October 6th, 2016
Adam Clark founded post-production and location sound company Toronto Sound in 2012 with his business partner, Aaron Gaistman. Since then, Clark has done location recording for WestJet’s Christmas Miracles ad campaign, Apple Music’s exclusive interview with Drake, and dozens of other films, ads, and productions.
PS: As far as your on-set recording package, what are the key pieces for you and does it change much between jobs?
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August 2nd, 2016
Mike Rowland is a live sound engineer who has worked with Marianas Trench, City & Colour, Big Wreck, Blackstone Cherry, and Theory of a Deadman, among others. He is a U.K. expat who is now based in Toronto.
PS: On the recent Marianas Trench tour, you were using plug-ins extensively as the monitor engineer. Is that typical for you?
MR: It’s something that I fall back onto quite a lot, the reason being it seems the artists I work with either own or are used to dealing with Avid products. With Marianas Trench, we wanted to make the jump to Midas for this album cycle but, to be honest, we knew that as soon as we did that, we would have to take a couple of steps backwards as soon as we landed on any other continent. When we’re in those circumstances, we need to be as prepared as we can.
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June 5th, 2016
Jonathan Wyner is the president and chief mastering engineer at M Works Mastering Studios in Cambridge, MA and an associate professor of music production and engineering at the Berklee College of Music. He has mastered recordings by Aerosmith, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, the London Symphony Orchestra, and others. Read the rest of this entry »
April 13th, 2016
Jonathan Wyner is the president and chief mastering engineer at M Works Mastering Studios in Cambridge, MA and an associate professor of music production and engineering at the Berklee College of Music. He has mastered recordings by Aerosmith, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, the London Symphony Orchestra, and others.
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February 13th, 2016
Professional Sound caught up with Bernd Neubauer at Cherry Beach Sound in Toronto during an event hosted by beyerdynamic and Techni+Contact Canada. In addition to his role as an application engineer for beyerdynamic, Neubauer has worked as a live sound engineer, with particular emphasis on miking drums, for Phil Collins and Genesis, Nickelback, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Rhianna, Enrique Iglesias, and more. Read the rest of this entry »
December 13th, 2015
By Erik Alcock
I’ve been a professional songwriter for 12 or 13 years. When I first started, you’d write a song, you’d work it all out, you’d work on an arrangement, and then and only then would you find a studio, rent out a block of time, and hire a producer to record a demo. But nowadays, since everyone can have a studio on their laptop, that model has changed. Now, you can literally be recording while writing, and as a result, writers (like me) have had to embrace and learn more about production than past generations were expected to. And it’s fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »