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About AGZ

AGZ was started in 2007 by Jon Tidey. On this site you will find articles; reviews; videos; tutorials; and interviews relating to recording; mixing; mastering; sound design; and music production.

In Feb 2008 the Toys Breaking circuitbent sounds sample library was released with great success.
In June 2011 the AGZFX Sample Store was launched along with our first HD sample library of Springs for sound design.

Contributing writers include: Barry Gardner, Geoffrey Granka, Sydney Galbraith, Anthony Mena, Connor Hayes, Paul Schaefer, and Matthew Haw.

About Jon Tidey
Jon was trained at MetalWorks Institute and is now an independent audio engineer and producer in Vancouver, BC.

Jon’s music production studio in Vancouver, BC can be found at He offers Recording, Mixing, Mastering and lessons.

He is also the founder and head audio editor for, a premium drum editing service.

Jon co-hosts the popular weekly podcast The Home Recording Show.

Since late 2011 Jon also runs The REAPER Blog.

You can find Jon on Twitter @theaudiogeek

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