Sound balance engineer with an extensive history of the recording arts. 16+ years of dedicated experience. I have helped countless talents realize their recording wishes.
I have been a recording engineer for over 16 years. During this time I’ve worked for artists the likes of Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, Ryan Marshall of Walk Off The Earth, Actors Mark Hildreth and Mary Zilba, as well as a long list of remarkable talents both in studio, and at live events . I have travelled internationally to produce artists in parts of Europe. Presently I live in Toronto and am an engineer for legendary producer Eddie Kramer.
I am available for recording, production and mixing.
I work out of a few key studios in the Toronto area but can navigate and control any studio big or small. SSL, Neve, API etc.
A little more about me, I am Acadian born Canadian, my interests outside of sound include space, health, history and acoustic construction.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Andre Doucette
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Thirty Seconds To Mars "This Is War" Album. I have a engineering credit on this album.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction Guaranteed
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That its music
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy or cheap. I'm not overly expensive but I'm not going to mix your song for $100, unless its a vocal into an instrumental, I could consider that rate.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It could take me a couple of days to reply to you because I want to ensure I get time to compose a complete email response to you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar, a drum kit, a bass, a microphone, some kind of multitrack recorder.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started recording as a teenager. I have toured north america with popular rock groups, managed a number of recording studios and build a studio or two every year. I have always been immensely interested in sound engineering, a majority of my time in this life has been in the pursuit of this knowledge.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Stolen from the greats
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Steely Dan, because they are so ahead of their time and their music is constantly exciting.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record like there is no mixing, mix like there is no mastering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually music with live instruments but i've done my share of vocals to tracks and electronic dance mixes.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Getting it done.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Confidence, knowledge, and experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Coffee, mix, coffee, mix, coffee, mix, coffee, mix mix mix mix mix mix mix
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac Pro 2.6Ghz with 30" Cinema Display Apogee Ensemble AD/DA Pro Tools HD 10 Digidesign Pro Control mixing console Yamaha NS-10M Studios Mackie HR824mk2 Drawmer MC2.1 Monitor Switcher Plugins by UAD, Waves, Slate Digital, Boz Digital, Roger Nichols, Solid State Logic and many more. Stam Audio 4000 (SSL Mixbus compressor) Neumann TLM103
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Roger Nichols, Bob Clearmountain, Michael Paul Stavrou, David Gibson, so many others ...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, recording, mixing, mastering