Mechaniclands audio design was undertaken by Résonance TJL Inc., specialists in acoustic architecture, soundproofing, noise control and reverberation. Jean-Luc Louradour, who began his profilic career testing sound systems at André Perry’s legendary Le Studio Morin Heights, has since collaborated on renowned studios and educational facilities nationwide. Recently, Louradour worked hand-in-hand with the Mechanicland's team to obtain the desired sound and maximize the Church’s acoustics.
THE CHURCH, A DIVINE RECORDING SPACE
The studio features a 22’ by 40’ live recording room with hardwood floors and 20’ wooden cathedral ceilings. The natural beauty and light from the stained-glass windows make this a comfortable, inspirational space in which to record. A 1.5’ high 12’ by 22’ stage is optimal for intimate performances and for filming live sessions.
Large windows allow for direct interaction with the control room in Studio B. A high-definition camera system has also been installed to ensure visual contact with the other control rooms.
In addition to the live room there is are two seperate isolation booth that has been acoustically treated and are used to isolate instruments from one another. The size and proximity make these booths perfect for all types of vocal and instrumental recordings.
Daniel Joseph is the producer and engineer working out of Studio A, a cozy, comfortable pre-prod and production studio with great sound and even better equipment: ProTools HD and all the plug-ins imaginable, an E-type Cadac console, and various outboard gear. Studio A has its own live room that can accommodate medium sized bands looking to record live. For starting projects, this is a laid-back professional studio at an affordable rate.
Equipped with a 32-channel Icon D-Control and a new Protools HDX system, Studio B is the heart and pride of the Mechanicland. The studio has a large variety of preamps including Neve, Peach, Telefunken and Chandler as well as a large collection of vintage and state-of-the-art outboard gear. Client's have the option to record on a 24-track Studer for the classic and warm sound of tape or can choose to go straight to digital with our Protools HD system. The studio is also equipped with a 5.1 surround sound system for post production and film/tv work.
Studio Frisson boasts a custom Class A 80-series Neve console and has worked with big names such as the McGarrigles, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, Rufus Wainwright, Arcade Fire, Sam Roberts, Marianne Faithfull, Zachary Richard, Daniel Bélanger, Jean Leloup and Ram Borcar. Studio-keepers Michel Pépin and Don Murnaghan now make magic in the church attic.