Witch Ape Studio was built to be a comfortable, creative environment with Tad Doyle as your knowledgeable engineer with over 35 years experience in the recording industry utilizing the industry standard ProTools. We pride ourselves in taking special care to exceed expectations in sound quality and atmosphere.
Tad Doyle has been making music all of his life and recording music professionally for over 35 years. He has been on both sides of the recording process, as a multi-instrumentalist, who studied classical music and jazz at Boise State University to recording many diverse projects as engineer, mixer and producer, to playing in many bands throughout his career in music. He has been involved in studio recordings and audio production in countless studios including Reciprocal Recording Seattle, Lawson Productions Seattle, Bad Animals Seattle, Studio D in Sausalito, CA, Robert Lang Studios Seattle, Electric Eel Seattle, Avast Studios Seattle, Ironwood Studios Seattle, Smart Studios Madison WI, the Electric Recording Company Chicago as well as BBC 2 London.
Tad has worked with these engineers and procucers: Jack Endino, Steve Albini,
John Agnelo, J Mascis, Chris Hanzsek, Stuart Hallerman and Chris Rahm. Additionally, Tad has had the pleasure of being mentored by Chris Rahm, Chris Hanzsek, Jack Endino and Kurt Ballou.
For those who want to have their whole project handled from start to finish, Witch Ape offers budget level and premium level digital mastering or remastering of your recorded media be it recorded here or at an outside facility. It is always good to have a second set of fresh ears to listen critically and to help make your project shine. Our greatest assets are our ears and ability to detect and hear subtle nuances in the mix that may be overlooked by others. We take your music as personal as you do because we want you to sound your best. We can also offer a few recommendations of competent mastering engineers should you choose.
“Northwestern doom titans Yob’s sophomore LP ‘Catharsis’ is finally available again with a deluxe vinyl treatment. ‘Catharsis’ is one of the most colossal American doom metal albums of the last decade from one of the most important bands in heavy music today. Relapse is proud to unveil the long-awaited vinyl reissue of YOB’s sought-after cult classic, ten years after its initial release. Remastered from the original tapes by legendary grunge godfather Tad Doyle, Catharsis sounds heavier and more monstrous than ever.” – Relapse Records
“Reissue the out-of-print Catharsis for its tenth anniversary. Tad Doyle’s remastering job sounds great, and it gives us an opportunity to reflect on what makes this album, and this band, so good.” – Doug Moore of Invisible Oranges
“This remaster of YOB’s Catharsis from Tad Doyle (TAD, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Lumbar) is wonderful. It’s a relatively subtle one as these things go, one that brings clarity instead of volume. The bass is thicker, and the low end has real heft. And the separation of Mike Scheidt’s vocals from his guitar is greater; they no longer wash each other out when they’re in the same frequency. I swear I’m hearing things I don’t hear on the original Abstract Sounds CD.” – See more at: lastrit.es – Erik Highter and Ian Chainey.
“I have to say, the overall clarity and low-end grunt that Tad Doyle has rescued on this remaster makes purchasing it a no-brainer. This is how Catharsis should always have sounded. This isn’t just rescuing an album from second-hand price gouging; this is a pivotal recording from one of the best bands of the 21st century, finally fit to take it’s place amongst their impeccable catalog. I’m glad I have the original edition, because I got to listen to the music for all these years. But I’ll never play it again now that I have the remaster.” – See more at: Lastrit.es – Erik Highter
“ I Think he has gotten the best drum sound that I’ve ever recorded.” – Justin Martinez, Heiress
‘”Bass sounds mean as hell – you nailed it. Nice work.” – Matt Portolese, Glose. (Commenting on the Caligula recording.)
“Fantastic studio! highly recommended to anyone!” – Sean Schock
“Tad Doyle and Witch Ape Studio totally nailed an amazing sound for my first acoustic recording. I am very satisfied.” – Mike Scheidt
“We can’t thank Tad and Witch Ape enough. So pleased!” – Jared Burke Eglington, Caligula
“Working at Witch Ape Studio has been a wonderful experience.” – Skutch Lucika, Lucika
”SwampheavY Just finished recording 6 song in 2 days with Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio. This was my first time recording and it was amazing! I can’t wait to show you all the finished album!!” – Blake James Pickering, SwampheavY
“It sounds brutal as shit!” – Lee Mcglothlen, Thac0