David Bottrill

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David Bottrill
Genres Rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) producer

David Bottrill is a Canadian record producer. He has won three Grammys. [1] Formerly, he owned Rattlebox Studios in Toronto, Ontario with producer Brian Moncarz. Moneen, Basia Lyjak, and The Getaway Plan are among the artists to have recorded at the facility.

Canadians citizens of Canada

Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.

Record producer Individual who oversees and manages the recording of an artists music

A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many, varying roles during the recording process. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.

Grammy Award Accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

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Production credits

Bottrill's production credits include the following:

David Sylvian English singer

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Robert Fripp English guitarist, composer and record producer

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Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory

David Bottrill also originally mixed Dream Theater's 1999 release Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory , but only four songs from his original mix made it onto the final album. The bulk was remixed by longtime Dream Theater mixer Kevin Shirley shortly before release when guitarist and co-producer John Petrucci called for a "heavier" mix for the guitars and subsequently a "larger" mix for the album entirely. [8] Four songs mixed by Bottrill remained on the album only because Shirley couldn't remix the entire album due to a scheduling conflict. The rest of Bottrill's original mixes can be heard in Dream Theater's official bootleg release The Making of Scenes from a Memory .

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<i>Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory</i> 1999 studio album by Dream Theater

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Kevin Shirley, also known as The Caveman, is a music producer and mixer for many artists, such as the bands Journey, Iron Maiden, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Marya Roxx, Dream Theater, The Springbok Nude Girls, HIM, Tyler Bryant, Mr. Big, and Europe.

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