We have acquired a mint condition Technics RS1500US 1/4″ tape machine for our mastering room! A hi-fi machine built in Japan in the early 80’s, the RS1500US is an incredible sounding deck that runs at 3 3/4, 7 1/2 and 15 ips. With a closed loop design that is nearly unheard of (early 3M M79’s were one of the most common in use, and we have a 1/4″ version of that machine at Beach Road as well!!), this machine has the lowest wow and flutter of pretty much any deck in existence. I’m currently in the process of building a pair of I/O balancing circuits for it and it will be rockin’ albums in our mastering room in no time!
We’re also in the process of putting together a tape baking station, so we’ll have the ability to restore vintage analog tapes for clients as well. Long live tape!!
The new b.d. Gottfried album is complete! After a fantastic final listening session today, the album is done and ready for the masterful hands and ears of mastering legend Howie Weinberg! We’ll be heading to LA in the next short while to get this monster of an album finalized – look for the double vinyl release early summer 2015!
In a lo-fi late 60’s/70’s vibey gear mood lately…acquired a mid 70’s Yamaha PM700 12 channel console that is in excellent shape and sounds super dirty and cool. Also found a number of weird old green Altec pieces that now make up a crazy cool mono 16 input rack console, complete with master graphic eq and 50 watt power amp (??) – super stoked to use these on some new productions. Bryce at Warm Audio also sent over his new WA12-500 series modules that is an absolutely unbelievable unit for the price they’re selling at – everyone needs at least 4 of these in their racks, they are just awesome!!
Even with a busy schedule, it’s important to find time for personal creativity. Drummer extraordinaire Lennie Haggerty and I have started a new 2 piece rock ‘n roll project called Stranded In Nostalgia. Last night we recorded the beds for 2 brand new songs in a makeshift studio using an Apollo Twin, Alesis AI-3 converter, a Radial lunchbox full of bad ass mic preamps (including the BR500!!) and 5 carefully placed microphones on the drums. Definitely never about gear, always about the songs and performance!
Hey everyone! We began work on a new record by The Hunt Club this past weekend. Jon, Burke and Lee from sectorseven have started a new acoustic punk/folk project that is pretty damn awesome. Over the course of 2 solid days, we laid down the drum and acoustic guitar beds here at Beach Road that will form the foundation of this incredible 12 song full length due out later this year!!
I made up a discography page a while back on Bandcamp that has a number of tracks I’ve had the fortune of working on over the years. It’s a great way to hear all the cool stuff we’ve done at Beach Road and beyond over the last 20 years – check it out here!
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!!!!
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!!
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!!
We are SUPER stoked to announce our big win for Metal Record of the Year at the 2013 JUNO Awards!!
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!!
Super stoked to announce that the latest Woods Of Ypres record I Produced and Engineered in the summer of 2011 was nominated for a Juno in the Best Metal Record Of The Year category! Please click here to see all the nominees! Wherever David is, I’m sure he’d be super proud. R.I.P. David Gold.
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!!
We are SUPER stoked to announce 2 new partnerships with Beach Road Studios and Siegfried Meier! Now officially endorsed by Presonus Audio Electronics and Vancouver’s own Radial Engineering, we’re super thrilled to be a part of those families and excited to be using more of their products in the studio and on the road! Please check out Presonus and Radial for more info!
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! 😀
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!!