Great to see our young graduates Trevor Anderson ('12 left), Alex Krotz ('11 right), Luke Schindler ('13) and Phil Hotz ('13) working on projects featured in this month’s Mix Magazine. They recently assisted on recording sessions with top artists Billy Talent, Arkells, Will Smith, Tanya Tagaq, The Strumbellas, Chantal Kreviazuk and many others.
NOBLE STREET STUDIOS, TORONTO
Shawn Mendes Mix Sessions, including “Treat You Better” and several other songs from the upcoming album, took place in Studio B, with various producers and engineer George Seara. They mixed on an SSL 6040 console…The Tenors Christmas album was recorded and mixed in Studio A and B, with various producers and engineer Seara. They recorded using Mytek converters and mixed on the SSL 6040. Microphone of choice was a vintage Telefunken ELA M 250…The majority of mixing for the Chantal Kreviazuk Mix Sessions took place in Studio B, with various producers and engineer Seara. They mixed on the SSL 6040…The Arkells were in Studio A, with Joe Chiccarelli producing and engineering and Trevor Anderson (OIART Grad ‘12) as second engineer…Arcane Roots were in Studio A and B, with Dave Schiffman producing and engineering and Alex Krotz (OIART grad ’11) as second engineer…Carvin Winans, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Michael McDonald, David Clayton-Thomas, and Take 6 worked on Carvin Winans and Friends: The Gospel of Soul, with producer Gavin Brown and engineer Lenny DeRose…The Weeknd was in Studio B with various producers and engineer Shin Kamiyama…Deep Purple worked on a new release in Studio A with producer/engineer Bob Ezrin…Will Smith worked on an upcoming album in Studio A with producers Shane Eli and Doc McKinney and engineer Trevor Anderson (’12)…Courage My Love was in Studio A with producer David Bendeth, engineer Brian Robbins and second engineer Krotz (’11)…The studio also installed a new pair of Quested monitors in Studio B.
REVOLUTION RECORDING, TORONTO
Billy Talent was in Studio A (Neve Room), with producer Ian D’sa, engineer Eric Ratz and digital engineer Kenny Luong (Phil Hotz and Luke Schindler, both OIART ’13 assisted) …Producer Gavin Brown and engineer Lenny DeRose were in Studio A working on projects for Carvin Winans, Maia AF, and Taryn Manning (Luke Schindler ‘13 assisted)…Chantal Kreviazuk was in Studio B (SSL Room) with producer Thomas “Tawgs” Salter and engineer Stephen Koszler (Phil Hotz ‘13 assisted)…The Strumbellas were in Studio A recording a cover of Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69,” an exclusive single for Amazon Music Songs of Summer collection, with engineer Denis Tougas (Luke Schindler ‘13 assisted). The band self-produced…Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy were in Studio A recording a session—which included guest vocals by Johnny Reid, Measha Brueggergosman and Ron Sexsmith—with engineer Vic Florencia. MacMaster and Leahy self-produced…Laila Biali was in Studio A with producer Ben Wittman and engineer L. Stu Young. Biali also co-produced (Luke Schindler ‘13 assisted).…Tanya Tagaq was in Studio A recording the follow-up to her Polaris Music Prize-winning album Animism with producer Jesse Zubot and engineer Koszler (Luke Schindler ‘13 assisted)..