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trench recordings is a full service music recording studio located in the west end of Toronto near the Bloor West Village and the Junction. 

trench features 3000 sq‘ of dedicated sound proofed recording space, a large live room for great rocking drums and multiple isolation rooms, all with customizable acoustic treatments to get the sounds you're looking for. At the heart of it all is our API 3208 mixer and our Pro Tools HDX system with 32 In’s and Out's of Apoggee converters. Full band live off the floor sessions, Demos, EP's or Albums. Voiceovers, overdubs, editing, mixing and mastering. We do it all.

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32 x API 1608 Mic Pres 

2 x AES RPQ500

2 x CAPI VP26 (SL-2520 red dots)
2 x CAPI VP28 (gar2520's)
2 x Hairball Audio Lola's
4 x Seventh Circle Audio N72
2 x Seventh Circle Audio A12
2 x Seventh Circle Audio J99
8 x SSI (Vintage Melcor 1731 Discrete Opamps)
Cloudlifter CL-4 Mic Activator


Drip Electronics 670

2 x LA-2A Drip Electronics(opto4)
33609 Stereo buss Compressor
2 x Mixbuzz1 GSSL Stereo buss Compressors
2 x 1176LN Black Faced (Rev D) Compressors 
2 x 1176 Blue Stripe (Rev A) Compressors 
2 x Empirical Labs Distressors
2 x DBX160VU Compressors (CLX-VU) 
2 x EQP-1A Drip Electronics EQ
2 x 500 Series Sontec / GML type EQ 
2 x CAPI LC53A EQ 
2 x CAPI LC40 EQ 
2 x Studer 169 EQ 
2 x EQP-1S5 500 series PULTEC EQ 

2 x Sound Skulptor EQ573

Eventide H3000-D/SE

Lexicon PCM 42 Delay

Lexicon PCM 60 Reverb
BBE 882 Sonic Maximizer
Marshall AR-300 Tape Eliminator
Roland DEP-5
Aphex Expander/Gate
E-Magic Unitor 8

AKG BX20 Reverb
EMT 240 Plate Reverb
Urei Model 920-16 Cooper Time Cube – To be restored

Sound Skulptor MC624 Monitor Controller 

Barefoot Sound MicroMain27
Yamaha NS10 Studio Monitors
Makie HR824 near field
Avantone Active Mixcubes
5 x Bryston 4B Amps - some to be restored
2 x Bryston 2B Amps
Proto-type SOTA Midfield - To be restored

Digital Audio Labs Livemix + 6 CS-DUO stations
PreSonus HP60 Headphone Amp
Samson Q5 Headphone Amp
5 x Sennheiser 280 Pro Headphones
AKG K270 Studio Headphones
AKG K240 Headphones
AKG K240 DF Headphones
Sony MDR-V400 Headphones



C12 clone (Tim Campbell capsule)

2 x Royer R121
Groove Tube 3A
Shure SM7B
2 x AKG C414 B-ULS
2 x Sennheiser MD 441U
2 x Sennheiser MD 421 - II
Yamaha Subkick
Apex 450
2 x Audix D6
Audix D4
Audix D2
Audix i5
Blue enCore 300
Oktava MK-012-01 MSP2 stereo pair
2 x AKG D112
3 x Shure SM58 
7 x Shure SM57
APEX 190
2 x APEX 850
2 x MXL V63M
Radial JDI JT-DBE D.I.
Radial JDI Duplex Mk4 stereo direct box
Radial SGI
Radial X-Amp Active Re-Amper 
BSS Audio AR-133 Active D.I.
Whirlwind IMP 2 D.I.
Whirlwind PC D.I.

API 1608 + API 1608 Expander
Soundcraft Ghost 32 Channel (Fully modified by Zimbel Audio Productions)
SSI SS3 8 x 2 Mic / Line Summing Mixer ( Vintage Melcor 1731 Opamps )


Mac Pro 6 Core 3.46Ghz CPU, 32Gig ram, SSD drives

Pro Tools 11 HDX on Mac OSX 10.8.5 with plugins

Logic Pro X on Mac OSX 10.12 with plugins

Win 10 with Samplitude Pro X with plugins
Ableton Live 9
Extended Destop Display - Samsung 40" TV's

Apogee Symphony 32x32 Analog I/O
2 x Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

Studer A80 MKIV 2" 24 track Tape Machine
Studer A80 Master Recorder 1/4" 2 track Tape Machine
Otari 8-Track 1" 8 track Tape Machine
Tascam ATR-60 Tape Machine- To be restored
Ampex ATR-102 Tape Machine - To be restored

PRS Guitar
Takamine G Series 12-String Guitar
Washburn Classical EC41N Guitar
Samick Artist Series Edition Guitar
Oscar Schmidt by Washburn Bass Guitar
Rhodes Mark 1
Morris Upright Piano

Hammond M3 with 125 Leslie speaker

"Love" Upright Piano
Korg M1 Keyboard
Arp Pro Soloist 2710 Synthesizer
Roland Space Echo RE-150 

Ampeg B-15 1971
Ampeg SVT-CL Classic Bass Head
Ampeg SVT-610HLF Bass Cabinet
Trinity Amps "Tramp"
Fender Twin 1976 (Factory upgraded altec lansing alnico speakers)
Marshall JCM 2000 Amp
Marshall 1960a 4 x 12 Cabinet
Peavey Deuce VT Series 240T Amp – To be restored
Traynor Bloc100k Amp
DOD Grind It Amp
Fender 75 – To be restored
Marshall Valvestate VS230 – To be restored
Various guitar pedals


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$ 75 / hr + HST (2 hour minimum on all bookings)
$500 / Day + HST (8 hour Day)

We accept debit and credit cards, e-transfers, cash and cheques payable to "Trench Recordings" received 7 business days prior to the session date

To confirm a session booking, a 33% deposit is required. The balance to be paid, in full, at end of the last days session. A “first come, first served” booking deposit policy applies. 

Cancellations with less then 48 hours notice will not have deposits refunded.

All rates include an engineer. There is no discount for bringing in your own engineer or producer, although we will gladly work alongside them.

Rates are subject to change

All recorded material remains studio property and will not be released until the balance is paid in full.

We are not responsible for lost or damaged data, backing up data, or safe keeping of audio masters.

All media including tape, hard drives, CD's, DVD's, Blue Rays are provided at extra cost.

3425 Dundas St. West Toronto, ON

M6S 2S4

By appointment only.

Please call or email to book a session or arrange a studio tour.

Contact Us

Ready to book a session? 


Call us 416.769.4747

or fill out the contact form & we’ll get you rolling

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