Aeolian Recording Studios

“Music is Life. Music is Community”

 

Aeolian’s renowned acoustics and state-of-the-art technology make us the ideal choice for your next video or audio recording. A significant grant, awarded to the Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association in 2020 was transformative in shifting our scope from presentation to professional recording capabilities with the gift of new sound, light and video recording technologies and a professional recording studio on our ground floor.

We provide professional livestream services as well as fully edited video rendering for television or the internet and audio recording ready for digital distribution on your preferred platform.

Our team will work with you before your recording to understand your needs and storyboard your artistic vision. We can provide volunteer services including an artist liaison to support musicians and their team. We have two Green Rooms with salon quality lighting for hair and make-up. We can also provide additional space for rehearsal before soundcheck or to rest between takes, including a private outdoor garden.

Aeolian works with some of the best restaurants in London and can suggest or assist in ordering catering services on the day of your production.

Our professional sound, light, and camera technicians will arrive early and ensure that the recording space is ready for you. Upon arrival you will receive assistance with load-in, make any final adjustments, and move right into sound check, rehearsal and the recording on your schedule. We can provide rehearsal space, pending availability in the days or hours leading up to your scheduled recording.

Whether you are looking concert hall acoustics or the sound of an intimate studio, we can achieve your goals in a COVID-19 safe environment.

Why record with us?

  • The opportunity to record on a concert stage and create the sound you want: from sound booth to music hall.
  • Significant Green Room and rehearsal space.
  • Access to experienced technicians who want to achieve your artistic vision.
  • Flexible schedules and efficient turn around on the finished product.
  • COVID regulatory compliance in a healthy, clean environment with state of the art HVAC and air purification.
  • Artist Liaison services to meet your needs: we can arrange anything from a carafe of coffee to a hot, home style dinner.
  • Modern technology. Whether it be recording equipment, cameras or lighting, almost everything we use has been purchased since 2020, professionally installed and significantly tested.
  • Flexibility. Have a clever idea you would like to achieve? We will try to accommodate. Our team has a can-do attitude and sees challenges as an opportunity for lifelong learning and professional growth.
  • Supporting the arts: as a not-for-profit, your business matters to us. Your trust in us is invested back into our community through a variety of Aeolian programs and initiatives.
  • We care about you beyond your recording. With our newsletter and social media, we would be happy to help market release dates and artist tours. We treat our artists like family: because recording at Aeolian should feel like going home (without having light stands all over your living room). Our patrons love the Hall as a concert venue and will be excited to see and hear any production completed in our studios.
  • The opportunity to record in one of Canada’s historic Concert Halls on a legendary stage with unparalled acoustics.  Music has been a mainstay of the aeolian for nearly 150 years.  This is your opportunity to be part of Canadian music history.
  • Home to outstanding recordings such as the CBC Classical Showcase (2019 Juno Awards), the Great Lake Swimmers album Ongiara, and singer-songwriter Sarah Smith’s 2018 album A Christmas Wish.

 

 

 

 


for profit recording rates (audio/video session)

*Includes Sound & Light Technical Support and Videographer

Monday to friday, 10 am to 2 pm: $220/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Monday to friday, 6 pm to midnight: $250/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
weekend based on availability: $275/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
after midnight: $325/hour, plus hst
(as part of existing rental)
overage fee: $50/hour, plus hourly rate & hst
(as part of existing rental)

 

NOT for profit recording rates (audio/video session)

*Includes Sound & Light Technical Support and Videographer

Monday to friday, 10 am to 2 pm: $200/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Monday to friday, 6 pm to midnight: $220/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
weekend based on availability: $250/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
after midnight: $325/hour, plus hst
(as part of existing rental)
overage fee: $50/hour, plus hourly rate & hst
(as part of existing rental)

 

General Terms & Conditions

  • In all instances, the Aeolian Sound Technician will be present to assist and supervise the use of Aeolian equipment. Independent audio engineers, if subcontracted by the client, must be approved by the Aeolian Sound Technician and work with the Aeolian Technical Team.
  • The length of a recording session or the total number of hours required will be determined in advance. If necessary, an overage fee will be assessed for sessions that run longer than scheduled.
  • Before the project begins, the Client will discuss specification and a story board with the technical team such that all parties agree on the composition of the final product.
  • The Client will provide specifications, if applicable, on final copy content including subtitles, credits, branding, etc. in advance of the recording session.
  • Upon completion of the project, the Client will receive:
      • A final, rendered and edited video by way of a Google Drive Link.
      • Should changes or additional editing be required beyond the original scope of the project, a budget will be determined and work will commence at a cost of $50-$100/hour.
  • A deposit of $500 must be paid in advance of the recording session or before work will commence. HST and costs related to additional work beyond the basic scope of recording audio and video as well as overage (hours in addition to the three-hour minimum, or additional hours) will be invoiced.
  • If the Yamaha C9 piano is required, one tuning will occur within 2 days of the recording at a cost of $150 paid by the client. Rental of the piano is $50/day. The Aeolian will not be responsible for mid-recording tweaks or corrections. D&S Pianos is the exclusive tuner and caretaker of Aeolian pianos.
  • in most cases, set-up will be completed in advance and is not part of the project billing. significant set-up changes, sound check and rehearsal should all be considered  in calculating the total number of hours in the recording schedule.
  • rehearsal space can be rented (with or without technical support) in advance of the recording. please inquire on availability and pricing.

Why record with us?

  • The opportunity to record on a concert stage and create the sound you want: from sound booth to music hall.
  • Significant Green Room and rehearsal space.
  • Access to experienced technicians who want to achieve your artistic vision.
  • Flexible schedules and efficient turn around on the finished product.
  • COVID regulatory compliance in a healthy, clean environment with state of the art HVAC and air purification.
  • Artist Liaison services to meet your needs: we can arrange anything from a carafe of coffee to a hot, home style dinner.
  • Modern technology. Whether it be recording equipment, cameras or lighting, almost everything we use has been purchased since 2020, professionally installed and significantly tested.
  • Flexibility. Have a clever idea you would like to achieve? We will try to accommodate. Our team has a can-do attitude and sees challenges as an opportunity for lifelong learning and professional growth.
  • Supporting the arts: as a not-for-profit, your business matters to us. Your trust in us is invested back into our community through a variety of Aeolian programs and initiatives.
  • We care about you beyond your recording. With our newsletter and social media, we would be happy to help market release dates and artist tours. We treat our artists like family: because recording at Aeolian should feel like going home (without having light stands all over your living room). Our patrons love the Hall as a concert venue and will be excited to see and hear any production completed in our studios.
  • The opportunity to record in one of Canada’s historic Concert Halls on a legendary stage with unparalle  acoustics.  Music has been a mainstay of the aeolian for nearly 150 years.  This is your opportunity to be part of Canadian music history.
  • Home to outstanding recordings such as the CBC Classical Showcase (2019 Juno Awards), the Great Lake Swimmers album Ongiara, and singer-songwriter Sarah Smith’s 2018 album A Christmas Wish.

 

 

 

 


for profit recording rates (audio session)

*Includes Sound Technical Support

Monday to friday, 10 am to 2 pm: $170/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Monday to friday, 6 pm to midnight: $200/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
weekend based on availability: $225/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
after midnight: $275/hour, plus hst
(as part of existing rental)
overage fee: $50/hour, plus hourly rate & hst
(as part of existing rental)

 

NOT for profit recording rates (audio session)

*Includes Sound Technical Support

Monday to friday, 10 am to 2 pm: $150/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Monday to friday, 6 pm to midnight: $170/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
weekend based on availability: $200/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
after midnight: $275/hour, plus hst
(as part of existing rental)
overage fee: $50/hour, plus hourly rate & hst
(as part of existing rental)

 

Not for Profit rates are offered to recording clients who have registered Not For Profit status (a not for profit number). The Not For Profit number must be registered to the individual or organization who signs the recording contract and may not be a third party. Not for profit pricing is not available during high season.

General Terms & Conditions

  • In all instances, the Aeolian Sound Technician will be present to assist and supervise the use of Aeolian equipment. Independent audio engineers, if subcontracted by the client, must be approved by the Aeolian Sound Technician and work with the Aeolian Technical Team.
  • The length of a recording session or the total number of hours required will be determined in advance. If necessary, an overage fee will be assessed for sessions that run longer than scheduled.
  • Before the project begins, the Client will discuss specification and a story board with the technical team such that all parties agree on the composition of the final product.
  • Upon completion of the project, the Client will receive:
      • A final, rendered and edited audio file or set of audio files by way of a Google Drive Link.
      • Should changes or additional editing be required beyond the original scope of the project, a budget will be determined and work will commence at a cost of $50 hour.
  • A deposit of $500 must be paid in advance of the recording session or before work will commence. HST and costs related to additional work beyond the basic scope of recording audio and video as well as overage (hours in addition to the three-hour minimum, or additional hours) will be invoiced.
  • If the Yamaha C9 piano is required, one tuning will occur within 2 days of the recording at a cost of $150 paid by the client. Rental of the piano is $50/day. The Aeolian will not be responsible for mid-recording tweaks or corrections. D&S Pianos is the exclusive tuner and caretaker of Aeolian pianos.
  • in most cases, set-up will be completed in advance and is not part of the project billing. significant set-up changes, sound check and rehearsal should all be considered  in calculating the total number of hours in the recording schedule.
  • rehearsal space can be rented (with or without technical support) in advance of the recording. please inquire on availability and pricing.

PORTFOLIO OF OUR WORK

The following are examples of work produced by the Aeolian Recording Studio.

Our clients include:

  • Private Artists & Musicians
  • TD Sunfest
  • Aeolian Phoenix Sessions
  • London Symphonia (Sound)

For additional examples or for more information about our technical team or equipment inventory, please contact us.

 

Aeolian Phoenix Sessions Present… Sarah Smith
Concert Trailer, September 2020

 

Andy Cloutier, Felicidade
January 2021
I overlooked an Orchid, Heartaches Stringband
March 2021

 

Fraser Teeple Live at Aeolian Hall
March 2021

CONTACT US

For bookings and availability or to schedule a consultation, please contact info@aeolianhall.ca or call 519-672-7950, ext. 103.

recording team

Clark Bryan

Executive Director

Christoph Babin

Sound & Sound Editing

Jason Plant

Videography & Video Editing

Ashley Plant

Technical Support

David Gurt

Lighting

John Wiebe

Technical Consultation

Cindy Thomas

Artist Liaison

Matt Wannan

Manager & Bookings

Bryan Gloyd

Accounting & Accounts Payable

Location

The Aeolian Hall Recording Studio is located at 795 Dundas Street in London, Ontario. Parking is available at the rear of the building lots as well as in city lots nearby. We are accessible by bus routes 2 and 22.

While our office is closed, we are able to consult by phone or zoom by appointment. A tour of the facility is available upon request.

AVAILABILITY

Recording Sessions are available weekdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., evenings after 6 p.m. and weekends between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. based on availability.

Rental of the Hall or a music studio for the purposes of rehearsing in advance of a recording session can be arranged based on availability.

We are currently taking bookings for late for May 2021 and onward. A few days in April are available and we do have a waiting list and accept holds.

Watch for our availability calendar here, soon.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The health and safety of our staff, team and recording artists is paramount.

The Aeolian Recording Studio adheres to the Guidelines and Recommendations contained in Section 21, Film & Television Health and Safety Advisory Committee of Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development policy note “Film and Television Industry Health and Safety During COVID-19” (January 25, 2021 version).

provincial guidance

Middlesex London Public Health Unit is currently in a Province Wide Shut Down until April 30, 2021. During this time, the provincial COVID-19 Public Health Zone framework has been suspended.

The Aeolian Recording Studio is compliant with the conditions and regulations of the Emergency Break Shut-down captured in “COVID-19 Shutdown: Enhanced Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures” specifically as they relate to the the Recording Industry.

  • For example, live audiences or additional guests are not permitted in the recording studio or on the sound stage at this time.

The Aeolian Recording Studio adheres to the requirements as set-out in the document “COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open” and the restrictions and limitations inherent with each of the five zones of public health measures.

Our Commitment to Public Safety
STAY SAFE

The Aeolian encourages our friends and patrons to guests to be safe. Stay home when possible. Wash your hands regularly and practice safe social distancing.

STAY SCREENED

The Aeolian requires our staff, team and artists to complete the Ontario Self Assessment FOUND HERE before entering our studios. We strongly encourage our friends and patrons to monitor their health by regularly reviewing the self assessment tool.

STAY TESTED

The Aeolian requires our staff, team and artists to have a negative COVID-19 test result before entering our studios after exposure to, symptoms of, or treatment for COVID-19. We strongly encourage our friends and patrons who are symptomatic to get tested as soon as possible, participate in contact tracing, and assist in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by accessing a TEST LOCATION.

Screening
  • A digital and paper based questionnaire is circulated to staff, crew and artists upon entry to Aeolian Hall assessing individual symptoms, if any, as well as diagnosis or contact with COVID-19 patients. At this time, the regularly updated Province of Ontario form is used.
    • Temperature checks are undertaken with a contactless thermometer.
    • Individuals will be disqualified from entry and participation should they fail to meet acceptable standards or have a fever.
    • Questionnaires are retained in a secure location upon completion.
Symptomatic Individuals
  • Should an individual present as symptomatic:
    • Local Public Health Unit will be contacts and information for contact tracing provided on request.
    • Individuals in contact with the symptomatic individual will be notified.
    • Special disinfecting will occur.
    • Confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test will be required upon return to work.
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Masking is required without exception.
  • Social distancing is required in team meetings, during set-up and tear-down, and on stage.
  • PPE equipment such as impermeable barriers will be used when required (winds and brass, voice recording) as well as when appropriate (multiple artists on stage).
  • Hand-sanitizer and face masks are readily available throughout the building.
  • A limited number of people will be in each area: 2 in recording studio, 2 in the auditorium (excluding the artists being recorded) and 2 in each Green Room unless the total number of artists is 2 or less, in which case Green Room capacity will be no more than 1 person.
  • Signage will be posted to remind staff, crew and artists to physically distance as well as personal hygiene reminders such as hand washing techniques.

Rent The Aeolian

The Aeolian is a beautiful, unique, award-winning location to host your event.

While particularly renowned for its acoustic/live music presentations, the Aeolian is a versatile facility and can host all sorts of events from weddings and parties to conferences and fundraisers.

Give to Culture

Explore the arts. Support your community. Discover yourself.

The Aeolian relies heavily upon a strong base of community support that benefits many projects and events. All contributions, whether small or large, make a huge difference and will help sustain The Aeolian Musical Arts Association’s mission and future.