"I love how accurately the SUBPAC represents the low frequencies. Its an incredible reference point to have in the studio, I don’t work without it… It’s also a super fun and immersive way to enjoy music!"
Q&A with Tom Frampton about the SUBPAC:
What role does “feeling” play in the music you make and love?
As a mastering engineer, the SUBPAC adds precision to my work. It also helps me connect more with what I’m listening to. Music is supposed to move people emotionally, and the immersive experience that SUBPAC creates enhances that emotion
Has the SUBPAC changed the way you create, produce or mix music?
The SUBPAC has allowed me to be more clinical with my mixing decisions when working on the subsonic frequencies. I fell like I REALLY understand whats happening in the low frequencies, without having to worry about room acoustics or listening volume. Read More...
How could “physical audio” change our relationship to sound and music in the future?
Our ears deceive us. They become fatigued over long listening periods and less sensitive with age. The physical dimension of audio that SUBPAC has innovated is insusceptible to these downfalls. I am curious to see if a similar experience can be generated with frequencies across the whole spectrum.
What excited you about the Feel SUBPAC project?
The SUBPAC is a very ‘WOW’ product, and people love the experience. The FeelBass project is like a hub of excitement of people just enjoying the SUBPAC sensation. Sharing their ideas and answering questions; it’s a community with an incredibly positive and friendly attitude.
Tom’s exclusive SUBPAC Optimized™ tutorial:
Audio engineer, producer, drummer, guitarist, singer, DJ… When Tom Frampton isn’t writing electronic tracks for his club sets, he’s working with other artists helping them carve their way through the ever changing musical landscape. His technical and clinical approach to production allows his musicality and creativity to reach its fullest potential. Read More...
Being a passionate drummer from an early age, Tom became infatuated with music. He progressed through his teenage years and achieved grade 8 on both guitar and drums at the age of 14. He continued along his musical path and received a first class honors degree from the London College of Music in 2012. Following this, Tom became the audio engineer for a production studio in Sussex. It was here that he worked with chart topping electronic producers such as Chuckie, Steve Aoki, and David Guetta. Tom was writing with some of the most talented producers on the scene and was inhaling production secrets all day long. In 2014 he decided it was time to fly solo. Tom opened his own mixing, mastering and project studio in central London called Mastering The Mix.
In keeping with Toms obsession with technical detail, his new studio was an audio engineers dream. He installed three comprehensive monitoring systems and had the acoustic treatment installed by GIK. His professional set up and high quality work makes Tom the ideal engineer for both aspiring songwriters and accomplished producers.
In 2016, Mastering The Mix branched out from only providing studio services and created a mixing and metering plugin called LEVELS.