Hey, I'm Cal. I'm a musician and sound engineer from London, UK, currently living in Vancouver, Canada. Recording Engineer for 'Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds - The New Generation', and session guitarist on Hundred Reasons' 'Year Ten: Live at The Forum'
I'm a musician and sound engineer from London, UK, currently living in Vancouver, Canada. I currently play Keyboards and Bass live for upcoming Vancouver singer-songwriter Titus Calderbank. I had the amazing opportunity to work along side Jeff Wayne of 'Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds' as his senior engineer at his North London recording studio for 6 years, as well as working as the pre-production audio engineer on his 2012, 2014 and 2016 tours and theatre productions.
In 2012 and I played guitar live for UK alternative rock band Hundred Reasons for their sold-out 10 year anniversary tour of 'Ideas Above Our Station' and 2014 Sonisphere Music Festival appearance.
I write music in a vast array of genres and have a couple of releases under my belt as a writer with Rosie May's 'Forgiveness' & 'Wanting', LO-VA's 'Virus' & 'Do One' and Solcal's 'Seattle' & E.P 'Games'
I specialize in - Audio Editing - Guitar - Instrumentation - Mixing - Mastering - Music Production -
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Interview with Cal Owen
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I'm working on producing some new LO-VA music, and taking on any work that comes my way.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Fender Telecaster, MacBook Pro, Scarlett 2i2, Yamaha HS5's and my Oxygen 25.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Close your eyes and listen. A lot of people make adjustments based on visuals, let your ears make the decision.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I come from a rock background, but for the longest time I've been working on pop, sould, edm, house, anything I can hear a groove in.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My current studio setup consists of my Scarlett 18i20, UA 710, SM7B, Aston Spirit and all my guitars and effects. My travel rig is my Scarlett 2i2 and MacBook Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The music that excites me at the moment comes from Rufus Du Sol, Jungle, Harry Styles, Tame Impala, Liam Gallagher, Gorgon City, Sam Smith, and more. I could go on forever.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Audio Editing and Songwriting/Producing. I spent 5 years working as an engineer in a North London recording studio working with artists such as Gary Barlow, Ricky Wilson, Joss Stone, Shane Ward, Brian McFadden, & Carrie Hope Fletcher, as well as plenty of audio editing work for radio edits, audio books, tv ads and more. In recent years I have written and produced songs with artists such as RosieMay, Titus Calderbank & LO-VA