Sound design and music company Machine has hired Senior Sound Designer James Cobbold.

He joins Machine’s newly expanded Fitzrovia studios following a career with stints at audio facilities 750mph and Jungle.

Cobbold’s automotive project experience includes Sky Sports “F1: Watch it Live. Feel it All” and Shell “Cold” – both won Gold Music & Sound Awards, the latter also earning a Silver Kinsale Shark Award and Bronze Clio. “Raise Your Limits” for McLaren was celebrated for Best Sound Design at Shots.

Other career highlights include films for Durex, RAF and Old El Paso. Cobbold has also composed music for clients including Nike, McLaren, Mont Blanc and Microsoft.

“I’m very much looking forward to joining the team at Machine,” says Cobbold. “I’m excited to get stuck into some amazing work here, hopefully adding to their impressive awards haul.”

“We’re really excited to have James on board for the next stage of the studio in our box fresh expanded space,” says Creative Director and Sound Designer Alex Bingham. “With cool projects on the horizon this year we’ll be making full use of his excellent sound and music skills. Having a man of his talents onboard is going to be great, I’m sure James will be a good fit into the ever-growing machine family”

Head of Production Louise Baker says: “Expansion at our London studios echoes the steady growth of our team. Machine now boasts a third sound studio and tracklay room, nestled beside new production offices and larger client areas. With lots more in the pipeline for Machine both in London and across the pond, our brand spanking new space is the perfect place to welcome old and new clients alike.”

Jon Creamer

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