Gavin Fort is an award winning sound recordist and engineer/producer. He has been working professionally with musicians, artists and actors both in the recording studio and on location since 2004.
After graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Popular Music from Edinburgh Napier University, Gavin worked in a professional recording studio from 2004 until its closure in 2015. During that time he went on to complete an MSc in Sound Design from The University of Edinburgh and became a Certified User of Avid Pro Tools. He has worked on a wide range of audio projects from punk albums to instructional horse riding audio books to interactive multi-media hospitality training platforms.
Gavin is the resident sound recordist and audio consultant for Born to be Wide, recording and producing audio for all of their music business seminars, the award-winning Wide Days convention/showcase and the Off The Record youth events. In addition, he works with a wide range of groups and individuals from children and young people to pensioners. Gavin also works as a Radio Producer, recording, editing and producing audio for the Edinburgh based Dabster production company. And as a freelance location sound recordist he has worked on numerous short film and feature film projects. As a sound artist Gavin has produced and performed works at several events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival over the past couple of years.
Gavin has worked as a tutor at The University of Edinburgh and has delivered specialised audio recording training to a number of individuals and organisations including the NHS, Stirling University and Baillie Gifford and he has been invited to lecture at the S.A.E Creative Media Institute. He is a regular tutor at Stills (Scotland’s Centre for Photography) where he runs the ‘Sound Recording and Editing for Artists & Filmmakers’ course.
He is currently working on several audio projects with young people including 'The Big Music Project,' 'Urban Word' and the second series of a radio drama, 'Dead Ends,' with the Strange Town theatre company. The first series was launched during the 2016 Fringe and is available on iTunes. Gavin lives in Edinburgh with his partner and young daughter.