This week was a nice change of pace for us! @sarah_eball came out to record the audiobook for her upcoming release, Fearless in 21 Days. We used the #U87 on her voice to give it a smooth, easy to listen to quality. Keep your eye out for Sarah’s book this January!
INSIDE OUR MIC LOCKER: The @akgaudio D12 E is another one from our vintage mic collection. A studio staple, the D12 is the standard for kick drums and other bass instruments. It has a built-in bass chamber and an internal shockmount. We love it because it has solid low end, and a nice thump around 50hz. And because George Martin used it with @thebeatles at @abbeyroadstudios.
Yesterday was another killer day of recording. @ginellejamesmusic tracked one live off the floor song, @devincoopermusic tracked beds for his newest single, @leavingthomas tracked three beds, and @storytosong cut some acoustic guitar. Devin, Leaving Thomas, and Nancy Laberge were all co-produced by @spencer_cheyne and @kuddstagram. Band: @brendanwaterskeys, @kuddstagram, #benbradley (all), @russellbroom (Devin, Leaving Thomas), @mattymckayguitar (Ginelle, Leaving Thomas, Nancy).
This weekend at OCL was incredible. @spencer_cheyne and @kuddstagram co-produced tracks for @aaronpollockmusic, @iambradsaunders, and @mariyastokes, with @russellbroom (🎸), #benbradley (🥁), and @brendanwaterskeys (🎹).
From a young person starting to fall in love with music, to someone who is making music for a living, to the person who has years of saved up songs that deserve to be shared - we all know someone who dreams of being in a recording studio. • • This Christmas, give the gift of studio time. Buy a certificate for two or more days in Studio A and receive 15% off your booking. • • Full details on website. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
We love our Neve 88R. Having an analog console does mean that every once in a while we have to close our doors and put some work in to it. But if you’ve ever heard anything tracked through this desk, you know it’s worth it.
INSIDE OUR MIC LOCKER: The #RCA44 is considered to be the classic ribbon mic. Thanks to its unique tone, it is a studio classic that leaves a distinctive mark on every recording it’s on. It is one of the highlights of our vintage mic collection. We use it for everything - behind the drum kit, as a room mic, and even as a vocal mic. #OCLmiclocker
We had the pleasure of meeting @officialsarahmclachlan before her show in #yyc tonight! Our studio designer, Chris Potter, has worked with Sarah for many years. It was nice to make our world a little smaller and meet her ourselves.
So good having @thenortherncoast out to do some recording.
INSIDE OUR MIC LOCKER: The @neumann.berlin U 87 Ai is an industry standard. It’s a modern classic, a go-to mic that gets the job done. We love it because it can give a true representation of the source with a nice top end boost. We use it on instruments, or on a voice that sounds beautiful but could be more dynamic. #OCLmiclocker
HUGE congratulations go out this morning to @tanyaryanmusic (3rd), @nicehorsemusic (2nd), and, in first place, @iambradsaunders! Congratulations to everyone who made #PW2017 so successful, especially @carly_klassen and her @alberta_music team!
@joshrobgwilliam is our main man behind the glass. Josh always does his best to create a vibey environment to make music in. He loves what he does, and he's damn good at it. #JoshTracks is a handful of tunes he's been working on over the last little bit. Link in the bio. 👆
@locutusab in the studio for the weekend, with @jalpinist engineering.
Thanks to the AES from @ulethbridge for visiting @joshrobgwilliam and the studio this morning!
We finally joined the twenty-first century and got ourselves on @spotifycanada. #MixedBySpencer is all tunes mixed by our engineer, @spencer_cheyne. Link in bio. 👆 #Spotify
Lest we forget.
@soulsinrhythm is in Studio A arranging parts and vocal producing BGVs tonight.
Tracking session with @kuddstagram producing for Moses and Jude. Choir session with @soulsinrhythm coming up on Friday!
We love making our world smaller. If you’ve heard about us and never been out, or you’ve never heard of us and just found our account, or you have a friend of a friend who recorded with us - come say hi! We’re always up for giving tours. Get in touch with us and let’s hang out.
These people are doing fantastic things for the #yycmusic community, and we’re lucky to know and work with them. @adamdowlingdrums: drums (@georgecanyon), engineer, producer. @mattymckayguitar: guitar (@brettkissel), producer. @kuddstagram: bass (@brettkissel), producer. @russellbroom: guitar (#everyone), engineer, producer. @catpictures: yvr import. Engineer, producer. @evergreensound: engineer, producer.
BANC Rehearsal featuring some serious heavy hitters. All photos by @justinestevens1.
#BANC is in the studio rehearsing for their show at @nmc_canada this weekend. @patsteward on drums, @roadelfis on guitar, @sarzo.rudy on bass, Greg Borden in second guitar, @ellishallmusic and Leonard Shaw on keys, and @sass.jordan on vocals.
There’s no such thing as a stupid question, but what the heck is the difference between a demo and a single? Swipe left 👉. Full post on the site. #yycmusic
Today was single day at OCL! Recorded some great tunes with @krissyfeniak, @jeremydallas_, and @brad.sims. Engineer: @joshrobgwilliam, producer/guitar: @mattymckayguitar, bass: @kuddstagram, keys: @brendanwaterskeys, drums: #BenBradley. #yycmusic
Happy Release Day to @georgecanyon and his team! More You is officially out on all platform. You can (and should!) buy it, stream it, and request it on radio.
@eyaheynakoda was in the studio working on some drum and vocal tracks for a Quebec-based producer last night. #yycmusic
We work in an industry where fear of asking a stupid question can make people think twice about admitting what they don't know. We aren't down with that. Once a week, we'll be shedding a little light on something that has maybe made you think, what the heck is that? This week: Live Off the Floor Recording. Link in bio. ☝️ #yycmusic #musicyyc #abmusic
We spent our holiday Monday recording with @blakereidband and @yaaronmusic, @lylemolzan, and @chrisbyrneonbass. #yycmusic
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! This year (and every year) we are so thankful for all the people who came through our door, including guest engineers, producers, session players, artists, songwriters, and interns. We are so lucky to be able to do what we love. Moving forward, we have a lot of exciting projects coming up between now and the Christmas season. We can't wait! #yycmusic
The #civilwar crew. Thank you @kensteadmusic and @winstonhauschild for making us a part of this project.
We're at @knoxcalgary tonight for @projectwildab Showcase #2 with @nicehorsemusic, @marktimesmusic, and @lucettesings. Our bud Mark Times just dropped his new single (available on iTunes + all streaming sites). #wilddozen #pw2017
@winstonhauschild came prepared for his session in #yyc. #hellorhighwater
Meanwhile, Meg is in Toronto attending the eight week Artist Manager course at @cmincubator! She is the only studio manager there, and one of three AB participants. 🙌
Yesterday was the first day of recording for the brand new @kensteadmusic album! Ken won second place in the @projectwildab competition last year. He brought producer @winstonhauschild in for the project. We've been looking forward to this one!
Music is sacred. All of our thoughts are with the people of Las Vegas, and the country music community. Heart breaking. #PrayForVegas
One more September release to finish the month off right. @projectwildab Top 12 finalist @marktimesmusic just dropped his new single. •••• *NEW SINGLE* - Staring Down the Barrel is out now!!! Copy the link below or click the one in the bio. . Design by @spencerevanstattoos . . http://hyperurl.co/3mhk3l . . #pw17 #projectwild2017 #marktimes #country #canadiancountry #countrymusic #wilddozen
September was an AWESOME release month for OCL projects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @leavingthomas released their brand new single, 'Blame It On The Neon'. (Co-produced by @kuddstagram and @spencer_cheyne; tracked at OCL with @joshrobgwilliam, @mattymckayguitar, @mflmusicca, @brendanwaterskeys; mixed by @spencer_cheyne). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @brettkissel released his new single 'We Were That Song'. (Tracked in Nashville, mixed by @spencer_cheyne) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Canadian legend @sass.jordan released 'Racine Revisited'. (Tracked at OCL with @joshrobgwilliam, @sarzo.rudy, @chriscaddellmusic, @roadelfis, @brentfitz; mixed by @spencer_cheyne) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @theashleyhundred released their album 'The Ashley Hundred'. (Produced by @joshrobgwilliam; tracked at OCL with @theashleyhundred; mixed by @spencer_cheyne) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head over to iTunes/Spotify/Apple Music and pick these new tunes up!
Big congratulations to our engineer @joshrobgwilliam who was voted onto the @alberta_music board last night at their AGM! We're looking forward to seeing Alberta Music continue to grow this year.
We are getting real excited for you all the near the new Ghostboy album. Today we had @ghostboymusic in the studio singing some vocals, and yesterday was @yaaronmusic's turn. Check out @joshrobgwilliam for all the details on #micshootout2017.
Great night at the YYC Music Awards! Congratulations to all winners and nominees, including Jazz Recording of the Year artist Al Muirhead. #yycmusicawards
ONE WEEK TODAY. @avenue.rd performs the album that never was - 32 years in the making. Tickets at $20 and 100% of that goes to @childrenswishab. Tix include dinner and an open bar. Link in bio. 👆
Racine Revisited from Canadian legend @sass.jordan was released today to. Engineered by @joshrobgwilliam. Mixed by @spencer_cheyne.
The show 32 years in the making... On September 23rd OCL Studios is proud to present the Avenue Rd Album Celebration. • • The three original members (Dan Owen, Rich Crooks, and Beej Owen) are joined by some of Canada's finest musicians (Russell Broom, Aaron Young, Denis Dufresne, Brendan Waters, Mike Little) to play their debut album live. • • The event is also a fundraiser for @childrenswishab , and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Children's Wish. Tickets are only $20, and that includes the show, dinner, and a host bar. • • LINK FOR TICKETS IN BIO!
We had WAY too much fun in Saskatoon this weekend. Congratulations to @ccmaofficial for hosting another great Country Music Week, and congratulations to all nominees and winners. Nothing beats the Canadian country music family!
When Drummer of the Year was announced at the @ccmaofficial Industry Lunch, you could almost hear the disappointment of every lady in the room when Ben Bradley won and @spencer_cheyne and @joshrobgwilliam got up to accept the award for him. All jokes aside, it was a huge honour to accept the Drummer of the Year award for our great friend, Ben The Surgeon Bradley. Congratulations, Ben!
Ending @ccmaofficial Week off right with a BRAND NEW SINGLE from 2017 Male Artist of the Year, @brettkissel! Brett recorded this tune in Nashville, then brought it back home to Alberta to be mixed by @spencer_cheyne. Congratulations to Brett and his team! ・・・ We Were That Song - Single by Brett Kissel https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/we-were-that-song-single/id1276790438
We are so honoured to have been nominated for Recording Studio of the Year for the third year in a row. Thank you to all CCMA members who voted for us. Thank you to the artists, producers, engineers, and labels who trusted us with their work this year. Thank you to the players and background vocalists who help create recordings that are exactly what the artist dreamed of. Thank you to the community we have built, and that we continue to build. It's incredible what can happen when you get like-minded people in the same room. Congratulations to Bart McKay for winning Studio of the Year - we are grateful to be nominated beside you! • • • • #ccmaweek #canadiancountrymusicawards #yycmusic #musicyyc
Happy release day to this duo! We love this smoky country tune, and we're pretty sure you'll love it too. Congrats to @kuddstagram and @spencer_cheyne (co-producers), the players (@mattymckayguitar, @russellbroom, @mflmusicca, @brendanwaterskeys), and the @mdmrecordings team. #BlameItOnTheNeon
Huge thanks to @klmmusicltd for leaving some new toys at the studio. We now have two timpani drums and a vibraphone to play with. • • • • • #yycmusic #musicyyc #abmusic #recordingstudio
Laminates arrived this morning, reminding us that we're only ONE week away from @ccmaofficial and one week away from the Somewhere in Alberta Showcase. Can't wait to see these artists on stage, and we can't wait to check out the beautiful @villageguitars!
Both our engineers are in BC for the @projectwildab Bootcamp. @joshrobgwilliam and @spencer_cheyne are producers at the camp, and Spencer is also drumming in the house band. Thanks to @brenken for holding the fort down while they're away!
@leavingthomas shared their new live off the floor album Unplugged at OCL Studios today. Download the tracks, then head over to YouTube and watch all six videos. ・・・ We have been dying to share this project with you and today is the day!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Watch all 6 videos on our YouTube channel and also download and stream the tunes on your favorite music platforms! Thanks to @oclstudios for having us, @robert_rooke @austinwarrendrums @codyteather for jamming with us and @zak_kelly_films for helping capture this project!
Third and final day of the #songwritersassociationofcanada #SongWorks2017 Pro Writing Camp. The camp really made the most of our facility. They needed four separate writing spaces, so we used the Studio A live room, Studio A control room, Studio B, and the Egg Room.
Day two of the #songwritersassociationofcanada #SongWorks2017 Pro Writing Camp. The writers chosen for the program work in different groups each day, and are working with producers @russellbroom, @karenkosowski, @who_is_dwave, and @troykokol.
The #songwritersassociationofcanada is hosting the #songworks2017 Pro Writing Camp at OCL Studios this week, and they brought an incredible group of writers with them.
Nice Sunday session with @claytonbellamyband yesterday.
Back in the studio with @ghostboymusic. #overdubsfordays
Great day of tracking with @evergreensound and @thewreckdcrew.
Full house to track some @kristinbunyan songs. Seven players live off the floor: electric - @russellbroom,@mattymckayguitar; acoustic - @yaaronmusic; drums - @spencer_cheyne; bass - @kuddstagram; keys - @mflmusicca; fiddle/mando - @ghostboymusic. @baileywayent producing. Killer day!
Did you know our Studio B is available for guest engineers and producers to use? Studio B features a Digidesign Icon Console, and a 32-channel Pro Tools rig. The engineer/producer rate includes access to the OCL microphone, keyboard, and amp collection. Available for $150 per day - click the link in the bio for details. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #yycmusic #yegmusic #abmusic #recordingstudio