Mix in progress. @chrongoblin
Shoutout to the session players who walk off the tour bus right into the studio. We couldn’t do what we do without you. 🤘
@yamahamusicusa only made 100 of these Steve Gadd 30th Anniversary Drum Sets. This one has been on a lot of records.
@leavingthomas tracked some hits for their first full-length album yesterday. It’s been an incredible journey with these two so far, and we can’t wait to see where these songs take them.
Big day for @brettkissel and @iamjocelynalice - We Were That Song and Bound To You have officially gone GOLD in Canada! Congratulations to Brett, Jocelyn, and @spencer_cheyne, who mixed both tracks.
Longtime collaborators @russellbroom and @jannarden in Studio A.
Fresh studio doors and windows, direct from Vancouver. It’s all coming together now.
A little holiday cheer with @michelleminke. Keep your eye out for something festive coming your way very soon.
If you could only use either the @telefunken_mics 251 or @neumann.berlin U47 for every vocal session for the rest of your career, which would it be? Swipe for our answers, then comment yours below. 👇
This morning we said goodbye to the Digidesign and sent it off to its new home in Vancouver! @joshrobgwilliam will be returning to Calgary with the doors for the new mixing studio, and then we’ll move in the SSL. 👊
Sunday Drum Day with @adayaswolves and @jjdrumworks.
Calgary has some damn good session players.
Wrapped up @justinevandergriftmusic’s new project with a little help from @joeylandreth. This band is 👌.
We have a few options for kit of the day. #KOTD
ABOVE THE NOISE // Prophets of Music began as one family’s vision to honour the tragic loss of their son and his band mate. Now, Alberta’s music visionaries come together to support talented young musicians on the cusp of creating exceptional music. This program underscores the power of music to teach, heal, and lift us above the noise. Straight to the heart. Link to full mini doc in the bio. ☝️
#TBT - October 2013. Studio A first opened with a Digidesign console. After testing the room and the board out we knew it wasn’t the right fit. This big tracking room deserved an analog console. So we tore everything out of the control room (including the three panes of glass between the live room and the control room) and brought in our Neve 88R console. SWIPE for the before and after shots!
Vocal session staples.
Last but not least - Meet @brenken, assistant engineer. Favourite Album: Stadium Arcadium by @chilipeppers • Likes: Harry Potter, hot chocolate, dogs • Dislikes: cell phone customer service calls.
Meet @spencer_cheyne, head mixing engineer. Favourite Album: Continuum by @johnmayer • Likes: red wine, sparkling water, travelling • Dislikes: any time he isn’t drinking red wine.
Meet @joshrobgwilliam, head tracking engineer. Favourite Album: Nebraska by @springsteen • Likes: coffee, mixing loudly, skateboarding, motorcycles. • Dislikes: decaf. • • • 📷: @old_man_fuzz
Brought in two of the best for some background vocals.
Josh and Spencer continue their conversation about Studio Monitors, discussing the different types of speakers, proper set-ups, the volume they prefer to work at, and powered amps for monitors. Click the link in the bio for the full vid. ☝️
Mix in progress.
For the forth year in a row we had this group of fantastic musicians in to rehearse before their annual show at @nmc_canada.
We’ve got a few options.
@krownsmusic recorded a live version of their new single FAKE IT in Studio A. Link to full vid in their bio.
The @neumann.berlin collection.
@joshrobgwilliam brought out a few extra toys for some mixing this week.
We wanted something new for our Studio B, so we did THIS: Our new plug & play system. Studio B now features a @uaudio Apollo so you can plug in and get to work. Studio B rental still includes access to the OCL mic locker. $100 daily lockout rate - contact us for more details.
Did you catch our conversation about studio monitors? Click the link in the bio for the full video. Spencer’s current setup: @auratoneaudio, @yamahacanmusic, and @atc_loudspeakers.