Oli JacobsRecording & Mixing Engineer

Hello, I’m Oli. I’m a recording engineer, mixer & producer and senior engineer at Real World Studios.

About

S – Single | EP – Extended Play | LP – Long Play |  TV – Film or Television
E – Engineer | M – Mix | P – Produce

2018

Bowers & Wilkins Stage at WOMAD 2017 (Live LP) – E, M
Ida Mae – Forthcoming – AssistE
Amira Medunjanin & Bojan Zulfikarpašić – Nestaćeš iz mog života (Live at Abbey Road Studio 2) – E, M
Nokia Mobile – MENA/APAC Ramadan Campaign (for Hyde Music) (TV) – P, M, Percussion, Programming
Bowers & Wilkins Stage @ WOMAD 2017 (Live LP) (inc Speech Debelle, Portico Quartet) – E, M
Lenny – Enemy (S) – E
Co-Op – Slavery Campaign (for Hyde Music) (TV) – M
Fervour – Taking Flight (LP) – E
Erland Cooper – Solan Goose (LP) – M, Percussion *BBC 6 Music album of the day*
Loreena McKennitt – Lost Souls (LP) – AssistE
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Sometimes Just The Sky (LP) – Assist E (Produced by Ethan Johns)
I’m With Her – See You Around (LP) – Assist E (Produced by Ethan Johns)
Nokia – ‘Holidays’ Winter Advert Campaign (for Hyde Music) (TV) – Co-P, E, M, Percussion

2017

Owen Shiers (Cynefin) – Cân Dyffryn Clettwr (EP) – M
Stornoway – Live at the New Theatre Oxford (Live LP) – E, M
Akira Inoue – Ostinato (LP) – E
Klara – These Woods Volvo Advert (TV) – E
The Breath – Acoustic (EP) – E, M
Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia (LP) – E, M
Leveret – Inventions (LP) – E
Bowers & Wilkins stage at WOMAD 2016 (Live LP) – M
The Vamps – Middle of the Night (S) (Virgin EMI) – Additional E
Bløf – Aan (LP) (EMI) – Additional E
Toto La Momposina (S) – Te Olvide – M
Timo Baker/BBC/Earth Productions (TV) – Alaska – E
Algiers – The Underside of Power (LP) – E
Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band – Big Machine (LP) – E (Produced by Jim Sutherland) *BBC folk awards ‘best album’ nominated* *Songlines Music Award 2018 Winner – Europe*
The Ben Cipolla Band – Jungle Kingdom (LP) – Co-P, E, M
Saez – Lulu (LP) – AssistE
Suzi Quatro, Andy Scott and Don Powell (QSP) – Power Project (LP) – E, M

2016 highlights

Amira Medunjanin – Damar (LP) – E, M
Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing (LP) – ProToolsE
Cat’s Eyes – Treasure House (LP) – E (Tk 11 “Teardrops”) (produced by Steve Osbourne)
Mosaic – Subterrania (LP) – E
Bowers & Wilkins’ stage live at WOMAD 2015 – 5.1M
Neil Cowley Trio – Spacebound Apes (LP) – Assist E (produced/engineered by Dom Monks)
Afro Celt Sound System – The Source (LP) – Assist M (mixed by David Bottrill)
Chris De Burgh – A Better World (LP) – E (produced by Chris Porter)
Marillion – F*** Everyone and Run (LP) – Assist E (produced by Mike Hunter)
9Bach – Anian (LP) – Remixer/Composer (CD 2 Tk 12)
Ollie Howell – Self-Identity (LP) – ProTools E (produced by Stuart Bruce)
Fraser Anderson – Under the Cover of Lightness (LP) – E, Piano
Isabella – Isabella in the Forest – P, E, M
Sam Carter – How The City Sings (LP) – Additional E (produced by Dom Monks & Neil Cowley)
Brent Jones – Coincidence Makes a Miracle (LP) – E, M, Piano

2015 and before highlights

Tom Jones – Long Lost Suitcase (LP) – AssistE (produced by Ethan Johns)
The Lake Poets – Live from The Minster (Live LP) – E, M (for Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound)
Guy Garvey – Courting The Squall (LP) – Additional E, Percussion
Boy & Bear – Limit of Love (LP) – AssistE (produced by Ethan Johns)
Disney/ABC’s Galavant Season 2 (TV) – E
Paves – Marianne/Dancing ’til The End of Time (S) – E
Toto La Momposina – Tambolero (LP) – E, M
Ludovico Einaudi – Taranta Project (LP) – AssistM
Galavant (TV) – Vocal Pre-Record – E (RWS)
Birdy – Fire Within Promotional Tour (Europe) – Backline/Broadcast Mixing
Peter Gabriel/Steve Osbourne – Courage (Steve Osbourne remix) (S) – E
Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back/And I’ll Scratch Yours – Compilation Assistant
Peter Gabriel – Various releases – AssistE
The Kensington Symphony Orchestra (LP) – St John’s Smith Square – E, M
The London Philharmonia (for Classic Sound) – Royal Festival Hall – E
Rachel Zeffira (for The Line of Best Fit) – Live from Real World – E, M

Tonmeister Course, The University of Surrey, first class honours degree with the Dave Fisher prize for classical recording.
Drum kit (Performance Diploma), Singing (Grade 8 Distinction), Piano (Grade 5 Jazz & Classical grade 6), Violin (Grade 5)
First Aid at work

Oli achieved grade 8 classical singing, a drum kit diploma and had studied jazz/classical piano and the violin before leaving school, while also recording local bands in demo studios and at his parents’ house.

While studying Sound Recording and Music at the University of Surrey (Tonmeister course), Oli spent his placement year as the assistant sound engineer for Peter Gabriel at Real World Studios. He returned to Real World when he graduated in 2014 as one of in-house engineers and now records/mixes music every day with amazing musicians from around the world, both at Real World and other studios. In April ’18, Oli graduated to senior engineer & operations manager at Real World, overseeing the studio engineers and helping the bookings team out with day-to-day enquiries.

More info on Oli can be found on the Real World Studios website, here.

A few people who make amazing things have been very supportive, they are:

Soundtoys
Izotope
Bowers and Wilkins
Audio Technica
MoReVoX

Contact Me

oli [at] olijacobs.com