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Douglas Romanow is a Toronto-based music producer, composer and owner of Fire Escape Recording. Highlights from his 17-year production career includetwo Juno nominations for Michael Pickett’s A Conversation with the Blues,an East Coast Music Award nomination for Erin Crosby’s Notice Me, and a Canadian Reggae Music Award for his work with the Sattalites.Douglas thrives in a diversity of musical genres, and has over 300 production credits to his name. His experience spans from pop projects (including When We Were Spies by Ann Vriend) to jazz recordings by the Valiant Thieves. He also reworked early demos for Canadian country legend Shania Twain. In summer 2008, Douglas produced an album for Calgary roots duo Laws of Attraction, his fourth Rawlco 10k20 project (which distributes production grants to select western Canadian artists). Currently, Douglas is producing music for rising country star, Erin Haley,  singer/songwriters Mary Simon, Marianne Girard and Meredith Jordan, as well as the Hamilton folk trio Isobelle Gunn.
Douglas Romanow is a Toronto-based music producer, composer and owner of Fire Escape Recording. Highlights from his 17-year production career include two Juno nominations for Michael Pickett’s A Conversation with the Blues, an East Coast Music Award nomination for Erin Crosby’s Notice Me, and a Canadian Reggae Music Award for his work with the Sattalites.
Douglas thrives in a diversity of musical genres, and has over 300 production credits to his name. His experience spans from pop projects (including When We Were Spies by Ann Vriend) to jazz recordings by the Valiant Thieves. He also reworked early demos for Canadian country legend Shania Twain. In summer 2008, Douglas produced an album for Calgary roots duo Laws of Attraction, his fourth Rawlco 10k20 project (which distributes production grants to select western Canadian artists). Currently, Douglas is producing music for rising country star, Erin Haley,  singer/songwriters Mary Simon, Marianne Girard and Meredith Jordan, as well as the Hamilton folk trio Isobelle Gunn.
Roots, passion and style
Douglas Romanow cut his teeth in the music industry by playing keyboards and writing for indie bands as a teenager. He developed skills as an arranger and programmer, and in his early twenties he was already taking the helm of recording projects. He produced recordings at Phase One Studies, Metalworks, Grant Avenue Studio, and Sounds Interchange.
Doug’s greatest talent lies in magnifying artists’ performances; he delivers the best representation of each artist he works with. His passion for songwriting is equaled only by his love for sonic landscapes, and he works tirelessly to integrate lyrics, arrangement, and setting. Douglas is known for his musicality, his clear and amiable leadership style, his strong communication skills and his dry sense of humour. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters.
Some of Douglas’ corporate clients include Nokia, Cineplex Odeon, Gypsy Audio and Muskoka Woods Resort. He is represented by Jake Gold at The Management Trust.
FAVOURITE RECORDING DEVICES:
Audities REDD 47 pre-amps, Distressors, Vintek Neves, API EQs
FAVOURITE SOFTWARE:
ProTools HD, Stylus RMX, Ableton Live
RECENTLY ADDED TO HIS IPOD:
Erin Haley, Beverly Mahood, Phillip Glass, Robin Guthrie, Kraftwerk
FAVOURITE MAGAZINES:
Tape Op, Future Sound, Wired
FAVOURITE INSTRUMENTS:
Hammond B3, Marxophone, Wurlitzer Elec Piano, Hartmann Neuron, Bellini Accordian
FILM/TV INSPIRATIONS:
Flight of the Conchords, 30 Rock, The Hours, Watchmen.
PERSONAL MOTTO:
“What is within your reach is not enough.”

Record Producer / Writer  Production Suite located at Noble Street Studios, Toronto, Canada.

Recording Engineer: Justin Bieber, Johnny Reid, Chantal Kreviazuk, Divine Brown, Wylie and Tyga.

Musical Director for the Canadian Country Music Awards (Gala Dinner and Industry Awards Shows).

Producer and Content Developer for Upcoming Talent including Midnight Shine, Tori Hathaway, Mike Butler, The Comedy, Aria Tesolin, The Trade-Offs, Cadence Grace, Chase Aden, Hunter Brothers, Mrs. Johnston, Cheryl Thibideau, Michelle Owen and Ann Chaplin.  Previous projects include Mr BennettThe Sattalites, Danny Brooks, Ann Vriend, Karen Andrew, Sora, James and Blackburn, Michelle Owen, Amy Towers, Mrs Johnston, Mike Shields, Wind May Do Damage, The Immigrants, Isobelle Gunn, Candelora, Nick Perreault, Erin Haley and Michael Pickett.

A&R for Canadian label ROAR Records  www.roarrecords.ca

Roster includes Midnight Shine   Tori Hathaway.

 

History

Douglas cut his teeth in the music industry in the 1980s by playing keyboards and writing for indie bands as a teenager. He developed skills as an arranger and programmer, and in his early twenties began taking over the helm of recording projects. He produced recordings at Phase One Studies, Metalworks, Grant Avenue Studio, and Sounds Interchange.

Doug’s greatest talent lies in magnifying artists’ performances, delivering the very best representation for each artist.   His passion for songwriting is equaled by his love for sonic landscapes, and he works tirelessly to integrate lyrics, arrangement, and setting. Douglas is known for his musicality, his clear and amiable leadership style, his strong communication skills and his dry sense of humour. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters.

 

FAVOURITE RECORDING DEVICES:
Audities REDD 47 pre-amps, Distressors, Vintek Neves, API EQs, Bricasti Reverb

FAVOURITE SOFTWARE:
ProTools HD, Stylus RMX, Melodyne

FAVOURITE MAGAZINES:
Tape Op, Future Sound, Wired

FAVOURITE INSTRUMENTS:
Hammond B3, Marxophone, Wurlitzer 200A, Hartmann Neuron, Bellini Accordian

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