WHO IS FORRESTER SAVELL?
Forrester Savell is an ARIA nominated and internationally renowned producer and mixer currently based in Australia.
Over the last ten years and then some, he has established himself as one of the country’s go-to producers, with a showreel of international and local artists singing his praises. In addition to this Forrester is also a registered ‘Mastered for iTunes’ mastering engineer.
WHAT IS SOME OF HIS WORK?
Whether it’s prog-rock heavyweights Karnivool’s two most revered albums (Sound Awake, Themata), UK tech metal masters Sikth’s comeback record Opacities, pop maestros Birds Of Tokyo’s last live release, Dead Letter Circus’ third opus Aesthesis and their previous Gold-selling records, to Golden Guitar-winning bluegrass artist Mustered Courage, rock stalwarts Shihad’s return-to-form FVEY and cabaret comedian Eddie Perfect’s Shane Warne: The Musical, Forrester’s aural palette is as broad as the list of artists lining up to work with him.
Some of Forrester’s other notable work includes :
The Butterfly Effect – Final Conversation of Kings (Gold-selling)
Skyharbor – Guiding Lights
The Occupants – Hindsight EP
Make Them Suffer – Old Souls
Dream On Dreamer – Don’t Lose Your Heart
I Am Giant – The Horrifying Truth and Science & Survival
WHAT IS HIS STYLE?
Aside from savant-like mixing skills, Forrester has garnered critical acclaim from the artists he works with for his uncanny ear, songsmithing smarts, and highly focused, at times intensely demanding production techniques.
Forrester will push the artist to get the very best and beyond. And wherever possible, he likes to be involved in building songs from the ground up.
By forming a genuine musical rapport with his clients, he provides an environment whereby they not only nail the performance but also capture that special something and take their songs to the next level.
Forrester’s synergistic commitment to perfection is not only touted by the acts he works with but is evidenced in the end product itself. It has resulted in him earning two “Producer of the Year” ARIA nominations – one for Karnivool’s sophomore Gold-selling album Sound Awake and the other for Dead Letter Circus’s Gold-selling debut, This Is The Warning.
WHAT IS HIS BACKGROUND?
A star graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2000, Forrester Savell moved to Melbourne where he quickly made a name for himself at the iconic Metropolis Audio working with the likes of Sum41, Something for Kate, Alex Lloyd, Birtles Shorrock Goble, Delta Goodrem, and Pete Murray.
In 2003, Forrester was invited to Los Angeles to work at the famous NRG Studios in North Hollywood. Here he co-produced and engineered on the Columbia record, Full Scale with uber-producer Jay Baumgardner (Evanescence) and engineer John Ewing Jr (Tonic, Sugar Ray).
During this time, he was also privileged to engineer for the legendary Helmet on their Size Matters album.