About

A Thing Called Music is an audio service dedicated to supporting artists and companies in fulfilling their needs.

Our aim is to give local and international clients access to the tools and knowledge that will see their project leap to a higher professional standard. ATCM is equipped to assist on almost any audio project.

We offer discounts and competitive rates to artists in the Oxfordshire area. We believe it is important to support Oxfordshire’s thriving music scene and are always happy to discuss local opportunities.

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About Dean… 

ATCM’s owner and engineer is Oxford based musician, engineer and lecturer Dean McCarthy. He is a multi-faceted audio engineer with experience across live and studio sound, working with top artists such as Sia, Dizzy Rascal, Laura Marling and many more.

Dean studied Audio Engineering at the SAE Institute and has an MA in Music Business from Birmingham City University. He is a member of the Music Producers Guild and also a Fellow of the HEA. He is also the academic head of the SAE Institute in Oxford – the flagship campus and global headquarters of the international creative media school. He has almost a decade of experience as a lecturer and programme lead in audio production and music business, nurturing a host of talent across the industry. He designed and installed the facilities for this campus and is often found hanging out in Studio 1 with the beautiful Neve Genesys, as seen above.

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