Oliver Thomas PMC

60 Seconds with… Oliver Thomas, Commercial Director and CTO at PMC

Where are you right now?
I am in our PMC Studio, in Islington, London 

What is the last album you listened to?  

Billie Eilish, Happier than ever. So much emotion, so beautifully produced, and sounds great in ATMOS! 

Describe 2022 so far in one sentence.  

Reverting our lives to pre-pandemic, back to normal, but that normal is now completely different…

as the pandemic permanently changed the way you work? 

Yes, although not as much as I think we all might have envisioned 12-18 months ago. We all work with a new appreciation and understanding of flexibility where we work, how we work and when. 

What’s the biggest change to pro audio industry this year?  

 I think everyone is upping their game. Creating new, higher specification facilities to help them produce even better audio, especially for creation of Dolby Atmos music, and that is keeping us immensely busy! 

 What’s the best live event you’ve been to this year and why? 

Glastonbury. 4 days of unbelievable music and laughter. It was the 50th anniversary and hadn’t been run since 2019 – this all made it extra special 

What live event do you most want to go to in 2022?  

I have already been to it… see above… but 2nd to that would have been the NAMM audio show in Anaheim, which I missed in June sadly. It’s my favourite of the audio shows, a place where you can browse 50,000 guitars, piles of esoteric Synthesisers as well every other piece of audio equipment imaginable.  

Tell us something you’ve never told anyone else?  

I secretly love the movie, “Bridesmaids”