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Jon Martin
Chief engineer & mastering engineer
Working in most contemporary genres, Jon specializes in rock, experimental, folk, Americana, and indie, and recently trained with multiple-Grammy award winning engineer Micheal Brauer (My Morning Jacket, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones). In addition to mixing and production work, he provides audio mastering services and has worked on a variety of projects from contemporary albums and EPs to film soundtracks.

Jon employs a hybrid analog/digital workflow using a combination of top-flight outboard equipment and the best of modern digital processing. Taking advantage of the best aspects of both formats, he crafts competitive, dynamic, and compelling audio productions.

When not producing music for others, Jon writes and performs with his band The New Weather Machine. Recently completing his Master of Music degree (BMus '13, MMus '17), his research examines the relationship between timbre and the elicitation of emotion. He is inspired by travel, early 20th century Russian literature, new sound potential, and innovative creative processes.

Recent projects include work with 2014 and 2015 CKXU Presents: Love and Records Live compilation, Danny Dyck, Doug Hoyer, Atomicos, The New Weather Machine, Brenna Lowrie, Queen of the Worms, In Cahoots, Max Hopkins, Vanden Dool, and Shaela Miller.

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Clayton Smith
Engineer
Clayton’s had a unwavering drive for music for the last 14 years, diving head first into the recording deep-end in 2012. Being one who thrives on challenges and a (un)healthy dose of self-antagonism, Clayton strives to occupy most of his time with his passions and artful activities. He’s played in multiple, and a diverse array of, bands throughout his 10 years of living in Lethbridge, and has an informed background in music history. He’s currently playing with Open Channels, A. Trozzo & The Electric Few, Brenna Lowrie, The Dearly Departed, and Queen of the Worms. Highlights from the last few years include Treeline & Shaela Miller, The Record Holder, and the Palmers, and as recently toured with Michael Rault and the Renny Wilson Punk Explosion. He works in the Arts in Southern Alberta, and is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Sociology.

Recent Projects: Advertisement (Self Titled), Open Channels (TBA), Sparkleblood, Cope, and Brenna Lowrie (Sleeptalker).