About Us

7Gate Media is the biggest "All In House" Music Creative Consultancy and home of Silver Studios. Encompassing all areas of an artists or bands development at affordable prices from recording, songwriting, production, remixing, mastering, music videos, photo shoots, styling and artwork, web design, promotion, plugging  and label distribution. Our services are all provided in the one place by the same team giving an unprecedented personal approach with accessibility to everything you need throughout your journey.

We also organise our regular and very popular workshops, writers camps and Masterclasses.

 

MD and owner Jorden Milnes, a successful writer/producer working with a multitude of signed artists, labels and publishers throughout his 20 + years in the business .He will work with you on all aspects of the creative process. Also an integral part of the team is marketing and creative director Steven Richards. 

 

In 2018 we were excited to open our new purpose built facility encompassing 2 bespoke recording studios and a music video/photographic suite . Set within beautiful grounds, it is a truly magical and unique place to be creative. 

 

Based in the Nottinghamshire countryside, we are only 20 mins from Nottingham , Derby and Mansfield City Centres and 5 mins from  Junction 27 of the M1. 

 

 
 

STUDIO 1

STUDIO 2&3

HOUSE & GROUNDS SHOOT LOCATIONS

SERVICES

PRODUCTION

RECORDING

WRITING

 
 

MEDIA - MUSIC VIDEOS

SONGS& MUSIC VIDEOS WRITTEN/PRODUCED/FILMED/DIRECTED/EDITED BY JORDEN MILNES FOR 7GATE MEDIA

MUSIC VIDEOS OF SIGNED PROJECTS WRITTEN/PRODUCED BY JORDEN MILNES FOR 7GATE MEDIA

 

Jorden Milnes started professionally writing and producing in 1997, moving to london to pursue a career as an artist, songwriter and producer. He soon signed with top management and secured a publishing deal with Deconstruction songs/records through BMG Music. Jorden became pro active with the help of BMG in working with many big producer/writers and this is where the experience came from to help create the sound he has achieved today.

 

Featuring twice in the international music magazine Billboard he won songwriter of the year in 2000. (Please click to the right on the Billboard icon) Jorden kept writing his own repertoire but also penned songs for other prestigious artists signed to major record labels. Amongst these are Geri Halliwell, producing a track on the half a million selling number one selling single "Lift Me Up" recorded and mixed at Silver Studios. Alsou, the most successful Russian artist of all time, writing and producing on her platinum selling album which included a duet with Inrique Eglesias. Jorden also partnered with Richard Park (Fame Academy) as his in house producer/writer and worked with all the acts signed to Park/Mercury Records.

 

Jorden resigned his publishing to Mike Sault at Warner Chappell Music Publishing in 2008 who also had Faithless, Stuart Price, Stargate, Dido, Imogen Heap , Star smith/Ellie Golding , Stargate and Space Cowboy amongst his roster.

 

Jorden Milnes Biog

Click on Billboard to read the featured articles about Jorden Milnes in the magazine

More recent writing and production activity includes co writing and producing the single "If I Were You" for Diagram of the Heart signed to Columbia/Deconstruction which was also synced on many prime time TV shows including Eastenders and Made In Chelsea. He landed a sync with Sabrepulse on a PS3 game also featuring Jorden's Vocals. He had a lead track on Lavive's album who were the German Pop Stars winners which he co wrote ,mixed and produced at Silver Studios.

He wrote and produced many tracks with the artist Ayah Marar who's featured on numerous singles including Calvin Harris's "Thinking About You" , her debut album is out now on Transmission. Jorden co wrote and produced 2 tracks on The Sinderellas album out now on Warner Music Germany. As the Emdeez he has collaborated yearly on tracks for the Canadian YTV The Next Star Show with many of these tracks released on Universal and Sony Records. He also had the first single The Emdeez feat Cory Lee “Play Dumb”.

 

The track 'Alive' under the guise of Ruffloaderz and GroovEternal was signed to the renowned Strictly Rhythm Records with support from Aviici, Axwell, Andi Durrant and many other DJ's globally which Jorden co wrote/produced. Teaming up again with the Ruff Loaderz, Capital FM Radio chose the track 'City Lights' as the theme music to advertise their Ibiza Summer Special 2012 and the track then got signed Transmission Records with a top 10 club entry. Noisefreaks and Jorden Milnes “Edge Of Letting Go” (also featuring vocals from Jorden) got the support from Radio 1 playing on the renowned dance Anthems show consecutively for 3 weeks. Support from Capital and Kiss FM followed with a top 10 commercial club entry in the charts. The track is now signed to Transmission Records

 

Working on many projects with Nip And Tuck records ,Morfex which had the highest new entry in the buzz chart, top 10 Coolcuts and Music Week Commercial Club Chart positions with heavy rotation of the music video on many of the music channels including Dance Nation, In The Mix, Flava, Buzz TV and Loaded. 

He developed and signed Scarzy (Cameron Whiley) to his production company who he then signed on to Warner Bros and Mission/Universal for the first single release “Reh Reh Reh”. 

Jorden also has many cuts in Japan/Korea most recently for the huge selling act Funky Galaxy with the track "One" which he co wrote and produced at Silver Studios.

He has also been involved with numerous chill out projects under the guise of Riocco,Ensoul and Jorden Milnes featuring on numerous compilations including the famous Cafe Del Mar franchise. His most recent 2 tracks have been in the itunes chillout chart in the top 10 for over 15 weeks! 

Now freelance Jorden is concentrating on composing and producing music through a wide range of genres for Television, Film, Radio and Games with releases through Sony, Score,  BMG Beds And Beats,  BMG Atmosphere Music , APM, DL Music to name a few.

 

STUDIOS Equipment list

Desks

Solid State Logic (SSL) Nucleus 16 channel DAW controller
2x super analogue pre amp SSL channels plus 2 digital in/out
Mackie Control Universal
SPL Monitor & talkback Controller 2381

 

Monitors

Genelec 6010A Active Monitors
Focal Twin 6 BE on Primacoustic Recoil Stabalizers
Yamaha NS-10M on Primacoustic Recoil Stabalizers

 

Computers

Apple Mac Pro 2013 6 core 3.5Ghz 32 GB Ram

Apple Mac Dual Quad Core 2.8ghz with 15 Gig RAM running 64bit with Logic Pro 
Apple Mac G5 Dual 2ghz with 2.5 gig RAM running Logic 8
Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2.53ghz i5 processor with 4 Gig RAM

Apple 30 in Cinema display x2 
Apple 23 in Widescreen display

 

Sound Cards/Midi

Solid State Logic Nucleus USB Audio Interface
Motu 828 Mk2 Audio interface
eMagic AMT8 Midi Interface

 

Keyboards/Modules/Drum Machines

Korg Triton Keyboard 64 Note
Gem S3 Turbo Keyboard 76 Note
Native Instruments Maschine 1.6 Drum Machine
Icon iKeys midi controller Keyboard 25 Note
Classic Roland JV 2080 with Session/ Orchestral / 60's and 70's Expansions
Novation Basstation Rack
Novation Super Basstation Rack
Emu Orbit V2 Rack
Akai S3000xl with 32 mb memory

Outboard/Effects

Avalon 737SP Valve Compressor Industry Standard Mic Pre Amp
Alesis Quadraverb GT Effects
Berringer Ultrafex 2
Berringer duel Compressor
DBX 286A Mono Mic Channel Pre amp
Rocktron Banshee Talk Box
Tascam DA20 Dat Recorder
Technics RS TR 232 Tape Recorder
Technics Graphic EQ
Technics CD Player


Microphones/Headphones

Neuman TLM 103 (Same as U87)
Audio Technica
Sure SM 58
Audio Technica ATM-H50 x2
Beyer Dynamic DT100
Behringer Mini Amp 800 4 Channel Distribution Headphone Amp

 

Software

Logic Pro X 10.4.1
Native Instruments Maschine 2.0 Software
Huge range of software synths, effects plugins and Mastering

 

Instruments

Gibson Les Paul Gothic edition
Yamaha APX4a Electro Acoustic Guitar
Aria Pro Bass Guitar

Uke

MUSIC VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT 

Camera

 

Canon 5D Mk 3

128GB CF Card

8x Canon LP-E6 Battery

 

Lenses

 

Canon 24-105 mm F4 L Lens

Canon 20mm F2.8 Lens

Canon 50mm F1.4 Prime Lens

 

Stands/Heads

 

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fibre Tripod

Manfrotto 055A Tripod

Manfrotto MVH502AH Fluid Head

 

Rigs & Stabalizers

 

Gini Rigs Advanced Extreme 17 shoulder Rig

Gini Rigs Follow Focus

Gini Rigs 1m G8 Slider

Glidecam HD2000

Aputure V Control Digital Follow Focus

Lilliput 7in HD Camera Monitor with Visor

Post Production

 

Computer

 

Apple Mac Pro 2013 6 Core 3.5 Ghz 32GB Ram

6 TB HD

Apple 30 in Cinema Display

Apple ipad with ProcutX software

 

Software

 

Final Cut Pro X 

Motion 5

Compressor 4.5

Photoshop CS6

Adobe After Effects CS6

Da Vinci Resolve

 

Effects

 

Pixel film studios

Coremelt

C2 gadget

C2 lock & load

C2 lumouis

C2 pigment

C2 shatter

Motionvfx

Mflare

Magic bullet looks

Magic bullet mojo

Neat video

Clients/Colabs/CoWrites

Record Labels

 

Sony Music, WEA Warner Bros, Ministry Of Sound, AATW, Park/Mercury, EMI, Universal International, EastWest, Virgin,Blacklist Records, Polydor, Parlaphone, Deconstruction, Columbia , Cheyenne Records Germany, Cafe Del Mar, Sine, Objektiv 

 

Publishers

 

Warner Chappell Music LTD., Deconstruction Songs/Publishing,
BMG Music Publishing, Sony ATV Music Publishing
Universal Music Publishing, Notting Hill, Galactic, Talpa, DL Music LA, Sheet Songs, APM, Score, Beats Bakery

 

Artists /Writers / Producers / Remixers /Mixers

 

Diagram Of The Heart (Deconstruction/Columbia)
Lavive (Warner Music Germany)
Ayah Marar (Calvin Harris)
Geri Halliwell (EMI Records)
Alsou (Universal International)
Suckajam (Sony)
Scarzy (WEA) / Cameron Whiley (Mission Recordings)

Smiley (Haha Productions)
Jerome Isma-Ae
Visitor

Punch & Judys (Massive Management - Tom Watkins)
Valarie Holiday (3 Degrees)
Andrew Stone (Starman/Pineapple Dance Studios)
Amanda Mora (Costa Recordings)
Innocence
Bailey Zuke (Freemaisons)
Harry Brooks (Sony)
Sia (Zero 7/David Guetta/Titanium)
Evalon
Ensoul
Riocco
The Black Sheep
Tantalize (Park/Mercury)
Rob Searle

Xenomania (Girls Aloud)
Metrophonic
James Reynolds
James Loughry
Alex James
Jasmin Baird (Nelly Fertado, Kylie, Monrose, PopStars)

Dominatorz

Noisefreakz

Ruffloaderz
Sabrepulse
Stone Masons
Wideboys
BeatGees
Adam Powers (Kylie) Minogue
Soulshaker
Tod Terry
Nathan Thomas (Dane Bowers)
Michelle Escoffery (Liberty X, Just A Little)
2B3 (Beverly Knight)
D-Influence (Shola ama)
Sean Colon (5ive)
Rick Wilde (Kim Wilde)
Robert De Fresnes (Narcoic Thrust, I Like It)
Linslee Campbell (Another Level, Lighthouse Family)
Steve Jervier (Take That, 911)
Audio Freaks

 

We are looking for fresh, new, talented artists or bands to help take their music to the next level. Please fill out the contact form below with as much info as possible and we will be happy to offer you a free A&R consultation giving you friendly advise on what we can do to take your music to the next level!