Oli JacobsRecording & Mixing Engineer

Hello, I’m Oli. I’m a recording & mixing engineer at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. I also dabble in songwriting and production.

Select Recent Projects

courting squall
hattie carroll
Gabriel So Back to Front


2017 and forthcoming
Stornoway – Live at the New Theatre Oxford (forthcoming) – Engineer and Mixing
Bløf – Aan – Additional Engineering
Toto La Momposina – Forthcoming – Mixing
Timo Baker/BBC/Earth Productions – Alaska – Engineer
Mary Casio (Hannah Peel) – Forthcoming Album – Engineer & Mixing
Stats – Temping – Additional Engineer
Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band – Big Machine (Topic) – Engineer (produced by Jim Sutherland)
The Ben Cipolla Band – Jungle Kingdom (forthcoming) – Co-Producer/Mixing
Suzi Quatro, Andy Scott and Don Powell (QSP) – Power Project (Sony) – Engineer & mixing
Amira Medunjanin – Damar (Harmonia Mundi) – Engineer & mixing
Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing (Caroline) – ProTools engineer
Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House (RAF) – Engineer (Tk 11 “Teardrops”) (produced by Steve Osbourne)
Mosaic – Subterrania (Edition) – Engineer
Archie Smith – Air (Live at The Pool Studios) – 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)
Afro Celt Sound System – The Source – Mixing Assistant (mixed by David Bottrill)
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 with the Dave Fisher prize for classical recording.
Drum kit (Diploma), Singing (Grade 8 Distinction), Piano (Grade 5 Jazz & Classical grade 6)
SPA Health and Safety in the entertainment industry
Total Fabrications working at height/rescue from height training (and ongoing refreshers)
First Aid at Work trained

Even before his university days, Oli was recording music in studios around his home and had achieved grade 8 classical singing and a drum kit diploma before he left school. Studying Sound Recording and Music at the University of Surrey (Tonmeister course), he spent his placement year as the assistant sound engineer for Peter Gabriel. Oli returned to work for Real World when he graduated, and has since engineered sessions with many amazing musicians from around the world, both at Real World and other studios around the country. He is also an experienced live sound engineer, mixing both front-of-house and monitors.

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