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Caution Tape Girl Video! - September 8, 2011

Caution Tape Girl, who recorded "Down by the River" at Oakstone earlier this year, have just released a video and it's up on Youtube.

Check it out!

Down by the River Video

Moving into Film - June 13, 2011

We've just started ADR work on "The Fear of Dreaming", a great independent film.

It's an exciting new avenue for us and we're looking forward to watching the finished product. Working with the audio attached to moving images lets us stretch our knowledge and techniques in a new direction, which always keeps us striving for new levels of quality in our productions.

 

Jazz For Life hits iTunes - February 22, 2011

Jazz For Life, a CD Oakstone helped create with Tom and Marie Lott to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research has made its way onto iTunes!

Jazz For Life - Various Artists

VIGT Winner! - January 22, 2011

Congratulations to Skye Mundell, winner of Vancouver Island's Got Talent 2011!

Skye Mundell

The VIGT crew, including Craig from Oakstone, will be working with Skye over the next few months to get him ready for a showcase at "V" the Ultimate Variety Show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas!

Gear Upgrades - October 24, 2010

We've recently upgraded our I/O system to include a second HD192 unit. That means that we can handle 24 tracks of simultaneous I/O and mix through either our DP7 box or our Ghost console.

The change opens up some options for people who want to do mixes on our analog console, which provides different tonal characteristics from mixing "in the box".

VIGT Has Begun! - September 19, 2010

VIGT Prelim Nanaimo

The winners of the Nanaimo/Courtenay preliminary eliminations!

VIGT Dates - August 18, 2010

Vancouver Island's Got Talent has posted their show dates for the series. You can check them out HERE

Vancouver Island's Got Talent! - August 8, 2010

Oakstone Sound is proud to announce that we're going to be sponsoring Vancouver Island's Got Talent 2010/2011!


Craig will be on the judging panel, just like last year for Victoria Idol.

VIGT will not only feature musical acts, but comedians, dancers and all sorts of other fun talents. The shows are sure to be very entertaining.

We'll keep you posted about dates etc. as we get them.

The awards just keep on coming! - April 12, 2010

We've won even more awards this week at garageband.com!

Currently the list of awards is:

Track of the Day on 26Mar2010 in Modern Rock
Best Male Vocals in Modern Rock, week of 5Apr2010
Best Male Vocals in Modern Rock, week of 12Apr2010
Best Production in Modern Rock, week of 5Apr2010
Best Production in Modern Rock, week of 12Apr2010
Best Melody overall, week of 12Apr2010
Best Melody in Modern Rock, week of 12Apr2010
Best Mood in Modern Rock, week of 12Apr2010

Keep em coming guys! Great job!

"The Show" Awards! - April 5, 2010

Recently, Craig produced and engineered a track called "Another Tear" for Victoria band "The Show".

It has won a few awards on garageband.com, including:

Track of the Day on 26Mar2010 in Modern Rock
Best Male Vocals in Modern Rock, week of 5Apr2010
Best Production in Modern Rock, week of 5Apr2010

Congrats to both the band and to Craig for their great work on the track!

Manic Monday! - March 29, 2010

Beginning in April 2010, Oakstone Sound will be giving away a FREE DAY in the studio to a local act!

On the 3rd Monday of each month, a performer or group will be chosen to come into the studio for the day to work on their material.

Submit a demo of your material to:

manicmonday@oakstone.ca

or via snail mail

Manic Monday c/o

Oakstone Sound

267 Island Highway

Victoria, BC

V9B 1G4

 

*only chosen applicants will be contacted

Oakstone Merch Available Now! - March 16, 2010

You can now get your very own Oakstone Sound merchandise from our Cafepress store!

We've got everything from clothing to mouse pads. Check it out HERE

Idol Winner Crowned! - January 12, 2010

Congratulations to Cory Owens, the winner of Victoria Idol 2010!

We at Oakstone are proud to have been involved with this year's Idol competition and look forward to getting Cory started in his promising musical carreer.

Check back for updates as the process of recording Cory's music, video and lots of other stuff starts coming together.

Stay tuned!

Victoria Idol Finale - January 7, 2010

On Tuesday, January 12th, the 10 remaining Victoria Idol contestants will battle it out in a winner take all round to determine this year's champion!

Craig from Oakstone will be one of the 3 judges on the panel that chooses the winner.

After the winner is chosen, they will begin the writing/recording process with Craig in the studio. It's going to be an exciting couple of months!

www.victoriaidol.com for ticket info.

 

Trooper! - December 4, 2009

On Dec. 3rd, Scott Brown of "Trooper" fame, graciously took time out of his schedule to lead a mentoring session for the Victoria Idol top 10 contestants.

Scott was joined by A-Channel News, Strategic Insanity and The Times Colonist, who were all on hand to document the event.

A great piece was run on A-News, featuring Noa Southcott and Megan Johns performing for Scott and the media. Craig Fraser from Oakstone was also a part of the segment.

 

Victoria Idol Round 3! - November 2, 2009

Another 2 elimination shows are whittling down the contestants.

It's getting tougher for the judges since all the remaining singers have so much talent!

Who will be eliminated this week?

 

Victoria Idol Competition Heats Up! - October 8, 2009

On October 6th, the first formal elimination round of Idol blew the doors off of the North Douglas Church!

A large crowd turned out to support the contestants and many wonderful performances graced the stage.

The judges were more demanding on the performers and some excellent critiques were offered.

10 of the 15 contestants made it through to the next round.

The second half of the first round eliminations takes place on Tuesday October 13th, also at the North Douglas Church.

 

Craig's Idol Judging Dates - September 23, 2009

It is my honor to be asked to judge this year's competition. I will be judging the Idol contestants on the following dates:

Sept. 26
Oct. 6
Nov. 3
Nov. 24
Jan. 12

Come down and check out the amazing talent and support your local artists!
I will be on hand at all Idol events, so feel free to come by and say hi.

I'll be glad to answer any and all questions you have about Idol and our work at OakStone Sound. See you there!

 

OakStone Sound joins Victoria Idol - September 9, 2009

OakStone Sound is happy to announce its affiliation with Victoria Idol 2010!

OakStone will work closely with the Victoria Idol Grand Prize winner to create a 3 song demo and further their budding musical career.

Be sure to check back for updates as the Idol competition gets underway!

 

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