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Lucas McKinnon

Audio Engineer, Producer, Studio Owner

3810 Cobble Hill Rd, Cobble Hill B.C.


I am an artist: record producer, studio owner, photographer, writer, and multi-

instrumental musician. Since 2018, I have owned and operated my own recording studio,

Silverside Sound. Drums are my main instrument, with knowledge of guitar, bass, vocal,

and synthesizers to supplement my musical expressions. I have been involved in the

music industry professionally since 2016.



Owner / Operator, Silverside Sound Recording Studio — 2018–Present

Founded commercial recording studio Silverside Sound in Cobble Hill, BC. Owner/

operator, record producer, audio engineer, private instructor and consultant.

Instructor, Recording Arts — Shawnigan Lake School — 2019-2020

Instructor of the Recording Arts after-school program. Responsible for teaching youth

age 14-18 the fundamentals of recording, mixing, and production at Shawnigan Lake

School’s state-of-the-art recording studio.

Front of House Sound Technician - Osborne Bay Pub / Freelance - 2018 - 2020

Sound mixing for live performance artists/musicians. Notable artists include: Valdy,

Daniel Wesley, Band of Rascals, P.J Perry, Russel Marsland and Harpdog Brown.

Freelance Musician — 2016 - Present

Drummer for ‘Anneda Duo,’ (2016-2018) regularly contracted by Siegal Entertainment.

Notable venues include: The Empress Hotel Victoria, The Fairmont Banff, and Shangi-La

Hotel Toronto. Performed at Canadian Music Week in 2016 and 2018. Drummer for Hail

the Void (2019-2021), signed to Ripple Records USA.



University of Victoria — B.A. with Distinction, Political Science / Philosophy - 2015

Stelly’s Secondary School - High School Diploma, Honour Roll - 2010



Music production, including arrangement of songs, assessment of emotional impact,

lyrical and conceptual clarity. Budget negotiation and management. Scheduling. Hiring

studio musicians. Conducting studio sessions. Audio mixing and revisions.] Drumming.

Teaching. Sensitive to the intricacies of inter-personal relationships. Competent use of

AVID Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Melodyne, and Isotope RX, as well as hardware recording

gear including analog consoles, microphones, and outboard processing.

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Selected Discography

D(rums)  E(ngineer)  M(ix)  P(roduction)

Hail the Void - LP- 2020 - D / E / M

Wet Future - Toughen Up - Single - 2020 - E / Co-P

Boy Leadfoot - Cellin’ - Single - 2021 - E / M / P

Shale - Wither EP - 2022 - E / M / Co-P

Broke and Passenger - Betty - Single - 2022 - D / E / M / P

Rhea George - Knick Knacks - EP - 2020 - E / M / P

Madeline Daye - Davie St. - EP - 2020 - E / M / Co-P

Trevor Davies - Look (Single) / Forth coming LP - 2022 - D / E / M

Max Humphreys - EP - 2022 - E / M / Co-P

justjonas - 222 - Single - 2022 - E / M / P


Lucas is an artist who is creatively diverse, thoughtful, and engaging. As a successful business owner, and much sought-after musician, Lucas has a wealth of experience that he brings to all creative collaborations. He is sensitive towards the nuance that is needed to see a creative project through from start to finish . Lucas has a deep understanding of the creative process and continually provides meaningful insights; always asking the right questions with kindness, patience, and respect. His skill as a talented poet brings dimension to his many creative endeavors, and to his understanding and appreciation of others. 


Lucas has been instrumental in providing meaningful feedback to the compositions I have recorded or shared with him the past several years. Always empathic and able to inspire, Lucas is a kind and considerate friend who I regularly call upon to discuss creative ideas. The insights he provides are always constructive and supportive. A truly authentic creative and empathic individual, Lucas brings out the best in those around him. 

Emily Armour / Emily Armour Music Studio / B.Mus, M.Mus

Lucas has become my gold standard for drum recordings, both as a session musician, but also as an engineer and drum tech. In addition to that, his beautiful studio facility, Silverside Sound, is among the best sounding live rooms that I’ve come across - perfectly complimenting Lucas’ musical ability and playing style.

Furthermore, Lucas and the studio have come to feel like a second home to me. The studio is fantastic. A large and beautiful space, incredibly inviting, and generously equipped. It’s a perfect place to create, and that’s before you bring up how picturesque the location is!

As for a musical ally to make your music with? You couldn’t do better than Lucas. He’s got the knowledge and gear to put your music together with, but also has the communication and empathy to help you achieve the best representation of your art possible.

Malcom Owen-Flood / Producer/Mixing Engineer / Guitarist for Band of Rascals

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