"I have worked with many professional producers and engineers during my career from Elvis/Orbison producer engineer Bill Porter to AC/DC/Metallica producer and engineer Bob Rock.
I have trained over a dozen assistant engineers and Michael comes to mind as someone I wished I had working with me during my 20 year tenure as Chief Engineer at Ocean Sound in Vancouver.
Michael’s willingness to learn and listen not only to the music but to the experience of those that came before him in the professional recording world, will serve him well.
His unbounded energy, curiosity and commitment to completing the job at hand in the most professional way possible is an inspiration. I believe Michael is well on his way to becoming a World Class recording engineer and producer."
- Dave Thomas
CEO/DESIGNER Advanced Audio Microphones
FORMER CHIEF ENGINEER / CO-FOUNDER Ocean Sound Studios
"When we started our first session, Michael told me that his goal is to always give the artist the highest quality recording they have ever been a part of. It is safe to say that he lives up to that standard. He will absolutely bring your vision to life."
- Owen Stuart
X Factor Finalist, Owen ST
Michael at Top Shelf Music Group is nothing short of a music magician. The skill and integrity with which he approaches each project is refreshing and inspiring. I have never had such an enjoyable and enriching experience while working with a sound engineer. Not only does Michael go above and beyond the call of duty to mix and master, but he also takes the time to speak with his clients through each step of the process to ensure the final product is exactly what you asked for. As if this isn't enough, I actually learned a lot about mixing and mastering while working with Michael. He made sure to explain exactly what he was doing and how he was doing it.
Michael is a pleasure to work with and his skill and knowhow are unmatched by any sound engineer I have hired.
If you love your music as much as I do, cutting corners is unacceptable, and Michael is the perfect person to help bring your sound to life."
"Mike takes the time to make sure the recordings and mixes are what the client wants and treats every project with care. 10/10 will always recommend."
- Dean Emerson