All great films have great soundtracks right? Set Fire To The Stars
’ score is as bold as ever. Gruff Rhys
, of Super Furry Animals, has composed the original soundtrack while Chief Metropolis Sound Engineer, Sam Wheat
, engineered the score’s soon to be iconic string sections. Tim Young
has provided Metropolis Mastering
’s magic touch, mastering the ENTIRE
Set Fire To The Stars Official Soundtrack – Gruff Rhys
About Sam Wheat – Metropolis Chief Sound Engineer
Sam is a recording and mix engineer, programmer and producer who has spent the last 5 years as Chief Engineer for Metropolis Studios. During this time Sam has worked on multiple number 1, top 10 and Platinum selling records.
Sam has also led the resurgence in the live-to-vinyl recording technique, where bands perform live and are recorded, mixed and mastered directly to an acetate disc – no overdubs, no edits, no recalls! Recently he has been mixing live tracks with Kelis for Ninja Tunes and The Rolling Stones for Eagle Rock.
Find more on Sam’s profile here.
About Tim Young – Metropolis Mastering Engineer
Tim Young began his career as an audio mastering engineer in the early 1980s. After delivering multi-platinum albums for The Clash, Sade, The Smiths, Elton John, The Pretenders and many others, Tim joined Metropolis Mastering with Ian Cooper and Tony Cousins in 1993. He’d had seventeen successful years at CBS Studios, which eventually became The Hit Factory. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity enabled the three engineers to finally fulfil their dream working environment, featuring state of the art monitoring married to a transparent and musical signal path plus large, comfortable mastering rooms featuring natural daylight.
In 2008, Tim became the first non-US mastering engineer to win a Grammy Award (for his 5.1 Surround Sound mastering on The Beatles’ ‘Love’ album). In 2011, he also won the Music Producers Guild mastering engineer of the year award. Now with over twenty years of experience in mastering at Metropolis, Tim is in constant demand from all levels of recording artists. His reputation as a classic ‘all rounder’ who enjoys working on all styles of music, means he is adept at bringing his creativity to any genre. His more recent credits include Elbow, The Killers, Take That, Manic Street Preachers, and 5.1 mastering for Queen.
Find more on Tim’s profile here.
Source: Official Press Release – Set Fire To The Stars