COOTES PARADISE

With the quintuple bypass surgery securely behind me, I’m back to work and this summer some of the finest “A” players around this end of Lake Ontario, have gathered in the form of Lily Sazz-Fayter’s ‘Cootes Paradise’.Lily and I chatted in March this year, and decided to collaborate on a Live-Off-The-Floor concept album project that […]

The Browntasauras Record Label paired with Mastering Tone Guru

Browntasauras Records and I (here at Psychotropic Mastering Lab) have recently finalized a mutually sweet arrangement in which all Browntasauras Records recording Artists’ projects will be mastered by me. It makes perfect sense. Brownman and I have been working together for almost 20 years now, having been introduced to each other by Ritesh Das of […]

The JOHNNY MAX BAND LIVE recording done and mixed

March 11th, The Johnny Max Band set up hexagonally on-the-floor with no head-phones at Porcelain Records. This seasoned Blues Sextet were so prepared that we recorded an album in three hours. And with such pros, it was a snap. Marcone and Steve Bigas were on hand to lend their talent. The room lends itself, as […]

Tia McGraff & Tommy Parham

CRAZY BEAUTIFUL is now a reality for Tia McGRAFF and Tommy Parham. April 2nd it drops in Canada on Bandana Records and April 8th they take it to the UK to release throughout for one month of touring, www.tiamcgraff.com. It has been a labour of love working with these two dedicated, exceedingly talented songwriting artists […]

M.E. Law: Peace, Love, Death and Chocolate now for sale

So south meant San Diego, where MJ’s longtime friend M.E. (Marion) Law creates works of art and her music. With 4 songs in the can from her visit to Canada this past summer, and knowing we’d be in California in October, Marion thought why not complete a whole album as the songs were waiting to […]

M.E. Law visits and records 4 tracks

And for the July 1st weekend our dear and talented friend, Marion Law https://myspace.com/marionlaw‎ visited from er home in San Diego, CA. We had a magical weekend and during it all I recorded., mixed and mastered four new tracks for Marion. Beautiful writing, well played and sung and they sound wonderful! A simple recording designed to […]

MASTERING

I’ve been mastering for almost 20 years now and in that time I’m sure I’ve mastered perhaps tens of thousands of tracks. I spent over 14 years mastering exclusively for Metalworks. Then, when I was hired as the Chief Engineer for Jukasa Studios, I mastered while there for 2.5 years along with my other engineering […]

BROWNMAN’S ELECTRYC TRIO MIXES

So, winner of many Jazz and Urban Jazz Awards in Canada and abroad, BROWNMAN is bringing his next ELECTRYC TRIO project to me to mix to start off our summer here at Psychotropic Studios. I’m thrilled to have Brown here. http://www.brownman.com/, in preparation for his upcoming CD Release evenings in Toronto. BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO Electric […]