Doug owned and operated Edmontone Studio, a successful commercial recording studio, from 2007 up until relocating to Los Angeles in 2018. In that time (and since) he has recorded, mixed and mastered hundreds of artists of all genres.
Recorded/mixed lead track on Tegan & Sara’s The Con: X (Ruth B, Columbia Records)
Mixed new album A Sting in The Tale by Ten Years After, released in 2017
Attended 2 separate intensive recording Masterclasses with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, PJ Harvey) at Studio La Fabrique in France (2014 & 2015)
Directed/Curated Break’Art Mix artist residency in Paris, France in 2016
Participated in mastering sessions with Peter Mew (David Bowie, Paul McCartney) in 2010 and Geoff Pesche (Radiohead, Gorillaz) in 2011 at Abbey Road Studios, working on albums that Doug recorded and mixed.
Live Sound Highlights
Live festival sound engineer (including stage set-up design, mixing, live multi-track recording, tech coordinating, etc) for various festivals including Golden West Music Fest, North Country Fair, Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Hot Plains Music Festival.
Live sound engineer in various live music venues ranging in capacity from 100 - 1500 people.
Music Producer, The Man That Got Away (Trevor Anderson 2012 - Official Selection: SXSW, Hot Docs, Guanajuato Int'l Film Fest, Prizewinner at Berlin Int’l Film Fest)
Music Composer & Engineer/Mixer, Punchlines & Carpet Diem (Trevor Anderson 2008 & 2009 - premiered at AFI Film Festival, Los Angeles)
Composed theme music for web series Barbelle (2017-present) (link)
Composer, MusicVine Commercial Music Licensing (2015-present)
Teaching and Mentorship
IO Music Academy, Los Angeles - Recording Instructor, 2019
MacEwan University - Recording Instructor, 2005
Private piano, Hammond B3 & drum instructor since 2000
Established Edmontone Studio Music Scholarship, MacEwan University, 2010
Mentored and provided internships for 2 fledgeling engineers (2012-2015 and 2015-2018)
Provided private recording instruction to various clients and students at Edmontone Studio (2007-2018)
Participated in University of Alberta's 'On Campus' program, mentoring a visually impaired student interested in audio engineering, 2017
Education and Training
Studied recording under Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Stooges, Robert Plant), Joe Chiccarelli (Frank Zappa, The White Stripes, Etta James, Morrissey), Jack Joseph Puig (Weezer, U2), Daniel Lanois (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel), among others.
Private study with organist Larry Goldings (John Mayer, John Scofield), organist Doug Riley (Bob Seger, Anne Murray), pianist & composer Fred Hersch (Joe Henderson, Toots Thielemans), and drummer Lyle Molzan (Jann Arden, Olivia Newton-John)
Received a coveted spot in the 6-month intensive Audio Recording Engineering Residency at the Banff Centre, 2003.
Doug has performed professionally in bands & ensembles playing Hammond B3 Organ, piano, keys and drums since age 15. He performs approximately 150 times per year with artists playing any genre of music there is at venues ranging from small jazz bars to arenas.
Performs (keys) with Here Lies Man during headlining tours through Europe, the UK, and North America, 2018-present
Performed with Ann Vriend during a month-long headlining tour of Europe, 2019
Performed at Sled Island 2018 (international festival curated by Deerhoof) with Le Plaisir, at CMJ (NY), SXSW (Austin), NXNE (Toronto) with The Wet Secrets & The Whitsundays.
Doug Organ’s Actual Proof: A Tribute To Herbie Hancock at The Yardbird Suite - produced and arranged for 7 pc band at sold-out event
Doug Organ Trio performed alongside Capital City Burlesque (voted “Best Burlesque Show” 3 years running, Vue Weekly) for several sold-out shows.
Performed with the Ladies Of The Supremes
Released s/t Doug Organ Trio album, which charted on CJSR (#1), CKUA, and CBC and remains in regular rotation nationally
Appeared in Rolling Stone magazine (as founding member of The Whitsundays)
Performed under the direction of George Blondheim for Alberta's Centennial, with k d Lang, Ian Tyson, and Bobby Curtola
Commissioned to travel to Liverpool, UK to compose/perform on an album recorded at George Martin Studio/Parr Street Studios
Select Grants, Awards, Accolades
Avenue Magazine - Top 40 Under 40
Performed on &/or engineered several recordings that have won Juno Awards, WCMAs and Edmonton Music Awards
Edmonton Arts Council – Edmonton Artist Trust Fund and Travel Grants
Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts – Emerging Artist Award
Twice received $10,000 Rawlco Radio Recording Grants
EZ-Rock 104.9 scholarship, MacEwan University
Canadian Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences Recording Award
Select Discography (recording/producing)
Ruth B - "I Was Married" (Tegan & Sara present The Con X) Oct 2017 (link)
Ten Years After - A Sting In The Tale - Oct 2017 (link)
Michael Rault - EP, not yet released (Daptone Records, Wick Records) (link)
Avenue Magazine Feature - Doug Organ-Top 40 Under 40 (link)
Vue Weekly Cover Feature - Doug Organ/Edmontone Studio (link)
Beatroute Magazine Feature - Edmontone Studio (link)
Edmonton Journal Feature - Edmontone Studio (link)
Select Recent Feedback
“Doug is one of the most unique and intuitive musicians I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Since Doug Organ founded Edmontone Studio I have worked with and recommended him for countless sessions as a mix engineer, producer and instrumentalist. His ability to mix sympathetically to what is required for the music is a very rare talent and one of the reasons he is used so much in this capacity. The original members of Ten Years After, in particular Chick Churchill (Hammond organ player), wax lyrical about Doug’s abilities. They have worked with some of the best producers and engineers in the business and they count Doug as one of them.” Marcus Bonfanti, frontman - Ten Years After
“[Doug]'s done a great job on this. Fantastic the way he's made those acoustic guitars sound warm without being muddy. It's a really great mix." Jon Astley, mastering engineer (The Who, Led Zeppelin)
"The keyboards sound great! Marcus you make sure you tell Doug I love him.” Chick Churchill, Ten Years After
“Doug is one of the most dedicated musician/producers I’ve had the privilege to work with. Doug has accomplished so much beyond the milestones and accolades he’s collected, serving as a conduit for diverse music communities in Edmonton and western Canada" Adam Fox, Director of Programs, Canada’s National Music Centre