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    The Science Behind Tracky Music

    I will always remember that day in 1989 when I went to the local record shop after school to see if they had received some rare techno records that had just been released. There were about 5 of us in town who were eager to get our hands on them,......

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    Spending Long Hours in the Studio

    Every now and then I’ll see people boasting in some online producers’ forum about how they spent 5 to 8 hours in the studio working on a song. The same thing sometimes goes for when I’m with fellow Ableton users, who will claim they have spent 3 days......

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    Riding the Grooves in Ableton

    Have you ever felt that your music’s rhythmic structure lacked a certain human touch? This seems to be the general consensus among producers, yet there is a simple solution to this hitch in the road. It’s caused by what I believe is the biggest drawback to producing music within......

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    Getting Lost in the Sea of Tracks

    Searching for music these days has become a real skill. I was in a few music stores recently browsing for new tracks for an upcoming DJ gig, and I realized just how counter-intuitive the experience had become — not only because music stores are, in general, a huge mess, but also because......

  • All artists struggle with procrastination. But if you've ever felt frustrated or blocked when you sit down to make music, this post's for you.

    Resistances and Procrastination

    I like to believe that creating music goes beyond simple clicking and assembling. The whole process of making music has always had, to me, a very deep feeling of inner exploration. It’s the same when it comes to listening. Apparently, music has this effect on about 60%......

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    Buses vs Groups in Ableton Live

    The word “bus” may sound foreign to many beginner- and intermediate-level music producers who were not raised during the good old days of analog mixing on consoles. But rest assured, readers: the term “bus,” in this case, does not refer to a 33,000-pound vehicle, but......



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.


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.


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.


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.



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
Fengda Carissa “Frank Smith’s Lover”
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Aiden “Folklore” (Temparc Music)
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VA “NIMMA001” (MiNIMMAl Movement)
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Maurice Giovannini “Musique EP” (Archipel)
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Yaroslav Lenzyak “BLESK EP”
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Sorin Milea “Mai Vadem Noi”
In Mastering / Mixdown
Bmind “Lotus In The Bog” LP (Archipel)
In Mastering
David Gtronic and Chad Andrew: Simulations EP

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