Winter 2014 Update!

Hey everyone!! Seems as though with the regular daily use of social media, I update less and less on this page…nonetheless, it’s been an insanely busy year!! Starting the year off with the new album by B.D Gottfried (which is still in the works BTW, mixing late January 2015!), a new album with Zealots Desire out soon, a record with Painted Dogs, another record with Mountain Of Wolves, EP’s by Halfway To Barstow, Serena Rutledge (played bass and drums on the latest one!), I Built a Flying Machine, Painted Faces, a trip to Vancouver to work on 2 new songs with The Disenders, a couple of Curtis shows, a new full length with The Affair (of which I played some guitar on, and even got to rock out the CD release show with!), the founding of our new Live at Beach Road series (now on Episode 4 and thus far featuring Breaching Vista, The Feels, Painted Faces and Mr. Tasty), a record with Ryan Mill’s new band Pile High (of which I played drums, bass and some guitar), mixing the first original track by Youtube A cappella rockstar Mike Tompkins called Sorry Not Sorry, 3 new songs with Jamie Dean’s amazing new project The Hoot & Yell, a single with Howl Said The Wolves, The Ending To This Story, an EP with Chemical Burn, a new Gord Prior single, tracking some guitar for the legendary guitarist Emil Werstler (of Chimera fame) for his new solo project, a 6 song EP with The Containment Unit (out very, very soon), produced a single with Anthem For Today & another mix for their new Christmas song, another heavy hitter by The Wedding Party (and mixed by Joey Sturgis), a couple of awesome singles for new band Temple In The Sea, prepro and drums on the new Charrlonmane record, a new 4 song EP by Emerald Seas, the new Artificial Dissemination album (mastered by Noah Mintz), starting a new EP with the venerable Blu Bones as well as a new album by Thrawsunblat, some writing with the lovely Tara Mcleod (of Kittie), an amazing live off the floor album with Easy Does It, EP’s by Punishment and Stereo Sunrise, an awesome full length by Elastic, started 2 mixes off the new record by UK band Not Tonight and The Headaches, completing the brand new Mr. Tasty record, to doing some private studio work and training for the amazing David Wilcox, a plethora of mastering jobs, starting a brand new songwriting project with my best dude Lennie Haggerty called Stranded In Nostalgia and capping the year off with a new single by Kittie for the upcoming David Bowie tribute album out on Cleopatra Records and designing our first 500 series Microphone Preamp, the BR500…wheeeeewww!!! Thankful for all of our loyal clients and for the awesome times we have together in the studio – you all are what makes this amazing journey possible, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. A toast to 2015 and continued success for all!!!!

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Fall 2013 Update

Been a super busy fall this year! Worked on EP’s with Painted Faces, Slouch, Gag Order and The Wedding Party, finished the Mr. Tasty full length record and continued work on the new Ryan Mills record that I had the honour of playing drums and bass on. Tons of mastering work has been coming through as well, and some really great records being done that I’m fortunate to be working on. We’re teaching the first series of our Studio Workshops in early December, and then a few more EP’s are being completed before we start on the brand new Zealots Desire full length in January. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and much love to all of your families!!

Beach Road Live Off The Floor Deals Summer 2013!

Live Off The Floor production deals are on again this summer at Beach Road, and they’re BETTER than ever! We’re doing 3 songs for $299 – that’s UNDER $100 a song! This offer is only available for a limited time, so don’t wait! We’ll be booking on a first come first served basis!!

Check out this link for some samples of live off the floor projects I’ve produced at Beach Road over the past 6 years. Contact me for booking info now!

Digital/Analog Tape Transfer Services

So we’ve spent a few years collecting the most popular machines and formats of the past few decades. We now offer full analog/digital transfer and remixing/remastering services. You got tracks on 2″ 24 track, 1/2″ 8 track, ADAT, DA-88, DAT, 1/4″ 2 track etc? Not only is it best to transfer before the media itself completely breaks down and you lose everything, take a trip down memory lane and have the tracks remixed or new elements tracked. You never know what gem of a song exists on your old tapes – it could be the next big hit!!

New Mixing Rates!

New Siegfried Meier/Beach Road Studios indie budget mix rates now starting at $150/song!! Perfect for the bands recording their own tracks who need a solid mix. Please contact me for booking info now!

Live Off The Floor Demo Deals 2013!

Ok folks! Live Off The Floor production deals on again for January & February 2013 at Beach Road Studios! $500 bones gets you 3 songs off the floor, light overdubs + vocals, a night’s stay at the Beach Road Band House and a superb breakfast! Don’t get much better than that – first come first served!!

Check out this link for some samples of live off the floor projects I’ve produced at Beach Road over the past 6 years. Contact me for booking info now!

New website!

Hey dudes and dudettes!  Welcome to the new Siegfried Meier WordPress site!  We’ll also be showing off a brand new Beach Road Studios site in the next short while, so stick around!  :-D

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“The Way Things Should Be EP, Goodbye Broadway, Hello Hollywood, Newspeak”

Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Rhodes, Synth, Percussion

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Searching For Satellites

The new SFS record is complete – check out the first single here!! Also, it’s been a bit quiet on this site for the past little while as Social Networking has taken hold, but a brand new WordPress site will be coming soon and will be much more active than this site has been.

Live Off The Floor Demo Deals 2012!

We’re doing our thing again this summer. From June – August 2012, $500 gets you 3 songs tracked and produced live off the floor, any overdubs you can get in and vocals tracked separately, 1 nights stay at the Beach Road Band House and a breakfast you can write home about. Check out this link for some samples of live off the floor projects I’ve produced at Beach Road over the past 6 years. Contact me for booking info now!

Beach Road Winter Update

It’s been a busy winter here at Beach Road Studios! After finishing the Stacey Jamieson and WUUD mixes, I engineered a record for a cool new band called Battle Mountain Band, as well as tracked drums with Neverending White Lights drummer Dean McKey on David Usselman’s new record. I also produced the new EP for Kitchener based band Remembering Apollo, and The Wedding Party was back to track a new crushing single. Coupled with some cool custom gear builds, several cool mastering jobs including a new acoustic song by The Reason and some shows/recording with my old band Curtis, it’s been quite the winter!! Lots of cool new things on the horizon that will be announced soon. For more info or booking times, please contactme now!

Fall/Winter 2011 Demo Deals at Beach Road!!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, the Beach Road demo deal returns this fall! $500 gets you a live off the floor recording of up to 3 songs at Beach Road Studios, Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Siegfried Meier. And nothing’s changed – your band STILL has to be able to play together…isn’t that a strange concept in this modern world of music?? :-) Click here to check out a small sample of 5 different songs tracked at Beach Road live off the floor with Siegfried (you can also right click and save as, and make sure to turn off the main player). Bookings based on first come, first served, and will only be booked for November and December, so contact menow!!

Beach Road Mastering 3 Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s now been 3 years since we built the mastering room here at Beach Road. It’s been somewhat of an ongoing project, and improvements/new custom builds have been happening steadily over that time. To celebrate our anniversary, for the remainder of September and the month of October, we’ll be offering substantial discount rates on mastering, as a way of saying thanks to all the bands and clients we’ve had in the past 3 years! Please contact the studio for more details!

Beach Road Summer 2011 Update!

The summer of 2011 went by quick at Beach Road!! After finishing records for Kittie and Moondog Uproar, I worked on several singles, mixes and masters for The Disenders, Jack Walker, The Daily Hate, Steve Steele, Craig Cardiff, Mac Graham and The Stratford Shakespeare Festival! In early August, I began the newest release for the band Woods of Ypres – their first for famed UK metal label Earache Records. The record is nearing completion, with only a few more mix touchups to go, and a release date set for early 2012. The new Kittie album “I’ve Failed You” is in stores and online now, please go check it out! Commence the autumn of 2011!!

Noble & Cooley

Siegfried Meier is now featured on the Noble & Cooley website!! N&C have been making drums since 1854, and were one of the primary manufacturers of marching drums for the Union Army during the Civil War. Still owned and operated by direct descendants of James Cooley, the Noble & Cooley Company of today is run from the same rustic location in Granville, Massachusetts!! Check out Siegfried’s artist page here!!

New Kittie Full Length

Siegfried is in the studio with Kittie working on their new full length for E1 Music/KOCH! The band is booked in for 3 solid weeks to track one of the rawest, coolest, most interesting sounding records of their career! Look for pics, footage and tracks soon!

Beach Road Studios Spring 2011 Update!

Been a crazy winter/early spring! Finished records with Breaching Vista and Benefit of a Doubt for Bright Side Records (released May 2011), did a wicked metal EP with The Wedding Party, started a cool folk/rock EP with Bryce Jardine of Dog Tooth Violet and mixed the brand new Chris Hart record! Also worked on some quick live off the floor EP’s with Toronto’s Flatland and London’s Orbit. Local metal band Anatomist also came in to do a super raw, vintage sounding EP and I finished some mixes for Toronto band 1951. Kitchener/Waterloo based bands Don’t Doubt Courage and Credit Valley were in doing some tracks, and I also produced a 3 song EP with an incredibly talented pop artist named Scotty James – check out the player on the website to hear samples of these artists’ songs. The new mastering room has also been quite busy with several singles/EP’s coming in every week. Stay tuned for more updates soon!!

New Mixing Services!

Now offering a new type of mixing service!! Bands and artists can send in their EXISTING Pro Tools session to be worked on for a substantial amount of savings!! Build up the mix as best as you can, and have Siegfried push it to perfection!! Contact me now!

Vintage Analog Consoles at Beach Road!

Oooook, so it’s been a few weeks since our journey home from New Jersey, and our new friends are finally back and enjoying their final resting place. The studio welcomes a couple of older desks from yesteryear. Our main goal was to bring home an Amek/TAC Magnum console from New Jersey. The Magnum was TAC’s flagship board from wayyyy back in 1990, and although not a Neve or an SSL, was an excellent sounding board with many features. The console began its life as a custom order and hand build in the UK, destined for a facility in Las Vegas. While in service there for several years it was eventually sold off to a fledgling rapper who kept it in his apartment, where it was eventually too much of a burden to keep on his meagre CVS Pharmacy earnings. The console was then sold to a fine man in New Jersey, where it was subsequently shipped and prepared for a new music studio opening in that area. When the studio eventually didn’t happen, the poor homeless console was then again put back on the market where it caught my attention. After much research and deliberation, the rare TAC was snatched up and driven back to Beach Road over the course of a weekend. A friend of the console’s, a 1975 Soundcraft Series Two, was apparently destined for the New Jersey landfill site. At the last second, and with clearly no thought in mind, the mid-size 12 channel frame british desk was scooped up from its temporary home in the dumpster and tucked in the last possible corner left in the cube van – it was clearly love at first sight. The thought of the creators and builders of this console seeing it in the trash was too much for me, and I couldn’t bear to see this wonderful piece of electronic wizardry go to waste.

We are in the midst of installing and restoring both consoles as we speak. The TAC will undergo some basic parts installation and cosmetic repairs to bring it back to original condition before installing some special Siegfried modifications. It features a 26 fader frame with the possibility of 68 inputs on mix, and quite a terrific musical eq. The Series Two needs a bit more loving, but is destined to turn into a 12 channel guitar tracking console when fully refurbished and restored. Click here to check out some of the install pics of the Magnum, and here to check out the Series Two!!

Fall/Winter 2010 Demo Deals at Beach Road!!

For the months of October, November and December, we’ve got a special demo deal on. $500 gets you a live off the floor recording of up to 3 songs at Beach Road Studios, Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Siegfried Meier and a one nights stay at the Beach Road Band House! Of course, it’ll require your band to actually be able to play together…isn’t that a strange concept? :-) Click here to check out a small sample of 5 different songs tracked at Beach Road live off the floor with Siegfried (you can also right click and save as, and make sure to turn off the main player). Bookings based on first come, first served, so contact me now!!

Beach Road Studios Fall 2010 Update!

Been a busy late summer! The new Metro4 record is nearly done, and set for release this fall. The album is a collection of finely crafted brit rock/pop songs from a group of extremely talented musicians and songwriters. Nashville metal act Solvi and I teamed up to record a single for the upcoming Bright Side Records compilation. I traveled down to Nashville to track the song at, oddly enough, Beech Creek Studios, which is a beautiful facility on the outskirts of the city. Two Step Monday was in tracking drums for their forthcoming full length, choosing the Beach Road room to capture some massive sounds with the in house custom SJC kit. Ill Eagle was also finally back to track a song for the upcoming Bright Side comp, one of the best songs I’ve heard from these unique fine boys. Chasing Mercury has finally completed their new 4 song EP that’s been in progress throughout 2010. The guys are busy writing for what will be their 2nd full length record and recently opened up for Pennywise!

Check back soon for new stuff happening this fall!!

Beach Road Mobile Rig 2010

For all the broke ass bands out here. Remember, the cost of making a record has very much to do with the facility and how much it costs to operate it. If you’re looking for a wicked recording and are on a tight budget, the Beach Road Mobile Rig will get you exactly that. It ain’t all about gear, it’s about the guy that’s running it. You can give a monkey a tool box…but that doesent mean the little bastard is gonna fix yer car. Before you get your buddy in his basement with torrents of Waves plugs and cracked versions of Logic to do your record, why not hire someone that’s done this a few times before and knows how to do it right…contact Siegfried now!!

New Beach Road Mastering Rates!!

In light of the new mastering room install, the new rates will begin at just $8 per mastered minute of music! Not everyone needs discs mailed to them, and for many projects that will only see life online, it makes sense to save that extra cash! The mastering chain is STILL the same sweet outboard analog gear (with more to be installed shortly!) coupled with the finest digital software, so there’s no need to worry about the quality. Contact Siegfried at Beach Road Mastering now!! (519) 440-0904

Beach Road Studios Summer 2010 Update!

Lots of things happening this summer! The new Breaching Vista record is nearly finished, and due for release in Sept. The long awaited new sectorseven full length is available on iTunes now, and physical copies will be in stores in Sept. Also, the new Searching For Satellites EP is out now as a free download, along with the new Escapes EP that was mixed at Beach Road. Benefit of a Doubt was back in recording their brand new EP, and singles by Life Like Rockets, Surrounded by Water, Hello Apollo and Chasing Mercury will be featured on the new Bright Side Records compilation. Currently working on the new Metro4 full length, which is due for release in the fall! More news soon including a crazy vintage gear install at Beach Road!!

Custom Headphone Monitoring Stations!

Beach Road Studios has installed 4 custom Mackie headphone monitoring rigs, allowing for 8 channels of personal, custom monitoring per musician. Vintage Line 6 POD Pro’s and Bass Pod Pro units allow for quiet bed tracking, while still getting the sound of an amp (kind of haha, come on, let’s be serious) in your headphones, and not bleeding into drum and room mics!!

Check out a pic here!

New Indie Mix Rates!

Answering the call for inexpensive indie mix rates, I’ll now be mixing songs starting at $200 a song!!! With more and more bands and artists recording themselves, having a solid mix and master with some nice and tasty vintage analog gear is more crucial than ever! Contact me now regarding your project!

New Kittie Record!

The new album titled In The Black is now out in the US! Check out the video for the first single here! Also, it’s just been announced that Cut Throat will be on the soundtrack for the new Saw VI film released on Trustkill Records! For more info, check it out here!

Mobile Production Services

Hey everyone! I just wanted to inform you that I’ve put together a very small, but effective, mobile recording system to take with me on trips. This means that bands no longer have to make the trek all the way out to Beach Road Studios (not that that’s a bad thing!) to make great sounding records with me. This, of course, can and will keep costs lower than they have been traditionally for making a record. The rig consists of (insert nerd talk here) a custom pair of Neve 1290 mic preamps, 8 x M-Audio Profire 2626 preamps, 8 x Presonus Digimax LT preamps and a custom SSL Bus Compressor running Pro Tools M-Powered 8.0 with the Music Production Toolkit on a 2Ghz Intel Dual Mac Mini. So, to all those bands that are still recording in their basements and garage spaces, have me come in and give you a hand making that record sound the absolute best it can be!! Contact me for more info!

Beach Road Spring Update!

Holy smokes has it been a crazy start to the year! New band Moondog Uproar was in and we finished one of the most exciting and sassy records of our time – look for it to be available soon. Colombian/London band Kaffe was also in recording a new record with me. The guys are headed back to Colombia for a major tour and I wish them all the best of luck! Guelph band Life Like Rockets was in recording a 5 song EP with me, which should be out within the next few weeks – very rad band with great hooky songs! Everyone’s favourite party band The Salads were back to begin work on their exciting new full length. 2 songs have been completed so far, with more on the way. Fresh back from their several year hiatus, London band Acacia were in recording 7 tracks for their upcoming EP that will be released on vinyl. The record was done live off the floor in the massive live room here, and has a super thick raw feel – very cool! Burlington band Dearest – now called The Vice – were in to finalize and redo some tracks for their upcoming EP. They have a new singer and a very fresh new sound, which I’m sure you will all dig very much! Riverside was also at the studio in January to record their 90’s cover version of Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn – what a fantastic song that has only now become even more fantastic! Tara Mcleod, crazy guitar shredder from Kittie, was in to record some guitar tracks for the upcoming Team Cybergeist project, a compilation of some very cool musicians and artists – no word on when it will be out, but it will be very cool! Lastly, I tracked and produced the vocals for Nick Harris’ guest appearance on the brand new Victory released Farewell To Freeway album. The record is out now, so check it out! The studio is currently undergoing some minor renovations to the tracking room, and it looks like the spring/summer season will be a busy one as usual!! Check back soon for more updates.

The Dunes Update

Hey everyone! There’s a fantastic new article about the upcoming Dunes album in Now magazine – check it out here. A song from the album was also featured on the CTV television show Flashpoint! For more info, check it outhere!!

Happy Holidays!!!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday, with wonderful time spent with family. We recorded a couple of our favourite songs as a gift to share with our family, and would love to share it with you!! Check them out here! Take care everyone!

Beach Road Studios Fall Update!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know of a few things that have been going on around the studio the past few months. Tyler Schwende was in getting his new record mixed which is a fantastic collection of songs, as well as a cool band called Metro4 from London that have some killer songs. We also finished the new Riverside record and the album will be out in January on Bullion Records, very proud of this one. Another record I started earlier in the year from a band called Guilty is also now done and we’re just waiting on final mastered copies before that gets released. The band has now changed their name to The Light Division, and we have several labels interested in the new record. Another cool new band called Ill Eagle from London was in doing work on their new EP. These guys are pretty damn rad, and have a really unique sound. Also, the band To Telland I have finished off an EP that sounds super fresh and catchy, along with a brand new Christmas track that is out now for you to check out! I also produced a song with The Disenders called Fall that is hitting radio as we speak – great band with a very cool vibe and sound. I’m currently working on the brand newsectorseven record – yes, those dirt bike punk rockers that used to be signed with Sonic Unyon. They’ve come up with a brand new album of tear your face off punk songs, not like anything anyone on this continent is doing. I’ve made up a list of other services that I can provide to bands working on the cheap (during these tough economic times) – check it outhere. Also, I’m offering some new online mastering rates for bands and artists that don’t need actual discs or want to spend $$$ on shipping – the rate for that is $10 per mastered minute of music, and you can easily take the files and burn them to disc! That’s it for now. Looking forward to a little downtime during the holidays, and things will be picking right back up after the new year. Check back soon and take care all!

Free Test Masters

Many artists don’t fully understand the need for mastering their final mix. This is why I’m offering a free test master of a song to show you exactly what mastering can do for your record. Even music that is only destined to be played back over Myspace or other online websites can benefit from a good mastering using some of the finest analog hardware. But if you intend on releasing an actual disc or vinyl, it becomes even more crucial. Emailsiegfried@siegfriedmeier.com for more details and to get your free test master now.

Beach Road Studios Mastering Room

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming completion of the brand new Beach Road Studios Mastering Room. A mostly analog equipped facility (with some digital toys thrown in for good measure), the new room will feature a Focusrite Red EQ, Manley Vari-Mu limiter, and KRK and Adam speakers. Mastering is a crucial final step in the making of a record, and we’re thrilled to offer this service at an extremely affordable rate without sacrificing the quality only great analog outboard gear can provide. We expect the room to officially go online towards the end of August 2008. Contactsiegfried@siegfriedmeier.com for rates and more info!!

Beach Road Studios Summer 2008 Update!

Boy oh boy it’s been a busy summer! Many new records coming out in the next several months. First off, the new Radio Adelaide record is done and shall be released shortly. The songs are tight, melodic and brilliantly crafted, and are sure to keep people dancing. Riverside are currently in working on their follow-up masterpiece to Goodbye Broadway. The new record is quite different from anything the band has ever done, and is quite stripped down and intimate, featuring the best songs they’ve ever written. Hamilton band Guilty is still continuing work on their forthcoming EP. Look for a release sometime in the Fall. The brand new Benefit of a Doubt EP is complete as well, and is one of the coolest EP’s released this year. The guys are also some of the raddest people I’ve worked with, so it helps. Additionally, I’ve also completed the mix for the new record by London folk/rock artist Chris Hart. Chris is no stranger to the music industry, and the new songs are by far some of the strongest tracks he’s ever written. Finally, the new Beach Road SJC Custom drum kit has finally arrived, and it’s looking quite sexy!

Click on the pic to see the full page writeup at SJC Drums.

That’s all for now. Check back soon for more info and upcoming bands!! Take care all.

Beach Road Spring 2008 Update!

Hey everyone. Just letting you know who’s hanging out at the studio in the next while, who’s been here in the spring already, and a few other cool things that are new at Beach Road. First off, The Dunes and I have finally finished work on their new record that is due out sometime this summer/fall. The record turned out to be one of the most fulfilling projects I’ve ever had the pleasure of working on, and the songs are second to none. For more info on that, please go towww.myspace.com/thedunesrock. Second, Windsor band Radio Adelaide (previously Dressed In Sunday’s Best) were in and we knocked out a full length in a matter of a few weeks. The songs are super strong and furious, and with some good luck, new fans and some serious touring should put these guys at the forefront of the music scene. For more info, check outwww.myspace.com/radioadelaiderocks. Thirdly, Hamilton band Guilty has begun work on their forthcoming 7 song EP. Things are still in progress for this excellent piece of work from one of the coolest bands and nicest guys I’ve met, so check back here soon and take a gander at www.myspace.com/guilty to find out more. Fourthly (can I say that?), Ottawa band Benefit of a Doubt will be in shortly to work on their brand new 3 song EP. Check outwww.myspace.com/benefitofadoubtrock. Fifthly (now it’s just getting ridiculous), I’m nearly done mixing the brand new Chris Hart record. This album features some of, what I think, are the best songs I’ve heard in long time. Check back soon for more info on that. Spanish Fusion/Rock band Kaffe was also in having their EP mixed – some very cool tracks that are unlike anything that’s ever come out of Beach Road. Check outwww.myspace.com/kafferock for more info. Riverside is back in the summer to work on a followup to Goodbye Hollywood that will also be a very cool record. Equipment wise, the studio has now acquired 8 new custom Neve 1290 mic preamps, a number of new guitar pedals, a Gretsch hollowbody electric and an Orange 4×12 cab. There will also be 8 new custom API 312’s coming as well as several other new additions throughout the year. That’s about it for now. Check back soon and take care everyone!

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Beach Road Studios Winter 2008 Update

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you all know what’s new and happening around the studio. Couple of bands have been in doing some work that I thought you’d like to know about. First, Niagara Falls area band Policies and Procedures were in doing 2 new songs for a potential upcoming full length. If you’re a fan of old school Soul Asylum and Counting Crows, you’ll love this band. Check outwww.myspace.com/policiesandprocedures. Also, Toronto band Sadie May Crash was in doing some new demos. These guys are unlike anything you’ve ever heard – super tight musicians, great songs and incredible lead vocals. Check outwww.myspace.com/sadiemaycrash. Last up, Toronto band The Dunes are currently in working on their next full length album. The songs are super strong with lots of catchy hooks, and we’re talking music that has longevity. Check outwww.myspace.com/thedunes for more info soon. That’s all for now. Check back again soon!

Beach Road New Additions – Feb. 2008

It’s finally here – a vintage Studer A827 2″ 24 track analog machine that resided in a very famous studio in Los Angeles now calls Beach Road home. The A827 was the last machine Studer created before all digital hell broke loose, and represents the finest and absolute best analog recording can provide – the sound of 2″ tape is unmatched no matter what emulators and plugins you choose to trick yourself into thinking is analog. Also new to the studio is a Vox AC30 amplifier and an SVT Classic bass head – both staples in rock history!! Check back soon for brand new updates on the studio!

SJC Drums – Jan. 2008

Siegfried and Beach Road Studios announces the signing of an endorsement deal with American custom drum company SJC Drums. SJC is home to some of the greatest acts around such as Say Anything, Panic at the Disco!, The Ataris, Cartel, The Junior Varsity, The Academy Is…, Gym Class Heroes, Rise Against and many, many more. The deal will see many of SJC’s products at Beach Road Studios; a much anticipated addition. For more info, check out www.sjcdrums.com!!

New Teeter Demos

Toronto rock/punk/pop band Teeter was in this past weekend working on some brand new demos of songs that will be featured on their forthcoming full length. Check outwww.myspace.com/teeter for more info, shows and updates on the upcoming full length!

Breaching Vista EP

One of the coolest bands to come out in a long time with some great songs, new band Breaching Vista has come in to work on 4 new songs with me. With the focus being strong songs and hooks, this EP is sure to strike a chord with lots of everyday listeners – not just the “scene” kids. Check outwww.myspace.com/breachingvista for more info and songs soon!!

Beach Road Studios October 2007 Update

Hey cats! Lots of cool new things happening at Beach Road this fall. Ryan Mills (of Kover and Blue Skies at War fame) was in working on a couple of new songs, one being a cover for an upcoming tribute album (to be announced). Seconds To Go is back to begin work on their brand new forthcoming full length. The new album promises to be one of the freshest and most interesting records ever, as the guys move forward into the next chapter in their career. London’s own The Synaesthetic will be back to work on a brand new EP that is sure to keep you on your toes. The boys are hard at work going through the motions to start touring heavily and take things to the next level. Also, Toronto band The Dunes will be in to work with Siegfried on some new demos for their new record.

The new Chasing Mercury record titled Midnight At The Ball is finally out as well. The new album contains some of the most melodic and catchy songs from the guys, and is something I’m very proud of and pleased to have been a part of. The story of the album and Beach Road Studios are very closely tied together and I hope to document it sometime soon. For more info or to get a copy, head on over to www.myspace.com/chasingmercury.

Many more things to be confirmed shortly, so stay tuned!

Beach Road Studios August 2007 Update

Hey everyone. It’s been a very busy summer and there’s lots of new things happening at the studio. First off, the new Soap Opera Coma record is finally done and mastered, and should be in stores either by the fall or the spring of 2008. The record was nearly 8 months in the making, and is sure to blow everyone’s socks off (even on areas where you don’t normally put socks). Check outwww.myspace.com/thesoapoperacoma for more info. Chasing Mercury was also in for several months and completed one of the best albums ever made, in the entire world. I’m not even remotely kidding. No word on a release date yet, but check outwww.myspace.com/chasingmercury for info and some teasers of the new tracks. It was amazing to see the album that started in the construction of Beach Road Studios completed. Mastered by Troy Glessner (of MXPX, Anberlin, Underoath fame), this record is one of the must haves of 2007/2008. Last, but certainly not least, Paris Burning have finally completed their new as of yet untitled EP. The band has undergone many changes in the past several months, and the new EP may spawn an entire full length of biblical proportions. Check outwww.myspace.com/parisburningrock for more info. The fall is looking super hot and sexy, so check back for updates shortly!! Peace out.

New Mixing Services!

Everyone recognizes the changes that are being made in the music industry. Not every artist or band has the funds available to record at a full fledged facility, and instead choose to record themselves in their own spaces using many of the equipment choices available to them. While this is a great way to capture performances at your own pace, the final product usually suffers because the artist lacks the skill to mix properly. We’re now offering special rates for indie mix projects that bands record themselves, or are recorded at other facilities. Have Siegfried put the final polishing touches on your hard work, and end up with a professional sounding product that will demand attention. Emailsiegfried@siegfriedmeier.com for more info and/or a quote now!

Planet4 EP

Toronto pop/punk band Planet4 have joined Siegfried at Beach Road to complete a 4 song EP slated for release May/June 2007. Fun, fast and catchy pop tunes. For more info on the band, check out their sitewww.myspace.com/planet4.

Riverside and Bordertown Join the Bullion Records Family!

It’s official! Riverside and Bordertown have both been signed to Japanese label Bullion Records. The label is home to bands such as Flogging Molly, Closet Monster, MXPX, The Fully Down, 10 Second Epic, Not By Choice, Summerside and many more. Both records were Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios. For more info, check outwww.ulf.co.jp/bullion/index2.html.

Streetcore EP

Streetcore and Siegfried have teamed up to produce one of the rawest, stripped down EP’s yet. Completely recorded live off the floor in the spacious and massive live room at Beach Road, the sound is fresh and different from the “cut it up and tune the shit out of it” records that are all too commonplace these days. Check it out atwww.myspace.com/streetcoretheband!

New Mastering Services at Beach Road Studios

Listen up bands. Beach Road is now offering full mastering services for bands that are doing records and EP’s elsewhere. Tired of your shit sounding limp and weak after you’ve spent so much time and cash on it, but can’t afford to re-track/remix?? Bring it to Beach Road and have Siegfried tweak it to sonic perfection. Interested??? Emailsiegfried@siegfriedmeier.com for more info and/or a quote on your record or EP now!

Riverside

The brand new Riverside record is now done! Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios, Pre-Mastered by Joe Gastwirt (The Used, Story Of The Year, Face to Face, Mest, The Beach Boys, Goldfinger) and Mastered by Siegfried Meier. Check out www.myspace.com/riversiderockto find out more.