• finish your music productions

    Finishing Your Projects

    I want to tackle a huge, big-time topic of much discussion and effort among many music producers – finishing your projects. Like many of my friends, readers of this blog, and clients of mine, finishing your music is really important to you. Yet, we all......

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    Making and breaking genres in your music

    Friends and clients of mine who listen to a wide variety of music (often very different genres) have mentioned feeling a real struggle to come up with ideas once starting a new project in their DAW. After putting together a decent beat and melody or two......

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    Lego Blocks as Song Structures

    Have your productions become a bit predictable lately? To stand out as an artist/producer you have to create music that is unique. So much of electronic is structured around a repeating 4/4 pattern, which means it’s really important to create surprising sounds and unique arrangements......

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    Beats and Melodies

    One aspect of using the Non-Linear Music Production technique that I want to share with you involves two simple, and easy to follow tips with big benefits – we’re going to focus on just beats or melodies – this going to upgrade your productivity in the studio and it’s......

  • The Art of Keeping People on Their Toes

    You know when you discover music that breaks the mould, and you can’t stop listening to it? When there’s just something special about it that keeps you playing it on repeat? There are actually certain recipes for giving music its power, and a lot of it has to......

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    Using and Choosing an Alias

    Artist aliases have a colourful history that goes back centuries. Long before techno, stage names and pen names were common in music and literature especially, with artists often wanting to separate their public personas from their private identities. Voltaire (aka François-Marie Arouet) and Bob Dylan (born Zimmerman) both......

WHO IS PHEEK?

15 YEARS EXPERIENCE COACHING, CREATING & MASTERING MUSIC

My name is Jean-Patrice Rémillard, but most people know me as Pheek, my stage name for minimal techno that I have been using since 1997. I’ve been doing mastering since 2004, mainly for my own label (Archipel, 120 releases and counting) but also for many other labels. Check out my discography and, for reference, you can listen to the whole Archipel catalogue on Beatport.

I use a whole bunch of VST plugins and some hardware for my work. I’ve specialized in electronic music mastering, but I have also worked on hip hop, rock, acid jazz and pop.

I originally started out only offering a mastering service, but I soon found that I was helping my clients in a lot of other areas too.

Assistance
ARRANGEMENT & PRODUCTION

You’ve been working on a song and can’t really finish it? You’re stuck trying to make your music sound like the work of people you admire? You feel you need someone to look into what you’re doing and bring their magical touch to take it to the next level? If this sounds familiar, there’s no shame or harm in asking for help, especially from someone who will understand you and your projects. I can finish a song that is halfway done or almost finished and make it sound ready for prime time.

Learn
COACHING & MANAGEMENT

I’ve been teaching music production with Ableton for over 10 years, and I’ve mentored artists on my Archipel imprint since Day One. If you haven’t heard of my label, it has established itself as one of the flagship of Canada’s premier techno labels and, throughout the years, I’ve gathered enough contacts and experience to be very helpful in reaching your goals.

Professional
MIX DOWN & MASTERING

This is not simply a technique to make your work shine, it also involves intuition, artistic knowledge, being aware of trends and general understanding of what the artist wants. You may know what you’re doing but a second pair of ears will always pinpoint flaws and strengths. After running labels since 2002 and dealing with over 200 artists, while myself, releasing 20 albums, I’m really qualified to work with you in shaping your sound into what you want it to be.

EXAMPLES

SOME OF MY WORK

I’ve assembled a selection of some of the recent projects I have worked on. A variety of requirements and a mix of genres.

In Mastering / Mixdown
Stereo_IMG “TEK_001” (mix&master)
In Mastering
Machino & Kaizen – Mecanismo EP
In Mastering
Machino – Educación Positiva
In Mastering
Thomas A.S. – Second Moon EP
In Mastering
GLR023 Machino – Sin Fin EP (Glauben Rec)
Darem Aissa, Departure EP, Suleiman Records
In Mastering / Mixdown
Darem Aissa “Departure EP” (Suleiman Records)
In Mastering / Mixdown
Tadeo Catzin “Aftereado EP” (Suleiman Records)
In Mastering
G90V002

Sound Good? Want to sound better!? Great news… let’s create something amazing!