Over 16 years of making clients happy. Professional grade equipment, creative work.
André is a recording engineer and music producer with more than 16 years of experience in tracking and mixing music. With an extensive knowledge in audio recording equipment, live audio recording and music production, André is considered by many to be a highly resourceful professional in the craft of making records.
Andre has run recording sessions for mega-clients such as 30 Seconds To Mars, Ryan Marshall of Walk Off The Earth; Actors Mark Hildreth and Mary Zilba of Real Housewives of Vancouver. More noteably, he has engineered sessions for legendary producers Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Kiss) and Mark ‘Flood’ Ellis. (U2, The Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo). .
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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