Audio Production Dept. - WaterBear | The College of Music

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Audio Production Dept.

Our Audio Production Tutors have worked along-side some of the leading artists in the industry including: Radiohead, SuperGrass, The Maccabees, Mastodon and Xcerts. At WaterBear we have a state of the art production studio and Mac suite. Our students also hone their studio recording techniques at the nearby Small Pond Studios and the famed Retreat studios (Nick Cave & Bat For Lashes).


George Donoghue | Audio Production

George is a freelance record producer, mix engineer, songwriter and musician based in Brighton specialising in Alt-Rock / Pop and Metal. His works have reached No. 1 in the independent charts, played on Radio 1, KROQ, Amazing radio and BBC Introducing. In the last 6 months George has contributed to over 1,020,000 streams and downloads world wide. As a musician George has toured Europe extensively with bands ReVerbed and River Becomes Ocean. During this time he founded Favor The Brave records. George has run two successful crowd funding campaigns and self-released three albums over the years. George is the Production Manager for the Rising Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair and has worked as part of the production crew for Isle of White Festival and Reading Festival.



Ben Thackeray | Audio Production

Ben’s career as a recording engineer has seen him progress through the ranks at the famed Mayfair studios in London, where he worked with artists such as Radiohead, Supergrass and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and producers of the calibre of Nigel Godrich, Ben Hiller, Tom Elmhirst and Jim Abbiss. Now freelance and working out of Brighton’s exquisite Retreat Studios complex, Ben continues his engineering work alongside designing, recording and building products for drum sample company Drumdrops. He is also about to pioneer the release of his own music for Howie B’s seminal Pussyfoot Records label, under the name MX-774.


Jag Jago | Audio Production

An experienced guitarist and Producer, Jag has worked with some leading artists including: The Maccabees, Mastodon, Max Raptor, Ten Tonnes, The Magic Gang, Matt Maltese, Jessie Ware, John Coffey and Cave Painting. He is a recipient of the MPG Award UK song of the year for ‘Pelican’, an Ivor Novello Best contemporary song for ‘Pelican’, UK No. 1 Album ‘Marks to prove it’ and nominated for the Mercury prize in 2012 for ‘Given to the wild’.


Samuel Organ | audio-production & electronic-music

Samuel Organ is a multidisciplinary musician and producer. He’s a founding member of The Physics House Band, playing Guitar and Synthesizers, who have gained high critical acclaim from The Guardian, The Independent, NPR and the BBC, as well as extensive touring and performing notable shows with Alt-J, Django Django, Omar-Rodriguez Lopez + more. As a solo producer / session musician he’s currently working with Slugabed (Ninja Tune) and Mr.Jukes (Island) on drums, and Jetta (Sony) on keys/Ableton and has written soundtracks for WIRED Magazine, Footlocker + more. He’s also a founding member of Small Pond, a Brighton based creative music company who offer rehearsal and recording services, as well as running a record label, events promotion company and Youtube channel. Samuel was voted the 5th Best New Guitarist in a 2017 poll in Total Guitar.

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