It allowed me to reflect on what the Hip meant to me, and the tremendous impact they have had (musically and otherwise) on me, fellow Canadians and others around the world. I loved watching all the tribute performances to Gord and the Hip, and how much it brought people together. “This campfire won’t last forever… The Hip have only wrote so many songs.” from Arkells comes to mind.
Here’s our cover of “Long Time Running”, for Gord.
Brent, Chris, Jessica and Andrew all came very prepared and played their parts effortlessly. The track features acoustic guitar, banjo, violin, vocals and backup vocals. They were also kind enough to write a testimonial on what it was like working with me. You can listen to the song below, and it is available on Bandcamp and SoundCloud.
Snowy White Owl @ Bandcamp
Snowy White Owl @ SoundCloud
Listen to the title track, ‘Conquer Then Divide’ here:
A few people had been asking me when I was going to release another original song (a process still fairly new for me).
After re-opening the session again during Mix with the Masters I was re-inspired and decided this would be the next one I’d release.
This summer I got to work with singer-songwriter Nicola Anderson to produce her single “All For You”.
Nicola is based in Ottawa and has been singing for over ten years, and has lent her vocals for other artists on their projects. Working with Nicola was a lot of fun, and it was cool to see her continually challenge herself during the process.
We worked together adding to the original arrangement, and she patiently and confidently worked out the multi-part vocal harmonies featured in the track.
You can check out Nicola’s website and follow her on Instagram here:
If you enjoy the track, please feel free to share. Thanks! 🙂
I recently got the opportunity to attend a seminar with multi Grammy award winning mix engineer, recording engineer and producer Andrew Scheps.
Andrew has worked on records for Adele, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Black Sabbath, Hozier, Zac Brown Band and many others. He has spoken at Google, helped to create his own set of audio plugins and now operates his own record label.
The week-long Mix With The Masters seminar brought 16 engineers, musicians and producers from all over the world to stay and learn at Studios La Fabrique in the south of France. During the week we discussed audio and recording theory, mixing and production techniques, got to ask questions and shared our own studio experiences and stories with each other.
We got to watch Andrew work as we recorded a 3 piece punk band from Spain, and even got some feedback on some of our own work.
Each of the other attendees were really great. Everyone I met there are all very talented and brought their own unique perspective to the seminar, along with awesome music. They all helped me with things to improve my own setup and approach to recording and mixing, and I now look forward to hearing more of their work.
I have long admired Andrew’s work, philosophy and continued involvement in the audio community, so to attend and watch and listen and learn was an experience I will never forget. Many thanks to Harry, Victor, Andrew and everyone involved at MWTM, and to all of the other engineers that attended, it was incredible!