Entries by Richard Cleaver

Bounce Stems In Pro Tools

“Hey Richard, could you get me stems for that project we did in 2006?” Back then I was running Pro Tools 7. Bouncing tracks to create stems was really time consuming and I used to avoid producing them. I would create mix minus tracks which consisted of one single stereo bounce, the mix print, minus […]

Sound City Studios

Tom Petty passed away yesterday. Very sad news. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recorded a number of their albums at Sound City Studios including Damn The Torpedoes, Hard Promises and Southern Accents. Sound City was started in 1969 and became a private studio for a period between 2011 and 2016. The studio reopened earlier this […]

Skip Prokop Passes Away

Skip Prokop spent a lot of time in my Toronto studio. We worked on a couple of projects together for his son Jamie. I had known Skip for many years, way back in the late 70s and early 80s when I was a session player. We lost touch and reconnected after many years and then […]

Kemper Profiler Setup

There are somewhere north of 700 rigs in my Kemper. So many amp tones. So little time. I went searching on the web to focus the search for tones down to a more manageable list. Most of the time, I am playing in a church situation which calls for a certain type of sound similar […]

Financial Freedom

I worked for this company for about 10 years. The company had achieved a remarkable marketing objective: they branded financial freedom. Known as Freedom 55, London Life successfully brought to market a new way of thinking about financial security planning. Although James MacKinnon, Professor of Econometrics at Queen’s University here in Kingston, had this blunt […]

Boldt Castle

We had a wonderful day yesterday doing something we had never done before despite living in the area for almost ten years. We took a boat over to tour Boldt Castle. Here are a few pictures from our day. First up is a shot of the Power House. Quite the structure for a power generator. […]