Who are we?

The Sound Distillery

The Sound Distillery breathes new life -something unique and exciting- into the Kitchener – Waterloo / Cambridge area. An incredible selection of equipment paired with an outstanding atmosphere, The Sound Distillery introduces a much needed new standard of quality and class to the area, at rates perfectly suited to today’s realities… while embracing the mentality of personable and relaxed record making of days past.

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Mixing

With the prevalence of home recording today, a professional mix will be what sets your budget recording apart from others. For projects where some or all elements have been either recorded individually at home, or programmed electronically, it is of utmost importance to ensure that all of these tracks can be meshed together to create the final product that you have envisioned.

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Audio Post-Production

At the Sound Distillery we have the tools to create dramatic and interesting soundscapes for your video production. Centrally located between Toronto (Hollywood North) and London, Ontario we can not only record audio for film, but also mix in a variety of formats such as 5.1 surround sound and Dolby DTS. We have a vast sound effect library to use or can record custom foley clips.

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Artist Development

Being located in close proximity to Toronto, Hamilton, and London we are a destination for young artists to not only record but also grow under our guidance. Using years of experience and contacts with major music industry movers and shakers we are a 360 degree music facility.

Audio Samples
Conor Gains Band – Run Away With The Night

Conor Gains Band – Run Away With The Night

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Gin Lane – Here or There

Gin Lane – Here or There

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Amy Rola – EP

Amy Rola – EP

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Aisles – Distance

Aisles – Distance

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Quiet In The Land – Songs To Set These Hills On Fire

Quiet In The Land – Songs To Set These Hills On Fire

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I the Mountain – Two Birds

I the Mountain – Two Birds

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Sonny Butcher – S/T

Sonny Butcher – S/T

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Comet – Trouble In Paradise

Comet – Trouble In Paradise

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Janice Lee – Drown The Earth

Janice Lee – Drown The Earth

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Latest from the Blog

The Blog

Sara Godfrey Single

Gin Lane Samples

Here is a new song from the local band Gin Lane recorded here at the studio in Kitchener, Ontario. Gin Lane are comprised of Evan Spinney, Mark Olijnyk, and Lyndsay Meier with the assistance of Aux Percush Preetam Sengupta . This record features Shawn Moore on the drums and will be released Friday July 25…

Aisles Feature in Breakdown Magazine

Local band Aisles who you can find their entire album here https://soundcloud.com/aislesmusic/sets/aisles-distance were featured in the magazine Breakdown and gave us a pretty nice mention! Thanks Fellas!

I The Mountain Session

Last week we had a marathon session with Peterborough’s own I, The Mountain fresh off tour with bands such as the Wooden Sky, and Elliot Brood! We recorded a single with them that will be their last for the next couple months while the band focuses on their academics/careers! Best of luck to these guys.…

Faith sings Katy Perry’s Roar

9 year old rock star Faith Vanderwerf performs Katy Perry’s roar with Dave Houde on Guitar and Shawn Moore on drums.

Shane Guse Fiddle Solo

Another great fiddle performance from Shane Guse (Jason Blaine, Dean Brody and the Western Swing Authority)

What we can do

Our Services

Mixing

With the prevalence of home recording today, a professional mix will be what sets your budget recording apart from others. For projects where some or all elements have been either recorded individually at home, or programmed electronically, it is of utmost importance to ensure that all of these tracks can be meshed together to create the final product that you have envisioned. The Sound Distillery has successfully mixed and brought to life a number of projects ranging in genre from Hip Hop to Metal, at rates that are budget friendly.

Audio Post Production for Film

At the Sound Distillery we have the tools to create dramatic and interesting soundscapes for your video production. Centrally located between Toronto (Hollywood North) and London, Ontario we can not only record audio for film, but also mix in a variety of formats such as 5.1 surround sound and Dolby DTS. We have a vast sound effect library to use or can record custom foley clips.
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The Guys Behind The Music

William Muir

William Muir

Owner/Engineer
Greatness. As an engineer I strive to make every project the best that it possibly can be. Finding unique sounds, creating an atmosphere, and embracing every genre of music imaginable is what excites me on a daily basis. As a musician myself I have the ability to navigate an arrangement effortlessly and keep the technical side of recording musical. My favourite records have been created using both minimalistic and modern approaches in recording. Knowing these sounds allows me to quickly and effortlessly create any sound that may be imaginable to both the client and producer. Some of my favourite artists at the moment include Eric Church, Valerie June, Jay-Z,  and Florence and the Machine.
Dave Houde

Dave Houde

Owner/Producer
Music first. Nothing comes before that rule. When I hear productions and mixes I want to hear a feeling, an atmosphere. Not tools and tricks that make an engineer’s job easier. It’s my job as a producer to find the parts of a project that make it unique, and accentuate those positives. It’s my job to deal with any problems that may be getting in the way of an artist and their quest. Being a musician and fan of records first, it’s quite natural and I believe advantageous to be the musician that knows the studio, rather than the opposite. My favourite records have always been made in this spirit, by musician/producers like Jimmy Page and Daniel Lanois.