Catherine North Studios


Canada’s Premier Recording Facility

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ABOUT THE STUDIO


Catherine North Studios is a 1,500 square ft. open-­concept recording studio located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The century-­old converted church is home to many iconic Canadian and International recording artists including City & Colour, Feist, Broken Social Scene, and Whitehorse. Studio A (open-concept tracking room) is outfitted with MCI’s legendary 500C console, two isolation rooms, and vocal booth. Studio B (mixing room) features an MCI 600 series console, and our extensive collection of boutique and vintage outboard gear. For our clients who prefer a traditional studio environment, Studio B can be used as a control room for our live room. The facility is owned and operated by Duke Foster, Scott Peacock, Dan Hosh, and Tristan Miller.

SERVICES

    • Audio Recording | Production | Mixing | Analog Tape Recording
    • Commercial Recording | Voice Over Recording | Film Location | Tape Transfers

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Engineers


DUKE FOSTER

Owner/Engineer

DAN HOSH

Owner/Producer/Engineer

SCOTT PEACOCK

Owner/Producer/Engineer

TRISTAN MILLER

Owner/Technician/Engineer

More Artists


Big Wreck

Big Sugar

Broken Social Scene

City and Colour

Daniel Romano

Elliott BROOD

Feist

Highs

Honeymoon Suite

Jacob Moon

Jeremy Fisher

Josh Ritter

Junkhouse

Kathleen Edwards

Lee Harvey Osmond

Lee Reed

Life In Vacuum

Marky Ramone

Martin Tielli

Of Gentlemen And Cowards

Paint

Paul Federici

Poor Young Things

Rose Cousins

Royal Wood

Said The Whale

Spirits

Street Pharmacy

Teenage Head

The Coppertone

The Glorious Sons

The Heartbroken

The Hippy Mafia

The Joys

The Rest

The Trews

Tim Chaisson

Walk Off The Earth

Whitehorse

Zakk Wylde

Arkells

& more!

STUDIOS & GEAR


STUDIO A

Our main tracking room features MCI's legendary 500C console, Pro Tools HD, and an MCI JH24 2-inch analog tape machine for clients (analog purists) who prefer a completely analog experience. We have one vocal booth and two smaller isolation rooms located in Studio A. Our extensive microphone cabinet features many vintage & rare Neumann and Sony microphones, and our racks of outboard gear house the very best of Neve, API, TubeTech, and our custom Catherine North Electronics (link to Catherine North Electronics page) preamps, compressors and equalizers. View our full gear list here (link to Gear page) -

STUDIO B

Our downstairs overdub/mixing facility features a newer MCI JH636 console, modded by our in-house tech Tristan Miller. Studio B features Pro Tools and an MCI JH24 2-inch tape machine, to accommodate every client. For producers and engineers who prefer the isolation of the traditional studio environment, Studio B can be used as a control room for Studio A's live floor. Studio B's outboard gear features a wide array of vintage and boutique gear including Catherine North Electronics, Universal Audio and Thermionic Culture, along with a long list of industry standard plugins including UAD, Waves and SoundToys.

GEAR

MICS

AKG 451 (2)

AKG D112

AKG D12

AUDIO TECHNICA 4050

BEYERDYNAMIC M260

CASCADE FATHEAD (2)

ELECTRO-VOICE RE20

NEUMANN SM69 (STEREO)

NEUMANN TLM102 (2)

NEUMANN TLM67

RCA 77DX

ROYER R121

SENNHEISER 504 (2)

SENNHEISER E901

SENNHEISER E902

SENNHEISER E906

SENNHEISER MD421 (2)

SHURE SM57 (4)

SHURE SM58 (2)

SHURE SM7A

SHURE SM7B

SONY C37A

TELEFUNKEN U47 (VINTAGE)

Amplifiers

BERNIE FILMOSOUND #2

FENDER SILVERFACE TWIN REVERB (VINTAGE)

KAY 615 (VINTAGE)

MARSHALL JCM800 (2204)

MARSHALL JMP (VINTAGE)

MARSHALL PLEXI (VINTAGE)

TOPHAT VIBRATREM 20

VOX AC10 (VINTAGE)

VOX AC15 (VINTAGE)

VOX AC4 (CATHERINE NORTH MOD)

AGUILAR DB750

AMPEG B15N (VINTAGE)

AMPEG SVT (VINTAGE)

Instruments

CLAY STRATOCASTER

FENDER TELECASTER (AVRI '62 REISSUE)

GIBSON LES PAUL JR. ('64 VINTAGE)

GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO

GIBSON SG ('76 VINTAGE)

RICKENBACKER 330/12 ('64 VINTAGE)

KEY KROYDEN ACOUSTIC ('32 VINTAGE)

MARTIN D18 (VINTAGE)

NATIONAL RESONATOR (VINTAGE)

FENDER JAZZ BASS (FULLERTON '62 REISSUE)

LAKLAND 44-64 J BASS (USA)

LUDWIG SUPRAPHONIC SNARE (VINTAGE)

LUDWIG VISTALITE 4 PIECE (VINTAGE)

SLINGERLAND RADIO KING KICK (VINTAGE)

SLINGERLAND RADIO KING SNARE (VINTAGE)

MASON AND RICH UPRIGHT PIANO (1905, VINTAGE)

KORG MICROKORG

ROLAND JUNO 106 (VINTAGE)

WURLITZER 200A

YAMAHA CP70

Outboard

ADR COMPEX F760 (2)

API 312 (4)

API 512B (2)

API 550B (2)

CATHERINE NORTH ELECTRONICS CN2A (4)

CATHERINE NORTH ELECTRONICS PULTEC (2)

DBX 160X (2)

EMPIRICAL LABS DISTRESSOR EL8X

NEVE 1073 (2)

NEVE 1272 (8)

CATHERINE NORTH ELECTRONICS 1272 (12)

CATHERINE NORTH ELECTRONICS SSL BUSS

TUBETECH MP1A (2)

TUBETRONIX TM2A

UNIVERSAL AUDIO 6176

UREI LA4 (4)

Other

MCI JH500C CONSOLE

MCI JH600 CONSOLE

KLEIN & HUMMEL 0800 (2)

KLEIN & HUMMEL 0110 (4)

YAMAHA NS10M (4)

Rates & Contact


We offer hourly, daily and “all-inclusive” rates to suit the needs of every client. Our space is very accommodating to freelance engineers and independent artists. Please email or call us to discuss your project, and we would be more than happy to provide you with an accurate quote.

Duke Foster - duke@catherinenorth.com
Dan Hosh - hosh@catherinenorth.com
Scott Peacock - scott@catherinenorth.com
Tristan Miller - tristan@catherinenorth.com
 

905-528-7142