Recordists & Assistant Engineers

Chris Barrett, Recordist/Editor

Chris, our most senior recordist, has established himself as one of the most highly regarded Pro Tools recordists and score editors within film scoring. Bringing with him a wealth of technical and recording knowledge, Chris is an asset to all sessions and much in demand, both at AIR and on external projects.

He has worked with orchestras and choirs for a wide variety of film soundtracks and scores – including Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Lorne Balfe), 21 Bridges (Henry Jackman and Alex Belcher) and IT Chapter Two (Benjamin Wallfisch).

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John Prestage, Recordist / Assistant

John joined AIR in 2011 and works on high-profile film and band projects. Since Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar in 2014, he has regularly taken the role of Pro Tools recordist on many major film scores including Isle of Dogs by Alexander Desplat, Red Sparrow by James Newton-Howard, Lady in the Van by George Fenton , alongside his work on album projects for Adele, Biffy Clyro, Muse, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and many others.

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Laurence Anslow, Recordist / Assistant

Laurence joined AIR in 2011 after graduating from the Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey. Since then he has worked on a collection of high-profile productions as a Pro Tools recordist, including Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Daniel Pemberton), Loving Vincent (Clint Mansell), Mary Queen of Scots (Max Richter) and The Crown (Martin Phipps).

He has also assisted on recordings by Joshua Bell of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy/Violin Concerto No.1, and by Inon Barnatan of Beethoven’s Trio/Emperor and Violin Concertos, as well as albums by Paul McCartney (New), Mumford & Sons (Wilder Mind), Muse (The Second Law), and Coldplay (A Head Full of Dreams).

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Alex Ferguson, Assistant Engineer

Alex started at AIR in 2015 and has since worked as Pro Tools recordist, assistant engineer and additional engineer on various high-profile Film & TV projects.

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Jack Mills, Assistant Engineer

Jack joined AIR in October 2018 from Abbey Road Studios. He works as ProTools Operator and Editor on film, TV and game scores. Recent projects include Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power (Bear McCreary), Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Lorne Balfe), Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Harry Gregson-Williams) and Migration (John Powell).


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Ashley Andrew-Jones, Runner

Ash started at AIR in 2017 on his Tonmeister placement year, and after graduating in 2019 became a full-time assistant engineer.

His first few projects have included the scores for Isle of Dogs, Paddington 2 and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, as well as Biffy Clyro’s soundtrack for Balance, Not Symmetry. Outside AIR, Ashley’s an avid guitarist, playing in pop and post-rock bands and writing for a range of genres.

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Gianluca Massimo, Assistant Engineer

Gian joined AIR in 2019 having previously worked here as a freelancer. He studied at the National Conservatory in Italy and began his studio career as an assistant at ADS Studio in Milan.

Gian’s Pro Tools recordist credits include Paolo Nutini’s orchestral version of Take Me Take Mine, Pete Townshend’s Age of Anxiety, Alex Belcher & Henry Jackman’s score for Citadel series, Morgan Kibby’s score for The Power, and Clint Mansell’s score for A24’s release Sharper.

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Jedidiah Rimell, Runner

Jed is an assistant engineer at AIR Studios, having joined the team as a runner in August 2020. Following his graduation from SAE London in 2016, Jed set off to work as a freelancer across both live and studio applications for the next three years. 

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