2x WCMA-nominated producer and mixing engineer with chart-topping experience! Creative, communicative and collaborative.
My name is Andy Schichter. I am a 2x WCMA-nominated producer, recording & mixing engineer, and co-owner of Park Sound Studio in Vancouver, Canada. I love helping artists execute their vision and find their voice in production and mixing projects.
I started my career assisting on Billboard charting records The Decemberists, Thao, Beth Orton and Black Prairie, learning how to communicate in the studio and how to not be afraid to think outside the box on productions. Since then my traditional and practical studio experience, combined with meticulous attention to detail and an innate desire for collaboration, has helped me build a career working alongside a long list of influential Canadian and international artists. My productions have been featured on Apple's Website, CBC Radio, Sirius XM, and numerous Spotify & Apple Music playlists. Most recently, my work with Trust This Mechanism and Andrew Maranta earned me an Audio Engineering nomination at the 2022 and 2023 Western Canadian Music Awards.
Feel free to reach out with projects that have an alternative, indie, rock or folk flair. SoundBetter has already given me some of my most rewarding mixing sessions, and I look forward to continuing to connect with artists from around the globe!
You can learn more about me through my website (andyschichter.com), or my studio’s website (parksoundstudio.com).
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- the decemberists
- Beth Orton
- Sleepy Gonzales
- Echo Nebraska
- Here North There
- Hello Victim
- Anna Katarina
- Trust this Mechanism
- Wild Dove
- Rumour Mill
- Adam Hill
- Parlour Panther
- Jack Botts
- Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
- Black Prairie
- Rare Americans
- Georgia Johnson
- Davis & James
- Chris Sol
- King Raam
- Teen Idle
- Henry Mansfield
- The Enemy Feathers
- Andrew Maranta
- Francis Baptiste
- Robert Guess
- Dani Black
- Amber Hills
- Corey Fernandez
- Apple Music
30 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Andy Schichter
Andy was super helpful! We worked until we got to the vision I had for the track.
Andy's a wonderful mixing engineer. This was my first time on SoundBetter and his work and introductory message stood out amongst others. He retained the sonic characteristics of the recording while elevating the whole mix. You can tell he loves what he does.
This was the second time I've worked with Andy in two weeks, and he's been incredible both times. He's prompt and communicative, and his work is top-notch. I can't recommend him enough!
Andy was fantastic to work with on my band's song. I was impressed with his communication right from the beginning. Everything was seamless. I will certainly be working with Andy in the future!
Andy was great to work with. He was super responsive, accepting of feedback, and the track came out absolutely great. I definitely recommend working with Andy.
Andy is great! He has a great ear and understanding for how everything fits into the mix. I really appreciate how he was super attentive to details, creative and making sure he didn't rush through things. I'm really happy with how this turned out and will be sure to use him for more songs in the future. I highly recommend Andy!
Andy is the bomb! Super patient and always prompt turnaround whether it be on replies or mix revisions. Thank you for the great work Andy!
I had a great experience with Andy at Park Sound Studio. Prompt replies (great communication) and easy to work with. Andy was committed in providing great service and friendly. Will surely do another project with Andy!
This was my first time working with him, but I can tell that Andy is already one of the most diligent, dedicated music professionals I’ve ever worked with. I had very specific ideas for a mix, and he not only basically nailed them on the first mix but also continued to go above and beyond with anything I asked him. He has a great ear and also just cares about music deeply, so I will definitely be working with him again.
Wonderful work, got me a mix well before deadline and offered plenty of time for revision. Great for indie/2000s rock stuff!
Working with Andy a second time was even more of a pleasure and a thrill than the first. He was once again very generous with his skills, which resulted in an incredible mix.
10/10 would definitely recommend Andy. Highly professional, highly skilled, very easy to work with, flexible, great communicator. His ear is incredibly well tuned, not only to the technical aspects of making a record but also to the musical details as well. He mixed 14 songs for our 6 piece band to an incredible standard. We are thrilled with our album and would certainly work with him again and recommend anyone do the same.
Andy's mix of my track is superb. In addition to being receptive to my ideas, he communicated every adjustment throughout the process in a meticulous manner. He was also exceptionally kind and generous, even giving advice and suggestions in regards to tracking vocals. There's no finer mixer than Andy!
I could not get my vocals to sit right in the mix. Andy not only showed me a better approach to mixing, his production sense and recommendations resulted in a mix where the individual performances now shine. I highly recommend and will use Andy again.
10/10 would recommend Andy as a producer, mixing, and sound engineer. He is highly skilled and creative and is very good at working with artists to support them in realizing their vision. Incredibly professional, attentive, and an excellent communicator. I have worked with him several times and have always been blown away by his work.
LOVE working with Andy and the results we've produced. He's a Swiss Army knife in the studio--excellent creative collaborator, producer, engineer, and person, who really cares about serving my music and my vision. It's a pleasure working with him, and watching him work the console. We've now done multiple projects together, and he's easily my first choice in the area. The songs always end up better than I imagined.
Working with Andy was an absolute pleasure. Every session was relaxed yet focussed which lead to great music through an enjoyable studio experience. I look forward to working with Andy again in the future.
Working with Andy is always great. He’s fantastic at what he does, never makes me feel rushed, and is super open minded to any and all ideas. I recorded and produced my whole album with him and am so happy with how it turned out. Can’t wait to get back in the studio with Andy this fall!
Someone give this guy a Grammy. Andy’s client centric approach is unmatched. He’s so easy to work with and you’ll be glad you did!
It has been a pleasure working with Andy at Park Sound, overall great experience!
He is very professional, organized and detail oriented. Has great ears for mixing, I couldn’t have completed this project with out him!
Interview with Andy Schichter
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to put the care into the project as if it were that of my own band. I care about the details and the sonic imprint my work can have on a song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the challenge that each project presents. Whether that's hunting for a specific sound, overcoming obstacles, or navigating band dynamics.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I always have several recording and mixing projects on the go. In fall 2022, I will be starting production on new albums for Trust this Mechanism and Davis & James; singles by Anna Katarina, Alic Ward, & Tristan.; mixing and LP for King Raam.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Dan Ponich (engineer) and Lonny Eagleton (guitar).
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. The sound of analog and the flexibility and potential of digital. Ultimately it's the engineer and the know-how to use the tools that create the sonic imprint.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing can fix a poorly recorded source.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your tastes.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really is different for every client and the type of project I'm asked to work on. Regardless, it's important to get to know the artist beforehand and discover your working relationship. I love listening to reference songs and get in the musical mindset of the artist.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers such as Shawn Everett, Tucker Martine, Jacquire King, Phil Ek, and Jonathan Wilson are some of my biggest inspirations to the way I make records. All these producers are not afraid to think outside the box.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly work with clients start to finish on a project. If it's a solo singer-songwriter, we'll first discuss the instrumentation and direction, then decide on the session players needed and proceed with pre-production. This can be anything from attending band rehearsals, working on demos or diving right in. On SoundBetter, I really only have booked mixing projects through this site, which have been some of the most fun and rewarding projects I have worked on. Every song and album really is a different scope, and I like to cater to clients needs.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your goal for this project? Who were these songs influenced by? How does this track make you feel? How do you want others to feel? Do you picture your music in any specific movies or TV shows? Or associate your music to other visual imagery?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I co-own a studio called Park Sound Studio, located in North Vancouver, BC. Feel free to browse the studio's website for the complete gear selection. In the control room, I run Pro Tools and mix and record with a variety of instruments, outboard gear and virtual plugins. Some of my favourites includes those from Universal Audio, Plugin Alliance, Fabfilter. oeksound Soothe2, Abberant SketchCassette II, Kazrog True Iron usually make their way onto every mix as well.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to Fanshawe College for Music Industry Arts. From there I worked out of a studio in Toronto and got a hold of Tucker Martine in Porltand whom I assisted on various projects. I fell in love with the west coast and set up shop in Vancouver where I freelanced out of various studios around town before opening up Park Sound Studio in May 2017.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love working with organic instrumentation. Anything with an alternative, indie or folk flair to it.