Andy Schichter

Senior Engineer

Andy Schichter is a record producer and co-owner of Park Sound Studio, living in Vancouver, BC. An audio engineer by trade, he’s crafted a unique niche for himself, encompassing a variety of roles in the music industry. Not satisfied with solely cutting records, he assists artists with marketing, tour bookings, grant writing, and other music management services for an integrated approach to music making.

Andy got his start at Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts program in London, ON. While studying, he interned for Universal Music, Bent Penny Records & Pocket Studios where he began to learn about music marketing and production from some of the industry’s best.

After graduating in 2008 and working out of Euphonic Sound in Toronto, ON, he apprenticed on several projects under Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine, including The Decemberists’ The King is Dead (#1 US Billboard 200), Beth Orton’s Sugaring Season (#26 UK Albums Chart) and Black Prairie’s A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart (#4 US Billboard Top Bluegrass Album).

After making the move to Vancouver, BC in 2012, he began freelancing out of The Hive Studio, Blue Light Studio and Rain City Recorders before opening Park Sound Studio in the spring of 2017. Andy’s recording clientele in Vancouver includes indie notables Porteau, Sleepy Gonzales, Here North There & Hello Victim.

Andy was an active member and manager of folk-rock act, Echo Nebraska from 2014 to 2018. During his time with the band, he took on administrative, marketing and branding for the group. Andy booked and tour managed multiple stints across Canada, landing in showcases such as BreakOut West 2016 in Regina, SK and Canadian Music Week 2016. He successfully secured touring and recording grants through FACTOR, Music BC and The Canadian Council for the Arts. While in Echo Nebraska, he learned to navigate the music industry, and fell in love with the business side of being in a band, which complemented his production and recording skills. Since then he has booked Canadian and International tours for Rare Americans, The Fugitives, TrailerHawk, Chersea and Zach Kleisinger. Currently he is managing Vancouver folk-artist, Zach Kleisinger of DevilDuck Records.

Andy is known for his calming presence and patience in the studio. His even-tempered nature and love for recording gear helps him ground artists on their productions. Always willing to discuss music marketing and the next steps to take once an artist finishes a record, he prides himself on working closely with artists to ensure the music gets heard.

Dan Ponich

Senior Engineer

Dan Ponich is an audio engineer, mixing engineer and record producer based out of Vancouver, BC.

Dan got his start playing jazz and rock music in a Kelowna high school, but relocated to Vancouver to open new doors. After a few years playing in local rock, folk, and pop bands, he enrolled at SAE Vancouver (formally known as Harbourside IT) to study engineering and production, graduating at the top of his class in 2016.

Dan has gone to every length in honing his craft and improve the studio experience for his clients. In January 2020, he traveled to Los Angeles to participate in the exclusive Pro Audio Workshop with producer Joe Baresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Chevelle, Slipknot). Dan subsequently launched his own music project called LA Solution Center, for which he writes, performs, records, and produces all content, and secured an endorsement with Radial Engineering. (Their products are rad. He is not paid to say that.)

Dan’s approach in the studio is to create a balanced atmosphere of focus and fun to utilize time in the most creative and efficient way possible.