Recording

 

Mixing

 

Mastering

 

Digital Distribution

Need help with getting your music on streaming platforms? If so, we can help. We can prepare your music to the specifications of each streaming service and get your music on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, YouTube and many others.

For more information on how we can help achieve this goal, please contact us.

Projects

Some recent projects produced by Pier 55 Studio will be listed below. All audio files listed will have basic details such as song name, artist details, method of recording- eg. off the floor, live on site, track by track - and audio file type.

Remastering - Next Time - Max Alexandre

An EP of eight songs was recorded 20 years ago, roughly mixed and transferd to a compact disk for final approval. The disk was lost, the tracks and session files were gone but recently, the compact disk was found.

Though the audio on the disk was in poor condition, all eight songs were remastered and will be available on all major streaming services.

Below is the first single, "Next Time"

For more music from this artist, please visit their artist page.

Off The Floor - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Off the floor, acoustic recording using two microphones, one for the vocal and the other for the acoustic guitar. The song recorded is a cover of John Fogerty's - DejaVu All Over Again.

This was recorded in one take, start to finish, by Gil Gaidola of Mystic Highway

Audio file is an MP3 @ 320Kbps

DejaVu All Over Again - John Fogerty Cover by Gil Gaidola

Faq's

Where are you located?

Pier 55 Studio is located in Ancaster, Ontario in the south-west portion of the Meadowlands near Garner Road and Southcote. Our location allows easy access to highway 403 and the Lincoln Alexander Parkway.

What are your hours of operation?

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. We work hard for our clients and, at times, during weekends when deadlines need to be met. Artists should plan their projects in advance in order to have adequate time to complete what is required and help prevent any need to rush.

Why don't you have all your equipment listed on your website?

A studio can have all the latest equipment in the work but without a person with knowledge, experience and skill to record, mix and master your project; the equipment is useless.

With that being said, we'd be happy to share this information with anyone who would like to inquire about it.

What are your payment methods?

We accept bank transfer for any international clients outside of Canada, E-Transfer, Certified Cheque, Bank Draft or PayPal for Canadian clients. Clients are responsible for any and all fees associated with transfers. Payments are to be paid in full prior to commencement of smaller projects and daily prior to commencement on larger projects including the completion of necessary production paperwork and invoice.

What format should files be in for submission?

MIXING

For Windows PC files, please use the “.wav” file format. For Mac’s please use the “.aiff” file format in the same bit depth and sample rate the song was recorded in. Please be sure to send all files from zero to the end of track with proper naming conventions for each track. Some examples would be “Lead Vocal”, “Rhythm Guitar”, “Rhythm Guitar2”, “Lead Guitar”, “Bass”, “HiHats” etc.

All files should also be rendered with no compression or limiting on that master bus. We prefer to have as much dynamics and headroom as possible to allow us to then process through various pieces of outboard gear and digital processing.

MASTERING

For Windows PC files, please use the “.wav” file format. For Mac’s please use the “.aiff” file format in the same bit depth and sample rate the song was recorded in. Please send bounced stereo files with no processing on the master bus; preferably no equalization, effects, compression or limiting. It’s understood there are cases where equalization has been used on the master bus to achieve the desired sound. If this is the case for your files, please be sure, to at the very least, no compression of limiting.

If you have any questions or required help with this process, please feel free to contact us.

How Should I Send You Files?

Some of the more popular methods of sending/sharing files would be with Google Drive, WeTransfer and DropBox.

Do your offer internships?

We do not offer internships. We are a privately run studio.

However, we always love to hear great new music. Feel free to send us your demos and music through Soundcloud private links, Wetransfer or contact us with all of your details. We look forward to hearing from you.

Studio Rates

High-quality, professional results to accommodate all budgets. Estimates are always at no cost or obligation. We take pride in helping all client tailor their project budget with our services in order to provide the best value.

We encourage all our clients to contact us to discuss their project. We can often customise services to best suit their specific project and budget.

Some options for bookings are as follows:

Vocalists Demo

When recording vocal demos or an audio audition, we use the clients existing backing track(s). Once recored and mixed, the completed files are provided in the clients preferred format.

Off The Floor

"Off the floor" is a popular method to record a band playing live while all musicians are in one room; the "Live Room". Recording in this manner provides a cost effective option that produces great results and is budget friendly.

5 Song EP Production

Provides 24 hours of recording time along with full production mixing of up to 5 songs. To make the most of this option, it is recommended musicians are well rehearsed to track their parts.

For detailed pricing, please contact us to discuss your project and possible options that better suit your needs.

Studio

Pier 55 Studio is a private and exclusive recording studio located in Ancaster, Ontario providing recording, mixing and mastering services for local artists and mixing and mastering services for artists abroad.

About

The Studio

Pier 55 Studio is a private, exclusive, recording studio located in Ancaster, Ontario providing recording, mixing and mastering services.

The studio provides an isolated control room and a “live room”. Equipped with professional audio equipment, the studio provides a selection of microphones from dynamic to ribbon, world class guitar tube amplifier(s), guitar modeling technology, a multitude of hardware and software effects and a great selection of electric and acoustic guitars including a 5 piece drum kit ready for tracking.

From multitrack recording “off the floor” to single track at one time, Pier 55 Studio can produce professional quality recordings equal to modern day industry standards.

Contact

Pier 55 Studio

South West Meadowlands
Ancaster, Ontario
L9K 0C5

289-855-7397

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Pier 55 Studio
The Meadowlands
Ancaster, Ontario
L9K 0C5

289-855-7397