@spencer_cheyne tracking with @amphion_loudspeakers #two18 this weekend.
A little #faderfriday action with the @ams_neve 88R in Studio A. #analogconsole
The work continues with @justinevandergriftmusic. Photo by @jagerandkokemor
A conversation about producing. @joshrobgwilliam and @spencer_cheyne chat all things production: the role of a producer, how the word has different meanings, and what a producer brings to the table for artists. Full vid on our Facebook or on IGTV.
Day one of tracking a new album with @justinevandergriftmusic.
#newmusicfriday: a new album from @ourgoodwolf (recorded at OCL by @joshrobgwilliam, mixed by @spencer_cheyne) and a new single from @theroyalfoundry (mixed by @spencer_cheyne). Good day for #yeg music.
@ccmaofficial week in Hamilton was a BLAST! Congratulations to everyone who took home some hardware, especially our friend Bart McKay who took home Studio of the Year.
While @spencer_cheyne is in Hamilton for @ccmaofficial week, @joshrobgwilliam is recording an album with @gonecosmic having absolutely zero fun.
We’re only a few days away from @ccmaofficial week in Hamilton, and we can’t wait to celebrate all the incredible country music made this year, like the debut self-titled album from @leavingthomas! Not only did this album debut at no. 1 on iTunes, their single Blame It On The Neon hit Top 20 on Canadian Country radio. This duo is nominated for two CCMA awards (Rising Star and Interactive Artist of the Year) AND they’re finalists in the @siriusxmcountry Top of the Country competition. Good luck LT! 🤞 • • 📷 from their EP release show at @palacetheatreyyc.
Congratulations to @surquhartmusic who wrapped up recording her album in Studio A yesterday! Produced & Engineered by Paul Johnston. ・・・ #repost: I’m pretty wiped but also am back home from a super fun couple of days of recording my album at @oclstudios with these fine gentlemen. I’m so stoked on their performances on my music. Can’t wait for everyone to hear it 😊 . . #suqalbum #yegjazz #oclstudios #yegmusic #modernjazz #composer #abarts
So excited to share that we are officially brewing some of Calgary’s best coffee at the studio! Thanks to @monogramco for this starter sample pack. We can’t wait to try them all. 🤤
@joshrobgwilliam and @spencer_cheyne have a conversation about the relationship between tracking and mixing, and the mixing process in general. Swipe for the full video. 👉 Comment below if you have any questions for Josh and Spencer. 👇
Acoustic demo day. Vocals: @neumann.berlin vintage U87. Acoustic Guitar: @neumann.berlin TLM193 x2
The first Plank Spanker guitar workshop with @russellbroom, @coulsonsam87, and @mattymckayguitar in Studio A this weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out!
@jamesbundysound returned to the studio with his friend, Andrew. Andrew’s community rallied together to help him reach his dream and record in a studio. Glad we could be part of this one.
@ryan_daniel_langlois and @shaelamiller did some writing in the egg room yesterday to get ready for @projectwildab. Only ten days to go until boot camp! #pw2018
Year four of having @girlsrockcampcalgary wrap up their week recording with us. This is the future of the #yyc music scene. #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #yycmusic
#NEWMUSICFRIDAY - The new single from @iambradsaunders PLAY IT BY BEER is officially available wherever you get your music! The track is already moving up the country radio charts. 👌
After an incredible @calgaryfolkfest performance, @reubenandthedark is bringing their Arms of a Dream tour to the Jack Singer on October 30. OCL Studios is a presale partner, so if you head to the @yycarts website you can get exclusive pre-sale tickets to this show with the code RATD.
Happy birthday to #rupertneve! We love being part of the @ams_neve family. This console is a dream to work on.
Had some fun recording their fourth studio album with @chrongoblin and @orangeamplifiers last week. Let’s do that again real soon.
A great Sunday in the park with our friends at @suncountry997 and the Made in Alberta showcase. Thanks to @connorjmusic, @mariyastokes, @devincoopermusic, and @aaronpollockmusic for performing and thanks to @sarahonairhighriver for having us!
@chrongoblin is taking over the @orangeamplifiers instagram tomorrow. Check in for updates on their fourth studio album. 🙌 #orangeigtakeover
Day one with @chrongoblin. Lots of @orangeamplifiers around so you know this is gonna be a good one.
This time last year we were getting prepped to have Canadian legend @georgecanyon in the studio to track an album with producer @baileywayent (Southside of Heaven). This project STILL holds the record for most players we’ve ever had live off the floor. Such a cool way to record an album!
Preproduction complete. Can’t wait to start tracking with @chrongoblin on Friday. 👊
This #NewMusicFriday features tracks from two of the best female vocalists in Canada, and the first single from a new album by a local folk rock band. Check out these new tunes from @leavingthomas, @iamjocelynalice, and @thenortherncoast! 🔥
WOW! Thank you to everyone who voted for us, we are so excited to have made the third ballot for recording studio of the year. Congratulations to our fellow nominees: @barrytonestudios, Bart McKay Studios, @mccrecording, and @revolutionrecording! #ccmanominee #ccmanomday
Thanks to @alberta_music for another successful Songwriter’s Challenge! This is one of our favourite weekends of the summer.
Orientation in the hall with @tebeymusic on day one of the @alberta_music songwriter challenge.
Cut some acoustic guitar on a few country tunes with @mattymckayguitar and @stevenpointmeier.
Rehearsal hall. Backline and coffee included. Only $150 per day or $50 an hour (whichever is less) all through stampede week. Happy gigging, folks!
Huge congrats to our Studio manager Megan and her to be husband @mattymckayguitar on their recent engagement! Love your studio family, Dan, Spencer, Josh, Brennan, Trent, and the Studio Cat. #allyouneedislove
Just when we thought the egg room couldn’t get any cooler, we got this rad table. 👌
Thanks to our friend @treymillswins for lending the studio his vintage circa 1960s Koestler Harmophone Suitcase Organ. Luckily we had @brendanwaterskeys out yesterday to test it out for us. Can’t wait to put this thing on a record. #vintagegear #vintageinstruments #harmophone
GLOBAL BEATLES DAY. If you’ve ever been to the studio, you know we’re pretty big fans (to put it lightly). Comment below and tell us your favourite song. We’ll start. Dan: Let it Be @megowen__: In My Life @joshrobgwilliam: Tax Man @spencer_cheyne: Eleanor Rigby @brenken: Hard Day’s Night Trent: Dig a Pony #globalbeatlesday #thebeatles
Well that was a good couple of days. Thanks to @russellbroom for producing a good batch of songs and bringing such good people to the studio. Artists: @jjshiplett, @andreanixonsong, @raspberriesmarvin Players: @lylemolzan, @chrisbyrneonbass, @brendanwaterskeys Engineers: @joshrobgwilliam, @brenken
@jjshiplett, @russellbroom, and @jellymodern. Now that’s a day. 🤙
Rad weekend with @hutlett recording an album, @brenken producing and drumming, and @joshrobgwilliam engineering.
Different set up for @mitchbelotmusic yesterday. All strings on the floor, and drums in the isolation room. With some room mics out on the main floor, we can close the doors for a tighter sound or leave them open and have the room mics to pick up a bigger sound. #liveoffthefloor
Today is a GREAT day! First, we receive a second ballot nomination for @ccmaofficial Recording Studio of the Year. Then, we find out that @spencer_cheyne (along with @brettkissel, @kuddstagram, Bart McKay, @mattymckayguitar, and @lukewooten) is nominated for Producer of the Year for his work on WE WERE THAT SONG! Congratulations to everyone who made the second ballot and thank you to everyone who voted for us. What a day for Canadian County Music. 🔥🙌 • #ccmaawards #ccma2018 #ccmanomday
Piano day mic selection. Thanks to @chrisandrewpianoguy for coming down to play, and #MusselwhitePianoServices for keeping our @yamahacanmusic C7 in top shape.
@thewashboardunion spent the weekend rehearsing in the hall before their busy festival season, and took a quick break to record some vocals in Studio A.
@reedshimo in the producer chair this weekend with @openairrockrevival on the floor.
@ilovembf has a very special show happening tonight. A look back on a decade’s worth of music with almost 20 different musicians who were part of the journey. More tickets just released. ilovembf.com for details. • • Song: I Wanna Make It With You Video: @ddg_yyc Series: OCL Studios Take Five
We take pride in being a place where emerging artists can work with some of the best players in the business. Killer session with @cr_sings_ today.
No shortage of groove on this one. Engineer: @joshrobgwilliam Assistant: @brenken Bass: @kuddstagram Drums: @flaviocirillo7 Keys: @crunkadile Artist: @gerrintology
Heavy players + great tunes + tracking live off the floor = 🙏🙌👌
Thanks to the @hhhsrdpsd Rock Band group for stopping by the studio on their Alberta tour! They recorded three songs and spent the day by the pool. ☀️ AND a huge thanks to @leavingthomas who did a private show/q&a for the students. They performed a few LT songs in their show this year, so getting to ask the original performers some questions was an AMAZING experience for them!
Tracked four great tunes with producer @mattymckayguitar today for @brad.sims and @thebenchase.
Happy release day to @georgecanyon! Southside of Heaven went right up to no. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart (next to fellow Canadian @lindsayell)! This album still holds the record for most players we’ve ever had live off the floor!
Congratulations to the 2018 @theprophetsofmusic recipient, @joshsahunta! Josh will go through the program this year, and then record a project at OCL with producer @russellbroom.
🚨 Did you hear that @spencer_cheyne was nominated for the 2018 @breakoutwest Audio Engineering Award? 🙌 #breakoutwest
@spencer_cheyne is back in the studio making beats with @jadamckenziemoore. Jada is the 2017 @stampedetalentsearch winner!
Last week’s vid made it seem like we know what we’re doing... here’s a behind the scenes clip that says otherwise. Click the link in our bio to check out our video on Recording Live Off The Floor. ☝️
Our facility was designed and built for recording Live Off The Floor. @joshrobgwilliam and @brenken chat about what that means, how it affects your session, and why it’s a great way to record your music. Full vid on our Facebook.
Wrapped up recording with @thenortherncoast for album no. 2 this week! Thanks to these guys for some really fun sessions.
Guitar days. #marshallamps #traynoramps #ampegamps
Huge congratulations to our mixing engineer, @spencer_cheyne, who married the love of his life yesterday! We wish him and @annikaliv a lifetime of happiness.