Andy Schichter

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

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Creative, professional and reliable recording/mixing engineer.

Hi!

My name is Andy Schichter and I co-own Park Sound Studio in North Vancouver, Canada. I opened the studio in 2017 where I’ve been working out of ever since.

I love to work with and mix artists from around the globe. Anything with an alternative, indie, rock or folk flair to it is right my alley. From what bands have told me, I have a calming presence in the studio, am a creative filter for ideas, and a whiz in Pro Tools.

Feel free to browse my website (andyschichter.com) and my studio’s website (parksoundstudio.com) for more info.

I look forward to chatting with you about your project!

Andy

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Andy Schichter
  • Black Prairie
  • Beth Orton
  • The Decemberists
  • The Decemberists
  • Echo Nebraska
  • Echo Nebraska
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  • Echo Nebraska
  • Echo Nebraska
  • Echo Nebraska
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  • Mark Middler
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13 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Danto D.
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    Working with Andy a second time was even more of a pleasure and a thrill than the first. He was once again very generous with his skills, which resulted in an incredible mix.

  2. Review by Mark B.
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    10/10 would definitely recommend Andy. Highly professional, highly skilled, very easy to work with, flexible, great communicator. His ear is incredibly well tuned, not only to the technical aspects of making a record but also to the musical details as well. He mixed 14 songs for our 6 piece band to an incredible standard. We are thrilled with our album and would certainly work with him again and recommend anyone do the same.

  3. Review by Danto D.
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    Andy's mix of my track is superb. In addition to being receptive to my ideas, he communicated every adjustment throughout the process in a meticulous manner. He was also exceptionally kind and generous, even giving advice and suggestions in regards to tracking vocals. There's no finer mixer than Andy!

  4. Review by James P.
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    I could not get my vocals to sit right in the mix. Andy not only showed me a better approach to mixing, his production sense and recommendations resulted in a mix where the individual performances now shine. I highly recommend and will use Andy again.

  5. Review by Devan Christodoulou
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    Andy is fantastic to work with. He’s friendly, efficient, has a wealth on knowledge. I’ve done several projects with him including Echo Nebraska, Wild Dove. Highly recommend!

  6. Review by Dan Ponich
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    Andy is a class engineer. He delivered way ahead of schedule and I had no need for revisions. He nailed the mix on the first go which showed me that his musicality and intuition are on point. I will without a doubt be hiring Andy again. Thanks my dude!

  7. Review by Craig Stevenson
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    Andy mixed an EP of mine and has recorded/mixed my band's full album. I would recommend Andy to anyone, he's got a great ear, is not afraid to give constructive criticism on the project in order to make it better, and is all around a great dude to work with.

  8. Review by Sandra Leigh
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    Andy co-produced all 3 of my CD releases in as many years (givepeaceachant.com) including a new EP out of Park Sound. Generous tech. input concept to cover, versatility, reliability (one-stop shop) top speed /efficiency in sound engineering +++ resourceful marketing mentorship. I mostly appreciate Andy's verve/musical ability to create the musical feels I want, even in my more obscure genre.

  9. Review by Isaiah Ben Emanuel
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    I am a Vancouver based singer, songwriter, composer and have been working with Andy for the last four years. He continues to impress me with his many talents.
    Not only is he an amazing musician playing many instruments also he is exceptional with technical issues.
    His character is very amiable and very easy to work with.
    He has gone out of his way many times to assist me.

  10. Review by Danielle Moore
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    I had the pleasure of working with Andy a few months ago at Park Sound Studio to record one my songs. Not only did I love his final mix. I was impressed with his ability to play several instruments. He was a one-stop shop for production!

  11. Review by Mike J.
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    We hired Andy to edit and mix several variations of a commercial with different audio standards. He was a joy to work with. Very professional and courteous in our email correspondences. His work went above and beyond our expectations. He has a great ear!

  12. Review by ron
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    Fast turn around time, excellent communication!

  13. Review by Victoria W.
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    Andy has been recording my band's debut album. As a musician himself, he has got a great ear and is full of creative ideas. In addition, he's very efficient in studio and always focused on the task at hand. We love working with Andy and would suggest him highly to anyone in need of engineering and mixing services!

Interview with Andy Schichter

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm very proud of my band's album Echo Nebraska's - Send the Ships. I produced and mixed the record as well as played a variety of instruments on it. I was also honoured to take part on the Decemberists' The King is Dead album. An unreleased record that I'm stoked about is from Trust this Mechanism. I produced it this past fall, and should be out later in 2021. Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Yukon Blonde) mixed it and Chris Gehringer (Lady Gage, Rihanna) mastered it.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I co-own a studio called Park Sound Studio, located in North Vancouver, BC. Feel free to browse the studio's website for the complete gear selection. In the control room, I run Pro Tools and mix and record with a variety of instruments, outboard gear and virtual plugins. Some of my favourites includes those from Universal Audio, Plugin Alliance, Fabfilter. oeksound Soothe2, Abberant SketchCassette II, Kazrog True Iron usually make their way onto every mix as well.

  5. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  6. A: Producers such as Tucker Martine, Jacquire King, Phil Ek, and Jonathan Wilson are some of my biggest inspirations to the way I make records. I love Shawn Everett's mixing approach. He's not afraid to think outside the box with his techniques.

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: I mostly work with clients start to finish on a project. If it's a solo singer-songwriter, we'll first discuss the instrumentation and direction, then decide on the session players needed and proceed with pre-production. This can be anything from attending band rehearsals, working on demos or diving right in. Every project really is a different scope, and I like to cater around clients needs.

  9. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  10. A: I'm currently producing an LP for Nelson, BC songwriter Anna Katarina, and mixing an LP for Vancouver, BC's Francis Baptiste.

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: It really is different for every client and the type of project I'm asked to work on. Regardless, it's important to get to know the artist beforehand and what their influences are and what they're hoping to achieve.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I love working with organic instrumentation. Anything with an alternative, indie or folk flair to it.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I went to Fanshawe College for Music Industry Arts. From there I worked out of a studio in Toronto and got a hold of Tucker Martine in Porltand whom I assisted on various projects. I fell in love with the west coast and set up shop in Vancouver where I freelanced out of various studios around town before opening up Park Sound Studio in May 2017.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What's your goal for this project? Who were these songs influenced by?

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Hybrid. The sound of analog and the flexibility and potential of digital.

  21. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  22. A: Yes! Dan Ponich (producer, mixer). Lonnie Eagleton and Paul Kinman - both fantastic guitar players.

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