Sirensound is a high-end Audio Mastering and Archival Facility
specialising in recording, archiving and mastering. Sirensound Digital has specialised equipment sourced from the world's leading manufacturers, including ATC (World class monitoring), Millennia music and media systems (HV3D) Preamplifiers, (LOCi) Library of Congress Legacy Archival Playback Environment for vinyl, shellac and acetate discs and wax cylinders, Sony mixers, recorders and playback machines, Sonnox software, equalisation, limiting and audio restoration suites, Pyramix recording software bundles, with Panasonic, Junger, Audio Design and Audio Developments recording and clocking products. Sony APR 5003 quarter inch recorders with stereo, mono, 1/4 track headblocks and half inch headblock, Otari MX 7800 one inch 8 track open reel, MCI JH 24 Analogue open reel recorder for 24 track archival work.
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My clients past and present encompass major higher learning instutitions throughout the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic, The British Library Sound Archive, The University of Edinburgh Library, Cardinal Tomas O'Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive, Gloucester Archives, The University of Gloucester, Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, Voyager Press, The Planned Environment Therapy Trust, The Royal Dragoon Guards, CBS New York and RTE Digital.We will work to collate and organise your oral history projects, your transfers from analogue to digital originating on quarter inch tape, 2 inch tape, cassette or PCM F1, vinyl, shellac and acetate discs, and perform your mastering requirements and recording projects using established skills providing meticulous attention to detail, in areas that others may overlook.
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Sirensound Digital remains a preferred contractor to the British Library Sound Archive having recorded thousands of obsolete recordings to a more robust digital format, and I try to keep the older machines in service by using them as often as possible so they're ready when required.
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We archive according to the AES and IASA standards utilising 96 kHz 24 bit converters with the capacity to transfer from one channel to 24 channels.
A fresh power supply to the studio was installed so all audio (and video) work would be on a seperate clean single phase.
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We have an acoustically designed room for acoustic recording and voice.
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Whatever your requirements may be, at Sirensound Digital your projects will be treated with the respect they deserve and managed sympathetically to the highest technical and artistic standards.
Millennia Media LPE-2
IN MEMORIUM, my dear friend ...
JOHN MICHAEL MACKENZIE
On Sunday May 10th 2020 John McKenzie left us in body to join Tony Allen's All Stars on high.
John played bass on many The Human Condition tracks notably Desolate Street, Forgiveness and You're the King.
Thank you for your warmth and brilliance John, you are very missed this day and will be in the months and years ahead.
Go well my friend, too soon departed from this world x
How's this for a lifetime's achievement? After the break up of Global Village Trucking Co, John McKenzie joined the group 'Man' and has since played on records by Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, The Pretenders, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames (with Mel Gaynor), Atomic Rooster's John Mizarolli. He played on three Eurythmics hit singles "Thorn in My Side", "When Tomorrow Comes" and "The Miracle of Love". He also was featured on the soundtrack of the movie La Boum 2 and on albums including Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle and Chris Thompson. He also produced singles along with Candy McKenzie and Mel Gaynor. In 1984, he produced the LP Spell It Out, songs recorded by his father Mike McKenzie, and mother, the actress Elizabeth McKenzie.
In 1990, he played on The Pretender's hit single "Hold a Candle to This", Alison Moyet's "It Won't Be Long" (and the album Hoodoo) and played on records by Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera, Moyet's Essex, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson and Kevin Rowland which later led to McKenzie playing for Dexys Midnight Runners. He also played on the UK hit single "You Better Believe It" by Sid Owen and Patsy Palmer for Children in Need.
McKenzie also produced the record Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green featuring Ian Anderson, Arthur Brown, Rory Gallagher, Gregg Bissonette, Stuart Hamm, Luther Grosvenor, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Ken Hensley, Max Middleton, Zoot Money, Billy Sheehan, Bob Tench, Snowy White, Roy Z, John "Rabbit" Bundrick, Savoy Brown and many more. His 1991 performance with Seal was released on DVD, entitled Live at the Point, in 2004. In 2005 he was featured on Roots Manuva's "The Falling". He also played on records by Bond, Antigone Foster, Jim Diamond, Kokomo, Paddy Casey, Louis Philippe, Wet Wet Wet's Marti Pellow and on East 17's UK hit single "Secret of My Life" in 2011.
He has toured the world as a musician for Lionel Richie, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Dr. John, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran's Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Soft Machine's Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, as well as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2012, he has toured with Dexy's Midnight Runners including an appearance on Later with Jools Holland. As of December 2013 McKenzie is touring with classical crossover pianist Maksim Mrvica.