For more than 12 years, we’ve had the privilege of working with ‘studio wizard’ and ‘recording aficionado’, Scott Lake. He is one of the most proficient and experienced engineer’s in the industry today. A true master of his craft, Scott is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to anything related to the world of music, sound, and audio engineering. We have worked with him on several recording projects and continue to be amazed by his expertise. It’s no wonder that we’re excited to welcome him back to Camp again! Not just because we’ll have yet another opportunity to see and work with him, but because everyone at Camp will have a chance to meet and work with him too. He will be heading up our ‘Studio’ and giving people a first hand experience of the whole recording process. It will be a rare and unique opportunity so we encourage all aspiring writers, arrangers, and musicians coming to Lakefield in July, to take full advantage of it while they can.
A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Scott began his recording career, as a teenager, recording local bands, and jazz artists. He attended Wilfrid Laurier University and received a degree in Psychology. While at Laurier, Scott was part of the stage crew of the Music Department – he forged solid engineering roots recording live concerts. He was a natural. Scott decided to return to school for Audio Engineering & Production. Subsequent to his graduation from the Harris Institute, Scott landed an internship at the famous Canadian studio Phase One. At Phase One Scott worked with artists such as Keith Richards, Moxy Fruvous, Aaron Carter, Big Sugar, Lori Yates, Thrust, and Maestro. After five years at Phase One, Scott decided to freelance and added artists such as Jesse Cook, Natalie MacMaster, Leahy, Big Sugar, Gregg Lawless, and Sarah Harmer to his growing “A” list of artists.
While continuing to freelance, Scott partnered up with Ziad Al-Hillal, and Ben Varadi to build a world class recording, mix and mastering house called ‘Subterranean Sound Studios’. Located in Toronto, it is Semi-Private and boasts high end gear like the Air Montserrat Neve Console that was once owned by George Martin. To learn more about this amazing studio, visit https://www.facebook.com/subterraneansound/. At ‘Subterranean’, Scott had the pleasure of working with artists such as Mr. Something Something, Jory Nash, Katey Morley, Gregg LeRock (a.k.a. Gregg Lawless), Brian MacMillan, Elizabeth Shepherd, Ladies Of The Canyon, and Ian Thornley.
In addition to all of his freelance work, Scott is also the Head Mastering Engineer at Canada’s renowned, award winning Metalworks Recording Studios. A small sample of his mastering credits include K’naan, Joel Plaskett, Serena Ryder, The Arkells, Lights, Great Lake Swimmers, David Usher, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Sam Roberts, Jan Arden, Jesse Cook, Glass Tiger, Gowan, Finger Eleven, Danko Jones, Kim Mitchell, Keith Richards and Ron Wood, David Gogo, Tokyo Police Club, City and Colour, Cancer Bats, Comeback Kid, Bachman*Cummins, Downchild Blues Band and the list just keeps going on and on.
Having Scott with us to share his experience and expertise is a huge gift! We hope everyone at Camp has a chance to partake in this gift when they arrive in July!