The Boffin Island Team
Steve started his career at the BBC in 1974 before moving to the recording industry and becoming involved in building or maintaining legendary studios such as Air Lyndhurst, Air Monseratt, Westside, Wessex and many more. In the 1990’s he took a sideways step into education, setting up and supervising the prestigious recording technology course at City Of Westminster College before returning to the coalface as head tech at Funky Junk/Boffin Island.
It is highly probably that nine out of this week’s top ten albums were recorded with at least one microphone serviced, overhauled or rebuilt by Dave Way.
Without question the most experienced mic techs in the UK (and amongst the top few specialists in Europe) Dave keeps a cupboard full of rare and valuable spares, including over fifty vintage mic capsules and a shelf full of tubes, including VF14’s and AC701s.
We discovered Matt in a cupboard at Mayfair studios (a sign on the door read ‘service department’) and took pity.
Although largely responsible for mainstream repairs, Matt also undertakes custom modifications to enhance the performance of certain pieces of equipment. Fluent in Italian and with excellent Spanish, Mattia has become an indispensable fixture in Boffin Island.
A recent recruit, Adam joined Boffin Island after ten years as the main tech at FX rentals, where he was responsible for servicing a wide range of outboard and analogue and digital machines. A highly skilled and experienced engineer, with detailed knowledge of Radar and Protools
Familiar to many as head tech at Townhouse Studios, Bob has particular responsibility for servicing and refurbishing SSL consoles. His wide-ranging knowledge of outboard and monitors allows us to offer an even better service to our growing client base of professional clients.