Introducing ChartZapp!

This week, I’m excited to announce the beta release of ChartZapp, a new way to look at Canadian Campus Community Radio Charts. It’s a project I’ve been tinkering with in my spare time for the past few months, and while I plan to continue it’s development, I figured it was high time to kick it […]

Heathers

Back in September 2013, I had the distinct pleasure of working with local power trio Heathers on their debut EP. The band had only been together for a few short months at the time, but their style had already seriously taken shape. Over the course of two evenings, the band nailed down four of their […]

Maximum Fem Maggots!

The Notorious Fem Maggots occupied a rehearsal space a few weeks back, and took CKUT and TVM along for the ride. As always, I was there keeping the sounds (at least reasonably) under control. The band operates as a collective hive mind, rejecting all forms of hierarchy and making all decision both aesthetic and managerial […]

More Debt! Part 3 – Guitars

Electric Guitar is no doubt the bedrock of rock music. Doing it justice can be tough work, but it’s worth every ounce of effort! In this, the third instalment of our series focusing on the recording process of Debt’s full length album, it’s time to dive deep into the glorious world of guitar tone. If […]

Capturing Corinna Rose

I recently had the pleasure of working on a brief performance shoot with talented songstress Corinna Rose as part of a project for the Believer Magazine. One of the conditions of the shoot was that my mics remain out of sight, at least from the two camera folk’s perspective. I used an extremely simple setup: […]

More Debt! Part 2 – Drums and Bass

Cutting a full length album in a weekend isn’t an easy task, but both myself and Montréal rock band Debt were up for the challenge. This is Part 2 of a series on the experience. If you missed it, check out Part 1 right here! Deadly Drums Getting set up on the first day, we […]

More Debt! Part 1 – Getting Started

Debt is a loud rock band from Montréal. So says their bandcamp page, and I’m doing my best to make sure that is EXACTLY what they sound like! I spent the last several days holed up in a gorgeous Mile End jamspace with the band and a plethora of instruments and amplifiers. We had our […]

Archery Guild Attack!

Archery Guild are a local 8 or 9 piece baroque indie rock band. 3 Guitars, Trumpet, Cello, Violin, Bass, Drums and two vocalists make up the largest ensemble I’ve ever recorded in a multitrack, live-off-the-floor setting. While setting up in the band’s beautiful St. Henri loft, it was obvious that the session would provide its […]

Slight shoot

On Friday April 5th, myself and the intrepid Camera-folk of TVM headed up to Van Horne in Montréal to do a video shoot with local Synthy Kraut-Rockers Slight. It was organized as part of the ongoing CKUT FM/TVM collaboration that I am the principle engineer for. We got set up in their magical rehearsal space, […]