Your New Music Starts Here

Whether you're looking for a comfortable and creative space to record your next project or simply in need of custom live drum tracks to enhance your song Big Fig Studio's got you covered!

About

Hey! I'm Jake and I run Big Fig Studio. I'm a session musician, studio engineer and producer with a passion for making great records. I began my career playing live for a range of artists and genres, in 2009 I moved to London to study a degree at the prestigious Tech Music School (now BIMM London) and it was whilst working on sessions alongside studying that I found myself most comfortable in the studio environment which inspired me to dive further into music production.

Both as a session musician and producer I’m driven by my love for great songs, great performances and how we can use the studio as a tool to capture them. For me the records that have the biggest impact are the ones with a clear vision, with that in mind I approach every project (be that custom drum tracks or full productions) with the attitude of nailing your sound even before we hit record. Even if you’re not sure what your vision is yet we can explore the possibilities together until it takes shape. I’m incredibly passionate about continually expanding my knowledge of production techniques to ensure we capture and translate your vision into the record that you want to make. Read more...

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Studio Services

Recording

Drums, Guitars, Bass, Vocals and Beyond! Just short of a grand piano, if you can play it I can record it here. I have 20 channels of Audient console grade preamps and a whole host of amazing microphones to capture your performance. Checkout the full gear list here.

Production

My approach to production goes beyond the technical and deeper into the songwriting, choice of sound and the performance. Doesn't matter if you've got the best sounding track in world, if it lacks feeling and solid writing, it won't have the impact your fans are looking for. Let's work together to create the best possible version of your track musically and sonically.

Mixing

A good mix is all about bringing together what's been captured and elevating it to the next level. Whether it was tracked here at Big Fig or elsewhere I can prep and mix your tracks. Every mix booking includes 3 rounds of revisions where we can make any final tweaks before it's committed and sent off for mastering.

Microphones & Outboard

Microphones

Dynamic

  • Beyerdynamic m201 x 2
  • Sennheiser MD421 mk1 (80s) x3
  • Shure Beta 91a
  • Shure SM57 x 2
  • Shure SM58 x 2
  • Superlux DR5
  • Soupcan Mic

Condenser

  • Blue Bluebird
  • JZ V11
  • JZ V67 (matched pair)
  • T Bone SC140 (Matched Pair)

Ribbon

  • Coles 4038 (Matched Pair)

Outboard

  • Audient ID44
  • Audient ASP800
  • Audient ASP880
  • Mac mini 2020, 6 Core I7, 32gb ram, 1TB SSD

Software

DAWs

  • Logic Pro X
  • Protools 2020

Plugins

  • FabFilter
  • Izotope
  • Joey Sturgis Tones
  • Korneff Audio
  • Kush Audio
  • Neural DSP
  • Plugin Alliance Mix & Master Bundle
  • Slate Digital
  • Softubes
  • Sonarworks
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves Plugins Diamond Bundle
  • UVI

Monitoring

  • Focal Alpha 80 (pair)
  • Beyerdynamic DT990 (headphones)
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M20X (headphones)

Instruments

Kits

  • Gretsch New Classic Ltd Edition Curly Maple - 10, 12, 16, 22
  • Gretsch 70's Stop Sign Badge - 13, 16, 20
  • Maxwin 80's kit- 12, 13, 16, 22

Guitars

  • Fender Jim Atkins Signature Telecaster
  • Tanglewood Acoustic Guitar
  • 1980's Classical Guitar
  • Bass

Guitar Amps

  • Peavey Classic 30
  • Orange Crush 20
  • Honher Panther 20

Snares

  • Gretsch Full Range Maple W/ Wood Hoops - 14x6.5
  • Q Drum Co Rolled and Rivited Aluminium - 14x7
  • Slingerland Super Sound King- 14x5
  • Ludwig Acrolite 1967 - 14x5
  • Ludwig Vistalite 1970s - 14x5
  • Natal Hammered Brass - 12x6
  • Pearl Firecracker Steel- 10x5

Guitar Pedals

  • Catlinbread Adineko Delay
  • EHX Big Box Black Russian Big Muff
  • EHX Clone Theory Chorus
  • EQD Afterneath Reverb
  • JHS AT (Andy Timmons Signature) Distortion/Overdrive
  • JRockett Audio Tim Pierce Signature Boost/Overdrive
  • Line 6 DL4
  • TC Electronic Blood Moon Phaser

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