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!!
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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!!
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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!
Been a busy Winter/early Spring!!! Look for new records from sectorseven, To Tell, Armour, Thine Eyes Bleed and Breaching Vista soon!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Ahead of schedule, the new mastering room at Beach Road Studios is now open! Featuring some excellent analog mastering gear as well as a few custom made pieces, the new room is sure to deliver some smokin’ records! Contact the studio now firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and to book your next mastering session!
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!!
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!
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That’s all for now. Check back soon for more info and upcoming bands!! Take care all.
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!
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!
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!
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!!
The boys in The Synaesthetic and Siegfried have once again joined forces to create another out of this world aural experience. Hailed as one of the most interesting and different rock acts coming from North America, these guys are sure to be headed for success. For more info and to get a sneak peek at the forthcoming EP, seewww.myspace.com/thesynaesthetic.
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!!
The brand new S2G EP is finally done and will be available soon. A complete rebirth of the band and the anti-Pro Tools EP of the decade, this is some of the rawest and most personal music of the band yet. Be sure to check it out at www.myspace.com/secondstogo.
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!
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.