Howard Turner

StudioWizard founder and MD, Howard Turner has been involved in building, commissioning and operating audio facilities at the highest level for 30 years.

During triple careers as a musician/songwriter/producer, he simultaneously developed his own residential audio facility (Raven Recording – on the Norfolk Broads)  whilst undertaking product development in the pro audio field.

Requests to build and consult on clients’ facilities encouraged him to set up SW in the early 90s.

During the past two and a half decades under his leadership, SW has grown to become one of the most respected companies in its field.  Its integrated approach, facilitating the melding together of the various disciplines required to create a facility, has put it well ahead of traditional single-discipline companies by streamlining the conception and construction processes.

An interest in music technology education dating back to the inception of the discipline has put Howard in a unique position from which to assist educational institutions in the specification and development of not only facilities, but also curricula.  As a fully qualified teacher, Howard has experience of delivering training at all levels, from primary school to professorial seminars.

Howard continues to co-ordinate all aspects of the SW’s operations, and heads up the consultancy, testing and studio design aspects of the company.

Sample  projects:

Norwich School of Art & Design - complete studio design/build/furniture/equipment/install/wire - Animation Dept multimedia 5.1 composing/mastering facility.

The Outpost S.A. Costa Rica - 5.1 TV sound mastering facility.

Orange PCS Bristol - Consultancy, feasibility & conceptual design study.  Subsequent studio design, custom furniture, equipment supply, full wiring system design & install - 4 room multimedia facility.

Peter Toll, Norfolk – barn conversion studio design and build, equipment supply, furniture, wiring etc.

Abingdon & Witney College - Consultancy and conceptual design study for new multi-studio teaching complex.

Hospital Radio Wey - Consultancy & Specification.

The Working Men’s College London – New Music/ICT facility.

Matt Aitken, (Stock,Aitken,Waterman)  Berkshire – Home studio design, construction, equipment supply, furniture design, wiring etc.

Preston Manor CLC - Consultancy re: remedial works and new studio provision.

Bath Spa University College - Consultancy, feasibility & conceptual design study for new multi-studio teaching facility with integral orchestral performance space.  Subsequent studio design work and full technical specification.  Equipment supply, installation & commissioning.

Mark Barrott, Punta del Este,  Punta del Diabolo, Uruguay - 2 writing and composition suites in 2 locations.

Leeds College of Music – Consultancy, design & remedial works on existing rooms, design & construction of new studio facilities.  Equipment & furniture supply, installation & commissioning.

Teenage Cancer Trust – Consultancy, design etc re: new studio facilities in new teenage oncology ward at St James Hospital Leeds.

HMYOI Feltham – Consultancy, design etc re: new radio/music studio facilities in this young offenders institution in Middlesex.

Oakgrove School, Milton Keynes - Consultancy, design, construction of new studio facilities.  Equipment supply, installation & commissioning, staff training.

The Edge, Cheshire - Multi room SSL facility as used by 5 Seconds of Summer, Plan B etc.

John Rea, Cardiff – Refurbish and redevelop sound and video gallery at HTV Cardiff into Live and Media music sound studio and performance live room.  All design, works, equipment supply, furniture, wiring etc.

Arcadium studios London – Design of major multi-room live recording facility.

Bath Spa University – Design, equipment, furniture, wiring, staff training and commissioning of multi-room songwriting and performance facility at Corsham Court.

The Hub – Barnard Castle – Design, equipment, furniture, wiring, staff training and commissioning of multi-room SSL studio, rehearsal rooms, teaching facility for Teesdale Community Resources.

The Beach – Christchurch – Design and consultancy for this orchestral sized, multi-studio private facility on the South Coast.

John Rea, Cardiff – Refurbish and develop new facility at Chapter Arts Centre.

Idris Elba, London - new studio design, furniture design, specification and construction oversight.

Tony Britten, Norfolk: 50 seat private theatre / 5.1 cinema mixdown facility / composing room.

Andy Hodgson, UK - The Amp Factory:  World class Neve VR studio facilities including orchestral sized live room

 

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