Hi, I'm Carl B, Producer, Engineer and owner of Pointy Halo Productions. Pointy Halo is my little (ad)venture I started with the aim to make your ear-slamming songs a reality! I specialise on the heavier genres of music, having the experience expertise, passion, knowledge and equipment for it. I believe in making your experience here in the studio as relaxed and informal as possible, BUT, as creative and as productive also! With the combination of your music and the facilities/environment available here at the studio, I believe that we can make awesome records together!
From basic recording to the full production works, Pointy Halo provides a plethora of audio services for you to choose from. See below for the services we can currently offer and, if there is anything not on the list, then feel free to get in touch!
From Slamming Drums, Pounding Bass, Killer Guitars to Searing Vocals, the relaxed and informal setting here gets the best performances from yourself laying the foundations for amazing music. I believe in making the recording process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. With the specialist equipment and gear I have available to me here (as well as years of experience), I can record (or 'track') your music to a high quality, professional standard getting the best possible results from your instruments or source.
No one is perfect and we all can feel the pressure of the studio or recording sometimes. I offer full editing services that can transform those slightly 'out of time' and/or 'out of tune' recorded takes, into tight and more consistent performances. A fully edited song often means the difference between a good song and a great song!
I can take raw tracked instruments or audio stems recorded from ANY studio (Home, Project or Commercial) and mix them into professionally polished recordings.
Mastering is debatably one of the most important processes to a record. From either a single stereo file or multiple stems, I can create a powerful coherent final master that translates well onto all types of listening systems and environments.
Not happy with your bass or guitar tones? Send me your guitar or bass DI's and I'll produce a tone that'll be tight, crushing and fit your mix perfectly.
Want to learn how to do it yourself? I offer private one on one tuition here at the studio on most aspects of music production (including recording, editing, mixing and mastering).
The facilities provided are aimed at making you as comfortable and productive as possible. We provide the means to chill out in between takes with dedicated games consoles and large HDTV. (We know how boring it can be when you're not actually doing anything!). A kitchenette area is also to hand (With all the free tea and coffee you can handle!), so you can either bring your own food and cook it, or cheat and go to one of the many food places near to us here!