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Jon Mychal

Jon Mychal

Toronto, Ontario, CA

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Jon Mychal

Jon Mychal

  Toronto, Ontario, CA

Highlights

From a young age, Jon Mychal was fascinated with radio plays, 'Theater of the Mind' productions and voice-over in cartoons. With a knack for mimicking, he had soon developed a revolving repertoire of characters ranging from popularTV and Film personalities to animated characters, as well as a host of original characters he wanted to develop with the hopes of developing original content.

Jon Mychal is a veritable chameleon when it comes to VO; he possesses the ability to seamlessly switch between young, energetic characters through to 'over the top' cartoon voices, twangy old rednecks, sleazy wannabe gangster-types and larger-than-life announcers - sometimes on the same script!
Looking for something more traditional? A 'Joe Ordinary' of sorts? No problem - casual, conversational and believable are also strengths of his.








Extended Bio:
(taken from artist's web site bio)

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sonic architect / n. the complete and holistic undertaking of
songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, mixer,
and producer.


In describing his music, Toronto-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Jon Mychal had this to say: “I’ve referred to it as the ‘love child’ of my favourite Brit-esque Space Rock, Alt. Rock and Classic Rock – with a splash of Power Pop and early New Wave… all the good stuff I was fortunate enough to have grown up with, really. It just comes naturally… I’ve always been drawn to quirky or theatrical artists — moody, melodic, (and) lyrically compelling songs… those elements combined are the complete package, I’d say, so everything I do is informed by that.”

Imbuing his music with shades of The Beatles and halcyon 70’s “glitter rock” (with vocal ‘gymnastics’ at times reminiscent of early David Bowie and T-Rex’s Marc Bolan), power pop acts like The Knack and post-punk early New wavers The Cars, all the while inspired by contemporaries such as U2, Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, as well as the edgier sounds of Foo Fighters, Queens of The Stone Age, The Smashing Pumpkins, etc., there’s definitely an eclectic mix going on from one song to the next.

As one of those artists whose music you may have heard but whose name you might not have, that’s about to change as Jon steps out from writing and producing “behind the scenes” for over a decade with the release of ‘Analogue Verses – Book 1’ scheduled for late 2017, marking his first solo release since the 1999 ‘New Atomic Collective’ 7 song EP entitled ‘Harmonic Divisions and Cosmic Rays – Vol.1’. His debut release as a solo artist in 1994 was the FACTOR-funded project ‘Three Pound Universe’, a 6 song EP of electronically-infused alt. rock entitled ‘Strange Attractors’.

As always, in addition to writing the music and lyrics, Jon performs all vocals and instruments on ‘Analogue Verses’ — except live drums – and is also producing it, but has some old friends pop up on a few tracks to “bring some love” to the project.

With 20+ years of recorded material “out there”, Jon is by no means a musical neophyte. From FACTOR grants in the early/mid 90s and major label sessions to International Award Show soundtrack contributions (MuchMusic Video Awards [MMVA’s](Phone hidden)) and MMA Instructional videos (The System: Russian Martial Arts (Phone hidden)), his sonic stylings have been endorsed by critical ears and heard by many in various capacities over the years. Jon is also the owner of the Toronto-based recording studio ‘The Sonic Spa’ where he’s been working with indie artists in a multi-faceted approach for over 15 years and continues to do so.

When asked about quoting so many big names as comparisons for the purpose of this bio, he responds with a playful smirk: “Let’s ‘name drop’, shall we? At least I’ll be in the best possible company.”

With that in mind, the listener is invited to explore Jon Mychal’s signature interweaving of instruments, melodies and lyrics with a few new insights to aid on the adventure…

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Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Canadian, Canadian (Maritimes), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), Irish, North American, US General American (GenAm), US Western

Ages

Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

While new to voice work full time, I've been involved in audio engineering, music production and performance for over 20yrs. I own The Sonic Spa, a full production recording studio, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, where I develop and produce artists in various genres ranging from singer-songwriter and indie rock to R&B, pop and electronic. Additionally, I write, perform, record, mix and master my own music in the power pop/alternative rock genres which is available on iTunes, Spotify, etc. and through my website directly.

I've wanted to get into voice work for as long as I can remember, and have done small bits over the years in a very casual capacity. I've been focusing on producing others professionally since the early 2000s, and I feel like now is the time to explore this new direction after more than two decades of studio experience on both sides of the microphone.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Neumann U87, Mojave MA 300, Shure SM7b, Audio Technica 4033, RODE K2

  • Computer & Software

    PC Windows 7&10 64bit; Cubase Pro 8.5

  • Special Equipment

    Pre amps: Neve/Vintech 1073, Chandler Ltd. TG Channel, Focusrite ISA, Universal Audio LA-610mkll Compressors: API 2500, Airfield Liminator, DBX 160A Equalizers: Pultec, Elysia A/D converters: Antelope Orion

  • Delivery Methods

    Dropbox, WeTransfer, CD via express shipping, etc.

  • Turnaround Time

    24-48hrs or as discussed with client.

Service Description

Full production is available, from simple voice over to script-writing, elaborate sound design, mixing and mastering.

Payment Terms

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