What People Say...
"I've worked with James Arter for many years. He is a fantastic engineer and producer and never does things in half-measures. He always manages to pull a huge drum sound out of the smallest spaces and makes everything sound like the finished article. A hard grafter and a gentleman!"
Adam Falkner (Baby Shambles, One EskimO, Amy MacDonald, Dido)
"I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with James over the last two years on a regular basis, and have always been floored by his ability to get great drum sounds pretty much straight away. So much so, that when artists I’ve worked with have asked me to put drums on their songs I’ve pushed to get it done with James engineering at the helm for guaranteed quality. A top guy who really knows his onions!
Mark Pusey (Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones, Olly Murs)
"James is my go-to guy for assistance on productions or for cover; it takes a lot for me to leave someone else in control but I know that things will be in safe hands with him. He’s personable, great with clients and extremely talented. Most importantly, I can always trust him to give it everything and do a great job."
Darren Carikas (Head audio engineer at YouTube Space, London)
"James is very easy to work with, he will understand and easily find any sounds one might be looking for to include in a track. I could not be happier with the way our recording sessions went and how my tracks sounded at the end. With no doubt the best producer I ever worked with!”
Dominic Wolf (Singer songwriter)
"James produced a number of tracks for my debut E.P and is most definitely the best producer I have ever worked with. He is calming, encouraging and a very talented engineer. I feel that working with James makes the recording an extremely enjoyable collaborative process. I am over the moon with the what we have achieved. I highly recommend!”
Eloise Rees (Little Dot.Big City)
"James has worked on a number of tracks for artists that I deal with, I find him to be professional, courteous and able to deal with my 'not so technical' terminology very patiently! Not only does he do what is asked but he often gives suggestions to improve tracks further and goes above and beyond. I recommend him to others without hesitation...”
Allison McCafferty (Eighth Day PA)
"I Worked on my first EP with James and he was a perfect fit. A highly talented musician and producer all in one. From day one he understood what sound I was going for and made that happen. He's really easy to get along with and encourages your ideas along with building on them. His rates are very reasonable and you get what you pay for. It's fair to say that I got pretty lucky in finding him and cannot wait to continue making music with him, both now and in the future."
Nicki Shakes (singer songwriter)
"It was AWESOME working with James! He's very gifted, professional, and has a nice attitude. He added great "Eureka" ideas that improved the overall quality of my song. Highly recommend!!.”
Daniel K (songwriter, producer)
"James is massively talented as a musician and producer. Not only did he make me feel at ease and have a great laugh, he would listen and make sure he completely got an understanding of what I wanted in my music and using his own knowledge and experiences to give me helpful tips and suggestions. A man with awesome talent & down to earth manner.”
Kathleen O'Shaughnessy (singer)
"I cannot recommend James enough. Not only is he an absolute whiz with the technical side of recording, he is very easy to work with, and he is full of creative production ideas.
He is excellent at what he does. Our tracks came out so huge, clear and professional sounding that we were blown away. Many thanks.”
Jon Evans (Mia Klose, Atticas Ashes)
"From the first moment you explain the idea to the final product, James manages to allow you express yourself with an eery sense that he knows exactly what you want to create. He has a timeless patience which gives you the freedom to experiment but safe in the knowledge he will pull you back if you start to wander from your personal goal.”
James Eggleton (singer songwriter)
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with James on many occasions, his passion for the craft and his creative role are abundant at all times, his infectious energy is a huge strength.”
Ben Allen (Izzy Bizu, Amber Run,Zara Larsson)