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Unveiling the Sonic Legacy: A Deep Dive into Grant Avenue Studio’s Control Room

grant avenue studio
grant avenue studio

Welcome to an enriching exploration in the latest episode of “Welcome To The Music,” where Karim Kanji, alongside Gregg Tilston, unfolds the intricate narrative of Grant Avenue Studio’s Control Room. In this episode, we engage in profound conversations with the masterminds behind the scenes, Mike Bruce and Andrew Lauzon.

This piece delves into the heart of Hamilton’s musical legacy, unraveling the studio’s rich history. From hosting distinguished visitors to the meticulous crafting of a distinctive “house sound,” we venture into the personal anecdotes that breathe life into this iconic space.

Mike and Andrew generously take us on a behind-the-scenes tour, sharing their journey and offering exclusive insights into the studio’s intricacies. The mixing and editing suite, featuring high-end gear tailored for independent producers, is laid bare for our exploration.

Our discourse explores the timeless allure of vintage gear, shining a spotlight on unique sonic qualities like the Neumann M49B mic. Andrew passionately emphasizes the irreplaceable value of vintage gear, crafting a sonic signature that echoes the concept of a “house sound.”

The narrative weaves around the idea that a studio’s historical legacy serves as an everlasting inspiration for artists, propelling the creation of new musical stories. The episode concludes with tantalizing hints about upcoming talent in Hamilton, promising a vibrant future for the local music scene.

Join us in this podcast episode as we celebrate the essence of musical storytelling and its profound influence on shaping the future of sound. Step into the magic of Grant Avenue Studio and uncover the sonic legacy it holds within its walls.

This is Episode #287 of the Welcome! podcast.

Street Art: Hamilton

Many urban cities across Canada and around the world feature street art of one kind or another.

In my first of this series: “Street Art: City” I present Hamilton, ON. Hamilton was known as Steel Town at point in time. At other times it has been known as the armpit of Canada. Today, Hamilton is known as the home of a world class university, hundreds of water falls, beautiful hiking and of being an affordable place to live not so far from Toronto.


Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, in Hamilton, Ontario  is a Canadian aviation museum and has over 30 military jets, propeller-driven aircraft and helicopters on display. However, it is so much more than a display. With the amazing volunteers, staff, exhibits, and workshops, the Museum is a fascinating place for kids (and adults) of all ages and interest levels.

This past weekend our Cub Scout pack visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for a special Night Ops event. Outside of accompanying my son (who is a member of the Cub pack) my real desire was to talk to someone who could shed a little light on the whole Avro Arrow mystery. I have my theories. 😉

It was a wonderful event and I’m glad I went. Here are some photos for all of you to enjoy.