Boreal Recording

Recording, Mixing & Mastering

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Boreal Recording is a private home recording studio owned and operated by Producer, Engineer and Mixer Brett Goodchild that specializes in heavy music.

Being a musician and knowing the expenses a band has with both in the studio and on the road, Brett set out to build an accessible and affordable studio to musicians while still maintaining a professional quality.

Brett has a background in playing in many punk/metal bands over which are the areas in which we specialize in.

We offer recording, editing, mixing, mastering, re amplification as well as session work. All in a relaxed environment.

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


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Interview with Boreal Recording

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: My style is layered and textured.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: I would love to work with Wolves In The Throne Room. I would like to work with them because I really enjoy their music, which is a big influence on my sound.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: A music production tip I can share would be to, always make sure you are working with a click track while tracking. In the end it makes it a lot easier to edit and over dub.

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

  8. A: I usually work on rock and heavy music. Like shoegaze, black metal and post rock.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: My strongest skill is creating soundscapes and textures, layering racks as well as using fx to achieve unique tones.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: What I can bring to a song is an old school approach. I learned how to record to tape, using a console and analogue gear. I get the best raw mic'd sound I can get before recording. This allows me to use little processing in the mixing process while still being able to have a polished, finished product.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: My studio setup is small due to it being a home studio. I run a late 2013 iMac and Logic Pro X. My main interface is a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. I have 2 tube mic pres. One ART Tube Opto 8 and and ART Pro MPA II. My main monitors are M-Audio BX8 D2.

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

  16. A: Andy Sneap, John Paul Peters and Siegfried Meier are some people who inspire me.

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

  18. A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is recording and mixing. I do sometimes do the mastering as well if there is a budget that the band has.

Ivory - The Great Year

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Terms Of Service

Quick turn around time, as many revisions as it takes (as my time is by the hour). Additional costs if client changes their mind on a mix after everything is wrapped up.

Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
  • ART Tube OPTO 8
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