Category Archives: Mosaic

A Peek Inside H•K Studio

People often wonder what it’s like to come record with us. Our friends have painted some pretty funny pictures of what they imagine goes on. Truth is you can see for yourself how a session with an artists goes. Michelle Cormier recorded a cover of Get Your Shine On by Florida Georgia Line. Take a watch through the whole video and it will give you an idea of how a day usually goes with us. Also, support Michelle and give her a thumbs up and share! All your help will make the difference in gaining attention for independent artists.

Collette Andrea @ St. Albans

Last week we had the final bed track session for Collette Andrea’s debut EP. We were tracking a song that showcased Collette’s ability to really fill up a sound scape with her guitar and vocals, so we knew we had to record it in an awesome space. After many conversations about all of the options, this small stone church in the quaint hamlet of Glen Williams kept strumming a certain chord with us. So we set off to meet with the church overseers. After touring the church, and meeting with the officials we were granted access and booked a recording date. When we arrived the Hannah•Kin crew set up all of our recording gear and tested the room, once we found the desired placement for Collette and the Microphones, we prepped for recording. Prior to recording we took what is called an IR sample of the room; basically an audio snap shop of the church. This allows us to model the reverb of that room when mixing (technology….). We recorded for the next 2 hours, getting as many solid takes in as we could. It turns out birds nest in the tree right next to the roof and they seemed to always pipe up at the same point in the song…..lets see if we can hear it on the album. Besides the back up singers (the birds) the room sounded great, and the recordings were amazing. Check out some of the photo’s of this amazing space, St. Albans is over 100 years old, and it is one beautiful building…..I hope to play the pipe organ the next time we record there. Anyway look out for Collette Andrea’s debut, support your Toronto indie artists it’s going to be a great album. And keep your stern pointed north as we will be keeping you posted with all of the cool and fun things we’ve got going on at H•K. Later Cats.     Gear Used: Apogee Symphony, Hannah•Kin Custom Rig, Advanced Audio CM47, 2 Rode NT1000, Martin D15 Acoustic