Recording, Mixing & Mastering
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.
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Interview with Boreal Recording
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is layered and textured.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on rock and heavy music. Like shoegaze, black metal and post rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is creating soundscapes and textures, layering racks as well as using fx to achieve unique tones.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andy Sneap, John Paul Peters and Siegfried Meier are some people who inspire me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.