Fraser T Smith

My Forever Studio: Fraser T Smith is a gear cad

With credits on records by Adele, Stormzy, Raye, Craig David and Kasabian, this British producer has a few tales to share — and some stellar choices on gear in his Forever Studio.

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Few producers are as quietly beloved as Fraser T Smith. Not often one to step in the spotlight, the award-winning British producer has an insane list of credits including Adele, Stormzy, Raye, Craig David and Kasabian. With the release of his new Future Utopi album and a recent music production workshop on playVirtuoso, the revered songwriter remains as busy as ever.

On this episode of the My Forever Studio podcast, brought to you in partnership with Audient, Fraser T Smith talks to us about his master-of-all-trades mic, a trusty sampler that he describes as “home”, and why he can’t bring himself to hoard studio gear. Recorded at Tileyard London, this episode is available to watch on YouTube or listen on your favourite podcast platform.

In the episode, Fraser tells us about the first big record he worked on — Craig David’s Can’t Be Messin Around, and how tht led to him creating a home studio and working with British rapper and actor Kano. He also reveals some unique tales from his career, including being asked to play Knebworth with Kasabian, working with Lewis Capaldi on a new unreleased record, and how he realised Johnny Marr is a genius.

The My Forever Studio podcast sees artists, producers and engineers create their dream fantasy Forever Studio, wherever they want in the universe. However, there are strict rules in the Forever Studio. Our guests are permitted a limited number of items in their creative space, so they must choose carefully. There will be nostalgia. There will be anecdotes. There may be gags. But there will be no bundles!

Last week, My Forever Studio spoke with musician and content creator SEIDS. Renowned for her quick and insightful Logic Pro tips, Sabrina Seidman has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers online and talks to us about her experiences in music production. She also reveals the “cheeseburger of audio interfaces”, and an affordable mic that, in her opinion, beats $10,000 mics.

Subscribe to My Forever Studio on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and check out all episodes so far via MusicTech. And you can check out SEIDS’ Logic Pro Crash Course – discounted by 30% for MusicTech readers – at seids.co

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