AES British Section Volunteers
Danny Feng began recording at the age of 15 while working on his own music in his bedroom studio. Most of his compositions are influenced by the progressive rock and experimental scene. Very soon after his first recording experiences, Danny realised that he wanted to pursue a career as a professional engineer. In 2010 he went to study Music Production at the University of Northampton. In 2012 he moved to London and in 2014 obtained a Degree in Audio Engineering at SAE Institute London. Since then he has recorded and worked with different musicians across genres from classical music, folk and indie, to heavy metal. In his studies, he has also taken an interest in sound for film. Danny is currently working as sound engineer for the Mahogany Media Group.
Recording Engineer – Riccardo Damian (SAE)
Riccardo Damian was born in Treviso, Italy, in 1993. He started playing guitar at the age of six, and quickly showed interest in other instruments like drums, bass, and keyboards. After performing for many years, at 15 he was introduced to the world of audio engineering while working in a small project studio in his home town. A year later, Ricky became an Assistant Engineer at Magister Recording Area — one of the biggest recording studios in North Italy. He took part in some major projects featuring artists as Umberto Tozzi, Yahir, Egonon, El Cuento de la Chica y la Tequila, amongst many others. At the age of 19 Riccardo moved to London to start the Audio Production degree course at SAE Institute London. Two years later he was offered the position of ‘in-house engineer’ at Mark Ronson’s private studio “Zelig” in King’s Cross, London. Since then Riccardo has had the chance to work with artists such as Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars and producers like Jeff Bhasker, Zane Lowe, etc.
The AES British Section would like to thank Focusrite and Acustica Audio for their endorsement of the Student Recording Assistants. Danny and Ricky use Focusrite interfaces for the recording of all our London meetings, and prepare the final mixes by taking advantage of the latest Acustica Audio’s plug-ins.