Husband and Father in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
"Traditional pre-production and recording/mixing disciplines, combined with current technology, helps to merge the best studio techniques from the past and present."
This sums up the approach of Vancouver-based studio engineer Delwyn Brooks, which has continued to make him an invaluable studio resource for over 25 years.
In 1986, Delwyn started at the notable Little Mountain Sound Studios Vancouver; breeding ground for many of the biggest acts, as well as producers/engineers/technical team Bob Rock, Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Coverdale-Page), the late Bruce Fairbairn (Cranberries, Chicago, INXS, Van Halen) and the late John Vrtacic, and Ron Obvious; ‘Technical Directors’ for Little Mountain Sound, The Warehouse, & Armoury Studios. Within Little Mountain’s regimented culture, he singles out Fairbairn and Fraser as key influences, recalling, "they would insist that as second engineers, we take meticulous notes and track every detail to help stay organized, on schedule, and under budget.
As Delwyn's studio expertise deepened he moved into the specialized field of mixing, while his skills as a recording engineer and co-producer continued to be an asset.
Working out of various international studios such as Little Mountain Sound Canada, Abby Road London UK, Criteria Studios Florida USA, Blackbird and Oceanway Studios Nashville USA, Delwyn has gained invaluable experience, and when required has employed local studios The Warehouse, and The Armoury, as well as his personal mixing room where his clients have stated they feel the most at home.
Modern recording technology has encouraged a 'Do It Yourself' approach for many artists, but calling in a professional can pay huge dividends resulting in a project going from good to great.
Delwyn and his wife Julie live in British Columbia Canada, and while his passion for the recording/mixing process burns bright, he continues to prioritize his commitments to his family, requiring the consultation of a personal mentor & business development coach into uncharted phases of life.
Corporal (Retired) Delwyn C. Brooks (“Del”), proudly served in the Department of National Defence; Canadian Armed Forces; Infantry Reserves, Royal Westminster Regiment, for 8 years from 12 August 2010 - 7 August 2018 in a variety of conventional training, with duty in locations; New Westminster B.C., Aldergrove B.C., Chilliwack B.C., Williams Lake B.C. (Chilcotin), Fort Lewis Washington USA (JBLM).