Since opening our doors in 1974, Phase One has been privileged to be an integral part of the Canadian Music scene. We have recorded countless albums, more than 100 of which have gone gold or platinum. Studio A was designed by legendary architect George Augspurger.

Some of the best known Canadian and international artists have recorded here.

Phase One was conceived and brought to life in 1974 by Paul Gross and Doug Hill. They hired an up and coming American studio designer, George Augspurger, to make a world class recording room. Studio A was the result and it remains largely unchanged more than 40 years later. The acoustics in the room are warm and airy, always adding that certain something you hear on great recordings.

Combining the best in analog and digital equipment, including an original Neve console that spans 14 feet, Studio A remains a superb sounding room in which to record live music. For high definition recording, Studio A is the place to be.

We have other rooms as well. Studio B was totally redesigned in 2000 by Pilchner-Schoustal. Featuring an API Legacy console, Studio B is an excellent overdub and mixing room. The API is a world class board that allows an engineer to really dig in and achieve spectacular results.

There is also Studio C, with an SSL Legacy console as it's centre point. The Duality features both analog and digital signal paths allowing for tremendous flexibility and punchy tight sound. Used mostly as a mixing room (with overdub capabilities), Studio C is also able to be utilized first class mastering room.

Using the finest A-D and D-A converters, a superb two channel analog eq and a choice of quality compressors, we are able to take any recorded material to a higher level.

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Gear highlights

  • Large Neve 8026 console
  • API Legacy console
  • SSL Duality
  • Burl Converters
  • Pultec
  • Avalon
  • Masseburg
  • LA2
  • Urei 1176

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