Fundamentals of Music Production

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The Nitty – Gritty Fundamentals of Music Production Music is the language of a human soul. It sweetly awakens our dormant senses to a new hype, whenever songs of local artists or local bands dominate the airwaves to provide us with quality entertainment from generation to generation. But how does your kind of music become an integral part of your …

2015 Grammys

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Music’s biggest night went down February 8 as the 57th Grammy awards were awarded to musics best. Big names such as Jay Z and Beyonce, Paul Mccartney, Tony Bennett and Kanye West were inattendues. One well Known artist who did not attend is Toronto’s own Drake who skipped the Grammys to attend the biggest rap battle in Toronto called blackout …

Impact of social media on your music

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Social Media and music Social media has transformed the world today. People and businesses have taken advantage and leveraged this tool in a positive way. There is no doubt that social media is a key stone into being successful in this online world. One industry that has evolved in the past 10 years due to social media is the music …

Streaming Vs. Downloading Music

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Stream or Download? In the past their was much debate on whether you should illegally download music or purchase your favourite artist albums at your local music store. This question still exists today, however, a new issue in the music industry has risen. The new problem of streaming your music online or downloading them. For a local musician in Toronto, …

Studio production update – Toronto recording studio

Studio Broduction Update

Production and recording You would think that things get slower this time of the year, but here at Encounter Studios, we’ve been going full thrust, Our highlight update is working on a live event with Pop/Soul singer Shawn Desman, it was a blast and a great gig to set-up and operate sound. We’ve also been mixing Mykal’s music, four songs …

New season recording and production

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Season of recording After a long and productive summer, we’re looking forward for the next season! We’ve worked on a couple cool projects the past few months, including a couple of TV commercials , corporate narrations and music production with Tucci express, Louis Gallant, Hellocopter band to name a few of some great musicians. We’re also kicking off with the …

Hellocopter band finish recording 2 songs

Studio Update During the past few weeks we’ve been working with Markham’s local band ‘Hellocopter’ on their two singles. Earlier in May, Encounter Studios sponsored a Battle of the Bands run by the Markham Mayor’s Youth Task Force, where we offered a prize of 12 hours of studio time for recording, mixing and mastering. The winning band was the helicopter …

Our music recording and mixing update

Music Recording The past few weeks we’ve been busy with recording and mixing music. Exciting things are happening with our clients and their music, Louis Gallant has Just finished recording his second album ‘Keepin’ it, re…all’ soon on itunes and on all major music distributors. The album has 12 original songs, a fine mix of instrumentals and vocals written, composed …

HelloCopter Band wins recording sessions at Encounter Studios

Hellocopter Band

Local music Last weekend Encounter Studios sponsored a battle of the bands event hosted by the Markham Mayor’s Youth Task Force. Local bands gave out a great show, out of all the great performances, two bands that deserve an honourable mention are Oh!Victory and Crisis Sanford (Visit and Like them on Facebook). Markham’s winning band ‘Hellocopter’ gave a spectacular performance …

Importance of Mastering Audio

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Many of our clients; professionals and amateurs ask about the importance of mastering audio after the recording, editing and mixing process. Many people mistake audio mastering with the CD master copy – A CD master copy is simply the final disk with audio, ready for duplication. While there is importance in creating a high quality CD master copy, with raw …