Who's behind TGM?

My name is David Eley. I have around fifteen years experience in various fields such as mastering, mixing (live & studio), music production, performance and teaching. My career took off upon graduating at Salford University to become a live mixing engineer and systems tech for the famous Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, all the time playing keys and producing for a local electronica band. After some more study, I became a part time lecturer for Oldham College teaching Audio Operations National Diploma. Right from the start I have been building a sophisticated home studio catering for electronic music production which was to eventually become TGM Audio. My passion for mastering has been there from the beginning, using mastering techniques to give my own music a pro sound. As my interest in mastering has grown, so has the mastering side of my studio. TGM Audio opened for business at roughly the same time as I started teaching. After a few years, the growth of the business eventually led to the end of my teaching career (too much work load!). Now operating in Meadow Mill, Stockport, I carry out the majority of mastering projects at TGM Audio and I am still actively involved in other forms of music production. At my side is Lee Calpee, an exceptional engineer. He came to me looking for work experience whilst studying at SSR – I snapped him up straight away! It’s good to have two perspectives – his ideas have really opened up my eyes to new possibilities. He also helped me write articles for the popular MasteringTuition.com. We make an unstoppable team!