by Dave Gould
Buying your first musical instrument is a big move. Deciding to go to university is also a big move. How about making the decision to leave a secure job in order to pursue a dream that you knew deep down could come true? That's the big move that Perry Williams made five years ago.
Perry was an Eastern School Board music/band and computer teacher for 10 years when he walked into the office and gave his resignation. He had decided while dining at Cedar's, peering at a computer magazine, that he was going to open a recording studio. Perry knew that virtually all the audio recording being done in PEI could be handled by only one or two studios. That is why he was going to open a total production multi-media facility that would be flexible enough to produce up-to-date product utilizing the latest technology.
Over the next few months Perry put his Masters in Music/Midi to work, researched and ordered his new gear. He moved to St. Catherine's road where he built his house and, not long after, his 1000 square foot studio building. Nestled quaintly in the woods, this two story building houses all the technology that helps Perry accomplish what he set out to do. Perry is product-oriented and feels that his end product stands up to today's ever-changing commercial standards whether the product be radio jingles, television commercials or interactive CDR promotional packages. He is planning to work on a television series with Doug Millington called The Practising Musician. It will be an educational format that they are also planning to netcast on the internet.
Perry is constantly updating his gear to stay on the competitive edge. He will soon be completing his video editing suite where he will have the capacity to digitally edit and master projects of almost any size. Combined with all of his other services, this makes Perry's studio a place where anything is possible. So if you are planning a big move of your own, Perry knows big moves.
Technical Stuff Format: Direct to disc / Digidisign 882 (8 tracks simultaneous) Board: Yamaha Pro Mix 01 / Mackie 1402 (pre-amp and sub-mix) Monitors: JBL 4206 Amps: Bryston 2B Processing: SPX 900 Microphones: AKG C3000, Audix, Sure Software: Logic Audio by EMAGIC Video: Sony Betacam SP (broadcast quality) / JVC SVHS Dimensions: Sound Room 19' by 12' by 11' high
Non-Technical Stuff No Smoking 20 minutes to Charlottetown Beautiful surroundings on a wooded country road There is soon to be a Washroom and Coffee Bar Language: English Rates: Rates are by project. (ie. CD recording including pre and post production apx. $2500) Interactive CD programming begins at $1000
Services Full media (CD, Interactive CD, Video) Pre and Post production (recording and mastering) Jingle writing and production Instrumentation Engineering and Production
Discography Jeffrey Twins-Scotland to Ireland (fiddles); Allan Keoughan-Rural PEI (folk/country); Rik Barron-Make Hay While The Sun Shines (children's )(ECMA2000 Winner); Jive Kings-Spoon For A Knife (swing band) (ECMA2000 Winner)
Post Production for the following: Jericho Road (bluegrass) (ECMA 2000 nominee); Este Mundo (instrumental) (ECMA 1999 Winner); Jamie MacKay and the Great Beyond (gospel/rock) (ECMA 2000 nominee)
T.V. and Radio Clients Island Home Hardware, Sobers' Music, Island Radio, Vogue Optical
Interactive CDR Clients Nils Ling, Drill Queens, Government of PEI
In last month's profile of Baobab Studios in Mont-Carmel we mistakenly omitted the following information. Apologies-editor.
Technical Stuff Format: Digital 24 Track Direct to Hard Disc; Event Electronic's Layla by Echo Board: 24 Channel Behringer MX 9000 Monitors: JBL 4311 Control Amplification: Marantz Processing: All digitally processed on computer by software; Selection of rack processors for monitoring Microphones: Beyer, AKG, Sure (adequate selection)(more to come) Rates: $30.00 per hour (Engineer and studio) Dimensions: Main room=16'x19' 16' ceiling
Discography Acadian Compilation (Anastasia DesRoches, Gary Gallant, Jacques Arsenault, Angi Arsenault, Angel Hache-Rix, Jeanita Bernard, Melorythme, Jacinta Henry); Angele Arsenault; CIFTA French Oral Computer Program Audio; Shovelhead
Non-Technical Stuff Kitchenette Washroom (with shower) Cottage Accommodations at special rates available nearby Smoking Permitted (smoke free available) Languages: French/English