Engineer, mixer and producer Caesar Edmunds reflects on his start in the industry with Alan Moulder and Flood, reveals his favourite ever studio memories, and shares how Genelec monitors give him the confidence to mix in Dolby Atmos.
How have things been for you during and post-Covid?
I've been pretty well. Last time we spoke I had just been nominated for an MPG Award, which I then managed to win! At first, just like everyone else, I thought that 2020 was going to be my year, but a bat from Wuhan had another plan, allegedly! We were just working along and managed to survive the pandemic, but it was quite uncertain whether I was going to stay in the UK or move back to Singapore, where they had a Covid-free situation.
I am in the Battery Studios Complex at the moment, and since we last spoke I've taken on a room by myself. I’ve been working with Flood and Moulder since 2012 so it was a big jump for me. It got to the point where basically, I had to grow up, and I thought that in the middle of a pandemic was the best time to do that, because if you can get through that when the times are bad, you should be able to survive, right?
When did you first start working with Alan Moulder?
Alan was a patron of LIPA which is the university that I went to. A few of my friends had done work experience with him, and I basically just asked, ‘Hey, can I do work experience?’ And they said yes. That was around 10 years ago now.