O'Riordan is a freelance recording engineer with over 35
years' experience in the production of high quality orchestral
and jazz projects for film, television, CD and DVD. He has
a relaxed and musical approach to the recording process
whilst retaining an insistence on the highest levels of
quality control - a reflection of his rigorous and professional
training with some of the UK's most respected engineers.
Gerry's employment at Olympic Studios in the late 1980s
brought him under the tutorage of the legendary Keith Grant,
for whom he worked as personal assistant for over four years.
This association enabled Gerry to work with some of the
world's leading composers and artists, including Elmer Bernstein,
Johnny Mathis, Michel Legrand, Tony Bennett, George Fenton
and Gabriel Yared, to name but a few.
Through his relationship with Keith Grant, Gerry also met
and worked extensively with John Timperley, the creative
force behind Angel Studios in North London.
with John gave Gerry a vast breadth of experience in the location
recording of large-scale classical music projects, opera and
theatre, in venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to Liverpool's
Anglican Cathedral. Artists involved in these projects included
Sir Paul McCartney, John Tavener, Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies
and Sir Neville Mariner, amongst others.
Throughout the 1990s Gerry held the position of Studio Manager and Chief Engineer at Snake Ranch Studios in Chelsea. Following the closure of Snake Ranch in June 2004, Gerry set up and ran his own 5.1 music mixing facility at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. He is now based at The Soundhouse in west London and continues to work with some of the country's leading composers and artists in studios throughout the UK and Europe.
Spatial Audio exists to offer a complete and professional service to anyone in the business of producing music, from consultation on suitable venues to recording, mixing and delivery of final masters.