Russell Cottier visited the super talented engineer and producer Al Groves at his Motor Museum Studios late in 2017 to find out more about how Al gets his superb drum sounds etc and to take a bit of a tour around the Motor Museum. RP's webmaster recently bought a copy of the latest Cast record and was very impressed with Al's production so we were very keen to meet.
We last visited Motor Museum when Mike Crossey was running the studio but he has since moved to the U.S. and Al took over the running of the studios since then. Physically, not a huge amount has changed but of course Al has made changes, updated equipment and instruments that are avalable etc.
We have recorded a pretty intensive studio tour that may well be way too long for many casual viewers to spend an hour watching so we have chopped the video in to a series of shorter features covering a range of interesting topics. Further shorter sections will be added soon but you can watch our Twitter or Facebook feed for news or just subscribe to the RecordProduction.com YouTube channel so you never miss any updates!
Full biog and credits plus equipment lists etc etc can be found on the Motor Museum site but a selection of notable projects that Al Groves has worked on include (updated Jan 2018):
Special thanks to Al Groves and Russell Cottier for spending the time chatting and touring the studio plus a big thank you to Mike Exeter for contributing to the discussion and Clint Murphy who snuck an appearence on the mixing feature with a brief tour of Black Rock Studios (Al recorded there and referenced it so we asked Clint who was working out there to do a brief tour around for us!).