The Hit Squad is an animated feature length independent film directed by Chris Blundell and produced by Super Pixel Brothers, starring the vocal talents of Robert Llewellyn and Robert Popper. I was brought on board in a supervisory musical capacity, providing mixing, mastering and additional production to the film's score.
The Hit Squad centres around a waning synthpop group, and the production needed to reflect retro recording techniques from the 1980s whilst retaining a modern fidelity associated with contemporary cinema.
The mixing and additional music production was completed by adopting a hybrid approach, a blend of both old school production techniques, including judicious use of an SSL Vocal Mic Compressor, and modern, 'in the box', pristine digital mixing. I also replaced sampled instruments by performing, engineering and recording live takes.
By working closely with the director, I feel I have helped steer the score just shy of parody and pastiche, and contributed to creating a polished finished product. The Hit Squad is set to be released in late 2013.