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Walt, Nancy, Mike & Tom at Wheatland Music Festival - September, 2017
Mike Tremblay - Sound Engineer
Mike joined Quad Productions in 2003.
With over 35 years of live mixing experience, Mike Tremblay has mixed in almost every type of venue possible. Learning and cutting his teeth by mixing a 6-piece electric band live in bars with guitars, bass, multiple keyboards, a drum kit and a lead female vocalist then mixing multiple bands in short sets with quick changeovers and making it sound good on the “fly”, to mixing monitors on-stage at large concert venues he has heard it all and made it sound good.
His first sound engineering experience was in 1981 when he was the sound man for a band named "The Siren's" which played in various bars, clubs and halls in the Detroit Metropolitan area and Windsor and London, Ontario, Canada. He did this full time for two years before the band broke-up.
He went on to work at Charisma Studios in Dearborn, Michigan. Setting up the studio and mixing. He worked there on and off for the next two years as needed. This included recording and editing many different types of music from Blues to Rock to Punk Rock. While doing this, he also worked for Motor City Sound Systems doing sound setup and monitor engineering at such venues as Cobo Hall in Detroit and the Royal Oak Theater among others venues.
Then came a wife, kids and a “real” job. He continued doing sound for friends when asked, but stopped doing it full time. In 2000 he began to pursue sound again and has been doing it on a part time basis ever since. This includes engineering sound and providing sound systems for Thumbfest Music Festival, Sanilac Historical Society Concert Series, Blue Water Folk Society Coffeehouse, Port Sanilac Music in the Harbor, Blue Water Music Festival and many others.
In 2003, he joined Quad Productions with Nate Berends working at Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, Michigan doing sound on the Kids Stage. Nate left in 2006 and John Foerch took his place. In 2007 Quad began doing sound on the Second Stage at Nor'Easter Music Festival and in 2012, Quad took over sound at Wheatland Traditional Arts Festival on the main stage. In 2015 John Foerch left and Mike Tremblay took over all operations of Quad Productions and providing all equipment used for shows.
Tom Schlichting - Sound Engineer
Tom joined Quad Productions in 2014.
He has been performing since Junior High School. Gifted with a wonderful voice and an incredible ear, Tom can hear and adjust even the smallest nuances in sound. He began "playing with the knobs" while working with his own band in the 90's. He then started running sound for other bands and has run sound for the Blue Water Folk Society's concerts and open mic events since 2001. His well-tuned ear and experience were a great addition Quad.
Nancy Tremblay - Stage Manager
Nancy joined Quad Productions in 2011.
Nancy had no sound experience besides singing with a band 1990's and listening to music her whole life. When she met Mike, she began helping with sound setup in his recording studio then, helping out with sound on stage at events until officially joining Quad in 2011. Since then she has become the key person in stage management making it all happen efficiently.
Walt Schlichting - Stage Technician
Walt joined Quad Productions in 2017.
Walt is the newest member of Quad, but has years of experience. He has been playing and doing sound since he was young. He has recorded and mastered several CD's and can play most any instrument put in his hands.
Quad Productions was formed in 2000 by brothers Zack and Nate Berends when they got "paid" for their first gig. Zack went off to college in 2003 and Mike Tremblay took his place. That year they began working at Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, Michigan doing sound on the Kids Stage. This continues yearly to this day. In 2005, Nate went to college and John Foerch took his place. In 2007, Quad began doing sound on the Second Stage at Nor'Easter Music Festival and has ever since. In 2008, Quad expanded with the addition of Dave Rutfofske to the crew. With Dave's unexpected passing in 2010, Nancy Tremblay "officially" became part of Quad. In 2012, Quad took over sound at Wheatland Traditional Arts Festival on the main stage and has ever since. In 2014, Quad expanded again with the addition of Tom Schlichting. In 2015 John Foerch retired and Mike Tremblay took over all operations of Quad Productions and providing all equipment used for shows. In 2016 Quad took on another festival doing sound for "60's Fest" in Port Sanilac, Michigan. 2017 saw another expansion of the crew (along with major equipment upgrades) with the addition of Walt Schlichting. 2017 also saw the return of Mike Tremblay doing sound at Thumbfest as Quad Productions.