welcome to UP THE OCTAVE



I am James Richmond, a freelance producer/engineer and multi- instrumentalist, based near Oxford, UK.

I’ve created this website in order to have one place to present my various music industry journalism endeavours.

You will find audio equipment reviews, articles about music production technique and some general musings about a life lived in audio, the music and audio equipment industries.

I’ll be adding historical content over the next few days and then any new content will be posted here first.

I hope you find it interesting and helpful.