Mixing and Mastering is at the very heart of what I can do to help you create a commercial-grade mix that can compete on the market. The same commitment and dedication I put into serving our great nation is put in creating quality music for you.
Originally from Canada's capital of music and entertainment (Montreal), my musical journey started at a very young age of 10 while performing for friends and family. By the age of 14, I received my first electric guitar and found a passion for hard rock and heavy metal.
My audio engineering experiences started in 1983 at age 15 with basic compilation and DJ mixing. By the time I was 20, I recorded my first of many music covers using a 4-track tape machine. More recently, and after a career in the service, I have returned to my life passion and roots in music where I can help others achieve their dreams in creating awesome music.
My expertise resides in Country, Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, and Blues, but mix in most genres with commercial proficiency.
Active member of ProduceLikeAPro Academy. Mentorship provided by Warren Huart (multi-platinum engineer, producer, musician).
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It was a pleasure working with Tony! He is an outstanding writer, an outstanding producer, and an outstanding gentleman with an outstanding ear! He's wonderfully knowledgeable and wonderfully articulate in communicating his thoughts and ideas. Truly a joy to work with on all accounts! If you get the chance to work with Tony, I highly recommend that you do. You'll be glad you did.
Interview with BeMelodic Recording Studio
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: - Acoustic guitar - SM-57 mic - Warm Audio WA73-EQ - Yamaha HS-8 monitors - Laptop
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a musician since I was 10 years old where I started exploring accordion, guitar, snare, trumpet, saxophone, and bass in a variety of musical styles ranging from polka to heavy metal, to classical marches. By the age of 20, I started recording my own covers on a multi-track recording machine. I did this for several years until I started a career in the military and then in business (approx 30 years). Several years ago, I decided to start a home recording studio and re-ignited my musical passion on a full-time basis.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm known for making hard-hitting rock songs that have an element of "live performance" feel to them.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Alicia Keys. I've watched her produce a song and I relate completely to her approach and style. She is extremely talented as a songwriter and vocalist. I could learn so much from her.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Rap, Hip-Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm known for being a people person. Giving the artist a personalized approach to each project that achieves their desired goal based on the agreed budget.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the song life. Working with the artist to ensure the song is achieving the desired emotional response.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to know about the artist I'm working with. What is their motivation that brings them to me. What do they want to achieve with the current project and where do they want to be in the future. - Identify the instrumental needs (beat/instrumental arrangement)? - Select the right signal path/chain and set up and test the signal path from input source to DAW. - Prepare the DAW/interface for the recording. Checking the input/output gain stages. Once recording complete. I move to mixing which includes getting a rough mix... in the process I listen to each track and identify areas of concern and golden nuggets. Then go into subtractive EQ, automation, dynamics, additive EQ for each track, then the same process for busses.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My main interface is an UAD Apollo x8 and MOTU 24io. I use a hybrid mixing process with includes outboard compressors, EQ, effects, and summing. I have a tracking room that is 11'x8' and completely soundproof. My control room is in a separate room and the two rooms are connected with a 16x4 stage snake. My preferred vocal microphone is a premium boutique tube mic. I have an assortment of dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics that allow me to be selective to the job.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Warren Huart (Producer / Guitar), Jimmy Page (Guitar)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording vocals, mixing, and mastering.