Dave Hirst The Master (er)
He didn’t stop playing however and has recently built a studio to satisfy his love of recording & mastering (a fact that I didn’t know until he offered to master my Sketchbook Season EP last year).
Dave has kindly put a few words together to bring us up to date with his music activities
“For 15 years or so I played with bands that recorded their music in professional recording studios but I got interested in recording onto my laptop about 3 years ago when I realised that it was now possible to record and edit multiple tracks in quality as good as a pro studio. I started buying mics and recording gear and then set up a small studio which is constantly evolving as I learn more about sound recording.
I started learning to ‘master’ my recordings as I wanted the songs I recorded to sit better alongside commercial recordings. I love the recording process but it is a continual learning curve and I consider myself a self-taught newcomer with a lot to learn!
Recently I have recorded drum and backing tracks with Canterbury based ‘Picturebox’ and Ian Button (Death in Vegas) and I collaborated with ‘Picturebox’ for tracks on the Pulco ‘Man of Lists’ record.
My other recording projects at the moment include a rock’n’roll band called ‘Swamp Duck’ who I also play bass for. Swamp Duck are I are continually recording new material and gigging.
I’m due to be moving to a larger studio space in the near future and will continue gigging and recording music as much as I can”
Dave is a genius and has recently mastered the new Pulco album ‘The Man Of Lists’
Check our kid out on Soundcloud