able to cater for smaller artists with development deals & private projects. We can tailor packages to suit your needs.

You will be able to find Metropolis on Music Gateway post launch next year, we hope you enjoy the interview with Miles and an insight into his career in the music industry.

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