In Studio – Jadea Kelly – “Lone Wolf”

Jadea Kelly’s beautiful voice and haunting songs have drawn plenty of praise from the Canadian singer-songwriter-loving community. We brought Jadea and her band into Verge Music Lab to give us a preview of what to expect on her latest record.

True […]

By | May 22nd, 2013|Sessions|0 Comments

Justin Dunlop – “City Riff” (Live Studio Footage)

Here’s an awesome video of Justin Dunlop’s recording session for the track “City Riff”, off his latest EP Set You On The Run. Filmed and edited by multi-instrumentalist (and keyboard player in the video), Andrew Kesler.

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By | January 11th, 2013|Sessions|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Guitarists Adrian Gross & Darryl Poulsen on Studio Performance Tips

At the end of our guitar tech Q&A with session guitarists Darryl Poulsen and Adrian Gross, the two began discussing some of the  non-technical […]

By | November 28th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Darryl Poulsen & Adrian Gross on Guitar Set-Up & Studio Tips (Part 2/2)

... Continued from Part 1

We talk with Darryl Poulsen and Adrian Gross, Toronto-based session guitarists, about their tech set-up and approach to going […]

By | October 16th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Darryl Poulsen & Adrian Gross on Guitar Set-Up & Studio Tips (Part 1/2)

Darryl Poulsen and Adrian Gross play together in Toronto bluegrass bands, The Slocan Ramblers, and Sorry Cousins. As accomplished guitarists the two play extensively, both live and in the studio as session musicians. We sat down to chat about guitar […]

By | October 9th, 2012|Interviews|1 Comment

What the $%!# is Mastering?!

What is Mastering?

Frankly, it’s a question we get asked a lot! To help make sense of the mystical world that is audio mastering, we’ve put together a snappy infographic that outlines (some of) the basics of music mastering.

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By | September 13th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Q&A with Paul Chirka of OCL Studios

 

 The biggest mistake is like the first day of school and showing up without your pencils… Make sure you’re prepared” – Paul Chirka 

 

MM: What’s the story behind OCL? This is an impressive facility. How did it all come […]

By | August 27th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

Sneak Peak: Jadea Kelly with The Slocan Ramblers

We’re trying out (yet) another studio session concept. This one is focussed on traditional bluegrass music, for which we’ve enlisted the help of the Toronto four-piece, The Slocan Ramblers. The Slocan’s are four uber-skilled musicians […]

By | August 14th, 2012|Sessions|0 Comments

The Boxcar Boys Recording Session Photos

We’ve been having the best time working with The Boxcar Boys on their latest record. They’ve enlisted Mojito’s help to record, mix and master their newest record. If you’re not familiar with the Toronto locals, […]

By | August 14th, 2012|Sessions|0 Comments

The Rucksack Willies Session Recordings

Last month we went into Verge Music Lab with Toronto folk band The Rucksack Willies to try out an experimental recording session that Reuben had been wanting to try. Similar to the way Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings […]

By | June 7th, 2012|Sessions|0 Comments

The Rucksack Willies at Verge Music Lab

Last week (May 2, 2012) we hit the studio with the incredibly talented folk group, The Rucksack Willies.

The Rucksacks were kind enough to play the role of ‘test-band’ on an experimental session concept that Reuben […]

By | May 7th, 2012|Sessions|1 Comment

Standard or Stranglehold: “Mastered for iTunes” and Apple’s Control Over the Sound of Digital Music

As Apple & its iTunes Music Store sit comfortably on their throne as the music industry’s supreme-retailer-in-chief, iTunes has inevitably become the nucleus of musical storage and organization in today’s ever-shifting musical climate.

Mastered for iTunes

With last month’s introduction of “

By | April 11th, 2012|Mastering|0 Comments