Behind the Music
Posted: 21 January 2020
Meet the man responsible for the sound of some of your favourite records. Romesh Dodangoda is a Producer/ Mixing Engineer who has worked on some of the best rock and metal records to have ever graced our ears. He’s worked with bands such as Bring Me the Horizon, Motorhead, Funeral for a Friend and Kids in Glass Houses and we wanted to find out how you can get started working in such a fast-paced and creative role.
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How would you describe the role of Producer/ Mixing engineer to someone who has never heard of it?
They are two different roles really. My role will be anything from sitting in a room with the band working on the songs & arrangements to booking studios that will be sonically right for record or making sure the right people are working on the record to make sure the record sounds how it needs to sound.
Once you’re in a studio environment with a band, a producers role is essentially to get the best out of everyone and help with the vision for where the song needs to go and how it has to sound. I’ll work closely with the band and use my experience to guide us to where we need to be. There’s sometimes a bit of psychology involved. There might be a singer who’s quite nervous and I’ll need to get them to relax and unlock what they’re capable of. Every band is different. Ultimately the goal is to get the best out of everyone.