Jamie, our owner has been a musician for over 25 years. Originally a classical guitar player, he achieved Grade 8 with distinction at the age of 15, and progressed to teaching diplomas, higher grade theory and piano, bass, mandolin and flute. From 15-19 he switched focus from classical to electric and steel-string guitar, and by 19 to DJing and producing, running a series of drum’n'bass and techno events across the UK with the company that would eventually become Century 23. In 2003, unable to find space to rehearse and write, he and a partner opened Verden Studios, which quickly developed from a simple rehearsal room and project studio to a fully professional studio. His interest in the art and science of recording continues to develop and with Gavin Fort he designed and built the studio facility at Verden Studios, selecting all of the equipment, microphones and instruments himself. He has written articles on recording and reviews for Is This Music and Gearslutz, and for recording.org where he is now an administrator, working on a wiki and glossary of recording terms.