The Sonic Spa

Studio May 2014

Located within walking distance of the Boardwalk in Toronto’s ‘Beaches’ neighbourhood, the studio reflects the perfect blend of modern and classic approaches to audio recording: an intimate, open-concept creative space (in the tradition of renowned multi-award winning producer Daniel Lanois) enables the artist and engineer/producer to interact more directly, spontaneously and with a sense of creative immediacy. Quite simply the perfect songwriting environment.

A wide selection of “must have” recording equipment including  microphones from Neumann, Blue, AKG, Rode, Audio Technica, Shure,  and hand-wired tube pre-amps, compressors and EQs from industry giants such as API, Vintech Audio, Universal Audio, Airfield Audio, Focusrite ISA series, Elysia, Warm Audio, etc. along with professional acoustic treatments all work towards capturing the best sounding ideas as they happen.

On the digital end, the room features Cubase Pro 8 64 bit, an Antelope Audio Orion 32 AD/DA converter and clock, and Antelope Audio SATORI Mastering grade monitoring controller with industry-leading analogue summing. When combined, they deliver extremely high quality, warm and pristine sounding recordings and playback. A vast library of 64 bit VST plugins from UAD, Sonnox, Brainworx, Slate Digital and more offer the very best analogue emulations and signal processing available today. Monitoring through the SATORI is auditioned on industry-leading studio reference monitors by Focal and EVENT.

Tracking and playback are referenced through AKG K240 and Audio Technica ATH-M50 professional studio headphones.

New Pro Audio gear is always being acquired in the pursuit of sonic excellence.

Pre amp rack

 

Add to that an in-house engineer/mixer/producer who is also the owner; an artist first who understands perfectly the entire process and has over 25yrs of experience in songwriting, performance, recording, mixing and producing, and you’ve got the complete package for your next project.

 

 

Click on the link below to check out some of the recent artists that have brought their ideas to Jon Mychal – from indie rock, singer/songwriter and pop to hip hop, soul and R+B – regardless of genre the results are always the same: solid, highly professional and ambitiously expanded versions of the original.

 

(Firefox users please follow this link directly if the player doesn’t load – www.soundcloud.com/user-41781439 )

 

With prices starting *as low as $50/hr for recording and mixing, it’s now easier than ever for any dedicated artist to make a major label-quality recording with professional equipment on even the tightest indie budget!BIG Rack

 

 

For the lyricist, singer, or aspiring songwriter, full song production services are also available which include: Composition, arrangementmulti-instrument performance,‘beat’ and loop creation, editing, etc.

For more info and to talk about your specific needs, just send a quick email via the sidebar and we’ll take it from there! (Also, check out this killer deal for singer-songwriters just looking for quick but professional sounding demos HERE!)

Mixing and mastering-only services are also available — please see the Sky Mixing and Sky Mastering pages for more info.

 

*$50/hr is the cash discounted rate for independently financed artists and based on a 2hr minimum. Commercial/corporate rate is CAD$65/hr + HST. 

Sessions booked in advance require a 50% deposit which is non-refundable in the event the client cancels and fails to provide a minimum of 24hrs notice.

 

 

Listening position