Jools Holland with his Yamaha Piano

The very professional and all round good egg, Jools Holland does his own brand of an instument demonstration on his go-to keyboard for writing and arranging. Filmed in the ‘live’ room of his studio in South London. Overhead camera picking up screen (XH-A1) with Canon DSLR’s picking up hands and a wide shot. Audio recorded directly into a Zoom R16 along with the vocal. Mixed and dipped as he was monitoring quite loud from the inbuilt speakers.


Doug Aldrich demos the Marshall JMD:1 amp for Music Radar

Filmed and edited a good while ago, found this posted on the Music Radar site recently.

Shot at  Nevada Music Warehouse. I was really there for Brian Tichy who was doing his all time favourite Bonham beats, but got this too because it was a Marshall do, and Natal Drums are part of that family. 2 or 3 canon’s and a go pro that I don’t think I used any of. Audio through a SM57 on the cab and a tie clip that had to be ‘ducked’ everytime he played something. Nice that someone commented on how well it sounded beneath the video. That never happens 🙂

Paul Carrack Feature for Yamaha Commerical Audio

This was up on the Yamaha site, but now this link comes from mine. Karl (Producer) kept going back to this till we had some great quotes from Paul (filmed 6 months after the event) as well as his crew on the day. All shot EOS 5D MkII and probably all audio through my Giant Squid Lapel into Pocketrak.

Jem Godfrey Demos Korg Kronos

The wonderful biscuit loving keyboard wizard Jem Godfrey takes Korg’s new 9 engined workstation for a spin round the block.

Filmed at Wise Buddah Studios in London at the end of August. Using a couple of DSLR’s with the audio routed to the lovely monitors in the room and my recorder, Jem is wearing my tie-clip of choice (when I can get power to it!) DPA 4061.

Fantastic couple of hours of filming – Jem can just rattle through these things, as he is genuinely passionate and excited about the product.

Total Guitar finally put Mark Morton from Lamb of God up

Shot in Bristol ages back, Mark Morton shows how to get real low on Dropped D Tuning.

Shot in a time before DSLR’s with a Canon XH-A1 with a SG-Pro on the front, and a handycam getting the close ups…

and this one too about alternate picking… lovely bloke, simple when you know how…

Jupp (Elbow) interview with Yamaha. Part 1 – “Being in Elbow”

As it says the charming drummer Richard Jupp from Elbow talks about where he and the band are at, just before the release of their latest album – Build a Rocket Boys! filmed at Blueprint studios.

There are 5 pats to the interview. Following the youtube link will take you to the other ones. Hosted by youtube from Yamaha Download’s account.

Shot on 2x Canon DSLR’s with some GoPro footage in emergencies. Audio into a R16. Unfortunately didn’t have access to the drum mics… so had to do it on the fly with a couple of NT55’s