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Flutist Francois Richard was in mastering his new orchestral jazz release Nouvel Orchestra, which will also be release on Effendi.
I had a very interesting time trying to fit the extreme ranges of music together for the indie rock complilation CD being released by KJHK Radio at Kansas State University.
And then came the metal insanity of the first singles from the Gods Of Now. Go get some of there underwear or massage oils.
Dany Bedar was in mastering the first single, BoomTown, for his new band La Brassee that will be released through Deja Musique.
The first single, Au bout de mes reve, for new Tox artist Jordane was mastered. It was produced by Mark Plana and Daniel Ste-Marie.
Tino Izzo was in the holiday spirit early. I had to get his Christmas album December (Guitar Moods), out in time for the holidays. It is released by XXI-21Records.
I had the privilege to master the 5.1 DVD of Zappa Plays Zappa for Fogo Labs. This is the recording of the first year of the tour with Steve Vai and Terry Bozzio in the band with Dweezil. The playing is simply phenomenal, and there is no describing how great this music is. Go buy it and get out all those old vinyls you haven’t been listening to and listen. I think Frank was one of the great composers of the late 20th Century.
I guess it must have sounded pretty good because apparently Frank Filipetti used it in his 5.1 demonstration at the AES in New York. Congrats to all the hardworking lads and lasses at Fogo.
Got to master 5.1 DVD of the revisitation of the they Trinity Sessions by the Cowboy Junkies. They had Ryan Adams and Vic Chestnut and Natalie Merchant.
Mastered the DVD of DJ Champion and his G-String Live. Produced by Barry Russell and Jeremy Fornier, engineered by Sebastien Blais-Montpetit.
Mastered singer/songwriter Nilia Berkin. It was produced by former Asexual TJ Plenty.
The every funky Afrokats Sean and Illya were in mastering the EP which precedes the complete CD they are producing with legendary drummer Bernard Purdy. I had to turn the funk lights on.
Also jazzing up the early summer was the live CD by vocalist Johanne DesForges for XXI-21Records.
Mastered Benoit Archambault’s lastest childrens’ album: Sourires for Disques Victoire. There are some great pop tunes on this album.
Rapper Damien Villeneuve was in mastering his sophomore release for DEP.
The Afrokats have gone back to the 70’s and are releaseing Floyd Lawson’s first album “Coming Out”. Apparently they borrowed the only know existing vinyl and I did the transfer and remastering.
Christal Films were in with writer/producer Mario Sevigny mastering the CD to accompany the film A Vos Marque.
Claude Senecal was in mastering
the Tox release of Dave Bourgeiois.
In Search of a New Atmosphere Compiled by Heather Johnson
Oct 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Located downtown in a converted industrial space, Sonosphere doesn't compromise in terms of acoustics. Martin hammered “every nail himself,” creating a warm, acoustically correct environment within the building's massive concrete framework. Martin's Sonic Studio system is augmented by Prism Sound ADA-8 24/96 converters, a Manley Variable Mu compressor/limiter, Masselec MEA2 stereo equalizer, Weiss DS1-MK2 24/96 dynamics processor, Z-Systems routing and EQ, and a monitoring system comprising Bryston 4B amplifiers and BP20 preamps and Dynaudio Special 25s. Sonosphere can accommodate most analog and digital formats, and should begin handling 5.1 projects by the end of the year.
Aside from broadening
his client base of Montreal-based and regional acts, Martin plans to
design and build custom EQs and preamps for the studio — something
he finally has time for now that his workdays fall closer to a reasonable
eight-hour shift. “And when we build our own stuff,” he
adds, “again, no compromise.”