As part of our mission to inform and educate, we’ve partnered with the legendary Abbey Road Studios to answer your production questions.
Ask Abbey Road is an ongoing series that puts the knowledgeable in-house engineering team from the world’s most famous studio at your disposal. Simply fill out the form below, we’ll ask your questions and then we’ll collate the answers and post them online.
This Month’s Engineer: Lewis Jones
At your disposal this time is engineer Lewis Jones whose credits range from Mura Masa’s Love$ick to Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.
Lewis has a strong foundation in music, studying the piano and violin as a child, then getting a music degree from Royal Holloway University. He began life as a studio engineer some 20 years ago at Lansdowne Recording studio where he cut his teeth on a huge variety of sessions spanning jazz, film scoring and rock bands.
In 2006, he joined the engineering team at Abbey Road Studios where he’s worked as assistant and engineer with some of the biggest film composers on the planet. Among them are Michael Giacchino (Jupiter Ascending, Dr Strange), Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel).
Recent highlights for the engineer include working with former Devo man, Mark Mothersbaugh on the Thor 3 soundtrack and Thomas Newman’s score for Spectre.
Lewis says: “I love the variety of projects… One day I’m in Studio One recording the best orchestras and choirs, the next day I’m in the Gatehouse studio with Hip Hop and Grime artists!”
Want to know what about orchestral recording? Looking for some of Lewis’ secret Abbey Road tips and tricks? Or something else entirely! Now’s your chance to ask.