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.


recording rates (audio/video session)

*Includes Sound & Light Technical Support and Videographer

Monday to friday, 10 am to 2 pm: $275/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Monday to thursday, 6 pm to midnight: $325/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
friday & weekends based on availability: $375/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
holidays & after midnight: $450/hour, plus hst
(3 Hour minimim)
overage fee: $50/hour, plus hourly rate & hst
(as part of existing rental)

Post-Production:

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:
      • Video/audio content with basic editing and rendering
      • 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 $200 post production deposit will be included in the cost. the post-production deposit will be returned should the scope of the work not exceed the rental period.
  • A deposit of $500 (minimum) 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: $200/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Monday to Thursday, 6 pm to midnight: $225/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Friday & weekends based on availability: $250/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
after midnight: $300/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: $180/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Monday to thursday, 6 pm to midnight: $200/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
Friday & weekends based on availability: $230/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
holidays & after midnight: $250/hour, plus hst
(3 hour minimum)
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 guaranteed regardless of status. Not For Profit pricing is not available in November and December.

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 CFIII Concert Grand piano is required, one tuning will occur within 2 days of the recording at a cost of $170 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

Colin Caleb

Sound & Sound Editing

Jason Plant

Videography & Video Editing

Ashley Plant

Technical Support

Cindy Thomas

Artist Liaison

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 4  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.

 

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).

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.

Masking due to Covid-19 and Flu

The province of Ontario is currently strongly recommending masking as a health precaution.  We will adhere to this advisory and ask that our clients do too.  Please stay tuned for any updates on this request.

STAY TESTED

The Aeolian requires our staff, team and artists to have two vaccinations.

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.