A busy year at Falconer Studios in London followed, during which he progressed quickly along the traditional path from tape-op to fully-fledged recording engineer & MIDI programmer.
He left Falconer in January 1990, and has been a freelance audio engineer, programmer and keyboard player ever since.
Throughout his career he has worked at most of the top London studios, with many high-profile artists, particularly through a long association with producer and songwriter Johnny Douglas.
Dave’s technology writing career began in March 2007 when he was asked to submit a Logic Express tutorial on vocal recording and editing techniques to iCreate magazine. He has contributed to almost every issue since, clocking up over 300 regular monthly tutorials, reviews and features to iCreate, and now also writes editorial copy for other print and online publications, including Computer Music and MacUser magazines. He currently writes a regular monthly music theory column – Dave Clews’ Easy Guide – for Computer Music magazine, which regularly features an accompanying screencast video.
Dave is married, has one daughter and currently lives in Cambridgeshire.