Acclaim for recording work by QE old boy & teacher


Alumnus and former QE teacher Tim Adnitt (OE 1988-1995) is creating new standards in Music Technology.

Tim is a Senior Product Designer/Product Owner at Native Instruments, a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based audio production.

Working in both London and Berlin, he leads the design of the Komplete Kontrol keyboard software, as well as contributing to the Maschine groove production system. Throughout 2015 he drove the design and development of Native Kontrol Standard. This extended plug-in format represents a new standard for integrating music software with hardware, enabling software instrument manufacturers to take advantage of the features of Komplete Kontrol and Maschine hardware. Native Instruments’ latest accolades include an Editor’s Choice award from Electronic Musician magazine for the Komplete Kontrol S Series keyboards.

Tim is supported at Native Instruments by one of his former Music Technology students at QE, Adil Ghanty (OE 2003-2010) who joined the company as a Product Designer in summer 2015. Adil’s appointment is testament, says Tim, to the strong tradition of Music and Music Technology at the School.

Alongside his work at Native instruments, Tim continues to work internationally as a sound designer and audio engineer.

He co-produced and mixed Dancing on Frith Street, an album by the critically acclaimed and popular British jazz big band Loose Tubes, which won Jazzwise magazine’s Archive Album of the Year 2010 (Critics’ Choice).

More recent credits include co-production and mixing of Loose Tubes' new album, Arriving, voted number-three Jazz Album of 2015 by both Jazzwise and The Guardian.