A MESSAGE FROM CHRIS...
Hello, I'm the owner and in-house producer / engineer at Vale Studios.
Although many bookings involve visiting engineers and producers, we have lots of bands and artists who need someone in-house to 'drive' their recording session for them. I love working with musicians and being fully immersed in the recording process but I like to hear an example of previous work before taking on a project. This can be anything from a rehearsal recorded on a mobile phone to a Soundcloud or YouTube link.
I am happy working in most musical genres from folk through indie to rock and punk. I'm not particularly into heavily programmed dance / rap / rave etc. but I think Vale would be a very odd choice for those genres in any case!
If possible, I prefer not to work weekends, just so that I can see my family (this does not apply if you are supplying a producer / engineer). We are lucky in that the studio is usually very busy and for that reason, I try to be a bit selective about the projects I work on personally. It is unlikely that I'll say yes to a band who only play cover versions in pubs for example. On the other hand, please don't feel you need to be playing famous London venues on a regular basis to come and record!
Here are some excerpts of tracks I have personally produced with various artists.
It doesn't cost any more than our standard daily rate to have me producing your record.