Shortly after graduating his Master’s degree in Music Production, focusing on Studio-based Composition, at Leeds Conservatoire (formerly Leeds College of Music), David was regularly being hired to work in engineering and production capacities for and with many independent musical artists and filmmakers.
Most of these independent productions required innovative use of budget in order to maximise the quality of output whilst minimising expenditure. With a modular setup that could be broken down into portable elements, most productions could be undertaken in unusual spaces. This approach, whilst minimising studio-hire costs, also had the added benefit of removing the “clock-watching” that often accompanies independent creators in high-end studio settings.
After cultivating this niche early in Lawrie’s career, Ishikawa Media was born – providing remote and portable audio solutions for musicians and filmmakers alike. With dual citizenship in both the USA and the UK, Ishikawa’s clientele quickly spanned both sides of the Atlantic (and further afield).
In 2016 the first static space for Ishikawa Media was created in Northern California, blending high end analogue and digital equipment in a hybrid work environment, whilst still maintaining a modular setup for working on-location. With high-end production audio equipment, Ishikawa Media soon expanded into production audio on-set for short films and feature length documentaries alike.
In late 2020 Ishikawa HQ relocated to Northern England, and has operated physically from there ever since. With new software technology, however, it has become even more accessible than ever for clients from around the world to work remotely and efficiently with David and the rest of the Ishikawa team.
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