Siegfried Meier

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Siegfried Meier
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Background information
Born (1977-08-09) August 9, 1977 (age 41)
Origin Oberviechtach, Germany
Genres Rock, Pop Punk, Punk, Emo
Years active 1997 - Present
Labels Bright Side Records, E1 Music, Universal Music, RCA Records, Earache Records, Cleopatra Records, EMI Records, Sony / Artemis Records, Sonic Unyon, Engineer Records, Bullion Records, Fat Wreck Chords, Lightyear Entertainment, Ignifera Records,
Associated acts Curtis, Woods of Ypres, Steve Terreberry, Jared Dines, Trever Keith, DMX, Face To Face, Tom Araya, Johnny Araya, Thine Eyes Bleed, Kittie, Seconds To Go, Mike Tompkins, David Wilcox, Adam Wendler, Baptized In Blood, The World Over, Dayna Manning, The Salads, The Dunes, Craig Cardiff
Website siegfriedmeier.com

Siegfried Meier (born August 9, 1977) is a musician, record producer, and recording, mixing and mastering engineer. Meier is known for his work in the genres of rock, metal, pop, and punk, producing and engineering for groups such as Face to Face, Kittie, Sectorseven, and Baptized in Blood.[1] In 2013, Meier won a Juno award for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year producing and engineering Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light by Woods of Ypres.[2] Meier is the owner of Ontario-based recording studio, Beach Road Studios.[3]

Early Life[edit]

Born in Oberviechtach, Germany, Meier moved to Canada at a young age.[4] There, he began to develop an interest in music, specifically in recording his own songs.[4] In high school, Meier played in local bands and began collecting recording equipment in order to record their efforts.[5] In 1998, Meier pursued a degree in Audio Engineering. He attended the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology, where he also worked after his degree was completed as the school’s Pro Tools and Audio Production instructor.[6]

EMAC Recording Studios[edit]

Meier briefly worked in Los Angeles before returning to Ontario to work at EMAC Recording Studios.[7] He spent from 2000 to early 2004 engineering and mastering various albums for EMAC before returning to teach at OIART.[7]

In 2001 Meier engineered a session for Kittie's album Oracle at EMAC Studios.[8] He also engineered, mixed and mastered Sectorseven by Sectorseven in 2002. [9]

Beach Road Studios[edit]

In 2006, Meier began building his own studio, Beach Road, in Goderich.[4] This studio was crafted with the help of Lee While, an acoustics professor at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology[6] as well as Robbie McCowan of Chasing Mercury.[4] During this time, Meier continued to produce out of his own home. Albums such as Folkyo by Dayna Manning credit the facilities being used for recording the album as “Siegfried Meier’s House”.[10] Here, he also produced, engineered and mixed Baptized In Blood’s Baptized In Blood EP[11] as well as Article One’s AO.[12] Once Beach Road Studios was completed in late 2006, Meier migrated his production to the new facilities.

The control room at Beach Road Studios.

Work with Kittie[edit]

In 2009, Meier worked again with Kittie, this time producing as well as engineering at Beach Road Studios, on their album In The Black.[13] The album was well-received, reaching No. 18 on the Hard Rock Albums Billboard chart and No. 133 on the Top 200 Billboard chart.[14] Meier also produced and engineered Kittie’s 2011 album I’ve Failed You, which reached No. 10 on the Hard Rock Albums Billboard chart and No. 178 on the Top 200 Billboard chart.[citation needed] In 2011, Meier also produced, engineered and mixed Take It or Leave It: A Tribute to the Queens of Noise – The Runaways which featured Kittie on the song “Fantasies”.[15] In 2015, Kittie recorded a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” for A Salute to the Thin White Duke – The Songs of David Bowie which was produced, engineered and mixed by Meier.[16] Meier also worked with Kittie on the soundtrack for Saw VI in 2009, producing, engineering and mixing their song “Cut Throat”.[17]

Most recently, Meier produced, engineered, and mixed Kittie's Origins/Evolutions Live album in 2018.

Work with Woods of Ypres[edit]

In 2011, Meier worked with Woods of Ypres at Beach Road Studios to produce and engineer their album, Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light.[18] The tracks were sent to mix engineer John Fryer to be mixed. However, after the album was recorded lead singer Dave Gold was killed in a car accident, halting the release of the album until the following year.[19] The album was critically acclaimed, resulting in a nomination and win for the Juno Award for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year. [2]

Current Work[edit]

Meier continues to work out of Beach Road Studios, producing and mixing records as well as teaching classes on audio production.[20] He also builds and modifies audio equipment under the brand Beach Road Electronics.[5]

Meier's most recent project has been Face to Face's Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions), which he co-produced, mixed, and featured on. [21] The album reached No. 18 on Alternative Album Sales and No. 40 on Rock Album Sales on Billboard's charts.[citation needed]

Endorsements[edit]

Meier is endorsed by a variety of audio companies, including:

The tracking room at Beach Road Studios.

Curtis[edit]

Meier is also co-founder and member of the melodic rock and punk band, Curtis.[22] They have released various EPs and LPs over the years, namely Curtis in 1997, Thanks Stu in 1997,[23] Live in the Studio 2004 in 2004, and Full Circle and Rarities, Randoms and Lost Souls in 2013.[22] They are currently signed to Bright Side Records, and have been compared by Entertainment LA to groups such as Jawbreaker, Knapsack, and Sunny Day Real Estate.[22]

Discography[edit]

P = Producer

E = Engineer

M = Mixing

ME = Mastering Engineer

S = Songwriter

MU = Musician

*** = listed on http://www.siegfriedmeier.com/discography/

All non-starred albums listed on AllMusic.com

ARTIST PROJECT CREDITS RELEASE
Face to Face *** Hold Fast (Acoustic) Co-Produce / M / MU 2018
Jared Dines/Steve Terreberry/Sarah Longfield/Tyler Larson/Adam Neely/Trey Xavier *** Dread Machine P / E / M 2018
Thirty Helens *** Upcoming Full Length P / E / M 2018
The World Over *** Upcoming Full Length P / E / M 2018
Stranded In Nostalgia Forthcoming EP P / E / M / MU / S 2018
Common Oath *** Upcoming EP P / E / M 2018
Adam Wendler *** Upcoming EP P / E / M 2018
Kittie Origins/Evolutions (Live) P / E / M 2018
Delta Stone and The Wardogs *** Upcoming EP P / E / M 2018
Thrawsunblat *** T4 P / E / M 2018
The World Over *** Ventifact ME 2017
Brother Neil *** Away Avenue Away... ME 2017
The Bartops *** Paid In Applause P / E / M 2017
Hiroshima Hearts *** Reach Out ME 2017
The Blacklist Social *** Blackstone ME 2017
Charrlonmane Collective *** Water Under The Bridge P / E / M / MU 2017
KINK *** Shadowed Lands P / E / M / MU 2017
Sarah Menary *** Bad Idea P / E / M / MU 2017
KINK *** Fears P / E / M / MU 2017
Adam Wendler *** Never Go Unknown P / E / M / MU 2017
Ten Boy Summer *** Ten Boy Summer P / E / M 2017
EDDYEVVY *** I’m Glad You Were Born P / E / M 2017
b.d. Gottfried *** Through The Dog’s Eyes P / E / M / MU / S 2017
Anthems In Ashes *** Burn It Down P / E / M 2017
Howzat *** Luv Dust P / E / M 2017
Howl Said The Wolves *** Opprør P / E / M 2017
DMX *** We Gonna Tear Shit Up P / E / M / MU / S 2016
Artificial Dissemination *** Past.Present.Future. P / E / M 2016
Vistas *** Vistas EP P / E / M 2016
Sadukii *** Sadukii EP P / E / M 2016
KINK *** Hands P / E / M / MU 2016
Serena Rutledge *** Our Best Fight P / E / M / ME / MU / S 2016
The Ashgrove *** Time Goes By P / E / M 2016
A Ghost Named Joe *** Incorporeal P / E / M 2016
Horwood *** Art Is Time Travel P / E / M 2016
KINK *** Fine Lines Acoustic...literally... P / E / M 2016
The World Over *** Mountains P / E / M 2016
Mudmen *** Old Plaid Shirt ME 2016
Thirty Helens Vague Rants P / E / M 2015
Sound Glyphics Royal Blood P / E / M 2015
hHead Fempire – Squirtgun Records Compilation M 2015
b.d. Gottfried Motion Fever P / E / M / MU / S 2015
Thrawsunblat T3 Co-P / M / ME 2015
Painted Faces *** Projects P / E / M / ME 2015
Mr. Tasty Main Course P / E / M / ME / MU 2015
The Hoot & Yell Upcoming EP P / E / M / ME / MU
Kittie Space Oddity – David Bowie Tribute Album P / E / M / MU
Anthem For Today This Is Not The End P / E / M / ME / MU
Easy Does It Upcoming Full Length P / E / M / ME
Not Tonight & The Headaches Upcoming Full Length M / ME
Emerald Seas Upcoming EP P / E / M / ME
Artificial Dissemination Take Us To Your Leader P / E / M
Temple In The Sea Upcoming EP P / E / M / ME
Painted Faces Vinyl Signs P / E / M / ME
Serena Rutledge Upcoming EP P / E / M / ME / MU
Anthem For Today O Little Town of Bethlehem M / ME
The Jailer’s Daughter EP 2014 P / E / M / ME
The Ending To This Story Safe and Sound P / E / M / ME / MU
Mountain of Wolves Mountain of Wolves E / ME
The Feels Live at Beach Road P / E / M / ME
Stratos Upcoming Full Length ME
The Affair Remember To Forget P / E / M / ME / MU
The Disenders 2 Singles 2014 P / E / M
That Dirty Racket Upcoming EP ME
Carly Thomas Explode ME
Fun Fact Upcoming EP ME
Trevor James & TPG Huron P / E / M / ME
Mike Tompkins Sorry Not Sorry M
Howl Said The Wolves Without P / E / M / ME
Pile High Pile High P / E / M / ME / MU / S
Elastic The Disillusioning P / E / M / ME
The Painted Dogs Upcoming Full Length P / E / M / ME
Emerald Seas Obstacles P / E / M / ME / MU
Breaching Vista Your Calling P / E / M / ME / MU
Scotty James Run From You M
Stereo Sunrise EP 2014 P / E / M / ME
Halfway To Barstow EP 2014 P / E / M / ME
Gord Prior Single 2014 P / E / M / ME
Punishment 2 Singles P / E / M / ME
Stuck Out Here Getting Used To Feeling Like Shit P / E / M / ME
The Alcoholly’s Girls Night P / E / M / ME
Painted Faces The Drawing Board P / E / M / ME
Gag Order EP 2013 P / E / M / ME
Slouch EP 2013 P / E / M / ME
Gord Prior Sweet Corn Ahead P / E / M / ME
Terrified & Alive EP 2013 P / E / M / ME / MU
Curtis Full Circle P / E / M / MU / S
Curtis Rarities, Randoms & Lost Souls P / E / M / MU / S
Gord Prior AUM P / E / M / ME
The Affair Live at Beach Road EP P / E / M / ME
Steven Stunning 2 Singles P / E / M / ME
Baker Kane Single P / E / M / ME
The Wedding Party 2 Singles P / E /
Gypsy Chief Goliath New Machines of the Night ME
Besieged Victims Beyond All Help ME
Rep By Pop Harper = Nixon ME
Thrawsunblat Wanderer on The Continent of Saplings Co-P / M / ME
The Ending To This Story The Phoenix P / E / M / ME / MU
River City Ransom Live Recordings P / E / M / ME
The Alcoholly’s Flashback EP P / E / M / ME
The Disenders Broken Town P / E / M
The Light Division Fear and Fortune P / E / M
Halfway To Barstow EP 2013 P / E / M / ME
To Tell Only In Love E / M / ME
Bright Side Records Comp Vol. 1 P / E / M
Stacey Jamieson Full Length M / ME
Scotty James This Christmas P / E / M / MU
Ryan Mills The Drive P / E / M / ME
Woods of Ypres Grey Skies & Electric Light P / E
The Wedding Party Single P / E / M
Mouth EP 2013 P / E / M / ME
Motes and Oats Simple Things M / ME
My Life’s Monument The Architect P / E / M / ME
The Best Kept Secret EP P / E / M / ME
Deserter EP P / E / M / ME
Mallory Tomiuk EP P / E / M / ME
Chasing Mercury Forward In Reverse P / E / M / ME
Eagle & Child EP P / E / M / ME
This Time or Next Time What a Way To Say Goodbye P / E / M / ME / MU
Searching For Satellites EP P / E / M / ME
Repeller 2 Song EP P / E / M / ME
Remembering Apollo Niobe’s Tears P / E / M / ME
Credit Valley EP P / E / M / ME
Battle Mountain Band EP 2012 P / E
Chris Hart Rock & Roll Revelation M / ME
Wuud Nothing’s Worth Keeping M / ME
Terrified & Alive EP 2012 P E / M / ME / MU
Baker Kane Almost Everything P / E / M / ME
The Salads Music Every Day P / E
The Wedding Party Brothers EP P / E / M
Curtis Love Gun (Kiss Tribute) P / E / M / ME / MU
Kissin’ Time Canada’s Tribute To Kiss ME
Twelfth Night Overture Stratford Festival Theatre E / M / ME
Kittie I’ve Failed You P / E / M
Breaching Vista Vera City P / E / M / MU
Gord Prior These Are Killers P / E / M / ME
Craig Cardiff Safe Here M / ME
Scotty James Wanna Be Loved EP P / E / M / MU
Gord Prior Waiting In The Hall P / E / M / ME
Stuck Out Here Last Night, This Morning P / E / M / ME
Split The Skye The Return P / E / M
Bryce Jardine EP/Demos P / E / M / ME
Benefit of a Doubt The Storm P / E / M / MU
Flatland EP P / E / M / ME
Anatomist EP P / E / M / ME
1951 EP M / ME
All The Trendy Kids These Kids P / E / M / ME
Velvet Revolver f. Gord Prior Muthafucka E
Moondog Uproar Albatross P / E / M
The Dunes Let It Go (Limitless) P / E / M
Searching For Satellites EP 2010 P / E / M
Thine Eyes Bleed The Embers Rise P / E / M
Kittie Fantasies (Runaways Tribute) P / E / M
Surrounded by Water Oblivious P / E / M
Nick Harris I Was In A Band P / E / M / ME
Yours To Call EP P / E / M / ME
Solvi A Million Faces P / E / M
Escapes EP M / ME
Metro4 Full Length P / E
The Sunset Summer EP P / E / M / ME
Stagehands The Silent City P / E / M
Kittie Cut Throat (Diary of Wimpy Kid) P / E / M
Sector Seven The Hunt Club P / E / M / MU
The Soap Opera Coma The Rising Co$t of Living P / E / M / MU
Armour EP P / E / M
To Tell So Much More P / E / M / MU
The Disenders Hold On P / E / M
Radio Adelaide ...and on the Brighter Side Of P / E / M / MU
Kittie Cut Throat (Saw VI) P / E / M
The Dunes Subject To Change P / E / M / MU
The Light Division Oh So Close P / E / M / MU
Acacia Our Own P / E / M / ME
Dog Tooth Violet Dog Tooth Violet P / E / M
Kaffe Full Length P / E / M
The Bad Ideas Dirty Little Looks P / E / M / ME
Tyler Schwende Band Beautiful Catastrophe M
Life Like Rockets Life Like Rockets P / E / M / MU / ME
Ill Eagle Bridge P / E / M / ME
Baptized In Blood Gutterbound ME
Moondog Uproar Sunrise P / E / M
Wuud Resurrection Songs ME
Chris Hart The Magic Hour M / ME
Farewell To Freeway Only Time Will Tell E
The Vice EP P / E / M / MU
Kittie In The Black P / E
Breaching Vista Breaking The View P / E / M / MU
Benefit of a Doubt EP P / E / M / MU
Riverside Newspeak P / E / M / MU
Policies and Procedures EP P / E / M / ME
Timothy James Morrow Closure P / E / M / MU
Kaffe Toque de Rock M
Jon Bartel Found and Finding ME
Hijack Delta EP P / E / M / ME
Ryan Mills Start With (Seaweed Tribute) P / E / M
Awake and Dreaming It’s Always Midnight In Sin City M
To Tell The Sun Is Up & So Am I P / E / M / MU / ME
Thine Eyes Bleed Thine Eyes Bleed P / E
Bordertown Welcome To P / E / M / MU
The Synaesthetic Locomotive P / E / M
Teeter Demos/EP P / E / M / ME
Paris Burning EP P / E / M / MU / ME
Seconds To Go Mucho Respecto P / E / M / ME
Perry’s Faultline Thousand Trials P / E / M
Riverside Goodbye Broadway P / E / M / MU / ME
Planet4 My Vintage Future P / E / M / MU
Ryan Mills Deepest Blue P / E / M / MU
Chasing Mercury Midnight at the Ball P / E / M
The Synaesthetic Distractions P / E / M
Article One Article One P / E / M / MU
Seconds To Go Seconds To Go P / E / M
Dressed In Sunday’s Best And We’re Not Finished Yet P / E / M / ME
Dayna Manning Folkyo P / E / M / ME
Paul Kramer Sleeping Dogs Lie E / M / ME
Suzanne Frank First Flight E / M / ME
Machete Avenue The First Cuts P / E / M / MU / ME
Tyler Schwende Band EP ME
Scenario EP P / E / M / MU / ME
Prize Fighter EP M
The Soap Opera Coma We Came For The Blodd P / E / M / ME
Bordertown New Car Smell P / E / M / MU / ME
Baptized In Blood EP P / E / M / ME
Chasing Mercury EP P / E / M
Riverside EP P / E / M / MU / ME
Matthew Johnston EP P / E / M / MU / ME
Icewater Meltdown ME
Drive By Satellite Drive By Satellite SE
Adam McGill EP P / E / M / ME
Memory Bank Litany and Lethargy E / M
The Racket The Racket P / E / M / MU / ME
Promdate EP P / E / M / MU
Broken Glass Wings Stiletto Killers P / E / M / MU / ME
Capeside A Thousand Silent Voices P / E / M / ME / MU
Blue Skies at War You Pour The Gasoline, I’ll Light The Match P / E / M / MU
Kover Kover P / E / M / MU / ME
The Salads Eurotrip Soundtrack E / M / ME
Turn Off The Stars Everything Is Okay E / M
Sherry Sherry SE
Drawing Boxes Drawing Boxes PT Editing / Mix Assistant
Paris Burning EP P / E / M / MU / ME
The Breakup EP P / E / M / ME
Kottintrip Home P / E / M
Brian Sullivan Becoming E / MU
Holly McNarland Live at the Great Hall PT Editing / Assistant Engineer
Carly Thomas Distance Assistant Engineer
The Salads Fold A To B E / M / ME
The Last Supper Served E / M / ME
Tony Nother Stepping Out E / M / ME
The Pillowheads Society Has Murdered Me E / M / ME
The Ken Varley Trio Basically For You Assistant Engineer
Bobnoxious Bobnoxious M / ME
Jersey Generation Genocide E / PT Editing / Mix Assistant
Sector Seven Black Co-P / E / M / ME
Jackie Ungar One Step E / PT Editing / M / MU
Kittie Oracle Assistant Engineer
0.5 Peacemaker E / PT Editing
Clockwise Clockwise PT Editing / Assistant Engineer
Denise Pelley I’m Home PT Editing / Assistant Engineer
Sharon Costello August Light PT Editing / Assistant Engineer
Curtis Thanks Stu P / E / M / MU
Curtis Curtis P / E / M / MU

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