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The people

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Steve Longbottom

studio manager

Steve started in the industry at 15 years old working as a live engineer for a 7 piece Jive band.

 

Following a love for music, he went on to Huddersfield University and during his final year studying Music Tech and Audio Systems,  started building Vibrations. His dissertation in sound isolation and acoustic treatment was applied to the studio design and build you see today.

Over the last 10+ years Steve has made constant improvements to the studio and equipment as well as building up a substantial PA Hire service.

Alongside managing the studio, Steve continues to work alongside musicians from all over the UK to produce great music and he also engineers at live events to bring music to life for large audiences.

The experience he gained whilst on his placement year at Purple Pro Audio, was central to his own development as an engineer and so Steve continues to offer these opportunities in the studio, working alongside Huddersfield University to do so.

Piper Dawes

producer/engineer

Piper Dawes, a seasoned music producer with 20 years in pop, ska, and reggae, is also an accomplished guitarist and mix engineer.

 

Her remixing talents also shine in dub, psytrance, and drum & bass. Piper's notable for founding the Housebound Ska Collective during the Covid-19 lockdown, uniting global musicians to support mental health through music. Her collaborations span artists like Eric Molina (Bad Manners/Mephiskapheles) and Polly Paulusma, showcasing her versatility.

 

Beyond producing, Piper's commitment to music and mental wellness highlights her as a dynamic force in the industry, continually seeking new creative avenues.

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Josh Jordan

studio assistant

Josh has been playing music since he was 11 when he started playing the drums and has been writing and mixing his own music since he was 16. Since working at Vibrations he had the opportunities to record choirs, work at Festivals and mix recordings of various genres. He's a massive fan of rock, jazz and funk, with some of his favourite artists being Daft Punk, Foo Fighters and Cory Wong.

Steve Longbottom
Piper Dawes
Josh Jordan
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