Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop
Willymac Productions

Willymac Productions

Willymac Productions is a full range audio production company that produces CDs, radio programs and music for film and television. The core activity currently is the production of albums primarily in the folk/roots genre but also venturing into the worlds of pop and jazz. To date I have produced over seventy albums and without hesitation I can say every one represents a new learning experience.

My production experience started at CBC Radio where I spent 16 years as a music and program producer. While at CBC I recorded literally hundreds of sessions both "live" and in studio with a huge variety of musicians representing most styles imaginable. As well as music I produced programs such as The Entertainers and Six days On The Road. To say that working at CBC Radio gave me a grounding in production would be a gross understatement. It was more like doing post-graduate work in recording and production.

Album production seems like a pretty mysterious process to many. Far too often there is too much emphasis put on "the producer" and what he or she may bring to bear on the overall sound and success of a CD. Some producers are sought after for their "sound" and indeed some producers apply the same sonic characteristics to any number of artists that they work with.

I feel that the artist's inner voice and the song are the most important elements to capture in recording. This may translate to working with a full band or simply recording the singer with a solo acoustic guitar. In my experience whatever works best to communicate the lyric and emotion of the song will work to connect the artist with the listener. In the end it seems to me that is why we perform music in the first place.

I'd be happy to discuss any of the above as well as the mechanics of getting a CD produced and recorded. Just send me an email.

Bill Garrett
bill@willymacproductions.ca

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"I feel that the artist's inner voice and the song are the most important elements to capture in recording. "

Bill Garrett