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I am a freelance Location Sound Supervisor / Sound Recordist / Production Sound Mixer. I have over 15 years experience working on Films, TV programmes, Commercials and Corporate productions.

I am proud to be a Full Member of both The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) and the Institute of Professional Sound.

To find out my availability or to pencil me for a job please call Linkline on 020 8426 2200. Alternatively I can be reached at matt@soundman.tv or 07766226622.

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Below is a selection of my credits...

MasterChef

I have worked on this BBC flagship series for several years now. Whether filming Amateurs, Professionals or Celebrities - "it doesn’t get tougher than this!"

Love Your Garden

I have worked on the last five series of Love Your Garden. Do I have green fingers yet… sadly not, but I have learnt to always plant in odd numbers!

Great British Menu

I have been fortunate to have worked on all ten series of Great British Menu (Sound Supervisor since Series 5) where the United Kingdom’s top chefs battle it out. I’ve never eaten so well!

Child Genius

I was Sound Supervisor for the final of Child Genius 2015 managing an audio crew of eight.

The children maybe genuis’ but could they mix over 36 audio sources live?… probably!

Bake Off Xmas Special

"Have yourself and very Merry Berry Christmas, may all your cakes be light. From now on your troubles must be out of sight (of the camera). Have yourself a very Merry Berry Christmas now” (Sung to the tune of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")

Garden Revival

I travelled the length and breadth of the UK with Britain's top television gardeners as they attempted to save the nation's rich gardening heritage.

Britain’s Best Back Gardens

I joined Alan Titchmarsh on his search for the best back gardens in Britain in celebration of his 50 years as a gardener.

Shed of the Year

I once again joined George Clarke as he presided over the Shed of the Year Final where the world of designer style, glorious eccentricity and truly amazing spaces to live, work and play in know no limits.

Dream.On.

I was Sound Supervisor for Dream.On. where myself and a crew of six Sound Recordists followed Terry Venables and Wembley FC (on and off the field!) on their quest to win the FA Cup Final.

The Apprentice

I have worked on several series of this flagship BBC series where ambitious entrepreneurs seek to demonstrate their commercial insight and business sense to stay out of the firing line.

The War of The Worlds Tour

I followed Jeff Wayne and his band on their journey to bring the musical version of The War Of The Worlds to the stage. What a journey is was...

Project Catwalk

I was Sound Supervisor of Project Catwalk for Series 1-3 of this popular Sky One series where a group of fashion designers compete against each other to avoid being "the next fashion victim”.

Corporate / Commercial Clients include...

I own a wide selection of
equipment including...

Mixers / Recorders

I own Sound Devices 633, 688 and 788T location mixers/recorders as well as two Audio Development AD146 8-channel mixers, a Sound Devices CL-9 and a Sound Devices CL-12 Alaia.

Wireless Microphones

I own a total of twelve wireless microphone kits (4x Lectrosonics and 8x Wisycom) as well as additional transmitters for wireless booms. I own radiomics that operate on UK specific (606.500-613.500Mhz) as well as world-wide frequencies (470-798Mhz).

I hold a valid shared wireless license issued by Ofcom to operate my radiomics, wireless hops and IFB’s/IEM's within the UK.

Timecode

I own ten Timecode Systems timecode devices (6x Mini TRX+, 3x WiFi Masters & 1x TX) that provide accurate, perfectly synced timecode and metadata. I also own two Tentacle Sync miniature timecode devices for when space is a premium.

Microphones

I own sixteen Sanken COS-11 personal mics in a range of colours as well as Sennheiser MKH 416, 50, 8050 and 8060 boom microphones.

Talkback

My Lectrosonics IFB kit includes eight beltpack receivers that come with either headsets or covert earpieces. The kit also includes a press-to-talk microphone which is ideal for director to cameraman comms.

… and much more!

Over the years I have built up an enviable collection of sound kit - too much to list! - so my sound kit can be tailored to fit your budget and filming requirements.

In the unlikely event I do not have the kit required, I have accounts with all the major broadcast sound hire companies where I can hire at competitive rates.

Standard PSC Kit

  • Mixer
  • Boom Microphone
  • 2x Radiomics
  • 2x Personal Lav Microphones
  • Boom Pole
  • Headphones
  • Battery Support
  • Cables & Accessories (Toupee Tape etc.)

Standard Multitrack Kit

  • Sound Devices 688/788T SSD Recorder
  • Boom Microphone
  • 4x Radiomics
  • 4x Personal Lav Microphones
  • Wireless Camera Hop
  • Timecode Buddy TX/RX
  • Directors Listen (IEM)
  • Boom Pole
  • Headphones
  • Battery Support
  • Cables & Accessories (Toupee Tape etc.)

Compact Sound Cart Kit

  • Custom Sound Cart
  • Sound Devices CL-12 Controller
  • Sound Devices 688 Recorder
  • Selection of Boom Microphones
  • 4x Radiomics
  • 4x Personal Lav Microphones
  • 2x Timecode Buddy Units
  • IFB Kit (1x Transmitter, 4x Receivers)
  • Selection of Boom Poles
  • Twin HD Video Monitors
  • RemoteAudio Cart Speaker
  • Battery / Mains Support
  • Cables & Accessories etc.

Production Sound Cart Kit

  • Custom Production Sound Cart
  • Audio Developments AD146 Mixer or Sound Devices CL-9
  • Sound Devices 788 SSD Recorder
  • Selection of Boom Microphones
  • 6x Radiomics
  • 6x Personal Lav Microphones
  • 4x Timecode Buddy Units
  • IFB Kit (1x Transmitter, 6x Receivers)
  • Selection of Boom Poles
  • Twin HD Video Monitors
  • RemoteAudio Cart Speaker
  • Battery / Mains Support
  • Cables & Accessories etc.

About Me

After graduating from Kingston University with a First Class Honours Degree in Music (I majored in Music Technology) I worked as a Sound Recordist & Boom Operator for the facilities house TX at Shepperton Film Studios and BBC Birmingham (Pebble Mill).

Since 2005 I have been working as a freelance Sound Supervisor / Sound Recordist / Production Sound Mixer working on Films, TV programmes, Commercials and Corporate productions.

I am married with two daughters. We live near Guildford (just outside of the M25) with easy access to Central London as well as Heathrow & Gatwick Airports.

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