Andy Richards mixed all the
music for the multi-award-
winning Slumdog Millionaire
on a five-bay Fairlight
DREAM console.London, UK (April 3, 2009)–UK music producer and film mixer Andy Richards mixed all the music for the multi-award-winning Slumdog Millionaire on a five-bay Fairlight DREAM console at his Out Of Eden facility in Chiswick, West London.
Being classically trained and one of the UK’s most successful pop music keyboard players, Andy Richards moved into film music production and mixing eight years ago. He is now one half of Higham-Richards, a partnership he established with film music editor Mike Higham to provide a complete music production service for the international film industry. The two have worked on numerous films, both together and individually, including Quantum of Solace, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hellboy II, The Last King of Scotland, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, State of Play, Russell Crowe’s latest picture.
“I love Fairlight’s technology and I’ve been an advocate and user for many, many years,” says Richards. “My DREAM console is sonically stunning and it is incredibly versatile, as well as being fast and simple to use. My clients appreciate the ‘wide and open’ sound that the Fairlight creates, due in part to its 40-bit floating point technology and they love the speed at which we can move from cue to cue without any apparent recall having to take place.”
“Working on Slumdog Millionaire,” Andy adds, “was undoubtedly one of the most exciting projects I have ever been involved with and I am delighted to have been part of its success. My involvement came quite late on when I was contacted by Jeanette Haley [the post-production supervisor] and was asked to mix the music for [composer] A.R. [Rahman] The success that followed was in so many ways only something we could have dreamed of…but then, that’s the movie business!”