PRODUCTION | RECORDING
Tom Donovan Studio has over 20 years of songwriting experience and 14 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 | Jorga 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
At Tom Donovan Studio, our in-house team of musicians and sound designers will help bring your project to life. Priding itself on its ability to collaborate closely with its clients, creating bold and unrivalled audio across all media platforms, that exceeds the expectations of its clients, and delivers a truly unique aural experience to the end user.
film | tv | radio | web
"I have worked with Tom for years - he's talented and extremely hard working. I always recommend him to anyone who asks me for an audio producer"
"Tom audio production work is impeccable, and a pleasure to partner with. We've worked with his studio several times and have always found them to be a great partnering team. Our cinema idents for Icon Films in particular were mixed by Tom for international cinema distribution and the audio elevated our visuals to new levels. I'd highly recommend working with Tom and his team"
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE | PROMETHEUS | GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
In 2016 the studio equipped itself with the means to stream live shows, recording sessions and shows via social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. This has given artists the means to play to a huge audience otherwise not accessible to them and deliver it straight to their TVs, mobile phones and computers.
The studio recently created an album in 48 hours and streamed it live on Facebook, with views pushing to almost 150,000. The studio strives to push forward with technology and is always looking for new ways for its clients to present their art to the world.
SOCIAL MEDIA LIVE STREAMING
The Studio is equipped with multiple streaming cameras, and a system that can utilise mobile devices and other media devices into the live stream. Despite the bandwidth limitations of social media streaming, we are able to provide the highest quality of audio and video possible.
Our system is also able to do "virtual soundchecks" on the desired platform before going live; this eliminates delay between audio and visuals, allows us to optimise the audio for the actual live session and irons out any potential 'gremlins'