FluidSound Recordings is operated by Freelance Engineer Jacob Lacroix-Cardinal; a vocalist/songwriter and Algonquin College graduate in Music Industry Arts.

Jacob graduated among the top of his classmates. In class, he learned a variety of music industry subjects from Modern Recording Techniques, Digital Audio Concepts, Audio for Video, Production Theory and even Music Business. Jacob has worked with many artists ranging from metal, rock, hip-hop, pop and jazz, both in and out of the classrooms. Most recently, he was freelancing out of Pebble Studios in Ottawa, Ontario before he relocated to West Island - Montreal.

Full portfolio available at http://www.fluidsoundrecordings.com/

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I allow for as many revisions as possible, no matter what the service is. Typical turnaround time can range from 2 days to 2 weeks depending on the project.

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Interview with FluidSound Recordings

What's your 'promise' to your clients?
As many revisions until their product is just the way they like it.
What do you like most about your job?
I love the music.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I believe that most people think being an audio engineer and mixing a song is just a turn of knobs and using presets. But they couldn't be more wrong. There's a lot of work and knowledge and attention to detail that goes into mixing. Mixing is where we take the recorded material and make them live together as one song. It's a delicate thing.
Can you share one music production tip?
Sure; if it's green, it's clean.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on Metal and Acoustic/Rock.
What's your strongest skill?
Definitely my patience and attention to detail. I'm extremely organized and punctual.
What do you bring to a song?
It really depends on the genre... because a Metal song demands more high impact, squashed mix. As oppose to a soft rock song i'd preserve the dynamics and have a nice warm feel in the mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio setup is very basic out-of-the-box. I have a few pre-amps, interface, DBX Compressors and KRK Rokit 5 Monitors. But for me, I mostly work Digitally so the magic happens with the plugins. I have a wide collection ranging from select Waves plugins, Steven Slate plugins and other professional quality digital gear.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I typically stick to Mixing and Mastering. But I also enjoy the smaller jobs like editing vocals drums, rhythm tracks, tuning, quantizing and I also do session vocals as well.