WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CARL AND HIS WORK AT POINTY HALO PRODUCTIONS?
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CARL AND HIS WORK AT POINTY HALO PRODUCTIONS?
NAME: CHRIS BERRY
BAND: SISTER ROSE
POSITION IN BAND: SINGER
"My experience recording with Carl . What can I say but the whole experience was un daunting totally relaxed atmosphere. Brilliant engineer producer, and all round good guy who definitely knows his trade. Carl is always on the up when crafting his magic, always trying to better your recording in every possible way.
The overall production on the sister rose album is fantastic, powerful and big . People always ask where was the album recorded, and by whom. Only one answer... Carl Brewer, Pointy Halo Productions. 5 ⭐️ all round.'
NAME: Jack collins
BAND: Faith in glory
POSITION IN BAND: LEAD VOCALS/GUITAR
"My favourite part of working with Carl is the fact he’s very honest, this helps in getting the best out of a track! He gives suggestions as to where the track should lead and what to do in order to get there, obviously this isn’t to everyones taste but another great thing is, is that Carl won’t get offended if you don’t want to listen to his suggestions.
We were also given the chance to do pre-productions with Carl because I recorded all the guide tracks at home! By the time we came to record it was as if everything was already mixed, it sounded that full! It made it so much easier and less nerve-wracking to come into when you know you sound good from the start!
We let him have his own fun when it comes to mixing our tracks as he’s proven twice now with our records and multiple times with others that he knows what he’s doing and he knows how to get the tone a band wants. Im not very tech-savvy when it comes to recording equipment but from what I have seen and heard, the equipment he uses is professional studio standard or at least can produce a mix as good. Plus the main room looks cool as hell…
Even though, personally, I think Carl is a great producer already, he always strives to improve himself and that’s exactly what he keeps doing! From 'Opia' to our new recorded singles, the improvement is massive, I loved 'Opia' but his mixes have brought our new tracks to another level."
NAME: Jack Wild
BAND: Session Guitarist (Various Bands) , Twisted Illusion, New York Royals, Jake Pattinson & Many More...
POSITION IN BAND: Guitar, Backing Vocals
"Carl is an excellent Producer/Engineer with a vast knowledge of his trade and facilitates a well-equiped, current and versatile studio set up! He is patient, hard-working and incredibly easy to be around which makes the entire recording process that much easier.
Carl can bring out the best in your studio performances by suggesting ways in which you can improve the previous take, or indeed suggest alternatives that may serve the song well, which in my opinion is the difference between a good producer and a great one! Carl always works to the absolute best of his abilities, gives 110% to every project and is efficient and professional in creating consistently impressive records.
The results of Carl's work really speak for itself, with an impeccable quality and distinction, Carl’s services and un-rivalled at his price point. I am always excited to work with Carl and he is my first choice for a producer or when I want to record my guitars to a high standard!
Hard working, Patient and lovable!! Highly Recommend! 5*
Name: Philip Shacklady
BAND: Twisted Illusion & Last Reserves
Position in Band: DRUMMER (SESSION)
"Carl is an absolutely top guy. When I heard his production on Temple Of Artifice, I was immediately sold. Because I'm a first year music production student,
I learned loads of new microphone and production techniques from him. He worked tirelessly on 'Insight to the Mind of a Million Faces', really going above and beyond to make the album sound outstanding. I felt really comfortable working with Carl because he's such an easy going guy. Yet he also strives to get the best takes from you. He'll certainly be honest with if you did a shitty take or not. The equipment he uses is top notch as well.
Really good sounding microphones and preamps going into the latest version of Pro Tools with an assortment of plugins. He's got a 6505 head in the control room (I think haha) so you know you're in for a good time! I highly recommend using Pointy Halo Productions to record and produce your music. Really well produced music at very affordable prices, and it's a great laugh with Carl as well! I'll definitely be back soon."
NAME: JACK SADLER
BAND: Independant, Aron Paul, New York Royals, LiVVO,
NAME: Chris MacKinnon
POSITION IN BAND: Drums, Vocals, Programming
"Carl has provided us with the medium from which to perfect our long-prepared album 'A Crisis Of Faith' with top-range software & equipment, and extreme attention to detail.
I personally am very meticulous when it comes to production and the way in which certain things are to be done in a studio environment, so it is extremely pleasant to see someone with a similar high standard as myself.
Carl made sure we felt at home letting us play video games, chatting to us and letting me entirely consume his very impressive coffee stash. I didn't realise I even liked coffee.
The equipment is extremely good, especially I had gone around the drum kit effectively ticking off the Mics he had chosen to use, and appreciating how similar his choices were to mine. Carl also has a natural ear for music, knowing precisely which frequencies seem to need altering and where to position a floor Tom in his room for the maximum projection possible.
Honestly, while every little detail seemed to be sorted in advance before we had even gotten there (all Mics were on stands and ready to be set up when we arrived), my favourite part of the experience must have been how awesome the main control room looks and feels. The whole place is very comfortable but I swear he's decorated straight from the USS Enterprise magazine, making the whole thing even cooler.
I look forward to the next time Carl gives us free roam of the studio and his skills set to record an album, and appreciate every thing he has done for us so far. Top bloke, charging a fraction of what other producers would for an equally high level of professionalism and talent."
NAME: Mark Wagstaff
BAND: Twisted Illusion
POSITION IN BAND: Bass player
"Carl is a fantastic producer to work with and have been a returning client on several occasions now. His level of patience is nearly unmatchable and is willing to put the time in to make sure the final product is absolutely spot on.
I've always felt comfortable when he's in charge of the session confident that he will deliver and even surpass expectations. He cannot be recommended enough"
NAME: Jess lawton
BAND: Twisted Illusion, Jam Division, Function band
POSITION IN BAND: KEYS, BASS PLAYER
'I have worked with Carl now on a number of occasions with various projects and found that his hard work, dedication and patience are fundamental factors to the success of Pointy Halo Productions. Carl is able to push the musicians that enter his studio to reach their top potential and maintain good humour whilst doing so! Carl’s ability to offer a professional and useful input to the musical side of projects has often contributed to a higher quality performance from bands and artists. There has always been consistency in achieving great tones and sounds (no matter what genre), which is perhaps due to the high quality equipment provided within the studio and the knowledgable engineer that uses it.
Many of the projects and bands I have been involved with have returned to Carl time and time again, which is proof that he is a very credible producer and sound engineer who always comes highly recommended from myself and many other musicians I know. Big up Pointy Halo Productions!
(Carl we have used you for 99% of recordings lol…)'
NAME: Matt Jones
BAND: TWISTED ILLUSION
POSITION IN BAND: Lead Vocals/Guitar
'Carl Brewer is perhaps the best kept secret in the UK music scene. His production is flawlessly whatever the artist envisions. A great listener and empathetic music fan who is a complete joy to work with.
His production is endlessly commented on by our fans. I encourage anyone searching for a producer to work with to look no further. A close friend and a consumate professional.'