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
- Pulco music is home-recorded lo-fi experimentalism - observational, poignant and at times laugh out loud funny. It includes poetry, found sound, ambient noise as well as songs deftly performed with little more than voice and guitar.
Download ’28 Years Of Solid Lofi’
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