About Me

Umair Chaudhry

I am a sound engineer, teacher and musician (ex-member of Oxford band Xmas Lights + others). Over the years I have worked with countless bands across all genres, including Best Coast, Vienna Ditto, Silent Front, The Half Rabbits, Area 52, Febeuder, Caretaker, Undersmile, Ghosts In The Photographs, Mayors Of Miyizaki, One Unique Signal, Indica Blues, Smilex, The Autumn Saints and more. I have also worked alongside top producers such as Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild) and Adam Whittaker (Amy Winehouse, The Damned).

Work Ethic

I have studied and practiced the art of sound engineering for over 12 years. Being a musician myself, I can fully empathise with how it is for an artist in the studio. I try to capture the band’s/artist’s sound in an unobtrusive way as possible, and strive to make them sound like themselves. That being said, I am also capable of applying a more hands on approach when needed, effectively becoming producer as well as sound engineer.

Recording Studio


TAD Studios: A newly refurbished recording and rehearsal studio run by musicians, for musicians. Three live rooms, great atmosphere. Kitchen and visual contact / entertainment via our 60" TV screens in each room. Controllable lighting via mobile app. Recording gear by SSL / Warm Audio / Thermionic Culture. Full range of dynamic / condenser / ribbon mics. Mapex kits. Fender / Marshall / Ashdown amps. Doorstep parking.