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Radio recording and post production. Radio was my first love and I still love working on all radio, be that comedy, music, live, documentaries, dramas or podcasts. As well as working in stereo I am highly experienced in working in Binaural recording and post production.

TV Post Production

With over 20 years experience in TV post production no project is to big or small for us. I am  a very experienced Dubbing Mixer (5.1 and stereo) with many credits and also Supervising Sound Editor, an expert Dialog Editor, Sound Designer  and Music Supervisor. 

Location Recording

 From simple recordings to more compex carry ins, and music recording, we can cover all your needs. If required I can put a team together for anything from comedy to music (classical or pop)

Consultancy & Training

  I am an

Associate Tutor in the Department of Music & Media (Tonmeister Course)

I can also offer advice or bespoke training in any area of sound recording and interview technique


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About Us

 Chris Maclean started as a BBC Studio Manager and spent 10 years working in studios and on Outside Broadcasts recording orchestras and bands for Radio 1 and 2. In 1998 he joined the Jungle Group making TV, radio and cinema ads, as well as TV programs. He went freelance in 2011 and since then has made TV radio and cinema programs as well as online and experiential material. 

Chris is a very experienced and resourceful sound engineer and sound designer. Since 2019 Chris has lectured and assessed on the prestigious University of Surrey Tonmeister  Course and is an Associate Tutor there.


His Lectures were very clear and I learned so much about Pro Tools

Student: University of Herts




I run Pro ToolsUltimate in my 5.1 studio with PMC monitors with a large collection of plug ins, including Waves suite, Izotope RX7 Advanced, Vocalign and Ediload. Pro Tools is controlled by Avid Dock and 2 Avid S1 controllers giving 17 faders and a massive amount of control using the  touch screens, which creates a smooth and efficient workflow. I/O is managed by a Scarlet 18i20.

Mobile Studio

I have a mobile set up that I have used to edit in offices and on location for TV or radio. It consists of a MacBook Pro, Scarlet 2i2, Genelec Monitors extra video monitor, and a full suite of plug ins and can even be transported on the tube!

Remote Recording

Since the start of the global pandemic I have offered multitrack remote recording facilities where I manage the recording, supply equipment and  guide artists through the technical process. I also offer a remote editing package where I connect to producers, sharing ProTools audio and video and conversing , almost as if we were in the studio together!

Location Recording

I can do location recording using Zoom F8 (digital multitrack)  and a wide variety of mics (including radio mics) for small scale jobs. For Larger/theatre/club jobs I have a 32 channel Digital mixer (X32) with a 50 meter remote stage box. I have a couple of MacBook pros to manage multi track recordings and playing in clips and music/fx, as well as PPM's and foldback monitors

Audience Recording

Since the Covid 19 lockdown and restrictions on public gathering, I and a few colleagues offer an audience recording service where we record upto several hundred 'nodes' of audience and edit and mix them for shows. We are able to do quick turnarounds for topical comedy  shows like the Now Show, where we record the show and audience the day before TX

Credits (Highlights)

  • 2021 Inside No 9 S6 (6xTV Episodes for BBC)

  • 2020 Hidden Ireland (8 part comedy for Spotify)

  • 2020 Sorted with the Dyers, Rose and Rosie, Jacob Hawley podcasts

  • 2020 'Lockdown' News Quiz, Wilsons, Newsjack, Comedy Festival

  • 2020 High Strangeness (8 part Binaural drama for Audible)

  • 2020 Home Series 2 (C4)

  • 2020 Inside No 9 S5 (6x TV episodes for BBC)

  • 2018 Home (C4)

  • 2018 The News Quiz/Now Show/Newsjack (BBC Studios)

  • 2018 Inside No9  S4 (6 x TV episodes BBC2)

  • 2018 Sounds Like Friday Night (BBC1)

  • 2018 Fifteen to One (Ch4 two series)

  • 2018 Fireworks (5.1 exhibition mix for photographer Nick Knight)

  • 2017 The Detectorists S3 (6x TV episodes BBC4) recent BAFTA winning series

  • 2015 Inside No9  S3(6 x TV episodes BBC2)

  • 2015 The Crucible (dialog Edit/mix for Digital Theatre cinema release)

  • 2014 The Detectorists S2 (6x TV episodes BBC4) recent BAFTA winning series

  • 2014 Marcus Brigstock's Brig Society (Radio 4)

  • 2014 Suicide Watch (Radio 4 Documentary)

  • 2014 Rob Newman (Radio 4)

  • 2013 The Body (Film)

  • 2012 Mariachi Doritos - Stay Another Day: Music producer/ mixer (TV Advert and Record) Winner of Cannes Silver Lion

  • 2012 The Thick of It S4 (7x TV episodes BBC2)

  • 2012 Radioman (Documentary feature film)

  • 2012 A Touch of Cloth (5.1 Comedy Drama BSkyB)

  • 2012 Cricklewood Greats (TV comedy BBC2

The Thick Of (all episodes and  specials)

The Hogfather

BBC Radio Highlights

Radio Programmes/Podcasts

  • The News Quiz (including all 'socially distanced versions)

  • News Jack

  • The Now Show

  • Its a Fair Cop

  • Jacob Hawley On Drugs

  • The Essay 

  • Private Passions

  • Archive Hours (various)

  • High Strangeness (8 part binaural drama coming soon to Audible)

Maida Vale Sessions /John Peel Sessions/ Radio 1 Sessions

  • Hole

  • Pearl Jam

  • Adamski

  • Robbie Williams

  • Joe Cocker

  • Eels (credit on their special edition album)

  • Beverly Sisters (!)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

  • The The

  • Louden Wainright III

  • BBC Big Band

  • The Proclaimers

  • Runrig  (a personal highlight as I was a fan since they started!)

  • Ralph Mactell

  • Denbo Konte (West African Kora player)

  • Dick Dale (inventor of the 'Surf guitar' sound)


Outside Broadcasts

  • Donnington Monsters of Rock

  • Tubular Bells 2

  • U2 Live from Dublin

  • BBC Concert Orchestra 40th Anniversary Tour

  • BBC Proms 2019

  • Metalica

  • INXS

  • Blondie

  • Simple Minds

  • Sepultura

  • OMD

  • Black Crowes

  • Roachford

  • Bryan Adams

  • Chris Rea