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 50-year musical legacy bleeds into every new record we make.

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

    CONTACT & BOOKINGS


    EQUIPMENT


    MICS
    -AEA KU5A Super-cardioid Ribbon
    -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)
    -Peluso P67 Tube (Neumann U67 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)

    OUTBOARD PROCESSORS
    -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)

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

    PREAMPS
    -Focusrite ISA-8 (8-Channel Preamp)
    -Neve 1073 DPD (2 Channel Preamp & A/D)
    -Midas Console (26 Channel Strips with EQ)
    -Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II (Tube Channel Strip) x2

    MONITORING
    -Akai SX-R7 reference speakers
    -ART HeadAmp6 PRO 6-Channel Headphone Amp
    -Auratone Mono reference speaker
    -Bryston 4B Poweramp
    -KRK VXT-8’s + 10" sub
    -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

    RECORDERS & A/D
    -Universal Audio Apollo x16
    -Universal Audio Apollo 8 (black)
    -Neve 1073 DPD (2-Channel A/D)

    DIGITAL WORKSTATIONS
    -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)

    KEYS
    -Hammond B3 w/Leslie (Vintage 1953)
    -Kurzweil K2500X 88-Weighted-Key Synth, Sound-Module and MIDI Controller
    -Roland A-49 MIDI Controller
    -Yamaha C-3 Grand Piano (Vintage 1970's)
    -Wurlitzer 220A (Vintage 1970’s)

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

    AMPS & CABS
    -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

    GUITARS
    -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)

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


    PRODUCERS


    Vezi

    VEZI

    1972 studio founder, and Kensington Sound producer who has worked with some of Canada's greatest artists including Jeff Healey, Murray McLauchlan, Daniel Lanois and many more. Vezi focuses on great songwriting, organic production and musical integrity.

    Ben Pelchat

    BEN PELCHAT

    #1 charting producer who has worked with Grammy Award winners (David Darling, Boy George), BET Award winner Snoop Dogg, J-Pop icon Chris Hart, stars from X-Factor and The Voice, and many more. Ben focuses on quality songwriting, stellar mix sonics and hit-factor potential in his productions.


    Steve Raiman

    STEVE RAIMAN

    Producer and songwriter specializing in classical piano, ambient and healing music, soundtrack work, and pop. He has worked with international artists including J-Pop icon Chris Hart, David Darling, Grammy and Juno Award winners, and many more. He works closely with several music labels and publishers in Japan, creating music for audiences across the globe.

    Earl Powell

    EARL POWELL

    Earl Powell is a Grammy and Billboard recognized producer and songwriter based out of LA, but who calls Kensington Sound his 2nd home. His focus is on hit-song potential and amazing vocal production. His credits include Jennifer Hudson, Tito Jackson, and Keyshia Cole, and Snoop Dogg.


    Josh MacIntosh

    JOSH MACINTOSH

    Producer, guitar player and drummer with #1 hit singles on radio, as well as television and movie placements, Josh has worked with some of the Rock greats across North America. His credits include the Trews, Manifest, Bethel Music, and Thousand Foot Krutch. He has multiple wins and nominations for Juno Awards, Dove Awards and Gospel Music Awards.

    Will Schollar

    WILL SCHOLLAR

    Producer, ambient guitarist, arranger and mixing engineer from the UK who now works with some of Canada's finest up-and-coming artists at Kensington Sound. Will helms projects in a range of styles including Pop, Rock, Indie, Soul, R&B, Ambient, Folk, Country and Blues.


    Alexy

    ALEXY

    Producer specializing in EDM, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Experimental, and mixing for film. One half of Montreal's Hansom Eli, Alexy is a buzz-worthy musician, sound designer, and producer.


    ARTISTS


    Alannah Myles
    Jeff Healey
    Lenny Breau
    Paul Shaffer
    Alexy
    Ekelectic Journey
    Ben Pelchat
    Allyson Morris
    Jordan John
    David Darling
    Tine
    Carey Ott
    Michael Harris
    Ulrik
    Kingdom Beats
    Jojeto
    Brooke Nicholls
    Julia Hendrik
    Jeanine Mackie Band
    Johnny and The G-Rays
    The Rajans
    Earl Powell
    The Marvelettes
    Rachael Bawn
    Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)
    North Easton

    Snoop Dogg
    Tower of Power
    Joe Bonamassa
    Tim Arnold
    Rosanne Baker Thornley
    Truths and Rights
    Compass
    Murray McLauchlan
    Dan Hill
    Keith McKie
    Songship
    Sharon, Lois & Bram
    Teenage Head
    Kiss The Moose
    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
    RBT | NE

    The Drifters
    Boy George
    Mad About Plaid
    The Meeting House
    Wes Mason
    Belinda Metz
    Steve Fox
    Diane Chase
    Harlow
    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


    MUSIC VIDEOS

    Of songs produced at Kensington Sound

    Vezi - Blade Of Grass (Song produced by Vezi & Charles Huntley)

    VAXXO - Is This Love (Song produced by Ben Pelchat

    M.T. Walker - Oceans (Song produced by Ben Pelchat)

    My My Sugar - Kids of Civil War feat. Canadian Children's Opera Company (Song produced by My My Sugar & Ben Pelchat)


    SHOP

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    50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

    Alexy

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    LOCATION


    DW Media Design

    DW Media Design

    OFFICIAL KS PARTNER: DW MEDIA DESIGN
    Specializing in:
    -Album Artwork
    -Posters/Banners
    -Social Media Content
    -Websites
    -Motion Graphics (e.g. Lyric Video)


    OFFICIAL KS PARTNER: THAT FIRST SONG
    TFS is a songwriting, production, career coaching, branding and video resource headed up by internationally recognized, awarding-winning singer / songwriters Rosanne Baker Thornley and North Easton.


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    170 Baldwin Street
    Toronto, ON
    M5T 1L8