We offer a wide variety of services. We produce, record, mix and master. We also do vocal tuning, voice over recording and sound design.

Barr’s Backyard is a mixing studio located downtown Toronto, Canada.

It’s owned by experienced producer, engineer and mixer Pierre L Barr. His experience touring with Canadian legends (Tommy Hunter, Stumping Tom Connor) forged his mentality as a mixer. Specialized in Country/Folk, Pierre has mixing credits in any genres and is known for his natural yet energetic sounding recordings.

Barr’s Backyard offers a wide variety of services from production and recording to mastering.

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The prices here can change depending on the project. 3 revisions on every standard contract.

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Interview with Barr's Backyard

What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will be satisfied with the final product!!!
Can you share one music production tip?
To me, tight drums at the recording is really important. It is really hard to get a good feel from anything if the drus aren't tight. I always try to plan more time to record drums that we actually need. If we record everything off the floor, I will still get the drummer for 1 day to tune, mic and talk about the drum feel I am looking for.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work a lot on acoustic stuff: folk, country, songwriter, soft pop.
What do you bring to a song?
My sound is natural. I aim at making things sound as good as possible without loosing the organic feel. Piano will sound like a piano, acoustic guitars will sound like acoustic guitars. I go out of my way to get everything to sound as natural as possible.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work a lot with a mobile rig. It allows me to travel with my recording studio and record demos, edit and arrange projects on the fly. When I am mixing, I get my mobile rig in my studio where I am equipped with Genelec monitors and protools controler. As you can tell, I work a lot in the box.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
My main area of expertise is mix and production. I work with my clients from the beginning to get to know them and their music very well. I coach the artists in studio, I take care of all the editing, alignement and everything that has to be done before we get to the mix and I mix the tracks. The client is obviously part of all that process.