Oli JacobsRecording & Mixing Engineer

Oli is recording/mixing engineer and producer. He is currently a staff recording engineer at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire, working across the country.

Select Recent Projects

courting squall


2016 and forthcoming
Amira Medunjanin – Damar (Harmonia Mundi) – Engineer & mixing
Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing (Caroline) – ProTools engineer
The Ben Cipolla Band – Forthcoming – Co-Producer/Mixing
Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House (RAF) – Engineer (Tk 11 “Teardrops”) (produced by Steve Osbourne)
Mosaic – Subterrania (Edition) – Additional Engineer
Bowers & Wilkins’ stage live at WOMAD 2015 – Mixing (in surround sound)
Neil Cowley Trio – Spacebound Apes (HideInside) – Assistant engineer (produced/engineered by Dom Monks)
Suzi Quatro, Andy Scott and Don Powell (QSP) – Power Project (Sony) – Engineer & mixing
Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band – Big Machine – Engineer (produced by Jim Sutherland)
Chris De Burgh – A Better World (Starwatch) – Engineer (produced by Chris Porter)
Marillion – F*** Everyone and Run (earMUSIC) – Assistant engineer (produced by Mike Hunter)
9Bach – Anian (Real World) – Remixer/Composer (CD 2 Tk 12)
Ollie Howell – Self-Identity – ProTools engineer (produced by Stuart Bruce)
Fraser Anderson – Under the Cover of Lightness (Membran) – Engineer & piano
Sam Carter – How The City Sings (Captain) – Additional engineer (produced by Dom Monks & Neil Cowley)
Brent Jones – Coincidence Makes a Miracle – Engineer, mixing & piano
The Lake Poets – Live from The Minster – Engineer & mixing (for Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound)
Guy Garvey – Courting The Squall (Fiction) – Additional engineer & Pixiphone
Tom Jones – Long Lost Suitcase (Virgin EMI) – Assistant engineer (produced by Ethan Johns)
Boy & Bear – Limit of Love (Nettwerk) – Assist Engineer (produced by Ethan Johns)
Disney/ABC’s Galavant Season 2 – Vocal Pre-Record – Assist/Additional Eng, Occasional fill-in for Music Editor on set
Paves – Marianne/Dancing ’til The End of Time (single releases) – Engineer
Toto La Momposina – Tambolero (Real World) – Mixing and engineer
Ludovico Einaudi – Taranta Project (Ponderosa) – Assistant mixing engineer
Galavant (musical TV show for ABC) – Vocal Pre-Record – Engineer (RWS)
Jamie Walker – Alive EP – Prod/Eng/Mix
The Fresh Dixie Project – Live At Real World – Engineer
The Guildford School of Acting – 2014 End-Of-Year Musicals (Lysistrata Jones/Flora, The Red Menace) – Mix
Birdy – Fire Within Promotional Tour (Europe) – Backline/Additional Broadcast Mix
Peter Gabriel/Steve Osbourne – Courage (Steve Osbourne remix) – Additional Eng
The Phat Cats (function band) – FOH Eng
The Orpheus Centre – Eng/Teach
2013 Contemporary Piano Finals – FOH Eng
Pure Orange (function band) – FOH Eng
Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back/And I’ll Scratch Yours – Compilation
Peter Gabriel – Assistant Eng
Camp Savoy 2013 – FOH Eng
Joseph Arthur – Live at WOMAD 2013 – Eng/Mix
Tommy Ashby – Recording at Real World Studios – Eng/Mix
Nick Morrell – Del Sol Musical (UK premiere) – Eng/Mix
Fresh Dixie Project – Live at Real World Studios – Eng/mix
Lissie – Tour 2013 – TM Assist/Backline Eng
Castlecomer – Live Videos – Mix
Crowns/Violet/We Caught The Castle – Live in Guildford – FOH Eng
Hattie Carroll – Video Mix, Album Master
The Kensington Symphony Orchestra – St John’s Smith Square – Eng/Mix
Atira – Live from Real World Studios – Assist Eng
Fast and Furious 6 – Ian Matthews (Kasabian) – Assist Eng
The London Philharmonia (for Classic Sound) – Royal Festival Hall – Eng
BBC – The Great Bear Stakeout – Assistant Eng
Disney/David Poore – African Cats (string tracking session) – Assistant Eng
Kids in Glass Houses – Live in Guildford – Monitor Eng
John Williams (guitarist) – Live in Guildford – FOH Eng
Russell Howard (comedian) – Live in Wales – FOH Eng
Rachel Zeffira (for The Line of Best Fit) – Live from Real World – Eng/Mix
The Phat Cats (function band) – Live at the ICC (live album) – Eng/Mix
Mim Grey – Chasing Tigers (album) – Assistant Eng
Amy Steele – All The Same (single) – Assistant Eng
Guys And Dolls (University of Surrey) – Design/Mix
The Blanks – Live – FOH Eng
Here are some other musicians I’ve worked with…
Front of house Public appearance vocal/track FOH mix:
Labrinth, Katy B, Miss Dynamite, David Hasslehoff
System Eng:
Rizzle Kicks, Loick Essien, DJ Fresh, Feeder, Verne Troyer, Beardyman, Ghostpoet, Kissy Sellout, Wheatus, Subsource, Massmatiks, Beat a Maxx


Tonmeister Course, The University of Surrey, first class honours degree
SPA Health and Safety in the entertainment industry
Total Fabrications working at height/rescue from height training (and ongoing refreshers)
Drum kit (Performance Diploma), Singing (Grade 8 Distinction), Piano (Grade 5 Jazz & Classical grade 6)
Driving license

Oli studied Sound Recording and Music at the University of Surrey (Tonmeister). He spent his placement year as the assistant sound engineer for Peter Gabriel at Real World Studios. Here, his recording and mixing skills were improved and he also played a key role in the upgrade of Peter’s personal studio. For Peter’s Back To Front tour, Oli built auto-switching playback systems and helped coordinate back-line and recording rigs. He subsequently toured with several high-profile musicians around Europe.
Oli has engineered studio sessions; front-of-house; monitors and back-line with many amazing musicians from around the world. He writes, produces and performs music and is in the process of working with several musicians to develop their initial ideas into records. Now based from Gabriel’s Real World Studios as an in-house engineer, Oli also produces music for catwalks during Paris fashion week and regularly visits venues around the UK to make live recordings. He also writes a bit for magazines and sometimes visits film sets to listen to people sing.

Spotify playlist of recording/mixing

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