While only a few days old, this year has already seen much improvement to the function and form of the Sonic Sietch.

To start with, I’ve completely revamped this site. The new layout in this version allows for better media integration and is generally easier to navigate than the last version. I’ve also updated the mastering examples to include some of my favourites from 2012.

Inside the physical studio I’ve done some simple yet effective Ikea hacks to create more space and a better monitoring environment. This will be put to the test in the coming weeks as I begin the final mixing sessions for the new Stayte record.

Oh – and I’ve also (finally) added a Facebook page for the studio.

Happy 2013!

As the clouds and cold move in for the inevitable rainy season(s), I am happily spending a lot of my time in the studio working on several exciting projects.

First up is music editing/mixing and some composition for an independent zombie flick called What Remains. I am collaborating with Josh on this 90 minute score that includes some really eerie and disturbing minimalistic compositions. The score is pretty much done but it may be a while before it’s released. When a trailer is available, I will post it here.

Work on the new Stayte record continues. We haven’t decided on a title yet but the lion’s share of the recording is complete. I am focusing on tweaking the details of each track before we finish up some overdubs and dive into the mixing stage.

I am stoked to announce that I will be remixing a track for Therapy?. This band has had a big influence on my music since the late 1990s and I look forward to giving a little back to the band with this remix.

And for something quite different, here is one of the most recent tracks I have mastered. The band is called Combine the Victorious and the song is called “Paros”. Enjoy!