Kevin Duff, who started his career at London weekend Television in 1987 where he was trained on the studio floor in all aspects of sound. Following that he moved on to become a Grams operator and he worked on all the Light Entertainment/Music, Sport, Drama, Current Affairs and Outside Broadcast work that LWT made. Although he had started to supervise shows at LWT he felt his interests would be better served elsewhere and in 1995 he went freelance. A year later he was offered a Sound Supervisor position by Fountain Television, which he took, and was made Head of Sound 1 year after that.As Head of Department he ran two studio sites comprising 3 studios and a dubbing suite. He employed a permanent staff of four sound people two of whom he trained from entry level, and the third who he taught to supervise/dub after they had been working on the studio floor.
As the senior in-house mixer he was able to follow many shows from the studio into post-production, which enabled him to both mix and dub those programmes. Fountain also hired him out to mix several large LE/Music productions and in return he bought these back in house for post-production.
Since rejoining the freelance world life has been very busy both in the UK and worldwide on a wide range of productions from music to reality and beyond!
Listed below is a selection of Kevin’s credits for the last couple of years..if you need more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact us:
A Selection of Productions
The Voice UK series 7 studio and post production
RVP 2018 studio and post production
Festival of Remembrance 2017 -first year following his BAFTA win
Paschendale 100 BBC Events -RTS Award winning memorial to the fallen of this dreadful battle
The Sound Of Music Live-the full film performed live on ITV1 for xmas. 72 radio mics, and a full film dub done live including FX, Music and Atmospheres…we started at the very beginning it seemed like a good place to start !
The Voice Series 4-Another great year of Voice action with Kev remixing all the music at his own studio after completing a busy series of studio records.
The John Bishop Show-recorded at Hackney Empire with Kev looking after the music remix’s at his own studio.
Neil Diamond ITV Music Special-shot at the London Palladium an evening of his classic songs plus some new ones. Kev looked after the live record and then the post mix at his own studio.
Sunday Night At The Palladium-Return of the iconic show for ITV. Busy records followed by post production at ITV.
Nick Helm Heavy Entertainment-For BBC3 a series of shows by this very loud comedian. Recorded in Hoxton by Kev and his team with post production mixed at Kevin’s studio.
Olly Murs-ITV music special show record and post mix at Kev’s studio.
Elton John Brit Icon-The Brits and ITV present a night of celebration as Elton John picks up this award. Kev recorded the show in the Mixbus and then mixed at ITV studios.
Michael Buble’s Day Off-Kev has just completed the post production for this ITV one of special.
The Voice Series 2/3-Kev and his team where delighted to be bought in for series 2 of The Voice (BBC), Kev supervised the series as well looking after all the music remixing for the early rounds. With over 100 numbers to mix it was a heavy workload and Kev also dubbed the first 2 transmissions to ensure continuity between studio and post before handing over to the staff at Envy. The live shows involved Kev mixing the music in Conrad Fletcher’s Mixbus with Howard Nock looking after the presentation side
Ant + Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway-Madness live to air would be the only way to describe this show! Kev is currently in middle of second new series of the popular show with live music and comedy through out.
Festival Of Remembrance-3rd year of Kev looking after this important BBC production at the Albert Hall.
A pleasure and always a humbling experience to be involved.
100th Royal Variety Performance-this took part in the Albert Hall and was a music heavy show with great acts like Robbie Williams, Alicia Keys, Neil Diamond, Kylie Minogue and Andrea Bocelli to name just a few. Kev recorded the show and then handle all the post remix.
Rod Stewart Xmas Special-shot in Stirling castle with Rods own band this ITV special included duets with Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue and Nicola Bernadetti plus David Foster playing the piano!
Katherine Jenkins Music special for ITV…Kev recorded and looked after post remix.
Jesus Christ Superstar-the search for the new principle part in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s forth coming production of the classic musical. Fully live band and with a massive workload across 8 daily live shows this was a big undertaking but working closely with Nigel Wright and his team and great result was obtained.
Diamond Jubilee Pageant-Recorded in Windsor Great Park for ITV this massive show consisted of over 1200 performers and 500 horses! 240 inputs across 2 trucks and a 2.5 hour record meant a huge workload for Kev and his team. Kev is now in post production for the show which airs over the jubilee weekend.
League of Their Own series 5 for CPL/Sky…this series Kev looked after the studio and then also the 5.1 mix in post production once again proving how helpful it is to have the same person follow the project all the way from studio to dub.
Lionel Richie Music Special for ITV1 recorded show and remix at TLS London .
Michael Buble Xmas special for ITV1 recorded 2 nights then looked after the post mix at his own studio.
Westlife-last tv special as they enter their last year of touring, Kev worked closely with MD Steve Anderson to produce the hour long show for ITV1.
Will Young Music Special: ITV commissioned and made by Victory productions Kev recorded and then mixed this hour of live performance by Will and his band.
Beyonce: 2 nights of recording for an ITV special later in the year. Beyonce plus her full live touring band with additional live strings made for a very exciting couple of nights from this stunning artist.
Audience With Barry Manilow- recorded and mixed by Kev for TX later in the year. Kev mixed at and then FTP’d Barry songs for approval directly speeding up the process before laying back the to the HD master.
Isle Of White Music Festival 2011- Kev mixed the 5.1 music output from “The Big Top Stage” for Blink. Live 5.1 for transmission by Sky. 32 bands in 3 days meant very fast turnarounds especially with the 5.1 element.
Movie Awards-2.5 hours live from Wembley arena with Take That, JLS and Eliza Doolittle performing.
ITV Music Specials 2009/10 with Rod Stewart/Michael Buble/Phil Collins/Simply Red ..Kev recorded the studios with full live bands and followed through into post production doing final mixes at his own suite before review and layback at ITV.
Push The Button- For Gallowgate productions …Ant + Dec embark on series 2 of PTB this time live from FTV Wembley.
BAFTA Orange film awards 2009/10/11/12 from the Royal Opera House London.
National Television Awards 2011/12 live from the 02….a challenging venue for broadcast and live sound with 2 live performances and a 2.5 hour transmission time but proving good live broadcast sound is very achievable from the 02.
British Comedy Award’s-First trip out on Channel 4 from its new venue of Indigo 2. 2 hours live with Kev and Plus 4 looking after the main show.
BBC Royal Variety Show 2010-recording and mixing the show as well as handling all the post production with Richard Valentine Directing.
Children In Need 2010-7 hour live TX from BBC TVC with Kev and his team looking after the the whole transmission including music, chat , OBs. Take That, Tom Jones, Kylie to name a few acts.
Paul Ogrady Live 2010-Friday night live show of Paul Ogrady with music, chat and other chaos 🙂
Pride Of Britain- OB recorded in London by Kev and his team. The post was then completed on a fast turnaround at TLS studios with 2 dubbing suites running together in order to make a tight TX!
JLS Music Special for ITV-Kev is about to complete the final mix on a JLS special for TX in December 2010.
League of their Own 2010: For CPL/Sky Kev is again looking after this project following a well received series 1.
Cube series2: Post production dubbing mixer for series 2 of this project.
Jane Mcdonald: DVD record at the London Palladium for Director John Spencer.
Push The Button-Ant + Dec’s new Saturday night show for ITV shot at Pinewood.
The Whole 19 Yards- An Endemol production for ITV1 new Saturday night physical game show with a twist! shot at Pinewood.
National Television Awards 2010: 2.5 hours of live television from the 02 Arena covering the awards show and the live performances for Indigo Televsion.
Ant + Dec Xmas Special: Sound Supervisor
Royal Variety 09: Senior Audio Supervisor and music engineer handling live show and post
Audience With Donny and Marie 09- Sound supervisor and dubbing mixer for this live music production to be aired autumn.n 09.
You Have Been Watching 09-A Zeppatron production of Charlie Brooker’s review of TV past and present recorded at Riverside studios.
Grease-High School 2 09-Mentorn asked Kev and the Plus 4 Audio team to takeover the final show for their Sky 1 production this year. The winners performed Grease on a west end stage and as well as the live sound in the theatre Kev mixed the broadcast and provided stem and full multitrack records to be used in post for the 5.1 final TX.
The Cube 09- Kev was bought in by exec producer Justin Gorman to handle the audio post of the new ITV game show. Kev dubbed mainly in house at Objective on their protools system as well as a couple of days in his own room.
Princes Trust “We Are Most Amused”- Comedy night to celebrate Prince Charles 60th birthday and the success of Princes Trust with a Gala evening at Wimbledon Theatre with Robin Williams, John Cleese, Bill Bailey and a host of other stars. Kev recorded the event live and then followed it through completing all the post production.
Divas and Here Come The Boys-Kev has just finished these 2 charity night music shows for ITV1 featuring the likes of Tom Jones, Seal, Liona Lewis, Dionne Warwick and Anastacia to name but a few. Following the recordings Kev also handled the post production mixing and completion of both jobs which air towards the end of Nov 08.
NTA’s 2008-Live transmission from Royal Albert Hall for Indigo Television of this popular event.
Paul Ogrady 08- Another year of the award winning show. Kev has been with this since the start and looks after the live show as well as some post production for Olga Tv.
V Festival 2008-Kev was employed by Will Shapland Mobiles to mix one of the stages on this years busy festival. 21 bands fully live for immediate turn round to air for Blink TV.
Big 7- Lottery Awards show for BBC . A 2 hour live show with music, lottery and award presentations
Green Room-Music Mix for new WhizKid Show -Channel 4 .
Guilty Pleasures-Live music performances from the likes of KT Tunstall,The Feeling, Kelly Osbourne, Supergrass on ITV1.
Gladiators-New production of the popular show for Sky and Shine.
Royal Variety 2007-This year the show comes from Liverpool and Kev is once again mixing the music content (orchestra and stage bands) for the show.
British Movie Awards (Indigo Television)-New show in 2007 celebrating the best films of the year. Kev will run this again in 2008
National Television Awards 2007(Indigo Television)-The third year Kevin has mixed the show. This year it was back to a live 2 hour transmission from the Albert Hall in London. 2008 show also being handled by Kev again this time round.
Saturday Night Divas (Granada Television)-night of live music featuring stars such as Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan and Celine Dion to name but a few. Kevin handled the audio for broadcast with many artists performing with the live house band. Kev also did the post production dubbing of the show.
Greatest Hits Live (Granada Television)-fully `live music` review of year recorded by Kevin at BBC TVC. All the following bands were mixed as live and recorded on the same day-James Morrison, Snow Patrol, Keane, Razorlight, Jamiraquai, Fratelli`s, Kasabian, Scissor Sisters. The post production was then also mixed by Kevin at The London Studios.
Grease Is The Word-Talkback Thames-total broadcast audio solution covering TX, Studio PA+FB plus radio mics etc.
Gordon Ramsey Cookalong live for Optimum Television Jan 08
Strictly Ballroom DVD-Recorded live in Canterbury the show was captured in one night as a live pass. Audio post was not an option on this one so the live mix of the band/singers and show was very important.
Frank Skinner Stand Up DVD-Recorded live over 2 nights at the Birmingham NIA.
Michael Ball Live at Hammersmith-5.1 recording engineer for DVD release.
Little Britain Live at Hammersmith (comic relief)-recording and dubbing engineer for Pozitive Television
Down At The Old Clapham Grand-again live mix and post production for Pozitive Television
Paul Ogrady Show-Kev has been at the helm of the audio on this award winning daytime show since day one. The show is a mix of chat/music and performance items.
Top Gear Music Special- Live music plus the normal show for the BBC. We also supplied and operated all PA and FB for the bands as a complete Broadcast package.
Eurovision 2007 UK-Live BBC1 Eurovision selection show from Maidstone Studios
Prince’s Trust Royal Gala-2 years running main Sound Supervisor and Dubbing mixer (live music and variety show)-Carlton Television
NME Awards 2006
CDUK Live-Blaze Television (last 2.5 years as show/music mixer)
The Album Chart Show-fully ‘live music’ chart show on Channel 4, we provide a complete digital multitrack music recording system for the show, this enable`s 4 live bands to be mixed as live for the tv production.
Royal Variety-Orchestra Supervisor + Dubbing Mixer (last 3 years). Kevin has just completed the Orchestra mix for the 2005 show in Cardiff.
Kevin used the Floating Earth truck (ssl desk) and his own 48 track RADAR to record the Orchestra
Simply The Best-Carlton Television
National Television Awards 2005
Audience With Donny Osmond-LWT (sound supervisor/dubbing mixer)
Audience With Ricky Martin-LWT (sound supervisor /dubbing)
Audience With Diana Ross-LWT (sound supervisor/dubbing)
Another Green World-Film Dubbing
Music Of Bond with The Royal Philharmonic- (sound supervisor+dubbing)
Bafta Bond Tribute with Shirley Bassey-(sound supervisor+dubbing)
Brits Launch Show 2002-2006-Live music and chat, the 2006 launch saw Magic Numbers, KT Tunstall and the Kaiser Chiefs all mixed by Kevin as well as handling the presentation side of the transmission
Hells Kitchen-audio planning/scheduling for whole production as well as Senior Mixer on all series so far.
Miss World 2004/5-audio design and sound mixer for live broadcast…last 2 years from China live to 2.8 billion people!also
responsible with Plus 4 Audio for the arena PA and stage monitor requirements.
I`m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here-LWT Australia (2 series as audio director) Winner of RTS Award for technical achievement.
Kevin was responsible for the original planning of all the audio on this show and still works with the team on other productions.
Brits 2002/3-Brits Television
Johnny Vaughn Tonight-Worlds End Television
This Is Dom Joly 2002/3-BBC
Britain Brainiest Kids-Sound Supervisor
Laureus World Sports Awards-Sound Supervisor
Full On Food-BBC
Saturday Swings -BBC Music Show with live orchestra and guest artists including Mick Hucknell, Paul Anka, Jamie Cullum, Katie Mellua and Tony Christie.
BAFTA Television Awards – Sound Supervisor – Talent Television
BAFTA Televison Awards-Sound Supervisor-Granada Television
Who Wants to be a Millionaire – Sound design and mixer of original show/travel abroad to help in other territories – Celador
Winning Lines/National Lottery Live – Sound design and mixer (live transmission – Celador
Pride of Briatin-LWT
Star Lives –Carlton/Hanrahan Media
In the Presence of Julian Clary – Sound and Dubbing mixer – Talent/Carlton Television
Brian Conley Show – Sound and Dubbing mixer – Talent Television
TFI Friday – Sound Supervisor – Ginger Productions
MTV Unplugged – Asia – Sound Supervisor
Celebrity Ready Steady Cook – Sound Supervisor – Bazal Productions
Food and Drink – Sound and Dubbing mixer – Bazal Productions
Rory Bremner – Sound Supervisor – Vera Productions
Quick Trick Show – Sound and Dubbing mixer – Carlton
Surprise Chefs – Dubbing Mixer 3series – Action Time
Guinness Book of Records – Sound Supervisor – LWT
Making of Dr.Doolittle – Music Engineer – Talent Television
Grudge Match – Sound and Dubbing mixer – Pearson Television
Richard Blackwood Show – Sound Supervisor – Planet 24
British Soap Awards 2002/5/6 – Sound Supervisor and Dubbing Mixer –
Father`s Son – Film Dubbing Mixer – Director Andy D`emany
Jesus Green – Sitcom Pilot – Sound Supervisor and Dubbing Mixer – Absolutely Productions
Where Are They Now – Dubbing Mixer – Sky Sport Production
Jim Davidson Live and Uncut – Sound Supervisor and Dubbing Mixer -Talent Television
Euro 96 Opening – Mix for Wembley Stadium PA with feeds to BBC OB
British Fashion Awards – Sound Supervisor – Initial Film and Television