Carl Andre (Full name: Carl Andre Petzelt) has worked with some of the finest musicians in Toronto, recorded major-label albums in New Orleans and Atlanta with GRAMMY award-winning producer Malcolm Burn, toured with Canadian icons RUSH as a Sampler programmer (commemorated on a gold record from Atlantic Records for Logic programming and Synthesizer programming on the Test For Echo LP), recorded dozens of records for Toronto indie artists and bands, and in club, theatre, and festival settings, recorded and mixed legendary artists and bands for Internet Broadcast and CD release.

 

While engineering and producing others, Carl honed his writing and arranging chops, releasing five albums as an integral member of Canadian indie acts including BETP5 (BETP5 released a highly collectible concept album about the Avrow Arrow which included a cutout paper model of the Avro Arrow in the Digipack), Husk, The Danolectros, and Camaro Canyon (Camaro Canyon found YouTube success through the soundtrack to the extreme sports indie film: Tea & Biscuits - A Very British Mountain Bike Film).

 

In 2015, Carl answered his own muse with an instrumental full-length Acid jazz release for Psychonavigation Records (Dublin).  The album titled Carl Andre, was acclaimed by The Scene Magazine as "cool for anything" and “motivating” while Weird Canada cited Carl Andre as an artist to watch out for.  The leadoff track was selected for a compilation CD by Custom Made Music (Virginia Beach, Virginia).

 

In 2018, Carl Andre released his first Electronic LP titled Gee Bee followed by a series of Electronic and World music EPs (2019/20).  Carl Andre's Electronic music delves deep into the music creation system that is Garageband 2.0 but made fresh again with Melodyne Studio 4.  Where his Electronic music is calculated and precise, Carl Andre's World music pieces are loose and natural sounding with performances on real instruments including the Berimbau, African Marimba, Djembe, Bass guitar, Classical guitar, and Electric guitars.

In addition to Carl Andre's releases, over one hundred recordings became available for licensing at Pond5 Music Licensing and selected tracks from Carl Andre's bands became available for licensing through Jamendo Music Licensing (Luxembourg).  Always searching for new innovative platforms, Carl Andre also uploaded a Husk album and a Danolectros EP to Resonate (innovative Blockchain music Cooperative based in Berlin).

 

With his experience mixing music from around the world, Carl Andre embodies a deep understanding of how music is meant to sound regardless of the genre.  Whether it is Jazz, Classical, Big band, Folk, Country, Blues, Rock or Electronic, Carl has done it, and done it well.  For over twenty-five years, Carl Andre has made a life for himself behind the scenes and on the front lines of the music industry, and, in that time, has always embraced the latest digital technologies and digital distribution channels. 

 

Memorable FOH Mixes: Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Rival Sons, Paul Williams, The Last Vegas, Sean Paul, Sass Jordan, Kyuss Lives, The Brains, Cheeta Chrome, Mark Lalama Trio, Monster Truck, Biblical, The Dirty Water, Die Mannequin, Brother Ali, Chris Murphy, Tommy Aldridge, Molly Johnson, Roman Clarke, The Swing Shift Big Band, David Krystal, Niagara NSO, Music In The Fields Emerging Artist Stage,  SOS Fest's Carnival Kingdom

Memorable Monitor Mixes: Olivia Newton-John, Tower Of Power, Jeremy Dutcher, Kim Mitchel Band, Honeymoon Suite, Lee Rocker, Ian Thomas, The Box, Dan Hill, Alkaline, Ding Dong, Mya, Allison Hinds,  Natalie MacMaster, Kerwin, Fally Ipupa, Eddy Kenzo & The Ghetto Kids, Okavango,  Afrofest, House Of Praise New Years Eve,  and Gord's Legacy

 

Memorable Broadcast Mix: House of Praise - Open Heavens (Gospel music celebration) live on New Year’s Eve at The International Centre


 

TRAINING AND AWARDS

 

  • SMAART Certification - McMaster University (sound measurement acoustical analysis real-time)

  • AVID SL6 training - The Performing Arts Centre of Ontario and IATSE (Training on the latest AVID live music mixing console)

  • Test For Echo Gold Sales Award - RUSH, Atlantic Records (commemorated for digital audio work on the Test For Echo record and subsequent tour)


 

WORK HISTORY

 

Sound Engineer

Freelance / IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees)

Nov 2014 – Present 

Toronto / Southern Ontario

FOH, Monitor, Patch., Broadcast Mix, System Tech


 

House Sound Engineer

Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret and Lounge

Jun 2010 – Nov 2014

Toronto, ON

NXNE, CMW, Indie Music week rated as “A” list venue during his tenure

 

Owner / Operator

Twang Recordings

Sep 2003 – Nov 2010

Toronto, ON

Twang Recordings was a recording facility built by Carl Andre in an unfinished basement of a large house in downtown Toronto.  Many indie bands and artists recorded (and released) full albums at the New Orleans styled studio.  All albums were recorded and mixed by Carl Andre.


 

Technical Adviser / Pro-Tools Editor / Mix Engineer / Musician / Composer

The Asylum / David Krystal Music

Dec 2000 – Dec 2008

Toronto, ON

A downtown Toronto state-of-the-art recording facility acoustically designed by Pilchner Schoustal International Inc., and electronically designed and procured by Carl Andre.  The Asylum, owned and led by David Krystal, specialized in advertising jingles but also did work for Television and Film.


 

Recording Engineer / Musician

Malcolm Burn

Dec 2000 – Dec 2001

New Orleans, Atlanta, New York

Recording engineer and musician for major label records produced by Malcolm Burn in New Orleans 9th Ward, Atlanta, and New York


 

Studio Technician, Programmer

Rush (Band)

Nov 1996 – Nov 2000

North America

Sampler programmer, Synth programmer, Logic Audio technician, Pro Tools editor, Home Studio Manager 


 

Product Specialist / Studio Manager  

Saved By Technology

Dec 1990 – Dec 1997

Toronto, ON

Product Specialist, Technical Support, Studio Manager


 

Musician - Bassist

The Feds / Under A Blood Red Sky

May 1988 – May 1989

Niagara, Toronto, Eastern Seaboard of Canada

Touring musician under management with Jeff Rogers and Swell Entertainment 


 

 

DISCORGAPHY

 

Albums that credit Carl Andre Petzelt as either Producer, Recording Engineer, Programmer, Editor, Musician or combinations thereof.

 

2020 - Carl Andre - Coast to Coast 

2020 - Carl Andre - After Party

 

2019 - Carl Andre - Déjà Vu

 

2018 - Carl Andre - Gee Bee 

 

2015 - Carl Andre - Offshoot

 

2012 - SG Sinnicks - The Last Irishman in Corktown 

 

2011 - The Delinquints - Punish The Wicked 

 

2010 - The Swallows (Glenn Milchem of Blue Rodeo) - Demystified

2010 - The Clusterbombs - Who's the Terrorist Now? 

2010 - The Danolectros - The Danolectros 

2010 - Camaro Canyon - Camaro Canyon

 

2009 - David Krystal - View From The Inside

 

2008 - SG Sinnicks - Red Meat and Blue 88’s 

2008 - Lysa Fina – Fairy Tale 

2008 - Lucian Thomas - All I Know 

 

2007 - Tartan Terrors - Christmas

2007 - SG Sinnicks - If you Don’t a Want the Genie...

 

2006 -The Mercenaries - Five Star Hotel

2006 - Tartan Terrors - Unpubbed

2006 - Tartan Terrors - Who's Your Paddy 

2006 - Amer Diab - There/After

2006 - The Sinisters - Terminal Volume

2006 - Lysa Fina - Pretty Things

2006 - Drunkula - The Caketaker

2006 - H2 - Grey Skies

2006 - Husk - Husk

 

2005 - The New Kings - Take Back The Streets

2005 - Ronley Teper - Cornered in The Alley

 

2004 - Tartan Terrors - Dressed to Kilt 

 

2003 - The Weights - Songs for Keith

2003 - BETP5 - Arrow Songs

 

2002 - Ruthanne Springle - Be 

 

2001 - Rocket Science - Foolscap

2000 - Neil Chapman - Hope In Hell

2000 - Solitudes  - Fountain Of Youth

2000 - Peter Smith - Yule Like This 

2000 - Tara MacLean - Passenger

2000 - Indigo Girls - Come on Social 

2000 - Addict w/Emmylou Harris - Come On Sun 

2000 - Geddy Lee - My Favourite Headache 

2000 - BETP5 -  Monster Running Wild

 

1999 - Plasma Blast - Plasma Blast

1999 - Bill Carpenter - Top of The Food Chain 

1999 - House of Cards - House of Cards

1999 - BETP5 - September 8th 1977

 

1998 - RUSH - Different Stages

 

1996 - RUSH - Test For Echo 

 

Other artists recorded by Carl Andre Petzelt include:

Garth Hudson, Emmylou Harris, Culture Reject, William New, The Jimmy Bowskill Band, The 3 Bears, Kelly & The Kellygirls, Jenny Allen, Kim Temple, Jarvis, Steven Morrison, Sweet Meat and The Big Love, Johnny Fay, Troy Sinister, B.B. Siege, Kyuss Lives, Rival Sons, and The Royal Crowns 


 

EQUIPMENT (Owner & Operator)

 

  • Pro Tools HDX Rig (value: $55,000)

Pro Tools Ultimate software bundle

Celemony Melodyne

MacBook Pro 16” 8 core with 64 GB RAM 

Thunderbolt 3 expansion chassis

AVID Analog 16 I/O

Aurora Sidecar state-of-the-art broadcast and tracking analog console

 

  • Pro Tools Lite Rig (value: $5,000)

Pro Tools 6.0 software with Amplitude, Autotune, Mooger Fooger, and Focusrite plugins

Apple G4 with 16 MB Ram

Sound Workshop 16x8 Analog mixer

 

  • Smaart Rig (value: $2,600)

HP Elitebook Intel i7

Smaart 8.0

Celemony Melodyne

Focusrite Scarlett Interface

 

  • Portable Rigs (value: $1,600)

Zoom H6

Allen & Heath Ice 16

 

  • Video Editing Suite (value: $1,700)

HP CPU, Windows 7

Adobe Premiere CS5

LINKS

 

Website:

https://www.soundslikecarl.com

 

YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/c/soundslikecarl

 

Pond5 Music Licensing:

https://www.pond5.com/artist/soundslikecarl#1/2064

 

Jamendo Music Licensing:

https://www.jamendo.com/playlist/500494617/available-on-jamendo-licensing

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