Simon Davey

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Simon Davey
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Mastering engineer from the UK. Simon has been working at The Exchange, London, since its opening in 1987, when he joined as a trainee mastering engineer. From May 2015, he runs his own studio, The Exchange Vinyl, in Exmouth. He can be often found credited as "Simon-The Exchange Vinyl", "Simon - T.E.V", "Simon-The Exchange", "S.D - The Exchange", or still, "Exchange 2000 - Simon", in the run-out grooves of vinyl records.

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6643 030 The Best Of Rod Stewart — Simon Davey Rod Stewart Rod Stewart - The Best Of Rod Stewart(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Mercury 6643 030 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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MAG 211 Special 'R 'n' B' Party Four E.P. Featuring Buona Sera — Simon Davey Bad Manners Bad Manners - Special 'R 'n' B' Party Four E.P. Featuring Buona Sera(7", EP) Magnet (2) MAG 211 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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SPOOL 2 The Path — Simon Davey Vaughan Hawthorne Vaughan Hawthorne - The Path (Album) Intouch SPOOL 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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cbe 1254 Ride / Let It Flow — Simon Davey Parchman Parchman - Ride / Let It Flow(12") City Beat cbe 1254 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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YUBB 4 New Art Riot E.P. — Simon Davey Manic Street Preachers Manic Street Preachers - New Art Riot E.P. (EP) Damaged Goods YUBB 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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LP MUTE 80 Sympathy For The Devil — Simon Davey Laibach Laibach - Sympathy For The Devil(LP, Comp) Mute LP MUTE 80 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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FU 2 Solo Single Mission 1 — Simon Davey The Mad Bastard* The Mad Bastard* - Solo Single Mission 1(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Not On Label FU 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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MKTMLP2 X-101 — Simon Davey X-101 X-101 - X-101(LP, EP) Black Market International, Mute, Tresor MKTMLP2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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WAF 22 Precaution — Simon Davey Melan Choly Man* Melan Choly Man* - Precaution Warriors Dance WAF 22 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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LODGER 3 Everyman Be Free / The Acid Test — Simon Davey Coda Coda - Everyman Be Free / The Acid Test(12", Single) Peacefrog Records LODGER 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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12 BRW 226, 868 985-1 Love Again — Simon Davey Kenyatta Kenyatta - Love Again(12") 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 226, 868 985-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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CRE 113T, CRE113T Fuckin' Drivin' Or What...E.P. — Simon Davey Silverfish Silverfish - Fuckin' Drivin' Or What...E.P.(12", EP) Creation Records, Creation Records CRE 113T, CRE113T UK 1991 Sell This Version
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BRLP 581, 510 656-1 Death Certificate — Simon Davey Ice Cube Ice Cube - Death Certificate(LP, Album) 4th & Broadway, Priority Records BRLP 581, 510 656-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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SUPETX 185, SUPE T X 185 Gonna Catch You (Remix) — Simon Davey Lonnie Gordon Lonnie Gordon - Gonna Catch You (Remix)(12") Supreme Records (3), Supreme Records (3) SUPETX 185, SUPE T X 185 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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LTM 1 Pull Up — Simon Davey Life After CD Life After CD - Pull Up LTM Records LTM 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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P12 MKT 3 Sonic Destroyer — Simon Davey X-101 X-101 - Sonic Destroyer(12", Promo) Black Market London P12 MKT 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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HW005 Disintergrate / Asylum — Simon Davey Sub Bass Sub Bass - Disintergrate / Asylum(12") Hardware Records HW005 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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BKPJ 1T Made In Two Minutes — Simon Davey Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam Featuring Patti Low & Doogie* Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam Featuring Patti Low & Doogie* - Made In Two Minutes(12") Optimum Dance Records BKPJ 1T UK 1991 Sell This Version
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LBAY 1008 Male Stripper — Simon Davey Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish - Male Stripper(12") Loading Bay Records LBAY 1008 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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MATRIX002 Matrix - White Label Compilation — Simon Davey Various Various - Matrix - White Label Compilation(LP, W/Lbl) Matrix (17) MATRIX002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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828248 Orbital — Simon Davey Orbital Orbital - Orbital (Album) FFRR 828248 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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DANC T 6 Just A Little Bit — Simon Davey Touch (12) Touch (12) - Just A Little Bit Danceteria Records DANC T 6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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ZONE-008 Boom Ahh! — Simon Davey Klubzone 1 Klubzone 1 - Boom Ahh!(12", Promo) Oh'Zone Records ZONE-008 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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WILDE 5 Painful Thing E.P. — Simon Davey Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel - Painful Thing E.P. (EP, Single) Wilde Club Records WILDE 5 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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BLAG 6T Don't Fear The Reaper — Simon Davey The Bridewell Taxis* The Bridewell Taxis* - Don't Fear The Reaper(12") Stolen Records BLAG 6T UK 1991 Sell This Version

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glenhassell

glenhassell

April 27, 2023
Hell wishes they had his league of audio engineer. Besides a genuine talent, one of the coolest set of human hands to grace the mastering process, during the many decades of dedication to all aspects of music, primarily mastering, engineering, postproduction & final masters. Adding his custom tag to metal production masters, etched in the runout, imprint his name on some of the rarest cuts to ever make it that far, which wouldn't have even made it to vinyl, if not for this man and his insanely skilled ears, precision handwork & mental prowess, some vinyl produced in UK's electric decade, circa 90's, would actually be a lot less valuable, maybe might not ever have existed, let alone go onto become collectable, if not for a passion of bombing train carriages during the 70's, which never died. If Ur lucky, you might find a tag on the odd acetate or two'(aka - dub plate), legend of the final cut in mainstream and UK underground music production, thanks to a talent to graffiti with a stick of metal, usually reserved for Dentists, his legend lives (check the cut!).
GoldLotus

GoldLotus

January 8, 2023
Love that Simon has a page on Discogs, BIG UP the man himself !!!!! "Simon - The Exchange" has blessed so many of the records I own.
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middlenamerecords

middlenamerecords

December 22, 2018
couldn't be happier with Simon's work cutting the lacquer for 'Middle Name Dance Tracks' MNR002 12" ! https://www.discogs.com/Sampology-Sam-Stosuur-Megan-Christensen-Middle-Name-Dance-Tracks-Vol-1/release/12965182
KOSMIK_SHAPE

KOSMIK_SHAPE

September 12, 2016
"simon the exchange " >>> the guy most famous in the electronic music vinyl scene and in "the run out groove of electronic vinyl"
tangee

tangee

April 12, 2016
edited over 7 years ago
Simon-The Exchange etched into the runout grooves of any piece of vinyl equals high quality sound, ive never heard a shitty piece of wax Mastered by this man, goes without saying this chap is very talented, another person to thank for giving us the sound quality to appreciate the music we were and still are listening to, as a footnote on this release https://www.discogs.com/Foul-Play-Volume-III-Remixes/release/7726993 on the Open Your Mind (Tango Remix) side in the run out groove is inscribed "It Still Rocks!" Simon isn't wrong either! Cheers Matey!
Dp-red

Dp-red

October 25, 2014
just got a vinyl ! VRS021
Pacman--the upbeats remix
rocket launcher vip

Im from portugal!! big up
ultrasound

ultrasound

December 29, 2007
Some 'low cut' is essential in most mastering cases, even with bass-heavy music like drum & bass. However removing frequencies around the range of 60Hz, for instance from drum & bass, will alter the character of the sound even if those tones are inaudible to the human ear. In audio, it's not just the tone that you're focusing on that's affecting you. It's also the undertones: the harmonics in the resonance. And don't forget non-auditory perception. (For instance, when you feel, rather than hear the sub-bass.) So with drum & bass, breaks, electro etc, the trick is to lose as little bass as possible together with all the usual mastering tasks like clarification, compression, EQ etc. Some mastering engineers go by the book and cut. Others learn a way round the problem of 'too much bass'. Time to big up the British mastering engineers like '[email protected] Exchange' who helped to make jungle, drum & bass and other UK-originated styles of music, what they are.
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