Ted Onyszczak is our staff recording/mixing engineer. He had worked for Silverbirch on a part time basis, averaging about twenty hours a week for the four years prior to being hired full-time in 2005. When Terry Sawchuk left us for Nashville, it was a natural evolution for both Ted and Silverbirch.
Ted is very familiar with our gear, room and the high level of service we offer our clients. His regular clients will be pleased to discover that he now has more hours available for them.
We are confident you will enjoy his work
In his plus 10 year career Ted Onyszczak has engineered and provided studio support for such Canadian music icons as Rush, Tom Cochrane, and Kim Mitchell, including work on the latest Rush EP “Feedback”. He has also engineered, mixed, and produced Cynthia Hallett‘s two CD’s “Sweet Like Poison” and “Miracle”, which are featured in the CBC Water Street Pictures TV series “Edgemont”. As well he’s produced the debut CD for Toronto Rapper The Mighty Rhino, and co-produced Toronto Rap Sensation More Or Les’s latest Album Mastication
At Silverbirch, Ted has worked with numerous acts such as Mit City, Pablo Terry, Eileen Quinn, Toronto hip hop artists, Ivy League/Nighthood and Reggae artist Selassi I Power and DJ Chris. He recorded Michael Pickett‘s harp parts for Doc McLean‘s album, Narrow House, produced by Colin Linden. One of the highlights of 2006 was mixing the DiggingRoots album, “Seeds”, which was released on the Jericho Beach label and nominated in 2007 year for a “Maple Blues New Artist/Group of the Year” award and nominated for a Juno Award for Aborignial Recording Of The Year. And in a heavier vein, Ted put the finishing touches on Kill Cheerleader’s album entitled “All Hail” for indie label Spinerazor / Corporate Punishment. Equally at home with the Blues, Ted mixed Blues Element’s new album, “Are You Ready” in 2008. His world music credits are impressive, having mixed 2 albums for renowned Khatak singer, dancer Bageshree, Tarana, and Ragas and Rhythms.
He also has extensive credits in post audio, including sound fx editing for the Gemini award wining documentary series “Counterforce”, Associated Producers‘ series, “Penn & Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour” and Canadian Geographic. He’s also worked on such feature documentaries as Paul Jay‘s “Lost In Las Vegas”, which has aired on A&E and Simcha Jacobovici‘s, “The Struma”, which has aired on HBO. His post experience has included everything from dialog and sound FX editing, to ADR/voice over recording, and music supervising and composing. In 2006, he mixed and authoring a DVD for Electro-Fi artist, Mel Brown. In 2011/2 he mixed the highly acclaimed Tricon Films YTV show Next Star, as well as shows such as Marriage Under Construction, Love Trap, Secrets From A Stylist, Pop Up Gourmet, Ex-Wives of Rock and the Tricon FIlms TLC show Game Changers. He’s also mixed several independent films and documentaries.
As a solo artist he’s released an eponymous album and movie soundtrack work under the moniker Measuring Man.
A veritable renaissance man, Ted also helps out by doing some of the graphic design/file checking and website design work as well as transfers and edits re the video/DVD/Enhanced CD work at Silverbirch.