What started as a tape baking and restoration project here at Beach Road Mastering back in the fall of 2018 turned into a monster of a new album!! Just finished mixing the brand new Helix record here this week. I was 7 years old when I first heard “Rock You” and played it to death! Who would have thought that 35 years later I’d be working with these legends!??! Mastered by the great Harry Hess of Harem Scarem fame, the album drops this summer!!
So much happening folks!! The Cat Box in Cambridge is NOW open and we’ve got tons of awesome sessions booking there all summer…hit me up to book yours now!
Just got back from NYC recording the brand new Face To Face live album that will be released on Fat Wreck Chords this summer! It was a 3 night Triple Crown set and track listing is yet to be determined. Couldn’t have done it without the help of Gotham Sound and the wonderful JoeCo rig they provided us with. Stoked to mix this one!!
Hey friends!! It’s been such an insanely busy year at Beach Road that we haven’t had time to put too many updates on here…HOWEVER, I’m suuuuuper stoked to announce we have a new studio opening up on Feb 1st, 2019!!
“The Cat Box” will cater to artists, clients, producers and bands on a budget! Located right off the 401 in the eastern part of the beautiful city of Cambridge, Ontario, the new space is located in the perfect vicinity to the cities of Hamilton, Guelph and Toronto (and of course the Tri-Cities of Kitchener/Waterloo Cambridge!) and will feature a number of classic pieces of gear for all your musical endeavours. Situated 5 minutes from Long & Mcquade, major hotels and all your favourite restaurants and shops, the new studio is sure to be a hit for those looking to work on short term as well as long term projects. Stay tuned for pics and more info while we ready the completion of the new studio in the coming weeks!
We’re booking now, so please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(and PS…huge thanks to Jack Heine from Strymon Engineering for coming up with our stellar new name!!!)
The brand new Face To Face acoustic record, titled “Hold Fast” will be released July 27th, 2018!! I had the honor of Co-Producing and Mixing the record, but also got to throw in my share of percussion as well as a backup vocal on a song. An incredible project to be involved with, the record will be released by Fat Wreck Chords. Stoked!!
Back in May, Los Angeles rock/metal band The World Over flew up to Beach Road to work on a sweet new full length with me. No release date as of yet has been announced, but the album is phenooooomenal and I’m so proud of it!! The band was here back in 2016 to have me produce their Mountains EP, which has done incredibly well the past few years. I also mastered their Ventifact record last summer, which was acoustic versions of all the songs off Mountains. The band is currently on Warped Tour playing their hearts out! Check them out if you can!
Hey all!! Our June recording workshop was a MASSIVE success!! We had a staggering 11 students in our little country studio learning their little hearts out!! We have one more workshop booked in 2018 at Beach Road for Sept 1/2 – half the slots are already filled, so if you’re interested in attending please contact me now!!
Hey all!! I promise an actual update on new records and projects (although Instagram and FB are your best best for finding the latest up to date musical endeavours we’re working on here), but we DID manage to update the Discography to reflect some of the missing records from the past 2.5 years…! 😉 And, ALSO…we can now accept Bitcoin or Ether as forms of payment for making records!! Are you a nerd as well as a musician who’s been mining BTC or ETH for the past few years? Well, send ‘er on over and let’s rock already aye!?!
Radial Engineering is one of our favourite companies in the ENTIRE world. Made up of such incredibly dedicated human beings that truly love what they do, it really does show. I’m proud to be an artist with them and always excited with the new tools they come up with. Huge thanks for this great Blog Spot!
Big thanks to Pro Sound Network for this great article!
Our last recording workshops EVER will be held later this month, and we only have 2 spots left! April 22nd/23rd or April 29th/30th weekends. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn all the tricks on Producing, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering a song with Siegfried Meier.
Please check out http://www.siegfriedmeier.com/workshops for more info and to book today!
We’re super excited to announce our next 2 upcoming recording workshops here at Beach Road Studios!! April 22nd/23rd and April 29th/30th 2017 – two different weekends, your choice of what works best. As always, our workshops book up fast, so don’t wait until the last minute!
Been an insanely busy summer and fall here at the studio. We made some great records and singles with Anthems and Ashes, The Ashgrove, Horwood, KINK, A Ghost Named Joe, Howl Said The Wolves, Sadukii, Artificial Dissemination, Slouch, Cashed In Kings and Stuck Out Here – some that are still in the process of mixing!!! Met a really great band called The World Over in LA fronted by the granddaughter of legendary guitar builder Ernie Ball and we created an insane 5 song EP together that is now available everywhere, punk rock veterans Face To Face were in working on a new song with me for an upcoming tribute compilation, and I co-wrote a killer song with legendary rapper DMX featuring some beautiful vocals by the talented Morgan Lander of Kittie! Work continues on the new b.d. Gottfried album as the new Charrlonmane full length, along with a new Studio B room here at Beach Road to provide some awesome lower rates for clients when needing to do overdubs and vocals. A Scully 1″ 8 track machine graced the control room this fall as well and we’re busy rebuilding and wiring it in – this is pretty much the holy grail of analog recording, and each input not only features line inputs, but MIC PREAMPS as well by way of vintage UTC transformers!!! I’ll be back at NAMM this year and will be working on a new single with The World Over and KINK in LA, as well as a few top secret as-of-yet unannounced projects. Happy travels friends!!
It’s incredible…it’s now been a decade since we first poured the concrete foundation for our vibey, country getaway studio!! We’re stoked to announce Beach Road also now has its own Wikipedia page – check it out here!
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful years and music, on to the next decade!
We’ve had a busy spring here in L.A. and at Beach Road! Besides 2 incredible back to back recording workshops, preproduction and mixes/mastering at our space in Silverlake, Beach Road has been busy with a number of sessions the past month. The summer is packed with several amazing bands from all over North America – stoked for everyone to hear what we’re working on! \m/
Mini Beach Road is now rockin’ in LA!! We have a new space in sunny California that I’ll be working out of – writing, producing and mixing records! I’ll be dividing my time between the beautiful shores of Lake Huron at Beach Road and the new Silverlake Studios in LA. Our low Canadian dollar makes it very attractive for American labels and bands to head up north to make a record, and my aim is to connect with some amazing talent down here. Let’s make some music!! \m/ \m/
Attended the awesome Axes & Anchors cruise this past week! From Miami to Key West to The Bahamas and back, I got to meet and enjoy some legendary artists like Zakk Wylde, Tracii Guns, Gilby Clarke, Yngwie Malmsteen, Marty Friedman, Joe Stump, Thousand Foot Krutch, Breaking Benjamin, Bumblefoot, Alex Skolnick, Rudy Sarzo, Kathy Rhoads and so many more!!
I’m stoked to announce that I’ll be hanging out in The City of the Angels for the unforeseeable future! I’ll be producing, engineering and mixing for a number of clients in both the L.A. area as well as back home at Beach Road on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. Lots of exciting things to come so stay tuned!
This is a project that’s been in the works for quite some time now…and I’m stoked to announce it now! I’m releasing a number of elite drum sample libraries and MIDI groove packs with a featured set of killer drummers in some of the most historic and legendary recording studios of the world. It’s going be a history lesson as much as anything else! From the outboard gear, consoles and mics used at each legendary studio, to the people each individual drummer has worked with, this is gonna be a hit with anyone that loves history and technology. I’ll have all the details posted on my website www.siegfriedmeier.com when the time is right. For now we’re hard at work on creating something really cool!!
NAMM 2016 was incredible!! So many great hangs, gear and fun! We acquired several new endorsements with Vintech Audio, Beyerdynamic, Emotiva Audio and several more to be announced soon, and can’t wait to use some of their gear on upcoming records. And now, to sleep off the leg and foot pain of walking for 4 days straight…until next year!!