Noel started his career 1974 at Trident Tape Services. In 1976 he became Tape Op at Pye Studios. He worked in the cutting rooms of Pye Studios / PRT Studios from 1980 until 1989 and then for a good year at Utopia Studios. From 1990 until November 2004 he worked at Transfermation, (London, UK). In 2005 Noel joined Metropolis Mastering but left in early 2011 to set up his own 3345 Mastering in South London.