Andy Schichter

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

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Creative, professional and reliable recording/mixing engineer focused on indie and folk.

I’m a producer, recording & mixing engineer living in Vancouver, BC and co-owner of Park Sound Studio.

After apprenticing on several projects under Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine, including The Decemberists’ The King is Dead (#1 US Billboard 200), Beth Orton’s Sugaring Season (#26 UK Albums Chart) and Black Prairie’s A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart (#4 US Billboard Top Bluegrass Album), I fell in love with the West Coast and moved to Vancouver from Ontario.

In 2017, I opened Park Sound with my bandmate in Echo Nebraska, Dan Ponich, after freelancing out of various studios around town such as Blue Light Studio, Rain City Recorders, Monarch Studios and The Hive.

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. I also have plenty of experience in post-production working on commercials and web content for MSN Canada, Go Auto, SMS Equipment, The Saskatoon Blades and Amway.

In addition to recording music, I love the marketing aspect of the music industry and enjoy helping acts I record figure out their marketing plan and release strategy.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Credits

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  • Black Prairie
  • Beth Orton
  • The Decemberists
  • The Decemberists
  • Echo Nebraska
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Reviews (8)

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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.

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

  4. A: I'm currently finishing up records for Dilemma Season, Porteau and Adam Charles Wilson.

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

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

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I work in a digital environment. The flexibility and being able to recall mixes on the fly is key. With the said, I always track with a variety of outboard gear. When I mix, I enjoy running tracks back through preamps for additional colour.

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

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

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. A: Typically I work in a more indie, alternative, folk area. But I love mixing music in all genres!

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

  16. 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.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I opened up a studio called Park Sound. In the control room, I run Pro Tools, using an Apollo Quad Core interface and a variety of preamps and compressors. The tracking room is about 300 square feet, large enough to get fantastic drum sounds with high-quality microphones.

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

  20. A: Lately I've been inspired by the War on Drugs, The National and Spoon's latest albums. I've always loved the way those bands albums sound and their latest efforts have been very inspiring this past year. Producers like Tucker Martine, Jacquire King, Phil Ek, and Jonathan Wilson are some of my biggest inspirations to the way I make records.

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

  22. 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 anywhere from attending band rehearsals, or doing demos. But every project really is different scope.

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