About Red Devil Media

Roy started assisting in 1991 at Hot nights studios, Fulham London. Learning basic studio etiquette from Ex CBS engineer Graham Dixon and producer Grant Mitchell. After 18 months he followed studio manager, Sarah Partridge, to Berwick St studios in Soho, during his time there he learnt about programming and engineering in mainly urban music. In 1995 he worked for the same company in Jamaica recording and mixing two albums for their in-house label, also working with UK and US artists, producers as a commercial studio engineer. From there he moved the studio to NYC and worked in Mystic studios for three months before returning to the UK. In 1997 Roy started working with Emily Taylor (Home management) as a freelance engineer then in 1999 became the in-house engineer at the Dairy studios in Brixton.  Now, after helping with the sales of aprox 10 million records, he is completely freelance, writing, producing and engineering with many different Artists, Producers and styles.

Now equipped with a moblie Protools HD system, 32 IO Apogee front and back end, in a  great production room within the heart of Ashley Cross, Poole. Red Devil can offer a service second to none. Whether its vocal production, mixing, tuning or even tutoring, you can be assured you’re getting the highest quality engineering values combined with over 20 years industry experience.

In addition Roy has most recenly been tutoring at Bournemouth Academy of Modern Music (BAMM) and guest lecturing occasionally at Bournemouth University.

Equipment List

Digital

Apogee Symphony (16 I/O)
Apogee A/D 16 X + D/A 16 X (16 in,16 out)
Emagic AMT 8 MIDI interface
Protools 12
Ableton Live 10
Ableton Push 2
Logic X
Axiom 49 controller keyboard
Roland SH-01A
Korg Prophecy
Virus Rack XL
MPC 3000 + 250 ZIP Drive

Plugins

Waves Gold / SSL / CLA / JJP + more
Sound Toys V5 Bundle
Fabfilter total bundle
McDSP
Auto-tune 8
Melodyne 4 Studio
Vocalign
Valhala
Arturia V
NI Komplete 8
Philharmonik 2
…etc.

Analog

Neve 33135 Mic pre/EQ X2
Phoenix DRS Q4 mk2
Avalon 747 – bus compressor and EQ
Urei LA-4 X2
Neve 2254 stereo compressor X2
Smart Research C2
Valley people Dynamite stereo limiter
Thermionic Culture Vulture
Phoenix N16 Summing mixer
Moog Minitaur
Neumann U87i
AKG D19
STC 4021

Monitors

ATC SCM25A
Yamaha NS10m - (Crown DC-300)
Adam - A7
DynAudio BM6a

0044 7957 440 534

6 Approach Road
Poole, Dorset
BH14 8BH

roymerchant@gmail.com

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