I’m so glad to see this album released. Dan Kelsey (Hush About the City) wrote and home-recorded nearly everything from his place in Winnipeg and sent me the tunes to mix late last summer. I helped him realize his vision by reworking some drum and synth sounds, recording a few new instrument parts here and there, editing the many layered vocals and finally mixing and mastering the record for digital release. The only song I … Read the rest “New Album Release: Hush About the City – ‘On Making Friends’”
I mixed an LP for Winnipeg pop/electronica artist Hush About the City between lockdowns last Summer. Now finally I get to watch the singles trickle out. This was one of my favourite cuts. Have a listen and show them some love on your favourite streaming platform.
Last year I worked with Stratford, ON artist Katelyn Biehn on this chill pop/R&B tune. I produced the vocal sessions, recorded acoustic guitar and contributed rhythm and production elements before mixing and mastering the single at Blue Sound in Toronto.
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It was almost exactly a year ago that I got the call from Syndicate Sound asking if I could come in last minute to record and mix a TV spot for them. This was just after Doug Ford had announced the first impending COVID-19 lockdown but before it would take effect. Reluctantly, I said I would. The next morning I biked to the studio and donned my 3M … Read the rest “The Last Butterball”
Back in 2019 I mixed this garage funk number for my friend Chris Chin (Edmund Stay). He put together this great video of him just losing his mind during lockdown.
I enjoyed recording this short memoir by author Justin Torres. Recorded for Brilliance Audio at DB Audio in Toronto.
I didn’t do the edit, though. It kind of sounds as if they sped up the read. Is that common? I know many listeners will turn up the playback speed on their devices to whiz through a book if they think they reader is going too slowly. Regardless, I enjoy these … Read the rest “‘Crewelwork’ by Justin Torres [Amazon Original Stories]”
I had the pleasure of recording, mixing and mastering this single by Nigerian singer Naranie Tam. She and multi-instrumentalist Kobena Aquaa-Harrison joined me at Blue Sound in Toronto in 2019 and recorded a couple improvised pieces including this one which we later developed, mixed and mastered together.
You can read more about the artist and the music in this lovely writeup on YAWA: https://yawamag.com/melanin-a-welcome-home/
From the article:
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My Favorite thing about Melanin is how Naranie’s
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Dessa published a rundown of the process in two parts on Medium:
RealTalk: This Speech Synthesis Model Our Engineers Built Recreates a Human Voice Perfectly
RealTalk (Pt. II): How We Recreated Joe Rogan’s … Read the rest “Joe Rogan Voice AI”