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Martin Desai
Head of Audio
Manchester
Last Update: 11.11.14
Twisted Tubes Session
SSR Manchester - Martin Desai, Head of Audio

POSTED ON – 20.10.14

Recording Tracks For Record Store Day


Over the weekend two of my Audio Engineering students, Kesh Savani and Sara De Clara, assisted 808 State’s Graham Massey in engineering a session for the band Crispy Ambulance.

LTM Recordings, the label behind the session, are planning on releasing one of the tracks as a limited 7” for Record Store Day in 2015, so this was great experience for the students.

Crispy Ambulance formed in Manchester in 1977, eventually teaming up with producer Martin Hannett, got signed to Factory Records and recorded a live session for John Peel at the BBC.

The session took place in Spirit Studio here at SSR Manchester and by all accounts was a great success.

I can’t wait to hear the finished tracks and see the 7” on the shelves during Record Store Day next year.

Big thanks to Sara and Kesh for assisting, and to the band and Graham Massey for getting in touch with SSR to organise the session.

Check out the LTM Recordings website for more information on the label, including a great section on Robs Records and some Spirit Studios/SSR history that mentions myself and some of the artists I have engineered and produced!

Sara & Kesh pictured with Graham Massey (left) in the studio SSR  - Recording Tracks For Record Store Day

Martin Desai
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Biography
Martin Desai is SSR's Head of Audio, an outstanding teacher and one of Manchester's most respected sound engineers. Martin's career began with Pleasure Records as a programmer before he moved on to become a freelance engineer working with some of Manchester's leading bands such as New Order.

In 1998 Martin set up his own studio, Codebreaker. Working from his own studio he soon became involved with production work and had the opportunity to engineer and mix for bands such as Elbow, Doves, Mr Scruff and Badly Drawn Boy.

He has also released his own album under the name of J-Walk on East West Records and has remixed artists such as The Sugababes, Nitin Sawhney, Kings of Convenience and Ian Brown.

Today Martin continues to be industry active and is currently signed with BMG Publishing. He is one of our leading Pro Tools instructors and an inspirational tutor.