From 1988 to 1990
Music Machine was Set Up as a commercial recording studio setup within the home of John Purser, the sole proprietor and composer/recording engineer.
The studio composed and produced backing tracks to local touring ‘club’ singers and offered the creation of recorded albums for the vocalists/artists to offer for purchase at their venues/gigs.
The Studio was also up for hire to local bands and prospective Birmingham pop stars.
- Steinberg Cubase V2
- Atari Mega ST – 4mb RAM
- Steinberg Midex Plus Midi interface
- Soundcraft 32 Channel 8 Bus console
- Fostex 8 Track Reel to Reel
- Fostex 2 Track Reel to Reel
- Akai S900 Sampler
- Ensoniq ESQ1 Keyboard
- Ensoniq ASR Keyboard
- Roland U110 Sound Module
- Yamaha TG55 Sound Module
- Shure SM58 Microphones
- Several 48 Way Patch Bays and Looms
A highly self-taught trained classical pianist and composer
John has worked with many top artists in his day as well as numerous BBC shows playing keyboards as a session musician.
Studio engineer, Pianist, Composer, Score writer and synthesiser programmer are only but a few of his skills and talents.
John also now not only offers a studio for hire but also video production and social media video production.
Simon Parkes & Music Machine
Simon Parkes joined Music Machine as a tape-op and tea maker, observing the day to day running of the studio until he became a co-engineer performing mix-downs and recording vocal sessions.
During the down-time, Simon managed to squeeze in his own studio session time to learn and put down the odd demo.