Biography

"Jake is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in recent years within the film scoring genre."


AIR STUDIOS

I joined AIR Studios in 1998. Starting as a runner, I quickly realised it was the best job in the world. I now have 19 years of world class experience of orchestral and band recording and mixing. Becoming Freelance on the AIR Management Roster in 2008, I specialise in projects working to picture, and I am equally at home in the world's best recording studios, to composer’s home studios.

I have recorded and mixed at all of London’s top studios, including AIR, Abbey Road, British Grove, Angel, AIR-Edel, RAK and Strongroom, encompassing all recording genres on projects that have been awarded many Soundtrack Awards, as well as Oscars, Baftas, Grammys, BRITS, & Golden Globes.

I was honoured to win the MPG award for Breakthrough Engineer in 2011, and only 2 years later to win Best Live Production.
The score to "Under the Skin" which I mixed has recently won 9 score awards, and "Everybody's Gone To The Rapture" won Best Music in the 2016 BAFTA games awards.

My work includes a massive variety of soundtracks for Film TV & Computer Games, and more recently Albums. Recent highlights for me include:

A Cure For Wellness - Benjamin Wallfisch

Pete's Dragon - Daniel Hart

Cinderella - Patrick Doyle

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’s scores to Hell or High Water, The Road, Jesse James, 20000 Days on Earth, which I produced, recorded and mixed.

Under The Skin - Mica Chu

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture - Jess Curry

Call The Midwife - Maurizio Malagnini

Abzu - Austin Wintory

Foxcatcher - Rob Simonsen

I recorded and mixed the Worlds National Anthems for the 2012 Olympics for composer Philip Sheppard.

Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Foreverland - The Divine Comedy

I have worked with Murray Gold for the last 11 years and our work together has included the scores for Doctor Who, and Life Story.

I have “MixAtYours” for Sheridan Tongue for 7 years, mixing all of his music, including the scores to Silent Witness & DCI Banks.

"Jake's technical knowledge and his ability to understand how to achieve the best results with both small and large groups of musicians means he can tackle any project you throw at him, always working with the calm, assured manner he has become known for."


AIR STUDIOS

Jake is Associate Producer and Engineer in Chief of the Spitfire Audio Sample Libraries.

Award winning & critically acclaimed sample libraries of the highest quality.

What can I say?

I can say that I'm a lucky man, and have a good pair of ears! I have music in my blood, as I grew up in a musical family house, with my Dad being a professional rock musician. It was the norm to me to be surrounded by music, and I'm happy that that has continued into my adult professional life – where I listen to some of the best music everyday, in the greatest sounding rooms with talented musicians and technical staff. Yes, I am a lucky man.