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.

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    Dealing with Past Mistakes

    I was chatting with a producer friend of mine recently, and he mentioned that he was currently contacting some record labels he had released with in the past to ask them to remove his music from digital stores. I didn’t get why he would ask for such......

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    Should I Remix for Free?

    If you’ve been hanging out on SoundCloud, uploading some of your music productions, commenting on other artists’ tracks, and exchanging a few words here and there, you may have been invited to collaborate at some point. If you haven’t invested much time in networking on SoundCloud, you’re really missing......

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    Deconstructing A Reference Track

    Note: This article is partly related to the Non-Linear Music Production technique explained in my previous post. It offers a complementary method for finding inspiration in your workflow. Now that you’ve been exposed to my non-linear approach to music production, you know that the early stages of production......

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    Non-linear Music Production

    One of my goals is to help people be more productive and finish more tracks. I’ve learned that for many people out there, getting a project done can seem overwhelming. Many will never complete them, because the sole thought of finishing it to perfection stalls the......

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    When Do You Know A Track Is Finished?

    Are you one of those perfectionists that has a hard time finishing a project because they feel there’s always one more detail that needs fixing? I’ve published a few posts with tips on how to finish tracks, but maybe you’re still spending countless hours on minor tweaks. You’re not alone. I’ve......

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    Where to Get Fresh New Ideas for Tracks

    One of the questions I used to get the most from my students was how to come up with new ideas when making music. Unlike with jazz or rock, the options for creating electronic sounds are limitless, and so the range of electronic music genres and sub-genres is vast. Because of this,......

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.

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In Mastering
David Gtronic and Chad Andrew: Simulations EP
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In Mastering
Shcaa: Camera Obscura EP
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In Mastering
Stefan Dichev: Rumors EP
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In Mastering / Mixdown
EEBB: Spiruline EP
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In Mastering
Mr. Deka & Alessio Viggiano: Theatrum Orbis EP
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In Mastering
V/A: Grand Salon
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In Mastering / Mixdown / Production
Isaac Prieto: Sigue Soñando EP
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Bare & Kind: Angoor

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