Simon Davey

Simon Davey

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Simon Davey
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Mastering engineer at The Exchange, London.
Has been working at The Exchange since its opening in 1987, when he joined as a trainee mastering engineer. From May 2015 runs his own studio The Exchange Vinyl
Can be often found credited as "Simon-The Exchange" in the run-out grooves of vinyl records.
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Simon Davey Discography

Writing & Arrangement

CDRBL 466 Winnie Khumalo Ezandleni Winnie Khumalo - Just Wanna Live My Life(CD, Album) Kalawa Jazmee CDRBL 466 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version

Technical

LP MUTE 80 Laibach Laibach - Sympathy For The Devil(LP, Comp) Mute LP MUTE 80 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICK 1 TR The Scientist The Scientist - The Exorcist (Remix)(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Kickin Records KICK 1 TR UK 1990 Sell This Version
NWKT 15 Nexus 21 Nexus 21 - Progressive Logic EP(12", EP, Promo) Network Records NWKT 15 UK 1990 Sell This Version
YUBB 4 Manic Street Preachers Manic Street Preachers - New Art Riot E.P.(12", EP, Gre) Damaged Goods YUBB 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
cbe 1254 Parchman Parchman - Ride / Let If Flow(12") City Beat cbe 1254 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Red Shift* Red Shift* - Showdown / Tingler Pro-One Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
MKTMLP2 X-101 X-101 - X-101(LP) Black Market International, Mute, Tresor MKTMLP2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Return Of The Living Acid Return Of The Living Acid - Get Funky! Chill UK 1991 Sell This Version
Mr. Moses Mr. Moses - Sound And Vision [Live From The Power Station] Boz Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
FU 2 The Mad Bastard* The Mad Bastard* - Solo Single Mission 1(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Not On Label FU 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
LODGER 3 Coda Coda - Everyman Be Free / The Acid Test(12") Peacefrog Records LODGER 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Hypa Koncept Hypa Koncept - Party People In The House (Come Together) L8 Posse UK 1991 Sell This Version
TUV 20 MI 7 MI 7 - Rockin' Down The House(12") Chill TUV 20 UK 1991 Sell This Version
New Era New Era - New Era Great Asset UK 1991 Sell This Version
Jay Henry Jay Henry - If You Love Me (The Jay Henry Mixes) The Master Recording Company UK 1991 Sell This Version
NWKT 20 True Faith Featuring Bridgette Grace* With Final Cut True Faith Featuring Bridgette Grace* With Final Cut - Take Me Away(12") Network Records NWKT 20 UK 1991 Sell This Version
XLLP-108 Various Various - XL-Recordings: The Second Chapter - Hardcore European Dance Music(2xLP, Comp) XL Recordings XLLP-108 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Various Various - Totally Wired 7 (Comp) Acid Jazz, Acid Jazz UK 1991 Sell This Version
Enigmatist* Enigmatist* - Goal Kick Bizarre UK 1991 Sell This Version
DEN001, DEN1 Sterling Sterling - 20 Quid(12") Dencity Vinyl, Dencity Vinyl DEN001, DEN1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Erasure Erasure - Am I Right? (EP) Mute Italy 1991 Sell This Version
HW005 Sub Bass Sub Bass - Disintergrate / Asylum(12") Hardware Records HW005 UK 1991 Sell This Version
WAF 22 Melan Choly Man* Melan Choly Man* - Precaution(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Warriors Dance WAF 22 UK 1991 Sell This Version
The Badman Presents N.D.X. The Badman Presents N.D.X. - Come With Me City Beat UK 1991 Sell This Version

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olive_sell_all

olive_sell_all

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"
ZOOTCAPTAIN

ZOOTCAPTAIN

July 2, 2016
I have around 5000 12ich from early breakbeat to hardcore,jungle,drum and bass and 70 % has simon the exchange etched on it.
tangee

tangee

April 12, 2016
edited 11 months 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 'Simon@The Exchange' who helped to make jungle, drum & bass and other UK-originated styles of music, what they are.