I produce, mix, and engineer music. Artists I have worked with include: Jesse Roper (Blues), Lovecoast (Pop), Band of Rascals (Rock), Valdy (Folk), Deep Sea Gypsies (Blues), and more. I specialize at helping bands achieve radio play by producing their songs with radio in mind.
Malcom began his career like many others: In a bedroom with a laptop. Luckily his work caught the attention of Zak Cohen, Owner and Founder of The Woodshop Recording Studio. He was offered an apprenticeship under Zak's expertise and quickly started producing his own acts and establishing himself as an accomplished producer, engineer and mix artist.
Since then, Malcom has gone on to record many up-and-coming bands and veteran established bands alike. Will you be next?
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Reviews (7)Endorse Malcom Owen-Flood
Had my first studio experience with Malcolm. Any and all inhibitions were quelled by the smooth working atmosphere and creative support that he offered.
Not to mention the solid hours and dedication he brings to the table
I recorded my first full length album with Malcom last year. He is never short on ideas and has an ear like no other. I will be bringing my projects back to him for years to come.
Our band Lovecoast has worked with Malcolm on a couple of tracks now and we have always loved his work ethic and ability to give us the exact sounds we are looking for! He's a real gem, even helped us win a cool $5,000 with his engineer/producer skills. We would highly recommend him!
I have recorded with Malcom many times in the studio while playing on the albums of a few different bands, and he always manages to create an enjoyable atmosphere, work efficiently and professionally, and produce a fantastic end product. I look very forward to many future sessions with Malcom, and highly recommend his services.
We worked with Malcom in his studio to record drums and acoustic guitars. The experience was fantastic, Malcolm has a fluid workflow and is extremely knowledgeable yet never over baring in his opinions during a production. In addition to that he is just a genuinely nice human and fun to be with in a creative environment.
Loke Webb, Deep Sea Gypsies
Working with Malcom is always fantastic. He works with a level of professionalism that I find is lacking in a lot of people today. The quality of his product speaks for itself, and you always know that when you hear the final mix, it will be everything you had hoped and more. I can't stress enough how great of work He does.
Malcom provides a helpful and easy-going atmosphere in the studio, even when things get difficult behind the mic (as they sometimes do). I recorded my EP with Malcom, and I don't think it would have turned out nearly as good without his help and expertise.
Interview with Malcom Owen-Flood
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Spent a day with a pop band called Lovecoast recently. We did a quick one day recording of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back". We tracked almost everything live and it turned out phenomenal. They went on to win $5000 from the VANcover competition right after that with that song!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Sure am!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Why limit yourself to just one?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will love what they hear.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q:How do I get my song on the radio? A: Lets try taking out the 8 minute guitar solo and focus on it being a radio single.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't make bad performances sound great. I make great performances sound amazing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Examples of what they like, their timeline, and their vision.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the samples!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Corona, but they usually come in six packs. (sorry). My can't live without gear list is: Soundeluxe U195, Buzz Audio SOC 1.1, Daking FET Compressor, a copy of Valhalla Verb, and a good old SM57.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started recording my first album when I was about 15 or so. A few years went down the road and my work got the attention of producer Zak Cohen (Owner and Founder of The Woodshop Recording Studio). He offered for me to apprentice under him and the rest is history. I have been working out of that studio for about 6 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Matthew Good. His records have consistently been superb. His songwriting was made to be recorded (and thus turned into awesome audio).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: LEARN to use your gear! They have those knobs for a reason! Understand your gear and you will start to learn how to control your sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock (all the varieties of it). But blues, folk, pop, you name it and I'm into it.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe that mixing is my strongest skill.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A realistic idea of how the outside world will perceive the song. I always think about how it will translate to the outside world.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on what the "work" is.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I generally work out of The Woodshop Recording Studio, which is a fully equipped production studio in the woods of Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada. We have a large live room, a great isolation booth, and a control room that is to die for. I work on Protools HD but have experience crafting music in Abelton Live as well. I listed a link to the studios gear page in my profile for anyone to check out.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a big fan of a lot of the current rock productions (i.e.. Rival Sons, Royal Blood, Band of Skulls). They are all so punchy and thick - something I try to include in my work. Pretty rock songs? nah! Lets grime it up and turn some heads! I am also very into RnB and electronic acts like The Postal Service and The Weeknd. You can learn a lot from how they layer textures. Again, it is something I try to keep in mind - everything has their own place in the mix.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I act as a full on Producer, Mix Artist, and Engineer - at the same time! However, with the online age in full swing I have begun to do more and more mixing for clients who need to finish their song off with a nice and punchy mix!