Kelsey Erwin is an audio engineer and composer residing in Hamilton, Ontario. At the age of 12, Kelsey bought his first guitar with the money he saved from delivering newspapers. After taking lessons from Mike at Don't Fret for a couple years, he started to venture out on bass, drums and piano. He even started dabbling with mandolin and banjo. Around the age of 15 he got the opportunity for his first live performance. Brian, someone he knew well from his local music store, invited him to play a couple songs between sets. That then became a regular for him. Every thursday night, he would go play 2 or 3 songs.
Throughout this time he also started writing his own songs and compositions. It wasn't long after that the urge to record his music became stronger. He started by renting a small 2 channel interface from Long & McQuade to practice on. Later that year he purchased a 4 channel interface and started finding his way around a digital audio workstation. He recorded his own music for years and even recorded other artist too. It was slowly turning from a hobby to a career. At the age of 19, when his grandmother passed away, he took some of his inheritance and invested it back into recording supplies. He upgraded to a 16 channel mixer, purchased some more microphones and got a designated studio computer.
While YouTube videos are very informative, there was still a lot he didn't know. In 2016 he attended the Metalworks Institute for their Audio Production & Engineering program where he learned the ins and outs of everything from recording instruments, working on analog consoles and learning the physics behind acousitics to the workflow in post production, the history of recording music and the real life stories of all the profesionals who helped him along the way. Since then he has been working out of the Infinity Forge, a production studio in Hamilton. He gets to live out his dream of recording music as well as work behind the scenes of many other audio projects.