Check out my profile featured in the August 2016 issue of Professional Sound Magazine on page 22. Get your hard copy in stores, or read it online here: https://issuu.com/psonline/docs/sp2_ps__aug16
Legendary producer GAUDI has lent his skills to remix the final track from The Ancient Order's 13 song progressive rock concept record masterpiece. Check out DMT - Gaudi's Ayahuasca Remix here on Bandcamp. Also stay tuned for a very special vinyl release to be available this fall. If you like this, check out the original rock n roll version here.
My good friends in Hidden Hierarchies asked me to mix their timely cover of Stevie Wonder's Superstition to be released on Stevie's 66 birthday, Friday the 13th of May 2016. Sometimes superstitions are dark and weird and wonderful and not actually what you would expect them to be. What do you think?
Upcoming event with HHB focusing on drum recording and featuring some great panelists, moderated by Alan Cross!
I am happy to be a part of another HHB panel discussion @ Noble St Studios in a few weeks focusing on drum recording. I'll be talking with David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush), Rich Chycki (Dream Theater, Rush, Aerosmith), Thomas “Tawgs” Salter (Walk Off The Earth, Josh Groban, Scott Helman), AL-P (Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT), and Michael Philip Wojewoda (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Barenaked Ladies, Sloan).
Legendary radio broadcaster and music writer Alan Cross will moderate the evening. Special guest, David Roman from Universal Audio will be in attendance!
It's free to attend. So come join us!
Reserve your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/universal-audio-users-group-producing-and-mixing-drums-tickets-24571376649
At long last, The Ancient Order have released their 13 song self-titled concept record to the world. I met some of the members by random coincidence on a dark path in a forest at an electronic music festival a few years ago when the band was merely a seed. I mixed some of their demos which they recorded quickly back in 2011 which brought them some immediate international recognition through some of their compelling youtube videos. Over the years they refined their vision, wrote a brilliant concept album and enlisted me to produce/engineer/mix it for them. We recorded the record in some of the finest studios and some creative spaces over the course of many months. It's been quite the journey with these guys. Recently, they've played alongside renowned artists Alex and Allyson Grey, ex-Canadian Minister of Defense Paul Hellyer, and in front of a crowd of 10,000 at Wembley Arena in the UK as part of the Awaken! conference.
This album is a journey through the evolution of consciousness, exploring the light/dark, sun/moon dichotomy through a DNA spiral until they reach the final step of the pyramid, the apex of their collective vision. I would suggest listening to this album as an album from front to back to truly understand the path. Or start with the last song and explore from there. The full album is streaming on their bandcamp site, and is available for purchase in high resolution digital format there. They're planning a vinyl release at some point in the future.
It's been 23 years since their mainstream breakthrough hit "Three Little Pigs" huffed, puffed and blew your MTV/MuchMusic in, but Green Jellö are still up to their old tricks. This touring punk rock puppet show of hilarity and madness rolled through the Dirty 'Shwa on Friday July 3. Michael Phillips was on hand to record the show live through his mobile recording rig. The show is part of a tour documentary being compiled by current band members, set to be released in early 2016.
Last Thursday, June 25th, I was lucky enough to be a part of a panel discussion about the art and science of guitar recording. This night was facilitated by the amazing Dave Dysart and Dave Misener @ HHB Canada. Another awesome Dave (Lenat) from Universal Audio USA was present as well. It was a fun look at some different perspectives on recording guitars, showcasing a few different micing techniques and discussing guitar emulation software like UA's new Plexi & Friedman simulators. The only regret is that we didn't have enough time to discuss analog tape recording techniques, thus losing a few of the 150 people in attendance at the break point (including the legendary Eddie Kramer who I believe was quietly heckling us from somewhere in the back)
Well.... After 15 years, I've finally decided to put together a little website for some shameless self promotion. I'll be sure to update it regularly with news of new projects, studio shots, release info and links. If you are interested in working with me in any capacity, please don't hesitate to get in touch via my contact form. I'm always interested in helping musicians and artists reach their goals in any way I can!