About Phil Wright
Sound Designer & Engineer
Phil started his career at the Palace Theatre, Watford before gaining a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993 to study for his B.A.(Hons) Stage Management & Technical Theatre degree, specialising as a sound designer.
Upon graduation in June 1996, Phil joined Sound by Design Ltd as a full time member of staff. In his capacity as Principal Engineer his main areas of work were FOH Sound Design & Mixing for some of the company’s largest classical and musical theatre clients in a range of venues across Europe and the USA, but the mainstay of Phil’s work was the Royal Albert Hall, where he has subsequently become one of the most experienced engineers in the UK. During his almost 17 years at Sound By Design Phil was responsible for mixing hundreds of projects a year in the venue.
Phil worked closely with Meyer Sound Labs & his system engineer colleague Dave Shepherd to design and install Sound By Design’s permanent loudspeaker installations in RAH from 1996 until 2013.
Phil project managed & led the engineering team on a number of high profile classical music and broadcast projects including BBC Proms, 2000 – 2012.
In October 2012, Phil decided that he wanted to focus on the design and mixing side of his career, and move away from the management side associated with running a large rental house. Phil left Sound By Design Ltd and set up Phil Wright Sound Ltd.
As a freelancer, Phil works across the globe delivering high profile music & broadcast events in many venues ranging from theatres to concert halls and arenas. Working both for producers and for rental companies of repute, Phil is trusted to deliver the sound for household names such as English National Ballet, Katherine Jenkins, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Raymond Gubbay Limited.
As a trained musician (Euphonium, Bass Trombone, Piano & Voice) – Phil brings a wealth of knowledge to productions he mixes, many of which rely on score reading and interpretation skills similar to those of the producers he’s working with.
Technically Phil is conversant with many console platforms including Digico, Digidesign and Soundcraft. Phil is trained and certified in system alignment tools including SIM and Smaart.
Whether working as a Sound Designer, FOH Mix Engineer or Project manager Phil brings a level of experience and attention-to-detail that clients have come to rely on.
Phil is a board member of the Association of Sound Designers
Phil has an Audio CV hosted by SoundCloud which can be found at https://soundcloud.com/phil-wright-7