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.
Technically Phil is experienced with many console platforms including Digico, Digidesign and Soundcraft. Phil is trained and certified in system alignment tools including SIM II and Smaart.
Phil is highly competent in IT & Networking, providing tech support to a number of audio over IP projects, as well as Corporate IT & Network support at live events.
Whether working as a Sound Designer, FOH Mix Engineer or Technical team member, 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