Video Tour & Interview: Cenzo Townshend-Decoy Studios
June 4, 2015
Sound On Sound magazine has put together this amazing in depth video tour and interview of Mix engineer Cenzo Townshend at his very own Decoy Studios. Cenzo talks mix technique and gives us a tour around the studio.
Over the last few months, Sound On Sound checked out world-class studios and talked to high-profile music industry pros, such as Paul Epworth, Jake Jackson, JR Rotem and more. The latest instalment in their video features series takes us to the picturesque Suffolk countryside to meet mix engineer Cenzo Townshend in his new facility, Decoy Studios.
Cenzo’s undeniably British sound has graced the airwaves countless times, with credits ranging from Kaiser Chiefs to Tom Jones, via Florence + The Machine and U2.
Over the course of this month’s video feature, Cenzo and his team give us a brief tour of the complex, taking in the two mix rooms, the striking live room and an unusually welcoming vocal booth.
Cenzo also talks technique and shows us his mix of The Maccabees single 'Marks To Prove It'. He discusses the process of re-amping guitars and bass, judicious use of EQ when separating guitars, and the importance of phase when it comes to mixing drums and bass.