Atlantica Studios is Atlantic Canada's premiere recording studio, specializing in commercial music, while providing international production standards.
Atlantica is the only regional studio that has produced music that has been signed internationally by major labels in over 40 countries, with music featured on Universal and Sony compliations along side such international superstars as Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and others.
24 track 2 inch tape analog technology and state of the art digital technology is combined to provide the best of both worlds.
The studio is used in commercial applications for artists to record their works, voice overs and to transfer older analog recordings to digital to preserve historical recordings for future generations to enjoy.
The studio is furthermore utilized by a great number of students of the Atlantica Centre for the Arts. Recording Arts students apply theoretical knowledge into practical applications, Animation students of all ages record their own voice-overs for their animations and music students apply their music lessons knowledge in new ways to become well-rounded artists.
CONSOLE (control room)
DDA CS8 (subsidiary of Midas) - 48 input mic/line - 8 bus console
MCI JH24 - 24 track - 2" tape analog recorder
Tascam DA-88 (DTRS) x 4 (smpte write/read compatible)
Tascam DA38 (DTRS)
Tascam MX24 Mobile HD Recorder
DIGITAL AUDIO WORSTATIONS
MOTU 2408 system loaded with various audio programs/plugins x 2
Pro Tools M-Box2 edit workstations x 3
Roland SDE 1000 Delay (Circa 1985)
AKG GmbH BX-10 Spring Reverb (Circa 1970's)
Digitech RDS Digital Delay System
Neumann GmbH KM 184 x 2 (matched pair)
Neumann GmbH U87 (Circa 1969)
AKG GmbH D12 (Circa 1978)
AKG GmbH D112
Shure SM57 x 5
Shure Beta 58
Shure Beta 57 x 2
ATM 63 x 4
RCA KB-2A ribbon velocity (Circa 1956)
Apex 215 dual ribbon velocity
M-Audio Nova Class A Fet
SE Electronics SE1A
Radial X-Amp Dual Mode Class A Amp Driver
JDI (Jenson Direct Box)...and assorted other DI's)
Scully 280 discrete germanium mic amps x 4 (Circa 1971)
McCurdy discrete sillicon transistor preamps x 4 (Circa 1964 - nicknamed Neve killer!)
Tascam MA- 8 preamps (retrofitted with BurrBrown OPA-2604 opamps)
UREI 545 Parametric Equalizer
UREI 1778 stereo limiter (Circa 1983)
ART VLA stereo limiter
dbx 266 stereo compressor/gate x 2
Behringer MDX4600 Multicom
Tapco S8 active nearfield monitors by Mackie
JBL 4331 passive farfield monitors
Yorkville YX15 Wedges x2
Mackie SR24-4 VLZ console
Peavey CS800x stereo amp
INSTRUMENTS / GUITAR AMPS
Hiwatt Custom Lead 100 head with 4 x 10 speaker cabinet (circa 1970’s) - guitar amp
Fender Bronco (circa 1970’s) - guitar amp
Peavey Bandit 112 - Trans Tube/Shefield speaker - guitar amp
Behringer Ultrabass BX600 - bass amp
Yamaha Rydeen 5-piece - drum kit
Our Lady Peace
Wild T & The Spirit
Electric Blues Explosion
Harbour View Chorale Ensemble
Lost In Transit
Harbour View Chorale Ensemble
Black Steel Lace
In The A.M.
December Fall Out
Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Atlantica House Band
Corporate Clients :
Canadian Forces Halifax
Saint John Sea Dogs
Saint John Mill Rats
Kent Building Supplies
Hemmings House Pictures
The 40, Brandon
Enterprise Saint John
Marc is the Director of the Recording Arts Program, as well as the in-house producer and engineer for Atlantica Studios.
He is an active patron of the musical arts and has served the audio production community for close to 20 years. His extensive experience covers a wide spectrum of recording studio, live audio and radio production. His clients include CBC Radio 1 & 2, Radio Canada, Tour Tech East, and ARC-f de Saint Jean.
In a live setting, he has mixed such acts as John Sebastien, Buck 65, Matt Mays, Bruce Guthro, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and countless festival and club acts. He recently traveled to Afghanistan with the Task Force Show Tour to entertain our deployed troops and live recorded Chickenfoot, Our Lady Peace, Finger 11 and Sloan at the Halifax Rockfest.
He was the co-producer, engineer and mixer for the internationally acredited album "Hold On Tight" by Kevin Chase and has worked with a large range of other artists, such as Hospital Grade, Hot Toddy, Electric Blues Explosion, Dee Hernandez, Zwerg, and more.
Corey Bonnevie is a High Honours Graduate of Atlantica’s Recording Arts Program. His thirst for knowledge and love for the craft has made him an expert in Pro Tools and he has quickly moved up the ladder from assistant engineer to running his own sessions. Corey's easy going nature and natural talent is testament to the fact that drive and determination will get you everywhere.
While Jim spends most of his time outside of the studio, he has spent time producing records for almost 30 years, starting in Europe in the late 70s.
His producer credits include an ECMA nominated record (Andy Cottle & Doublecross in 2000), as well as being instrumental in pushing the boundaries of audio production for Kevin Chase’s latest CD “Hold On Tight” with his co-producers Marc Gosselin and Kevin Chase: they delivered a first in Atlantic Canadian Music History: a CD with production standards equal to those of international Country superstars by having the CD signed by a major label (Universal) for 39 countries and to SMG for all of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Songs from the CD were also featured on four international compilation discs by Universal and Sony Music along side such artists like Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Billy Currington.
Producer, Composer, Engineer
Craig Gower is a producer, beat maker, composer and mixing engineer, who specializes in the Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Club, Dance & Pop genres.
Craig started producing records on the streets of Vancouver, where he quickly established a name for thinking outside of the box. His unique approach and ability to combine different styles made him the popular go-to-guy on the British Columbia hip hop scene. Over the past years, he has worked with Diffstyles, Dunn Hustle, John Saint, Lansky, Lin Gardiner, Junk, Depth, Kris The Kritik, Lab Dza, Peter Payne, Adam Cote, Cole Chillin, Geoffrey Leathwood, Ayrab, Big T, DEE, 7Figa, Remi Gold.
In 2010, he re-located with his family to the East Coast and was looking to work in a studio environment that fosters and excels in producing commercial music and he quickly found Atlantica Studios to be the perfect match for his vision.
Craig specializes in album production, beats, mixing and production collaborations.