“Mike has mixed countless Falling Tree productions for BBC networks – from the massive narrative history series In Search of Ourselves for BBC R4 to delicate, textured features such as Rikke Houd’s Portrait of Horace Parlan (for BBC World Service) – and, whether on Sadie or ProTools, meeting an impossible deadline or midwifing a producer’s precious conception, here at our office or working remotely, he always applies the same ear for detail, musicality and positivity. Mike adds value to each production and he’s a consistently calm, creative presence.”
Alan Hall – Falling Tree Productions
“Mike Woolley is a very talented sound engineer. He has a great range of skills – from mixing television soundtracks to complex radio documentaries, archive features, magazine programmes, single voice readings and drama. He can also turn his hand to experimental and innovative audio projects and works very collaboratively with producers to push the envelope.
Mike not only brings a wealth of experience and creativity to every project he works on but also has a very warm and cheerful personality which always makes a studio session a positive and enjoyable experience.
He works brilliantly on his own and also as part of a team. I greatly value all he does at Pier Productions.”
Peter Hoare – Managing Director, Pier Productions
“Mike has been mixing programmes for me for over five years; from BBC Radio 4’s Fry’s English Delight and BBC Radio 2’s music series Cerys and the Women of Country to poetry features and short documentaries for the BBC World Service. His ear, his advice and his creativity consistently enhance the quality of the programmes I produce and I’ve come to rely on his wise, encouraging in-put when you need it most!”
Sarah Cuddon – Independent Radio Producer
“Mike has everything you want when working in studio – he’s fast and efficient, with an incredible ear for detail. His people skills are terrific and he has a real talent for direction. Added to that, he has a cheerful personality and unflagging enthusiasm. He sets the bar high for all other studio engineers!”
Lorelei King – Actress, Narrator, Co-Founder of Creative Content
“Mike’s technical savvy and musician’s ear and sensibilities combine to make him an ideal studio manager.He’s a confident, positive but not overbearing presence in the studio and will always offer solutions – but never impose them.His interest and enthusiasm for the digital medium ensures that the latest technology is always available to his producers.I have no hesitation in recommending him – he remains my studio engineer of choice.”
I’ve worked with Mike on many varied programmes, from magazine formats to complex crafted documentaries. He’s consistently a joy to work with. He brings a broad set of technical skills and a mastery of different software; he’s knowledgeable and passionate about sound with an excellent ear for the right music and the right mix; editorially he’s got the knack of understanding what a producer is trying to achieve (even better than they do sometimes!) and the tact to take the stress out of difficult decisions in a studio. When I’ve presented programmes, he’s been unfailingly supportive in getting the right “take”; when producing programmes, Mike’s suggestions are always helpful. Above all, when you walk into the studio at the beginning of no matter how tough a day, you know you’re in safe hands and you’ve got a team that’s going to work.
Mike Greenwood – Independent Radio Producer