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WELCOME


WELCOMETO SOULSOUND

a full service studio run by Orion Paradis, providing high
quality production, tracking, mixing and mastering services in person and online.

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WELCOME


WELCOMETO SOULSOUND

a full service studio run by Orion Paradis, providing high
quality production, tracking, mixing and mastering services in person and online.

 

CURRENT FAVE CLIENT VIDEOS

The Dead South - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company (Recorded & Mixed at SoulSound - Over 50 Million Views on Youtube):

 

Megan Nash - Bad Poetry (Recorded & Mixed At SoulSound - Lead Single off Seeker - Sask Music #1 Album of the Year 2017)

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MIXING


MIXING

HAVING YOUR SONG WELL-MIXED IS THE MOST CRITICAL STEP IN
COMMUNICATING YOUR ARTISTIC VISION TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD. 
THE MIX IS WHERE THE STORY OF THE SONG IS CONVEYED, MAXIMIZING EMOTIONAL IMPACT AND DIRECTING THE LISTENER’S ATTENTION, FROM THE OPENING CHORDS TO THE CLIMAX.

MIXING


MIXING

HAVING YOUR SONG WELL-MIXED IS THE MOST CRITICAL STEP IN
COMMUNICATING YOUR ARTISTIC VISION TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD. 
THE MIX IS WHERE THE STORY OF THE SONG IS CONVEYED, MAXIMIZING EMOTIONAL IMPACT AND DIRECTING THE LISTENER’S ATTENTION, FROM THE OPENING CHORDS TO THE CLIMAX.

IN SESSION AT SOULSOUND:

AT SOULSOUND, WE combinE the best of the analog & digital worlds. This brings thOSE PASSIONATE TOnes associated with classic albums, while allowing for the precision and recall-ability of the digital realm.

We will select the best of the tube, transformer and transistor tones to bring the soul forward,
and amplify this using the latest DSP, utilizing strength-on-strength, to deliver a fully realized mix.

Selected SOULSOUND MIXES

MiXING RATES

$199 Quick & Impactful Mix 

  • Average of 6-8 hours devoted to the mix
  • 2 revisions per mix
  • Focused more on energy & impact, less on subtle details
  • Studio sound quality, live performance feel
  • More digital processing, as it is faster  working method then analog

I approach a quick mix more like a live sound gig, where the energy needs to hit immediately, and convey the song in a professional sounding manner. I will do more of the work in the digital realm (as using plugins is quicker then bouncing through my analog gear). The focus is on energy and impact - the fine details are less of a focal point, and the mix is more about just having a great sounding version of the song, similar to what you might hear at a high level live show.

$349 Focused & Detailed Mix

  • Average of 10-14 hours devoted to the mix
  • 5 revisions per mix
  • Main elements bounced through appropriate analog gear to add tone and emotion
  • Mix automated in the digital realm, focusing on fine details and mix momentum/development
  • Time given to exploring options for making the track come alive

The process is much the same as the full “Extended & Detailed Mix”, using analog gear for just the main elements. I move quicker when making decisions with less revisions. This is a great option for an artist on a budget, that wants to maximize their funds, while still having a fully automated and engaging mix.

$499 Extended
& Detailed Mix

  • Average of 15-20 hours devoted to the mix
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Each element is bounced through appropriate analog gear to add tone and emotion
  • Mix automated in the digital realm, detail-focused with mix momentum/development
  • Focus on “special moments” customized to your song to make your mix unique
  • Time allowed to reflect on the mix and making adjustments

I begin by bouncing each element of the track out through the appropriate analog gear - maybe some tubes on the bass, or a little warm Neve tone, a subtle tape delay on the vocals, and some vibe-y compression to make the drums pop.

Elements are then moved into the digital realm for flourishes and fine detail.  I also pay special attention to coming up with custom moments that make your mix unique and magical. Once a mix is complete, I review and revise with each artist to ensure that you are loving it!

(Above rates are for artist funded projects - Grant / Label funded projects = $50 Hourly rate for tracking, editing & mixing)

Please Note - All packages include basic editing as needed. Additional fees will be added for extended fixes.

“Orion Paradis, you did a bang up job!  Cleaned up a lot of the frequency content that was bugging me and just rounded out the sound really nice. Definitely has your SOULSOUND sonic stamp. I love it!"    - DAVID ROMAN
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MASTERING


MASTERING
MASTERING IS A CRITICAL FINAL STEP IN PRESENTING YOUR WORK.
JUST AS THE MIX TELLS THE STORY OF THE SONG,
THE MASTER FRAMES IT FOR PRESENTATION TO THE WORLD.
FROM ENHANCING TWEAKS IN SONIC CHARACTER, TO TRANSLATION ON A WIDE RANGE OF PLAYBACK SYSTEMS, MASTERING IS THE FINAL WORD IN HOW YOUR MUSIC WILL BE HEARD.

MASTERING


MASTERING
MASTERING IS A CRITICAL FINAL STEP IN PRESENTING YOUR WORK.
JUST AS THE MIX TELLS THE STORY OF THE SONG,
THE MASTER FRAMES IT FOR PRESENTATION TO THE WORLD.
FROM ENHANCING TWEAKS IN SONIC CHARACTER, TO TRANSLATION ON A WIDE RANGE OF PLAYBACK SYSTEMS, MASTERING IS THE FINAL WORD IN HOW YOUR MUSIC WILL BE HEARD.

selected SOULSOUND MASTERING

At SoulSound WE master hybrid, with a combination of high end analog & digital, to bring you the best of both worlds - analog tone & digital compatibility with a wide range of playback situations, including, CD, Vinyl, Flac, AAC, MP3 and many brands of streaming.

Stereo Mastering

$50 Per Song
$10 Per Alternate Print (Instrumental, Clean, etc.)

Traditional Mastering - you provide stereo mixes, we provide high quality master files.

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Stem Mastering

$100 Per Song
$10 Per Alternate Print (Instrumental, Clean, etc.)

A more recent form of mastering come about due to artists working in home studios without the benefit of accurate high resolution monitoring. Maybe your mix is close, but you can’t quite nail the levels? Or perhaps it sounds balanced level-wise, but the cymbals are overly harsh? While these kind of issues can be dealt with to some degree in conventional stereo mastering, it is much easier when you have more control over the source - thus stem mastering. You send in the stems (or groups of instruments - i.e. drum, guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals, etc) and we do the master with more control.

TOUR THE STUDIO

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TRACKING


TRACKING

TRACKING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE RECORDING PROCESS.
A GREAT SOUNDING MIX BEGINS WITH GREAT MUSICIANS, BEING RECORDED WITH SKILL AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL. AT SOULSOUND WE COMBINE MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH CLASSIC STUDIO-PROVEN TECHNIQUES, TO GET THE RIGHT SOUND FROM THE GET GO.

TRACKING


TRACKING

TRACKING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE RECORDING PROCESS.
A GREAT SOUNDING MIX BEGINS WITH GREAT MUSICIANS, BEING RECORDED WITH SKILL AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL. AT SOULSOUND WE COMBINE MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH CLASSIC STUDIO-PROVEN TECHNIQUES, TO GET THE RIGHT SOUND FROM THE GET GO.

VIDEO OF TRACKING SESSION AT SOULSOUND - Kacy & Clayton - Roll On Babe

Selected TRACKING

At SoulSound WE believe in tracking as many people in the group together at once as possible, to capture the vibe and interaction which occurs between players. This feels very natural for most bands, as it is naturally how you perform live and rehearse/jam. Of course WE also can work in the track-by-track overdub style, and adapt as needed by song and situation.

A cost effective and sonically-smart way to take advantage of SOULSOUND’s years of experience and high end tracking gear is to track large elements like drums in the studio, then return to your home studio to record at your own pace.

$45 per hour (Indie)
$50 per hour (Funded)

SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE CLIENT ALBUM ART:

ABOUT ME

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Orion Paradis is a Saskatchewan based music producer who works out of his SoulSound  recording studio - As a producer / engineer, Orion is very active in Regina's local community of bands, recording with acts such as The Library Voices, Megan Nash, The Dead South, Ava Wild, Etienne Fletcher, Wolf Willow, Belle Plaine, Kacy & Clayton, Brodie Mohninger, The Extroverts, Beach Body & The Spationauts. For many of these projects, SoulSound has acted as a hub of inter-band collaboration, helping to develop a sound & scene unique to Saskatchewan. 

The common thread when working with these diverse artists is an intentional process - to begin with an authentic tone and work up from there – from remaining starkly honest, all the way through to highly produced, as needed to maximize the musical impact.

From producing bands, to performing heavily remixed DJ sets, to production work for dance and theatre companies, Orion navigates a wide swath of musical exploration.

Some career highlights in production and engineering include:

2017 - Sask Music #1 Album 2017 - Megan Nash - Seeker

2017 - Youtube Viral - 50 Million Views - The Dead South "In Hell I'll Be In Good Company"

2016 - Nominated Recording of the Year - WCMA - Library Voices - Lovish

2013 - CBC #1 National Song of the Summer - Indigo Joseph "Others"

2009 - Nominated Independent Album of the Year - WCMA - Library Voices - Hunting Ghosts EP