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20 for '16 in the Year of Music: Dan Owen

"The reputation of OCL, and the fact that it can meet any number of different needs, is something that more and more artists in town and across the country are figuring out, usually by word of mouth or through discovering it themselves as part of another project they were a part of."

Mike Bell | Calgary Herald


One Touring Musician's Love Letter To Calgary

"Calgary has treated us wonderfully as we've made this record. Everything was recorded just east of town at OCL Studios. Dan, Josh and the crew there made us feel incredibly welcome."

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald | Huffington Post


OCL Studios hoping to build a name for itself by offering musicians a unique recording experience

"While Owen still lives in a separate part of the house, the rest of it is set up with everything including living quarters, full kitchen, office space, swimming pool, hot tub, and, of course, the recording area itself, which was designed by Vancouverite and Sarah McLachlan engineer Chris Potter and built with an ear for detail, featuring control room, studios, recording booths and editing suite, along with guitars, microphones and other gear."

Mike Bell | Calgary Herald


A new tradition in live recording? OCL Studios’ Take 5 Sessions bring fans into the mix

"OCL Studios was founded by Dan Owen as a place where musicians could live and record music in comfort and solitude. Built into Owen’s home east of Calgary, just a stone’s throw from the Trans-Canada Highway, the studio combines the convenience of a quick trip to Calgary with the privacy and good hospitality of country living. Musicians who record at OCL have access to a full suite of bedrooms, a private kitchen and near total solitude, something Owen says is an important part of the OCL experience."

Jodi Brak | Beat Route


Get To Know an NMC Donor: Dan Owen

"Who is OCL for? It’s for all artists at every level. It’s all about creating music. Bringing your passion and creativity into fruition at whatever level."

Terry Cho | National Music Centre

Lauren Mann returns home with no folk, less folk and more folk with new album Dearestly

"Helping with that was the fact that the album was recorded at local OCL Studios and produced by Redekopp and Gwilliam. Mann says the place and the environment are conducive to collaboration and creativity. “The first thing that jumped out to me when we visited the first time is the community that it fosters,” she says. “It is a hub and there’s always someone doing something cool there, either recording or just building stuff for someone’s production, people writing together. So it just kind of fosters the community. And I think this album was totally a product of that.”"

Mike Bell | Calgary Herald

Calgary Rock Quintet Bad Animal Continuing to Do Good Tonight and Every Night

"Take, for example, during the recording of their recently released debut album Tonight at fast-approaching legendary local OCL Studios. During the productive week they spent in the space, which is just outside of the city limits, they recorded, they lived and they did what they do best."

Mike Bell | Calgary Herald