Musician, engineer and producer Paul Godfrey talks about his love of LiquidSonics reverbs in this interview.
Paul Godfrey has been involved in the music industry for over 25 years, starting out as DJ Klear, a founding member of the underground Hip Hop group First Down. By the time he reached the age of 21 in 1993, and heavily inspired by Bristol Trip Hop, Paul conceived and formed Morcheeba. Producer and lyricist Paul led the group to global success with their blissful, bluesy sound, selling over 8 million records worldwide. Their gold and platinum albums included ‘Big Calm’ and ‘Fragments of Freedom’, which spawned classic songs such as ‘The Sea’, and ‘Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day’. Morcheeba’s sound embodied the spirit of the era and they became one of the most sought after artists for synchronisations featuring in countless feature films and legendary TV series such as The Sopranos, Buffy, Gotham, Entourage, Smallville, Hung and True Blood, as well enjoying hundreds of successful advertising campaigns.
The group also garnered attention and praise from many of their musical heroes including David Byrne, who asked Paul to produce his 1997 ‘Feelings’ LP. Paul has also worked with rappers Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, and Mos Def plus singers Kurt Wagner, Jim White, Thomas Dydahl, and Judie Tzuke amongst others.
Despite a life threatening coma in 2014 Paul continues to write and produces music under Morcheeba Productions, whilst discovering and developing new talent. He’s now built a new ridiculously well-equipped studio in an old Methodist church near Hastings. When he’s not in his studio he’s out DJing, where his vast knowledge and musical taste lends itself to entertaining pleasure seekers worldwide.
Paul now uses a lot of plug-in reverbs but has used many of the classic reverbs over the years from the early digital classics, to real springs and plates, and even will even go to the lengths of re-amping natural spaces to get the sound he is after. When it comes to reverbs he really knows his onions, so we were thrilled to learn he is such a fan of Seventh Heaven Professional and Cinematic Rooms.