(& our Mission).
No matter the studio need Compact Audio can deliver the
professional quality sound that your project needs at a
price you can afford. All recording sessions
are managed in an efficient, effective
the spice of music and although we specialize in some
styles of music more than others, we are deeply passionate
about recording all styles of music. We're musicians
too and we know musicians often run on a tight budget that's why we are aggressively competitive with our
pricing, help with Factor applications and offer
financing where possible.
2nd best is never an option, we are constantly working
overtime to ensure we have the best gear and the latest,
bleeding edge production techniques.
Engineer Eddie Fisher and his assistants are highly
creative, open-minded, results driven and respond to
Soon you have your
ultimate recording in your hands, but then what?
when you win and Compact Audio will help you succeed
with our "best-in-the-business"
Associates & Services. Let us show
you what we can do for you.
From the infancy
of song writing to final master to the first tour or record
deal, we can help.
And Let's face it, many people
today have some kind of access to some kind of recording
"gear" and some like the idea of recording themselves or
have a friend record. One difference with our
we actually encourage people to do some work "at home".
Exercising some of the Demons out
before starting with us is not a bad idea, usually the more you
can bring us, the better! When you finally have as
many ideas down as possible, the big difference starts here, we
really know our stuff, we've been working on our chops for
years. We eat, breath & sleep tracking, editing,
mixing & mastering in the digital domain 24/7, not to
mention the art and producing of music! We will
take whatever you already have and send it to the
stratosphere. You know when you are
ready to take your product serious and too the next level.
would you want to represent you as your lawyer?
Behind the Board...
Until mid '95 Eddie Fisher
was a drummer by trade
playing and co-wrote with bands and artists such
as P.F Station - an all-original funk rock group (Now
known as the prominent JSB), Pulse - a full fledged Reggae
band, Trek Two - a local cover band, & Banafrica - an
African band with fellow musician Jamie Sparks. In mid '95 Eddie moved
to Colombia, South America to broaden his musical palette aggressively pursuing
drumming & song writing. He played, wrote, and recorded extensively
Solo and with many Latin pop-rock bands even opening concerts for world
renown artists. " What I aspired to in SA were peoples' ambition levels,
less talk and more action. A willingness to work
hard for weeks on end to make projects happen" . Eddie spent
over two years working in world class studios with a
number of talented song writers, producers, engineers & musicians many of
whom had previously studied in World Class studios in LA, New York and Miami.
Eddie has been fortunate to see some of industries' best
record & mix hit albums.
Several of the musicians
Eddie had worked and recorded with have since won Grammies
in US. "Starting as a studio drummer I
saw how projects were born, sold and finished in these record companies and
eventually I began selling songs to albums that I was already recording
drums on. After a couple of major recordings I had record companies
willing to employ me as an writer, producer & engineer for their artists."
Aside from dedicating his life to the art of recording &
Eddie has played drums & sang for
the past 6 years with Halifax-based bands such as JD
Clark (ECMA Nominee), Barnacle, Blueberry Grunt, JohnEddieCraig, Lana
Grant, Blue Bay & Merrymack. Eddie lends his diverse musical experiences to
other artist's projects selflessly, doing whatever it
takes to make both the project succeed and the client
happy. Eddie has been deeply involved in hard disk
computer based recording since '94, long long before it
became mainstream. Eddie was a product specialist
and taught classes on Cakewalk (now Sonar) for almost
three years in Colombia, SA. Eddie has also been a beta tester for
several audio products including Protools 6.4 & 6.9 and
well-known audio plugins. Eddie considers the art
of audio to be a life time learning experience.
Regardless of the amount of audio related work per he
does, he still studies several hours weekly to be sure
he is on the bleeding edge of skills for his craft.
In early 2005 Eddie was offered a teaching position at
an Arts recording program in Halifax. Eddie
specializes in almost
anything studio related from computer building, registry
tweaks, studio layout & construction to teaching mixing
John Longley - Assistant Engineer
One of the badest dudes in Halifax...
in the mid 1990’s John Longley began establishing
himself as one of the best new guitarists in his home of
the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Starting at the age
of seventeen John worked doing session work on guitar
and as engineer/producer on many projects. After working
with Engineer/Producer Glenn MacMullen (Arlibido, Kudzu,
60 Watt Vamp) at the now defunct Velvet Cactus Studios
periodically through the 1990’s, John honed his skills
for mixing, writing and producing great music ranging
from jazz and country all the way to metal and
progressive rock. From roughly 2003-2006 John lived and
worked in Toronto, ON working as a freelance live sound
engineer through major production companies such as
Westbury, AV/FX and Band World and recorded many
projects at his home studio where he further developed
as a mixing and mastering engineer. Performing and
writing himself with groups such as rock groups Seventh
Sign and 76A.M, ska/reggae group Green Leaf and now his
current Halifax alternative rock group
My Dog Ego, John, like
head engineer Eddie Fisher, comes at the recording
process from a musicians perspective, which means always
catering to the song and the integrity of the artist,
something he believes will always result in the best
Oct. 12th, 2006, from
Juan Carlos Coronado - One of the best up and coming guitar player as stated
by Guitar player magazine.
"Ed! I just wanted to let you know that the
tracks that you recorded for the album are amazing. I'm extremely happy with
your flawless performance and sound. You are simply the best drummer I've ever
worked with. I hope we can work together again in the future. See ya
soon bud! Juan".
Engineer for Linkin
Park, H.I.M. , DJ Kool, GWAR, Nothingface, Dog Fashion
Disco, Fu Manchu, Jawbox, Allman Brothers, Lyle Lovett, VH1,
and MTV regarding production recorded and produced at
April 2005, email response from
"Listened in the
car today. Good stuff and very well done. Not sure what
I'd be able to add to be honest. Production and
performances were pretty
much album quality"
"Hey man, These songs sound great. thanks for getting it
out to us so fast!
We can do this thing man if we apply ourselves.
God bless you and your family. Carlos"
March, 2003 - Email from Derek Roche c/o HUMAN regarding full length album recording.
"Lunchbox"!! Doc here just dropping a line to say thanks for everything you did for us on the album.
I'm sure you heard already that we received the ECMA for Rock Group/Artist of the year and I have no doubt that your skillz behind the board
helped us achieve this step in our career.
August 14, 2002 - Email from Blain Morris owner of Tonic Sounds regarding a recording.
Thanks as well for letting us be US, which can be hard to deal with sometimes, and also for making us laugh a bit which lightened the mood for our
first real full length recording. We'll see you when we crank out more tunes for our second album.
..... Let me know if you are interested
and I'll give some thought to rate if you can do it. Also if you
know of any players who can put out that disco vibe, let me know....for
that matter if you have any disco-y stuff that you would like to sell
and retain royalties to, or create new , let me know and I'll take
a listen. This is interesting cause I'm always looking for real
drums but I can't justify an entire studio session for it and you are
perfect because you're a kick ass drummer, an engineer and the kicker is
you actually are a computer wiz. Let me know if you have the time
and I'll call you.
Dec. 4th, 99 - Email From Jaime Sparks regarding a CD full of original & cover projects recorded.
Subject: Mix Master:
Just wanted to say the CD you gave me is top notch, no doubt! I
especially liked the Bob Marley tune, Livin La Vida Loca, the ones recorded at
Sonolux (I think that's the name of the studio, I don't have the paper near), also
track 16 &17.
Of course, I liked all the ones you played drums
on, as well as the ones you had a hand in writing & arranging (you're just one big
ball of talent!), but I was mainly listening for the mixes. You had good
presence, all frequencies well represented. Great levels too, loud,
but no distortion! It's no wonder you got the jobs at the studios.
Like I said in my message I left on your machine, If you've got some spare time soon, I
would love to record a song at your place. Let me know.
CA is registered with ECMAs.
regularly send off song writers & musicians "rights"
off to Socan
CA is in the process of being registered with MIANS
regularly send off applications to Factor.
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