Andrew Nixon

Technician for Commercial Music Production

Andy is the Technician for Commercial Music Production at Warrington. A University of Liverpool graduate, Andy joined the Department in September 2000.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Work-Based Integrated Studies – Music Production

Overview

Andy has worked in commercial and private recording studios as a freelance sound engineer and assistant engineer. He has worked with established acts and producers on studio-based projects involving the likes of Tom Jones, Space, Edwyn Collins, Marcus Dravs and Jeremy Wheatley.

As a live tour technician Andy has worked on performances at various venues from small bars to large arenas as well as outdoor music events including the NEC, Cream, Hyde Park, and Reading and Leeds festivals. He has significant experience of working within a television studio environment on live and prerecorded local and national shows for Granada, ITV and Channel 4. He regularly records and mixes music, some of which is currently commercially available.

Since joining the Media Department as a technician in 2000 Andy has overseen the development of the Music Production facilities and administers the Media department’s Aspiration record label. He has gained a BA (Hons) in Work-Based Integrated Studies – Music Production, and an Apple Certified Pro qualification for Logic Pro software. He is currently also working towards completing an MA in Popular Music Studies.

Personal Life

Andy is a keen cyclist, hitting the local roads most weekends. He has also been lucky enough to practise track-riding at the Manchester Velodrome. Andy enjoys playing and coaching football: he is presently developing an under-sixes team for a local FA Standard Chartered club.

Teaching

Andy currently demonstrates equipment and software to all levels at the University.

Published work

A small selection of Andy’s recordings are available to listen to or purchase online:

The Ribs - Ain't That Good

Judderbass - Everybody Knows

 

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