PRODUCTION | RECORDING
Tom Donovan Studio has over 25 years of songwriting experience and 19 years of producing and recording music; from rock to folk, from hip hop to metal. The studio has launched the careers of several charting artists, as well as song writing and producing some of the worlds leading acts in the pop, hip hop and rock world (see clients list here).
The studio has worked on campaign for leading commercial and film clients; including projects for Microsoft, Amazon, BFI, Sky, British Gas and award winning TV series Mr. Robot (for more details click here)
"Toms studio is a palace of creativity with a sense of still feeling like youre at home and not in one of those brand new White studios with no character...when youre in toms studio you feel like youre already about to make something classic before you even touch an instrument"
producer | song writer Sony ATV
Plan B | New Machine | Maverick Sabre | Jorja Smith
"Tom is a professional. He serves the songs and lays down any of his own ego or bias when making music. He is truly one of the greats who understands how to make records as well as pull out the best performances from artist's. You want to have Tom make your record"
Tom Donovan Studio provides an award winning mix and mastering service. A huge live room, accurate monitoring and great equipment play their part in making great records. The comfortable atmosphere is something that our clientèle enjoy and often comment on. We strive to maintain an intimate, personal feel.
The studio's mix and mastering has seen 1000s of hours of radio play and streams; including daytime BBC Radio 1, 2 4 and 6, XFM, Radio X, Total Rock and Kerrang. The studio has also broken countless younger acts through BBC introducing and other champions of unsigned acts; gaining them performances at Reading and Leeds, Bloodstock, Latitude, Bestival, Glastonbury and other major festivals.
With a hybrid analogue/digital setup and a selection of outboards from SSL, Neve and Empirical Labs, the studio produces high quality recording and mixes designed for radio and tv airplay at competive and afforable rates.
MIXING | MASTERING
"I came to Tom with some songs that were lacking life, colour and adventure. I threw a few keywords in his direction.,..one of them was spaceship. "Leave it with me he said. A day later I had an email and those songs I couldn't make eye contact with before, were now my best friends, messing my hair up and helping themselves to all my tea. Tom is magic. I can't thank him enough for saving those songs from a lifetime of blandness"
Epicdemics | Future of the Left | The Vega Bodegas
"I've known Tom for about 4 years now, and he's become my 'go to studio/producer/engineer'. I first knew him when he recorded demos for Dingus Khan. We then asked him to record four tracks which included 'Knifey Spoony' and 'Made A List'. A deal was secured with Fierce Panda Records but I insisted Tom was kept on board for the album 'Support Mistley Swans'. From this the band played Reading/Leeds, Latitude, Bestival alongside Maida Vale and XFM sessions and huge support from BB6 and Steve Lamacq in particular. I also recommended Ordinary Noise use Tom, which again has resulted in big support from BB6. I'm currently managing Off The Wall who are four 16 year olds, and they have been into Tom's twice, which has resulted in a huge buzz around the band and the songs. Tom's strength is in making the studio a fun place to be, his ability to get the best out of everyone, his openness to the weird and wonderful without question, and to have a damn good laugh! I would recommend him to anyone without question"
Manager | Dingus Khan