"CD sales are going well - people are coming back for more when they hear it too which is a great sign." School Client, April 2013
"The recording is topflight." Fanfare Magazine, USA, Nov/Dec 2012
"Sound quality throughout the CD is very good indeed, warm and well balanced."Art Music Reviews.co.uk,
Chorum Records is a location recording facility specialising in classical and brass music.
Steve Swinden, Chorum's founder, has a strong musical background. He
started to learn the violin aged 8 and at 13 took to singing bass, which is when his love of recording began and why the name Chorum was chosen. Steve became a bass lay clerk and still sings occasionally. He is also
husband and father to a musical wife and family. The violin only comes out occasionally these days - and probably not occasionally enough!
Today, Chorum's client base covers choirs of all shapes and sizes, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, brass bands, solo artists and spoken word. From its base in the Midlands, Chorum works all over the country, from Yorkshire to Sussex and from Cornwall to Suffolk, along with trips to France as Steve is a fluent French speaker.
Apart from Chorum Records work, Steve works as a freelance engineer, editor and producer for well-known record labels. He uses the SADiE recording and editing system, which is the preferred audio hardware and software system of many record labels worldwide and is the adopted standard within the BBC.
Chorum Records is a well-equipped operation. It has even been known to lend gear to larger recording outfits! Important though top-flight equipment is, the music and the musicians form the essence of any recording. Amateurs and professionals alike can expect their best work, properly produced and presented on CD or for broadcast.
If you are a musician, music producer, in a choir, band or orchestra, run a music festival or teach music, Chorum would be delighted to hear from you.