Growing up in South Africa, Howard Redekopp spent a lot of time hanging out in his missionary Dad’s recording studio listening to the sounds of African village choirs being mixed for the radio. That early introduction to the technical side of music sealed his fate. As a teenager back home in Canada, he played in his share of garage bands but knew he really wanted to be on the other side of the mixing board.
Howard went on to play bass in the 90’s with Canadian indie band Veal, but almost immediately began making his real mark as a producer, engineer, and mixer. Best known for his production and mix work with Tegan and Sara, and The New Pornographers, Howard also shaped the sound of artists such as Mother Mother, Now, Now, An Horse, Hannah Georgas, The Zolas, La Gusana Ciega and many others. In 2015 Dear Rouge won SOCAN’s song of the year award for their single I Heard I Had, which was produced by Howard.
Howard has been at the helm of Grammy nominated records (Tegan and Sara, Margaret Cho, La Gusana Ciega) as well as Juno award winners (Nathan). He has also had the privilege of contributing significantly to albums that have ranked in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “top albums of the year” – The New Pornographers’ Electric Version), The New Pornographers’ Twin Cinema, Tegan and Sara’s So Jeaolous