MEET THE TEAM

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ricky is an experienced music business professional with a career spanning the live sector, recording and publishing.

Starting out as a touring and recording musician, he played bass guitar in the band Scylla alongside Toni Halliday, penning tracks that appeared in the movies Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven) and Nowhere (Gregg Araki).

Ricky then signed to Dave Stewart’s publishing company, Anxious Music and, in 1999, took over the Anxious music recording studio The Crypt, which he has run as a commercial studio ever since.

Using The Crypt Studio as a base, Ricky started Bleach Productions, a Production Music Library and audio post production house. The music library is now sub-published worldwide by BMG and has over 100 albums across all genres.

Ricky has a parallel career in filming, working as a location sound recordist on an array of projects across various industries: commercials, TV, film and music. This has given him the opportunity to travel the world making documentaries for the likes of BBC, Netflix, Channel 4, Sky and the Discovery Channel.

 

Ricky formed ARK360º in recent years, bringing labels and clients such as WMG, Sony Music, UMG and Spinnin' Records, to provide mixing services in 360RA technology and Dolby Atmos.

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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Over his 25 years in the industry, Kris has traversed the full spectrum of the music business. After gathering momentum in Poland’s 90’s electronic music scene as one of its major DJs, Kris began collaborating with contemporary composers such as Bartek Chmara and performed alongside leading producers and artists such as Carl Craig, Neneh Cherry, Mike Paradinas and A Guy Called Gerald. From these heady beginnings, Kris went on to work in 31 different countries as a location sound recordist as well as a music video and documentary director – for which he garnered accolades and awards.

Following studies at SAE Institute, MWC and LCC in Sonic Arts, Music Broadcasting and Sound Engineering, Kris began working as lead sound engineer at Sony Music UK’s 4th Floor Studio with names such as Sade, Robbie Williams, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Little Mix, Joy Crookes, Tom Grennan and more. While with Sony, at their HQ in Tokyo, Kris learned about 360 Reality Audio, and subsequently was the first engineer to bring the immersive technology to the UK.

 

At ARK360º, Kris engages with every sector of the music and audio industries as he leads business development. Advancing immersive audio and its uses, Kris channels his myriad experiences into new strategies and novel ideas to forward the field. He is also CEO of I'm Immersive, ARK’s sister company focussed on immersive audio in the growing decentralised music industry.

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IN-HOUSE TEAM

IN-HOUSE ENGINEER

David is an audio engineer, mixer and producer from Scotland, who, having worked with us since our early days, is one of the UK's most experienced immersive audio engineers. Working both remotely and from our base at The Crypt, his mix and production work has seen placements on Spotify's New Music Friday playlists, BBC Introducing and Levi's "Your Voice Your Way" campaign.

David's engineered sessions for some of the UK's top performers, as well as pursuing projects with independent artists. Specialising in pop/alt-pop, indie and rock, David enjoys working closely with artists using a mixture of live and synthetic instruments.

His work includes projects with Clean Bandit, MNEK, Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa, Self Esteem, Lianne La Havas, and Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds.

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LEAD AUDIO PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Django is an experienced audio engineer and mixer who studied Sound Technology at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and has, since, gathered a wealth of industry experience.

With an extensive background in sound for studio, theatre, radio and TV, Django has worked as sound designer, composer and audio assistant for the BBC and Envy Post-Production as well as a number of UK theatres.

 

Since joining our team, he has been gathering many immersive audio credits, leading projects with a variety of artists such as Gilbert O'Sullivan and Circa Waves, as well as BBC Worldwide's musical "You Dot Me". 

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BRAND COMMUNICATION OFFICER

Joe joins our team having graduated from London’s Point Blank Music School with a Master Dip distinction in Sound Engineering.

 

Alongside his studies, freelance mix and mastering work has been supplemented by stints show-producing at Jazz FM and sound-recording at Love Supreme festival, as well as running Brazilian music platform Brazilian Wax, for which he has garnered accolades as a DJ, radio host and Brazilian music specialist from the BBC and Worldwide FM. He is currently exec-producing upcoming double-album Hidden Waters: Strange and Sublime Sounds of Rio de Janeiro.

With ARK360°, Joe has developed into an immersive audio specialist, mixing for Dolby Atmos and 360RA, as well as working with diverse clients, finding immersive audio solutions and developing projects.

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