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Stephen Goldsmith Scratch Biog


I actively got into music when I found a trumpet in an attic aged 6. Several days of train impressions later, I had harassed my  parents into shelling out for  music lessons to make the bad noise stop. I am now 34 and I have my own sound proof bunker where I make noise for a living.

I got a music scholarship aged 11. Took up the double bass (another burden for my long suffering parents to cart around) and promptly used the free weekly music lessons to avoid maths lessons for a year.

After school I took a BA in English Lit, got a rudimentary sampler+ sequencer set up  and blagged my way onto as many  subsidiaries in electronic music/ experimental music and composition as possible without getting lumbered with writing pastiche Bach Chorals. This lead to a PG Dip and MA in Sound Design for the Moving Image.

I Started working professionally in audio post production in 2000. After proving that I had no flare for tea making I got a break  doing mag transfers of the BBC sound archive, then worked my way up  through at large Soho facility house over four years, mostly  working on Paramount titles as an audio mastering and restoration engineer .

I then teamed up with Vincent Watts to form Sonic Mix, an audio team specialising in independent features) forming my own company – Mr Steve Productions Limited-  and subsequently building my own studio.

Together we have completed 20 films so far, an increasing proportion of which are winning prizes.

My trumpet playing went down hill when I left school, my sister has since borrowed it indefinitely and uses it to teach 6 year olds how to annoy their parents.