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Studio Monthly

Somehow, another month has come and gone and we're already into June! May was another one of those months were it seemed like every day brought something new. We started the month with a full band, worked with an R&B artist, and two different high school choirs join us for the day, had the Calgary Jazz Orchestra use every single mic stand we have, had a few different jazz sessions, and ended the month with a yyc punk staple.

We also attended the 2016 Alberta Media Production Industries Association Rosie Awards, where our collaborator and friend Brock Mitchell took home an AMPIA for Best Musical or Variety Program for the Take Five Extended Cut done with Reuben and the Dark! It was such a joy to share in the success of someone as kind and driven as Brock. 

Dan and Meg Owen with Michael Fitzgerald, Sarah Hutchings, and
Brock Mitchell at the AMPIA awards.

Our studio monthly for May is a little bit different. Spencer is across the pond with his wife, enjoying some much needed time off and several adult beverages, so I figured it was the perfect opportunity for us to talk a little bit about him. 

Spencer & Russ in our front yard to record bird sounds for the new
Locomotive Ghost record. 

Josh Gwilliam

What is Spencer's most annoying habit? Being good at everything. So bloody annoying.

What microphone can you rely on Spencer to always want to use? Talkback mics. He loves when we record them.

What is Spencer's favourite cocktail? No idea. "Scotch in front of him"

What is one thing Spencer can't mix without? A comment about how Joe Chiccarelli or Manny Marroquin does things.

What do you think is the most embarrassing song Spencer has in his iTunes? I'm pretty sure he has a big man crush on John Mayer by the crazy amount of times he listens to that guy. But I don't really think there's a real embarrassing song.

Our studio designer Chris Potter and our board tech Corey Dixon standing
in front of the newest board to join the OCL family.

Brennan Kennedy

What is Spencer's most annoying habit? Yeah I agree with Josh. Being way too good! 

What microphone can you rely on Spencer to always want to use? I'm thinking his vintage U87.

What is Spencer's favourite cocktail? I'm not sure but he always has a scotch in his hand.

What is one thing Spencer can't mix without? I think the one thing Spencer can't mix without is his eclipse. He swears by it. 

What do you think is the most embarrassing song Spencer has in his iTunes? Boyfriend by Justin Bieber. 

Allison Lynch spent some time in the Studio this month recording her
new album.

James Bundy

What is Spencer's most annoying habit? Buying speakers. Holy.

What microphone can you rely on Spencer to always want to use? Whatever made him super excited last time. So, right now, I think that's an Audix D6?

What is Spencer's favourite cocktail? Probably Mai Tai's or Strawberry Daiquiris.

What is one thing Spencer can't mix without? Mai Tai's or Strawberry Daiquiris.

What do you think is the most embarrassing song Spencer has in his iTunes?  "Take U To Da Movies" - Bangs