Studio Services Offered
Tracking and Editing Services
Our recording studio offers top-notch tracking and editing services to bring your creative vision to life. Our experienced team uses cutting-edge technology to capture high-quality audio, ensuring every note and nuance is captured flawlessly. With our expert editing skills, we refine your recordings to perfection, enhancing clarity, balance, and overall sound quality. Trust our studio to deliver professional results, transforming your musical ideas into polished masterpieces.
Our recording studio goes beyond tracking and editing to offer comprehensive producing services. Our team of talented producers will guide you through the entire production process, from song arrangement to instrumentation, ensuring your vision is realized to its full potential. We bring creativity, expertise, and a keen ear to every project, helping you create a professional and polished final product.
At our recording studio, we understand the importance of having a perfectly mastered track. That's why we offer top-notch mastering services to enhance the overall sound quality of your music. Our skilled engineers use advanced techniques to balance levels, optimize dynamics, and add the final touches that will make your music shine on any platform.
Do You Need Help With Original Compositions?
At our recording studio, we pride ourselves on being a hub of creativity and collaboration. Our talented team of musicians and composers are here to assist you in bringing your musical vision to life. Whether it's crafting original compositions or enhancing your own, we are committed to helping you achieve your artistic goals with our expertise and friendly support.
PC Audiolabs Intel i7 10th gen 64 GB of RAM/2-27" monitors, 1-34" monitor
Software - Studio One Current Version (always upgraded)
Melodyne/Ozone 10/Hundreds of plugins/Superior Drummer
RME fireface UCX II with RME ARC controller
Sonic Farm Creamer SE
Presonus Bluetube V2
Fractal Axe-FX III
Black Lion Audio Bluey (1176 style Compressor)
Warm Audio WA-2A (LA-2A style,opto Compressor)
DBX 266XL VCA style Compressor
T.C Electronics M350 effects processor
Warm Audio WA-251 Large Diaphram Condenser
Audio Technica AT 4080 Active Ribbon
Assorted Dynamic Mics (Shure, Senheiser)
Focal trio 6 Be 3 way/2 way
ART Head Amp 6 headphone distribution amp
Beyer DT 990 Pro/Beyer DT 770 Pro Headphones
M-Gear Design custom desk and sidecar
Mike "Hot Licks" Hilliard is a seasoned professional recording engineer with an illustrious career spanning over 50 years. Hailing from Toronto, Mike made his mark on the music scene when he relocated to Kamloops in 1974. After honing his craft in Vancouver and throughout the B.C. interior, Mike and his band signed a record deal with Intercan and RCA records, leading him back to his hometown of Toronto. For the next eight years, he embarked on a remarkable journey, recording and touring across Canada, the USA, and Asia.
During this time, Mike achieved great success with Steamer's hit song "Don't Say Goodbye," which soared to the top 10 on the hot AC charts. His talent caught the attention of renowned Canadian musicians such as Colin James, Steppenwolf, Powder Blues, The Guess Who, Sugarloaf, and Stonebolt, resulting in memorable collaborations and performances on stage.
Although primarily celebrated for his fiery guitar licks, Mike's passion for sound production has always burned brightly. While on the road, he immersed himself in all aspects of sound engineering, acquiring extensive training and expertise. Today, he is regarded as a master in Studio One, Melodyne, and Ozone, tools that allow him to work wonders in the studio. Mike's exceptional ability to make tracks sparkle has gained him a well-deserved reputation throughout Canada.
Specializing in the tracking and production of vocals, Mike takes pride in his intuitive and meticulous editing skills. He understands the intricacies of bringing out the best in an artist's voice, ensuring every note is captured flawlessly. Moreover, Mike has discovered a profound affinity for the art of mastering, recognizing it as a distinct craft in itself. His dedication to perfecting the final touches of a recording has earned him admiration and respect from both his peers and clients.
With a wealth of experience and an unwavering passion for his craft, Mike "Hot Licks" Hilliard continues to leave an indelible mark on the Canadian music industry. Whether he's behind the mixing console or in the mastering suite, his creative genius, technical expertise, and friendly demeanor make him an invaluable asset to any recording project.
You can reach Mike at HERE