Good Recordings Production Team are multi ‘award winning’ audio engineers with over fifty years of combined experience in the recording industry. Now available to hire at multiple locations.
Paul Baily and Andrew Walter began working together in 1991 at Abbey Road Studios, London and have produced recordings for numerous labels around the world, including Universal Records, EMI, Decca, Warner and the BBC.
Paul Baily, Recording Engineer
Paul has a BA (Hons) degree in Music from Newcastle-upon-Tyne University and an MA in Composition from Durham.
Paul worked at Abbey Road Studios for 14 years until 2000, becoming Head of Classical Editing & Remastering in 1995. Working on thousands of recordings by many ‘world class’ musicians and artists, he has received many classical awards for his achievements. Paul’s work demonstrates a high level of professionalism, skill and meticulous attention to detail. He has won several Gramophone and Midem awards.
Paul established Re:Sound in 2000 and works with a wide spectrum of clients from international artists to amateur choirs and schools, from recording to editing and mastering. He has made many ‘first class’ recordings throughout his career, most recently for Classic FM. He has worked with many artists including the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Nigel Kennedy, Ida Haendel, and the Tippett Quartet, and also lectures in Music Production at Leeds College of Music
Paul’s technical expertise, combined with a very calm friendly nature, enables clients to be at ease so they can concentrate on the job in hand.
Paul is father to three musically gifted children currently studying at leading music colleges.
Andrew Walter, Producer
Andrew is one of the world’s foremost remastering engineers with four Gramophone awards, multiple ISRC awards, the coveted French ‘Diapason Historique’ award and two Grammy Institute nominations to his name to date.
He joined Abbey Road Studios as an editor and mastering engineer in 1991. A diploma educated classical engineer and organ scholar, conductor and composer by training, he studied at Spirit Studios in Manchester with various Factory Records bands in the late 80s and works in both pop and classical surround mastering at the world leading Abbey Road Studios, a position he has held for the past 25 years.
Andy is one of the world’s foremost engineers to assist in the development of some of the leading digital restoration tools such as CEDAR, and has restored recordings from as early as 1898. He can work on recordings from any format: 78 record, vinyl, tape, CD, DVD, SACD and film audio track. He has also used his specialist restoration expertise to work on audio projects for the government, media and even forensically for the British police.
As a surround mastering engineer Andy is in great demand, working on a multitude of DVD and CD projects for some of the biggest artists in the world including David Bowie, Coldplay, Kylie, U2, The Cure, Robbie Williams, Radiohead and The Who.
He has worked on many notable specialist projects at Abbey Road Studios, with artists such as world-renowned opera singer Dame Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and legendary cellist Mtislav Rostropovich, both at Abbey Road and in St. Petersburg in Russia.
Over his 24 year career he has remastered thousands of back catalogue recordings for many of the major labels, including the Grammy-nominated Great Recordings of the Century Edition for EMI, the award-winning References Series and the restoration of various world music back catalogues. These include the back catalogue of Damon Albarn’s re-issue label, Honest Jon’s, and many leading world music labels from Brazil and India to Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Andy is increasingly the mastering engineer of choice for the film and stage industries, mastering the CD soundtrack albums of Hollywood blockbusters such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Eragon, Brave, Shadow Recruit and the Oscar-nominated film Atonement. He has mastered award-winning musicals such as the London cast album of Lord of the Rings, Dirty Dancing and Phantom Two: Love Never Dies for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber – a relationship that has continued during the past decade.
He is also actively involved in mastering surround media, working on the SKY HD output and mastering and compiling the critically acclaimed Sky Arts series ‘From the Basement’, with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
Andy has given various lectures and interviews on re-mastering and mastering techniques to both professional and academic institutions in the USA, Europe and the UK.
Outside of mastering work at Abbey Road, he runs a highly successful music and arts venue in Norfolk – Loddon Mill Arts – which hosts comedy evenings, jazz and classical concerts as well as educational courses. He is father to four children and is occasionally afforded the time to sail his yacht in competitions on the Norfolk Broads!