A studio with MODERN flair and VINTAGE soul.

Welcome to Kensington Sound. The legendary Toronto recording studio where vintage analog seamlessly meets modern digital.

Located in Kensington Market, the soul of Toronto is represented here in full, heart-felt force.

Founded in 1972, Kensington Sound's musical legacy bleeds into every new record we make.

Come and hear for yourself - we can help turn your musical visions into a reality.



-AKG C452 EB (Vintage)
-AKG C451 EB (Vintage)
-AKG C414 EB x2 (Vintage)
-AKG Console Talkback (Vintage)
-Audix F15 Cymbal Condenser x2
-Audix I5
-Coles 4050 Matched Pair
-Kel Audio HM3C x2
-Kel Audio HM2D x2
-Kel Audio Song Sparrow
-MB Condenser x3 (Vintage 1958 – Rare)
-Neumann u47 FET (Vintage)
-Neumann u87 x2 (Vintage)
-Neumann u89 (Vintage)
-Neumann Km84 x2 (Vintage)
-Peluso P12 Tube (AGK C12 type)
-Shure Beta 58 x2
-Shure SM57 x2
-Shure SM58 x2
-Shure SM7B
-Sennheiser 403 (Vintage)
-Sennheiser 409 (Vintage)
-Sennheiser E901
-Sennheiser E902
-Sennheiser E906 (2x)
-Sennhsier MD431
-Sennheiser E935
-Sennheiser MD-441 x2 (Vintage)
-Studio Projects C1 x2
-Telefunken U47 Tube (Vintage)

-A-Designs NAIL Stereo/Dual Mono Tube Compressor
-Ashly SC-50 Limiter/Compressor x2 (Vintage)
-Ashly SC66 Stereo Parametric EQ (Vintage)
-Avalon 747SP Stereo Tube Buss Compressor & EQ
-Behringer TUBE ULTRA-Q T1951 EQ
-DBX 160 Compressor / Limiter x2 (Vintage)
-Empirical Labs Fatso Jr. Stereo/Dual Mono Compressor & Tape Emulator
-Eventide Ultra Harmonizer H3000 (Vintage)
-Lexicon 224 Digital Reverberator (Vintage)
-Lexicon MX200 Digital Reverberator & FX Unit (Available upon special request only)
-Marshall Time Modulator
-Neve 2254a Compressor x2 (Vintage - Matched Pair)
-Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II Tube Preamp, Program EQ & Optical Compressor x2
-UREI 1176 Silverface Compressor/Limiter (Vintage)

-1975 MIDAS Custom Console (26 Track Analog, gold tipped)
-Slate Raven MTi 27” touch-screen control surface

-Focusrite ISA-8 (8-Channel Preamp)
-Focusrite Clarett October 8-Channel Preamp & A/D & D/A
-Neve 1073 DPD (2 Channel Preamp & A/D)
-Midas Console (26 Channel Strips with EQ)
-RME Fireface UFX Interface with 4x transparent Mic Pre’s
-Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II (Tube Channel Strip) x2

-Akai mini reference speakers
-ART HeadAmp6 PRO 6-Channel Headphone Amp
-Auratone Mono reference speaker
-Bryston 4B Poweramp
-KRK VXT-8’s
-Mackie “Big Knob” Monitor Controller w / talkback
-Tetra Custom Mains
-Yamaha custom audiophile-grade Poweramp
-Yamaha NS10’s
-Various headphones including KRK and Audio Technica

-Focusrite Clarett October 8-Channel Preamp & A/D & D/A
-Neve 1073 DPD (2-Channel A/D)
-RME Fireface UFX (60-Channel, Main A/D - D/A Converter)

-Mac Pro 3.0gHz 10 Core Tower (2013) With hyper threading to 20 cores, and 32GB RAM
-Slate Raven MTi 27” touch-screen control surface
-Various SSD and 7200rpm audio drives, 512gb internal SSD (Full Backblaze backup)

-Akai MPK Mini Mk II 25-Key MIDI Controller
-Hammond B3 w/Leslie (Vintage 1953)
-Kurzweil K2500X 88-Weighted-Key Synth, Sound-Module and MIDI Controller
-M-Audio Axiom Pro 61 MIDI Controller
-Yamaha C-3 Grand Piano (Vintage 1970's)
-Wurlitzer 220A (Vintage 1970’s)
-Various accordions

-Rick Baker Custom-built drum kit
-Pacific kit with 24" bass drum
-Variety of high-end cymbals from Zildian, Sabian and Paiste

-Ampeg 4x10 Bass Cab
-Fender 1973 Super Reverb Combo Amp 4x10
-Fender 1975 Twin Reverb Combo Amp 2x12
-Orange Rockerverb 50 MkII Head
-Orange PPC412 cab (Vintage 30)
-VOX AC30 Combo Amp TB72x12
-Marshall JCM 800 2203 Head
-Marshall Jubilee Series 4x12 Cab
-Mesa Boogie 4x12 Cab

-1950’s Gretsch Lapsteel (Electric)
-1962 Gretsch Country Gentleman (Hollowbody Electric)
-1968 Emperador (Hollowbody Electric)
-1972 Gibson Hummingbird (Acoustic)
-1980’s Custom Luthier-Made Fender P-Bass w/mid 70’s cream DiMarzio Pickups
-1988 Yamaha FG 335 (Acoustic)
-1990’s Ibanez Electric w/ Floyd Rose (Electric)
-1990’s CUSTOM Carter ACOUSTIC
-1999 Fender Standard Straocaster w / Wilkinson SC Pickups (Electric)
-2000 Epiphone (1958 re-issue) Korina Explorer (Electric)
-2002 Yamaha APX-5A (Acoustic)
-2004 Epiphone ES-335 PRO (Hollowbody Electric)
-2007 Wilkinson V6 Icon Series Relic (Electric)
-2007 Gibson SG-3 Custom
-2011 Custom-built Fender/USACG Straocaster hollow-body w/ Marty Bell Sparkle Finish, Deluxe Maple Neck & Loller Blackface Pickups (Electric)
-2011 Squier by Fender Vintage Vibe Series Telecaster w / Lollar 52 pickups (Electric)
-2015 Ray Majury Custom Telecaster, Jimmy Page Spec (Electric)
-2017 Paul Reed Smith Tremonti SC245
-2019 Ray Majury rotating guitar fleet (various electrics)

-SE Electronics Reflection Filter
-Varitey of high-end pop filters incl. Blue Audio filter
-Mogami XLR Cabling
-Gold-Tipped Outboard Patch Cables



1972 studio founder, and Kensington Sound owner. Producer of Americana, RnB, Blues, Jazz and Rock. Specializes in Arranging, Recording, Mixing, and Mastering.


Ben Pelchat

10-year Kensington Sound veteran. Producer of Pop, EDM, RnB, Funk, Hip Hop and Experimental Rock. Specializes in Arranging, Recording, Mixing and Mastering.

Ben Pelchat

Josh MacIntosh

New to Kensington Sound. Producer of Rock, Metal, Acoustic, Pop.
Specializes in Arranging, Recording and Mixing.

Josh MacIntosh

Will Schollar

New to Kensington Sound, Producer of Pop, Rock, Ambient, Jazz and Experimental. Specializes in Arranging, Recording and Mixing.

Will Schollar

Steve Raiman

KS Veteran. Producer of Classical, Opera, Pop, Classic Rock, Film Scoring. Specializes in Arranging, Recording, Music and Film Mixing.

Steve Raiman


KS artist alumnus. Producer of EDM, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Experimental. Specializes in Arranging, Recording, Mixing and Mastering.



Alannah Miles
Jeff Healey
Lenny Breau
Paul Shaffer
Ekelectic Journey
Ben Pelchat
Allyson Morris
Jordan John
David Darling
Carey Ott
Michael Harris
Kingdom Beats
Brooke Nicholls
Julia Hendrik
Jeanine Mackie Band
Johnny and The G-Rays
The Rajans
Earl Powell
The Marvelettes
Sharon, Lois & Bram
Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)

Tower of Power
Joe Bonamassa
Tim Arnold
Truths and Rights
Murray McLauchlan
Dan Hill
Keith McKie
Lois and Bram
Teenage Head
The Lincolns
Bob Ezrin
Ron Sexsmith
Chris Spedding
Bill Colgate
Kim Cole
The Lincolns
Walter Zwol
Melwood Cutlery
Graham Shaw
The Wild Strawberries
Vampire Beach Babes
Mark Almond

The Drifters
Boy George
Mad About Plaid
Wes Mason
Belinda Metz
Steve Fox
Diane Chase
Crack of Dawn
David Wilcox
National Film Board
Daniel Lanois
Jackie Richardson
Bill Bridges
Marc Jordan
Rick McCue
Rex Chainbelt
The National Ballet
John Jackson
Leroy Sibbles
Carlene Davis
Grit Laskin
Billy Reed and The Street People
Look People
Chrissie Hynde



DW Media Design

Specializing in:
-Album Artwork
-Social Media Content
-Motion Graphics (e.g. Lyric Video)

Copyright 2019, Kensington Sound. All Rights Reserved.

170 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON / M5T 1L8