Metalworks Studios

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Metalworks Studios
Type Recording Studio
Founded 1978
Founders Gil Moore
Headquarters Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Website metalworksstudios.com

Metalworks Studios is a music recording studio in Mississauga, Ontario (Greater Toronto Area), Canada. It was established in 1978 by Gil Moore of the Canadian rock group Triumph (Inductee of the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame).[1] Over a span of more than 30 years, Metalworks has become one of Canada's best recording studios and has expanded into a six studio facility offering in-house tracking, mixing and mastering, as well as video editing and DVD authoring.

In 2004, Metalworks Studios launched an adjacent educational facility; Metalworks Institute.

Metalworks Studios offers a classic Neve and multiple SSL consoles with an assortment of vintage analogue and digital outboard gear for tracking, overdubs and/or mixing. Combined with a knowledgeable staff of engineers and sonically treated rooms, Metalworks has been key in providing Multi-Platinum award-winning music that spans a wide array of artists and genre.

Metalworks Studios has won 16 'Studio of the Year' awards at Canadian Music Week from 1998-2014.[2]

Recording Studios[edit]

Metalworks Studio 1 Tracking Room Floor and Isolation Booth.

Metalworks has a total of six studios, including four with live rooms for in-house recording and mixing, a mastering suite, and a sixth facility dedicated to video editing.[3]

Studio 1: Record/Mix Neve[edit]

Metalworks Studio 2 Control Room with SSL 4080 G+ Console.

The control room in Studio 1 features a vintage 32x8x32 Neve 8036 console that was re-engineered by Stuart Taylor and Dave Dickson. The tracking room features a 1,200-square-foot (110 m2) solid maple studio floor, combined with a high ceiling surrounded by wood and stone walls.[4]

Studio 2: Record/Mix SSL G+[edit]

Metalworks Studio 5 Mastering Suite Control Room.

The control room in Studio 2 features an 80-input Solid State Logic 4080 G+ console with Ultimation and Total Recall. The adjacent 280-square-foot (26 m2) tracking room features an oak floor and high ceiling. Studio 2 also includes a private lounge.[5]

Studio 3: Record/Mix SSL 4040[edit]

The control room in Studio 3 features the Solid State Logic 4040 G/E console. The adjoining ISO-Booth is designed for instrumental overdubs as well as voice work, and the studio includes a modern lounge featuring a skylight.[6]

Studio 4: Video/DVD/Blu-Ray[edit]

Studio 4 is a video editing and DVD/Blu-ray authoring facility specializing in visual production, motion and still menu design, interactive features, post-production, audio/video encoding, and authoring.[7]

Studio 5: Mastering[edit]

Studio 5 is a mastering suite featuring: Steinberg WaveLab, Pro Tools HD3, Manley, Avalon, Apogee, Studer A820 1/2" Tape Machine, Weiss, TC System 6000, Waves, Mark Levinson, Duntech, and more.[8] Online mastering services are also provided by this facility.[9]

Studio 6: Record/Mix 5.1 SSL J[edit]

The control room in Studio 6 features an 80 input Solid State Logic 9080 J console with Ultimation, Total Recall & SL959 5.1 Surround Matrix. This large-scale mixing facility is capable of recording and mixing in 5.1 with a Pro Tools 10 HD3 accel system. A 9 ft film screen and Sony video monitors are available for DVD and Film/TV applications, and the room is Dolby authorized. The adjacent 550-square-foot (51 m2) tracking room features a stone fireplace and high ceiling, and is surrounded by an oak paneled private lounge and billiard area.[10]

Services[edit]

The recording studios at Metalworks provide tracking, mixing, digital editing, audio post-production, and CD mastering capabilities. Video editing and DVD/Blu-ray authoring services are also made available by a dedicated video editing facility in Studio 4. Metalworks Production Group, a sister company of Metalworks Studios, also provides in-house event options within several of the studios allowing for video, lighting, and staging system services for live events and recordings.[11]

Clients[edit]

Music Artists[edit]

Film Stars[edit]

Gold & Platinum Awards[edit]

Award Certification Artist Album Title Label
Platinum CRIA Alexisonfire Crisis Distort
Gold CRIA Alexisonfire Old Crows/Young Cardinals Dine Alone
Platinum CRIA Anne Murray What A Wonderful World Straightway Records
Platinum RIAA Anne Murray What A Wonderful World Straightway Records
Double Platinum CRIA Ashley MacIsaac Hi™ How Are You Today? A&M
Gold CRIA Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome Columbia
Gold RIAA Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome Columbia
Platinum CRIA Burton Cummings Up Close And Alone Universal
Platinum CRIA Chicago (film) Soundtrack Epic
2x Platinum RIAA Chicago (film) Soundtrack Epic
Gold CRIA Doug and the Slugs Cognac & Bologna RCA
2x Platinum CRIA Drake Take Care Universal Republic
2x Platinum RIAA Drake Take Care Universal Republic
2x Platinum CRIA Drake Take Care (single) Universal Republic
2x Platinum RIAA Drake Take Care (single) Universal Republic
2x Platinum ARIA Drake Take Care (single) Universal Republic
Platinum CRIA Fefe Dobson Fefe Dobson Island
Gold CRIA Gowan Lost Brotherhood Atlantic
9x Platinum CRIA Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II Geffen
7x Platinum RIAA Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II Geffen
Platinum BPI Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II Geffen
Platinum CRIA Haywire Don't Just Stand There Attic
Platinum CRIA Headstones Picture of Health MCA
Gold CRIA Headstones Teeth and Tissue MCA
Gold CRIA Headstones Smile and Wave MCA
2x Platinum CRIA Johnny Reid Kicking Stones Open Road
2x Platinum CRIA Kim Mitchell Rockland Atlantic
Platinum CRIA Kim Mitchell Greatest Hits Alert
Platinum CRIA k-os Joyful Rebellion EMI
5x Platinum CRIA Live 8 Toronto Music DVD EMI
2x Diamond CRIA Live 8 Music DVD EMI
9x Platinum RIAA Live 8 Music DVD EMI
Platinum CRIA Metric Live It Out Last Gang
Platinum CRIA Metric Fantasies Universal
2x Platinum CRIA 'N Sync Celebrity Jive
5x Platinum RIAA 'N Sync Celebrity Jive
Gold BPI 'N Sync Celebrity Jive
Platinum CRIA Nelly Furtado Folklore DreamWorks
Gold RIAA Nelly Furtado Folklore DreamWorks
4x Platinum CRIA Nelly Furtado Whoa, Nelly! DreamWorks
2x Platinum RIAA Nelly Furtado Whoa, Nelly! DreamWorks
Platinum CRIA Our Lady Peace Healthy In Paranoid Times Columbia
4x Platinum CRIA Platinum Blonde Alien Shores Columbia
Platinum CRIA Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows RCA
Gold CRIA Prince Musicology Columbia
2x Platinum RIAA Prince Musicology Columbia
Platinum CRIA Red Rider Neruda Capitol
Diamond CRIA Rush Rush in Rio Anthem/Atlantic
7x Platinum RIAA Rush Rush in Rio Anthem/Atlantic
Gold CRIA Rush Vapor Trails Anthem/Atlantic
3x Platinum ARIA Silverchair Young Modern Eleven/Atlantic
3x Platinum CRIA Sum 41 All Killer No Filler Aquarius
Platinum RIAA Sum 41 All Killer No Filler Aquarius
Platinum BPI Sum 41 All Killer No Filler Aquarius
Gold CRIA The Northern Pikes Big Blue Sky Virgin
Platinum Video CRIA The Tea Party Illuminations EMI
Gold CRIA The Tea Party Seven Circles EMI
Platinum CRIA The Tea Party Triptych EMI
Diamond CRIA Tom Cochrane Mad Mad World Capitol
Gold RIAA Tom Cochrane Mad Mad World Capitol
Platinum CRIA Tom Cochrane & Red Rider The Symphony Sessions Capitol
Gold CRIA Triumph Allied Forces RCA, TML, Attic
Platinum RIAA Triumph Allied Forces RCA, TML, Attic
Platinum CRIA Triumph Classics MCA
Gold RIAA Triumph Classics MCA
Gold CRIA Triumph Progressions of Power Attic, RCA, TML
Gold CRIA Triumph Never Surrender RCA, TML
Gold RIAA Triumph Never Surrender RCA, TML
Platinum CRIA Triumph Thunder Seven MCA
Gold RIAA Triumph Thunder Seven MCA
Platinum CRIA Triumph The Sport of Kings MCA
Gold CRIA Triumph Surveillance MCA
Gold RIAA Triumph Just A Game MCA
CRIA Awards Units Sold
139 7,180,000
RIAA Awards Units Sold
47 27,100,000

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2013 SME Excellence Award - Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA)[12][13]
  • 2013 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2012 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2011 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2009 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2008 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2007 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2006 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2005 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2004 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2003 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2002 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2001 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 2000 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 1999 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year
  • 1998 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year

Metalworks Institute[edit]

Metalworks Institute is a registered private career college and the sister company of Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Production Group. Metalworks Institute offers diploma programs in: Audio Production and Engineering, Entertainment Business Management, Show Production and Event Management and Music Performance and Technology (Drums & Percussion, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals.

Metalworks Institute is an official Digidesign pro school.

Metalworks Production Group[edit]

Metalworks Production Group is the live event division to its sister companies, Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute. It offers complete production services including audio, video, lighting and staging systems, along with experienced production personnel and event technicians. Metalworks Production Group specializes in small to large scale events, ranging from major concerts and festivals, tours, corporate galas and conferences.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clay, Chris. "Four inducted to Music Walk of Fame". City of Mississauga. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Music Week". Canadian Music Week. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Metalworks Studios Overview" Metalworks Studios.
  4. ^ "Studio 1" Metalworks Studios.
  5. ^ "Studio 2" Metalworks Studios.
  6. ^ "Studio 3" Metalworks Studios.
  7. ^ "Studio 4" Metalworks Studios.
  8. ^ "Studio 5" Metalworks Studios.
  9. ^ "Online Mastering" Metalworks Studios.
  10. ^ "Studio 6" Metalworks Studios.
  11. ^ Services" Metalworks Studios.
  12. ^ "Metalworks Group wins SME Excellence Award at the Ontario Business Achievement Awards" Music Canada
  13. ^ "Will Metalworks strike the right chord at the OBAAs" Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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