Studio Owner MD Tony Salter
As the in-house recording Studio Engineer Producer at EMI Publishing London I engineered the songs of up to three artists per week. Now after ten years of operating my own Bristol recording studio business, and as a music producer I have built up a loyal, regular client base. My favourite genres include all styles of Rock, Pop, Dub, Hip Hop, Folk and Country. I know all about engineering retro, contemporary or commercial sounding records.
As an engineer you will find me efficient, quick and always ready to capture that magical moment that makes professional recording engineers who grew up in the studio a unique breed of engineer. I know my way around most major mixing desks including SSL, Neve and Trident.
As your producer you will witness years of experience working with artists of all types to deliver your vision. I can program drums live or electronic, play keyboards and good rhythm guitar all adding to your songs. You will notice how I’ve remained at the cutting edge of music technology, vintage studio know-how, musicianship and music theory. I will always strive to craft your songs how you want, nurturing the production all the way through to final mix-down.
The journey began in the early ’90s as staff assistant engineer at Platinum Australia. After cutting my teeth on albums by the likes of Hunters and Collectors and Crowded House, I began engineering my own sessions. In 1993 I moved to London with my British wife, and worked as assistant at Sony’s The Hit Factory London. Recording sessions here included Desree, Manic Street Preachers, Marius de Vries, My Bloody Valentine, Nelle Hooper and the London Symphony Orchestra.
The Hit Factory London led to freelancing at many other studios including Sarm, Marcus, Eden and Whitfield Street; the biggest studios in the UK scene. My skills are now on many top shelf sessions including the Spice Girls, Depeche Mode, Moby, John Spencer (live).
In 2002 I was invited to join EMI Publishing UK as studio engineer, working as part of the creative A&R department. Here I had began working with the world’s best songwriters, producers and bands. I felt the lure of Melbourne and building my own studio and so moved to Australia in 2009. The Melbourne studio was a success. I enjoyed the challenges and variety of musical talent that the local scene had to offer. August 2013 drew my family back to the UK to continue the journey as a Bristol Producer, Sound Engineer & Recording Studio.
Tanya Lockyer about Harriet’s recording..
Just wanted to say thanks you so much for today, neither one of us wanted to leave. Harriet has been buzzing all day long, you really did make her feel at ease. She cannot wait to record with you again!
Die Somnus about her productions..
One of the reasons I decided to work with Tony was because of his ability to understand more than one genre; he has a lot of patience and will take the time to comprehend what’s in your head. He’ll be honest and give constructive criticism when it’s needed- bringing a different point of view to the song without confusing your own vision is really hard to do and he does it well. I would definitely work with Tony again.
Froy about their recordings..
A truly great recording experience with one of the industries best! Tony Salter is a highly talented engineer producer who delivered results we could only dream of! A great bloke and great fun to work with to boot! We had a ball! Cheers to you Tony! -Scott and Glen
Barry Jones about me..
I have worked with Tony for many years now. Not only is he a great producer, a gifted musical ear, and calm and passionate soul. He is just a wonderful person to be around. I would recommend anyone to work with him as a collaboration, producer or an active listener. I am of the opinion that he will one day soon produce a deadly song that will shake the joint
Karl Fredrick about the studio setup..
Tony’s studio is setup efficiently and always has me focusing on the music. Tony’s knowledge of his own equipment has helped me find the sound I’m looking for during the recording process. His objective ear has been priceless when it comes to maintaining perspective in the production of my own work
Dee Ellus about his sessions..
Thank you Tony for making my collection of songs sound like a complete album. I am proud of it. You are a pleasure to work with, you’ve been happy to stay as long as required to get the job done, and you are very friendly. Your competitive rates are also amazing especially after finding out just how professional your sound is and how connected you are with the music industry.