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Metalworks Institute Introduces New Digital Music Production Program

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

MetalworksMississauga, ON’s Metalworks Institute is offering a new, specialty diploma program in Digital Music Production.

According to Metalworks Institute Faculty Member Morgan Pottruff, “We’ve reached a point in time where the digital music production standards are incredibly high. There is a new emerging class of super producers with top notch sound design skills to go with their songwriting and engineering prowess.  A program focusing on these career paths is an idea whose time has come.  If you combine that with the history and credibility of Metalworks Studios and the school’s partnership with them, you have an outstanding educational choice for students.”


Toronto AES Announces October Presentation on Headphone Quality

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

aeslogo6_smallThe Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society will be hold its October meeting on Oct. 22 at Ryerson University. The meeting room will be in the Eaton Theatre, RCC 204, Communications Building, at 80 Gould St., Toronto.

The speaker will be Sean Olive, director of acoustic research for Harman International and he will be speaking the growth of the high-end headphone market. Here is more from the AES Toronto bulletin…

Do Listeners Agree on What Makes a Headphone Sound Good?

The popularity of headphones has now exploded to produce annual worldwide sales of almost $10 billion.  Premium headphones ($100+) now account for 90% of the annual revenue growth,  as consumers’ audio experiences are becoming a primarily mobile one.  Market research indicates sound quality is a driving factor in headphone purchases with brand and fashion also being important factors among younger consumers. Yet, ironically the science behind what makes a headphone sound good and how to measure it is poorly understood. This combined with the lack of perceptually meaningful headphone standards may explain why purchasing a headphone today is like playing Russian Roulette with your ears.  The magic bullet to achieving more consistent headphone sound quality is science.


HHB Canada Announces Inaugural Universal Audio Users Group

Monday, August 26th, 2013

HHB Communications Canada has announced the first Universal Audio users group, Group UA – Canada. The inaugural meeting will be held at Revolution Recording in Toronto on Sept. 12, 2013, at 7 p.m.

Group UA is an opportunity for likeminded users of Universal Audio’s software and hardware to come together for panel discussions with industry professionals who are willing to share their techniques and experiences with UA gear.


Free Educational Session With Mixer/Producer David Bottrill

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

HHB Canada’s Dave Dysart (standing) and David Bottrill.

On May 16, 2013, HHB Canada, SSL, and Canadian Musician magazine will host an intimate and informative session of mixing tips and recording techniques with Grammy-winning producer and mixer David Bottrill (Tool, Korn, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Sour). Bottrill is a longtime SSL user with extensive experience on the AWS series Analogue Consoles.


SynAudCon’s 3-Day “Sound Reinforcement for Technicians” Seminar Coming to Toronto in April

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Synergetic Audio Concepts (SynAudCon) is bringing it “Sound Reinforcement for Technicians” 3-day multi-media seminar to Toronto from April 8-10, 2013. As the company says, it’s relatively easy to interconnect a chain of audio components to produce sound. But what if it doesn’t sound right?

The seminar’s “hands-on” exercises  that will answers questions like;


Steve Gamester & Daniel Pellerin to Present at AES Toronto Meeting on Feb. 26

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The Toronto section of the Audio Engineering Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Sound by Deluxe (424 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON). Producer Steve Gamester from Entertainment One Television will give a presentation about the back story of how a new History Channel Program, The Perfect Storms: Galveston, was conceived and how sound and music becomes an important partner to the editing and creating the visuals, as far as the CGI and recreations of dramatic elements of the story are concerned. Gamester will be joined by sound mixer Daniel Pellerin from Daniel Pellerin Digital Sound Production.


Lectrosonics Aspen School Coming To Toronto

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Lectrosonics Inc. will be presenting its Aspen School training session in Toronto on May 16, 2012. Dealers, programmers, and installers are invited to join the session for  an depth “look under the hood” tech session on the Aspen DSP with Frank Gonzales, a Control and Applications Engineer from Lectrosonics’ US headquarters.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room VIC103, on the Ryerson Campus –

Ryerson University Business  Building

285 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON

M5B 2K3

For more information, contact Lectrosonics Canada: 416-596-2202

Alan Parsons Master Class Session Coming To Toronto

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Global Music Depot has confirmed the first Canadian Master Class Training Session with producer/engineer Alan Parsons (The Beatles, Pink Floyd), taking place at Noble Street Studios in Toronto on May 26, 2012.

Attendees will receive a copy of Parsons’ 3-DVD set The Art & Science of Sound Recording as well as an invite-only ticket to the evening’s VIP Meet & Greet event. All day refreshments, continental breakfast, lunch plus two wine/beer tickets & hors d’oeuvres are also included.

For more information, including ticket options and prices, visit www.globalmusicdepot.com.

Axe Music & Primacoustic Want To Help You Take Control Of Your Room

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Axe Music in Calagary is presenting, along with Primacoustic, a free event offering various tips and techniques on how to acoustically treat your studio.

Several acoustic problems and solutions will be discussed, including primary reflections, flutter echo, standing waves, and excessive bass.

Attendees will view how to effectively use Primacoustic room kits, bass traps, diffusers, and clouds to improve the acoustics of any recording space. (more…)

Live For Sound Demo

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Meadowvale Theatre

PAG Canada will be hosting a Live For Sound Demo on April 11, 2012 at the Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga, ON. Attendees will be offered comprehensive look at the live and installation audio products from ElectroVoice. Light snacks will be provided.


Wednesday April 11, 2012

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Meadowvale Theatre

6315 Montevideo Dr., Mississauga, ON

To register, visit: www.pagcanada.com



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