Gareth Jones - Producer / Mixer / Engineer

Involved with music since he was a child, playing various instruments, Gareth owned a valve tape recorder and began to experiment with tape editing. He trained at the BBC and then began working at PATHWAY studios in the late 70’s. There he recorded and mixed THE PRINCE, Madness’ first single in 1979 and METAMATIC by John Foxx in 1980. Gareth later worked in HANSA studio in Berlin and ended up living there for nine years. At HANSA he experimented with recording atmospheres thus creating a studio “Large Arena” sound. This caught the attention of bands such as Depeche Mode who used this technique on much of their work.

Gareth was also a pioneer in the use of digital equipment and sampling - which he introduced to many bands such as the previously mentioned Depeche Mode and Einsturzende Neubauten.

In the mid 1990’s he returned to London where he now lives, working at famed studios such as Abbey Road and The Strongroom. He is a big software user these days “for the portability and mobility for work”. He has a reputation for his knowledge of LOGIC AUDIO production software.

Gareth has worked for various artists such as; Can, Depeche Mode, Diamanda Galas, Einsturzende Neubauten, Erasure, John Foxx, Futureheads, Garbage, Goldfrapp, House of Love, Interpol, Madness, Maps, Mesh, Ministry, Mogwai, Neu!, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Nitzer Ebb, Orbital, Pizzicato 5, Tackhead, These New Puritans, Wire.….

On Thermionic Culture….

“Be careful….After years of mixing on Big Consoles and in the Box, I mixed an album through the Fat Bustard- and that was it.  I had to have one.  I blame Vic at Thermionic Culture for making something I couldn’t resist. Who knows where this might lead?”