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Meet our in-house staff

Meet the people who work at Catherine North Studios. We all come from different backgrounds, but we all have the same thing in common: We LOVE to make great music.

Duke FosterDuke Foster

Duke has the uncanny ability to know where the perfect wi-fi connection is—anywhere on earth. Apple has asked to do an MRI to see if this power is transferable to an iPhone. read Duke’s full bio →

Tristan Miller (aka Tic Tac)Tristan Miller

Passionate about repairing electronics, Tristan maintains not just our studio, but several others in the Hamilton area while finding time to manufacture small runs of boutique analog recording equipment. read Tristan’s full bio →

Dan HoshDan Hosh

Avid guitar and bass collector, years of production training, many more years of creditable studio experience, and a wide range of musical interests help make Dan one of the most versatile producers among his peers. read Dan’s full bio →

Scott Peacock (aka ScottyP)Scott Peacock

Scott suffers from a dual-diagnosis of Gear Acquisition Syndrome and Bicycle Acquisition Syndrome. When he’s not in the studio, he’s prone to self-medicating by making Tristan explain electronic theory. read Scott’s full bio →

Michael Chambers (aka moon:and:6, Leon Furs)Michael Chambers

When given the choice of reverb or delay, Michael will always choose reverb. He got his start changing reels of tape every 15 minutes, and now is frustrated when he finds his 1TB hard drive full. read Michael’s full bio →

Kathleen Farley (aka Magnetha)Kathleen Farley

Kathleen is our resident cook, gardener and computer tech. When she’s not teaching at Harris Institute, she’s doing quality control on our house wine. Chances are she has a pot of chili on the stove right now. read Kathleen’s full bio →


What our clients have to say

…the longer you work with people, the more trust you build, working together as a solid team, means you can talk about the real issues, and not worry about being nice. That way you do what’s best for the song. It’s really freeing. –Deanna Wells, Ophelia Syndrome (View Magazine, April 2012)

…I met quite a few people, but as soon as I set foot in Catherine North Studios I just felt at home. … it was a collaborative process and a willingness to experiment to make the songs as good as they could be… –singer/songwriter Paul Federici (Skeleton Crew Quarterly, April 2012)

…recording at Catherine North Studios feels like joining a community, which is why I keep returning there. –Michigan-based singer/songwriter Mike Vial (The Green Couch, April 2011)

Choosing your team

Not sure who to talk to? Just contact us and tell us about your project. We’ll help you decide who is best for you to work with.