Clint Murphy

Recording / mix engineer and producer

Clint Murphy, record producer and engineer, was based at York Street Studios in Auckland, New Zealand but in 2009 moved to the UK to be based at Modern World Studios. Clint spends lots of time making records in various locations around the world with producer Greg Haver. George Shilling and the crew caught up with Clint at Modern World Studios in the UK while he was working behind the SSL.

In the recording studio - Clint Murphy with the SSL desk

Clint is a highly popular recording engineer and he comes equipped with an extensive range of techniques having spent many years working with innovative producers and artists that have inspired finding new and creative ways to make records sound special. He is also very popular because of his relaxed and calm character but he is also as fast as a demon behind the mixing desk!

Mixing engineer and producer Clint Murphy in the studio

Over the recent years Clint Murphy has worked with producers including Gil Norton, Greg Haver and Danton Supple, and artists such as Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Blindspott, Carly Binding, The Feelers, Goldenhorse and Opshop.

To Quote Clint: "Music is my passion. I love its diversity; no two bands are the same. Whether I’m recording a rock band or a 30-piece orchestra, I get the same buzz. I love the process of making records and guiding bands through that process".

Clint was recorded in a short video while at Modern World Studios in the UK but he spends a lot of time at studios in New Zealand and Belgium and he has recorded a few features for us there.

recording engineer clint murphy at modern world recording studios uk

Clint Murphy's video series looking at techniques and equipment

- Clint is joined by Mike Exeter to record a band, watch the full session

- Clint Murphy's Piano recording with 4 different mic choices

- Clint Murphy talks with top producer and mixer Danton Supple

- 3 Different Drum Recording methods featuring Clint

- Telefunken U47 re-issue review by Clint at Rimshot Studios

- Clint compares three different piano mic's at ICP Studios

- Drum Recording with Clint and Mike Exeter

- Guitar Cab Recording techniques

- Production Masterclass with Clint and Mike Exeter

- Metal producers round table with Clint and 4 other engineers

- Echo Chambers at Rockfield Studios with audio samples

- How to 'beef up' kick drums with Clint Murphy's kick sample method

- Big Drums using Clint's Floor Mic technique with some great audio samples

- Parallel Drum Compression demonstrated by Clint

- 'Fake Slam Mic' technique to liven up drums in a mix

Clint Murphy and his SSL mixing desk

Even More Clint Murphy Video Features:

- Clint Murphy takes 2 great mics from ICP Studios collection to compare with guitar

- Clint Murphy's video tour around York Street Studios, New Zealand

- Clint Murphy's video interview with Hook at York Street Studios, NZ

- 2 x short drum recording technique videos featuring Clint and Greg Haver

Clint Murphy's Biography

Clint is a producer / mix engineer from New Zealand based in the Cotswolds, England.

Touted by the New Zealand music industry as one of the country's best, Clint's awarding-winning work continually tops the New Zealand charts through artists such as Devilskin, Opshop, Annabel Fay, The Feelers, Kimbra, Junica (Ladyhawke), 8 Foot Sativa and Bic Runga.

Clint's chart success reaches far beyond New Zealand. He has achieved two UK top ten singles and two UK top twenty records for his work on the Manic Street Preachers' "Lifeblood" and Melanie C's "Beautiful Intentions". "Beautiful Intentions" reached gold status in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and also double platinum status in Portugal, spending nine weeks at number one.

Other international successes includes Czech Republic’s Chinaski who’s album “Rockfield” reached number 1, and included 3 number 1 singles. In 2015 Chinaski were nominated for best album, best single and best band in the 2015 Czech Grammys. In 2010 Irish band Codes’ won multiple awards for their album "Trees Dream In Algebra”. Clint spends a lot of his time working abroad with bands from U.S.A., Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovenia Greece and Lativa.

Clint Murphy sitting by drums he is recording

Over the years, Clint has built solid working relationships with respected producers Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers), Future Cut (Lily Allen, Professor Green), Sean Genockey (Futureheads), and Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band). Mixing for such notable producers has given Clint the opportunity to work with high-caliber artists across a range of genres.

His career highlights include working with: 50 Cent, G-Unit, Stooshe, Shihad, States Of Emotion, Drive By Audio, Tainted, Bleeders, The Rabble, Whirimako Black, Make Believe, Carly Binding, Bic Runga, Katie Thompson, 48 May, 8 Foot Sativa, Pluto, Seven Days, The Fanclub, Black River Drive, Supermodel, Hermes, Chris Perrin, Gustav, Iva Lamkum, Goldenhorse, Over The Atlantic, Autozamm, Sleeping Dogs, Goodnight Nurse, The Rabble, Superhuman, The Mighty Roars, Breed 77, Miriam Clancy and Hinewehi Mohi.

Clint has received recognition for his work; in 2003 he was awarded 'Engineer Of The Year' at the New Zealand Music Awards for Blindspott's self-titled album. Subsequently, he was a finalist at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2004 for Opshop's "You are Here" and again in 2007 for Opshop's "2nd Hand Planet".

Clint attributes much of his success to his keen ear and his passion for music: "I love the diversity of music; no two artists are the same. Whether I'm mixing rock, jazz, metal or pop music, I get the same buzz".

Clint can be contacted via his website at: