Meanwhile, he was playing drums and performing back vocals in a rock band called DelsonDrive. The band became well known in Quebec and started touring across Canada and playing in events such as the Vans Warped Tour and Taste of Chaos. DelsonDrive had the opportunity to open for international artist such as 30 Seconds to Mars, The Used, Soasin and Hedley. One thing leading to another, after an enriching journey of six years, the band members finally parted ways and Luc decided to focus on his own career as a producer and mixer.
In 2010, Luc was invited by his mentor, David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, All Time Low) to his House of Loud studio located in New Jersey. Luc was given the opportunity to spend some time with David and to learn quite a few tricks. To this day, a lot of Luc’s work has been heard on major radio stations as well as Much Music, MTV and VH1. In 2011, Simple Plan’s lead guitarist Jeff Stinco gave a great opportunity to Luc by asking him to make a pop remix of their hit song “Jet Lag”. In 2012, Luc was asked by Marie-Mai to mix a new version of her single “Je Cours” to be released in France on Warmer Music France.
PRODUCING & RECORDING
Working with a producer is like having your own architect and team to create the plan of your dream house and built it. You, as a band or solo artist, bring the puzzle pieces and my role as a producer is to make them fit together nicely in a way that each aspects and details of your songs will shine. In other word, I will bring your song to a whole new level. This can be done by tweaking a vocal melody, improving your lyrics or fixing the structure of your song or even rewriting some parts of the song.
Sometimes bands and artists get lost in details that don’t matter to the audience and they lose sight of the big picture and what is really important. People love music they can relate and connect to. Some people might like a song because of a catchy theme lead guitar, because of the lyrics, because of the production, etc. I’m here for you to make your songs work and bring an enhanced vision of your initial idea to tape and find what will make your songs stand out of the others.
Mixing is the process which brings out the best elements in a song. My philosophy as a mixer is to bring to life your recorded material and create the exact sound you have in mind. The importance of a good mix is crucial. A bad mix can turn a great song into an unlistenable cacophony, leaving certain key elements buried.
On the other hand, a good mix is what makes people listen to your song over and over again while discovering new details with every new listen. It also enhances the emotional impact of your recorded performance as well as consolidates your creative vision.
The mastering process allows you to perform final adjustments on your stereo mixdowns. Some adjustments are made to improve a particular song’s sonic quality. A good mastering will bring a new perspective to your song or album. When you are in the midst of recording your project, you will concentrate on one song at a time. The result is that your mixes will contain subtle differences: the peak levels will be different; the EQs for each song are different, the width, etc.
As a mastering engineer, I will look at the album as a whole, and try to bring unity. My goal is to achieve a consistent sound and to make it sound consistent on every listening system. I will also match the overall levels so that your mastered songs are as consistent and as “hot” as any major label releases.