STUDIO

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Our recording studio reflects our commitment to quality and excellence. Major Label quality equipment, cabling and acoustic room treatment makes for a great recording environment. Attention to detail, rock solid service and dependability, talented and experienced engineers, producers and session musicians delivers you a first-rate recording experience every time. Find A Way recording studio staff are industry leaders who will inspire you to reach higher and show you how you can turn your dreams into a reality.

Call (416) 707-1077 to enquire about our rates or to book your complimentary tour today.

STAFF

Chris Birkett

Chris Birkett

Producer and Senior Engineer

Chris Birkett has been involved in producing, engineering, writing and playing music since the 1970s. His collaborations have sold more than 100 million records world- wide over the last 30 years.

His first solo artist single ʻWhere Do We Go From Hereʼ, was included on the Polygram album ʻOne Voice One Loveʼ alongside other artists, U2, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits, Bob Marley, Tears for fears and Queen. Chris has produced the last 3 albums for Canadian artist Buffy Saint Marie, who recently signed with True North Records and is currently in the studio working on her upcoming album. Chris won a Juno for Buffy’s last album entitled "Running for the Drum.”

Chris has also collaborated, both in and out of the studio world, with the following artists: Led Zeppelin, The Kane Gang, Dexys Midnight runners, Hans Zimmer; Randy Newman, Jean Batist Mondino, Alain Chamfort, Zazie, Rod Temperton, Quincy Jones, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Osibisa, The Bible, Mica Paris Trevor Horn, Mutt Langer, Mel Brooks, John Otway, Michael Winslow, Def Leppard and many more.

David Bray

David Bray

Creative Director/ Media Director

Extensive experience with the development of marketing strategies and the writing and production of broadcast, print and online creative for a variety of clients including Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Tucker’s Marketplace Restaurants, Burger King, Wild Water Kingdom, XM Satellite Radio, the City of Toronto, Centreville Amusement Park,  TicketOps, Joe Senser’s Sports Theatres, SHORE Media Group, Corus, Rogers,  Labatt,  RadioShack, Quicken Software, Guinness , Maple Leaf Foods,  Lipton, Tribute Homes, DRRI (consortium of all major broadcasters, private and public in Canada), Mondetta Telecommunications, Toronto Blue Jays, bid.com, Nu-Life Vitamins, Cottage Life, United Steelworkers, Family Farm Tribute and Mirvish  Productions.

Managed the media analysis/planning/consumer research and/or buying & promotions for a wide variety of clients including Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Tucker’s Marketplace Restaurants, Labatt Breweries, Burger King Wild Water Kingdom, Smith Brothers Steakhouse Tavern, Joe Senser’s Sport Theatres, City of Toronto, XM Satellite Radio, Centreville Amusement Park, TTP Media,  SHORE Media Group, Quicken Software, D.R.R.I., Maple Leaf Foods,  Mondetta Telecommunications, CanWest Global, Family Farm Tribute and Tribute Homes.

Consultant on all aspects of the music industry in Canada including work with a variety of major recording artists. Works a writer and producer with many of these artists. Extensive experience with the production of radio features, promos and syndicated programming. Served as Chair of the BBM Survey Task Force that initiated the ground breaking product usage/psychographic radio measurement methodologies (single source diary data/RTS) currently used in Canada.

Columnist/analyst/media consultant for a number of publications including Broadcaster (as contributing editor), Marketing, Strategy, FYI, Media in Canada, the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail and the Vancouver Sun. Numerous appearances on radio/television and as a speaker at industry conferences.

Glen Alan

Glen Alan

Studio Manager/Producer

Glen Alan, a graduate of the Humber College Music Program (1996) was first introduced to recording and engineering in 1998 when he studied recording with engineer and musician John Ferreira, who at the time was head of Cubase Technical Support for Steinberg Canada. With his musical background Glen learned quickly and soon was asked to engineer, produce and arrange the songs of other artists and bands he worked with. His keyboard, vocal and musical experience proved to be invaluable and over time his studio and recording clientele began to grow.

In 2005 while attending Harris Institute For The Arts as a part-time student Glen met and formed a friendship with Kevin Cameron and in a year's time they completed extensive renovations that expanded Find A Way's second recording studio location (originally located at 32 Monarch Park) into a fully treated multi-room recording studio space. When Kevin graduated from Harris in 2006 he was hired part-time as an engineer for Find A Way Studios and Glen made the jump from engineering to producing. Since that time Glen has produced hundreds of sessions at Find A Way Studios. In October 2012 Find A Way moved to its present studio location in Studio City at 75 Sherbourne which is an award winning multi-room recording facility designed world-renown studio designer Martin Pilchner.

A competent session singer, arranger and keyboardist himself, Glen is able to work with a wide range of instruments and styles to produce great results. His strong musical background allows Glen to speak easily to musicians and session players to get the best performance possible for his client.

In his producing/recording career at Find A Way Studios and as Exective Director of the Made IN Toronto Festival Glen has worked with many fine Toronto-based session players, musicians and producers including Julian Taylor, Tim Bovaconti, Jackie Richardson, Chris Birkett, Lenny Soloman, Robert Graham, Dylan Bell, Suba Sankaran, Elise Legrow, Paul Delong, Steve Hunter and Sterling Jarvis.

Greg Kolchinsky

Greg Kolchinsky

Senior Mix Engineer

Originally from Russia, Greg Kolchinsky was involved in music from an early age. Greg studied voice and piano but didn’t catch the pop musical bug until he was 14 and heard the Beatles and began listening to Western music. It was hard to get your hands on good western music in the mid 80's in Russia. Greg also played in a Russian band who made a number of amateur recordings. Before emigrating to Canada in his early 20’s Greg studied sound for film.

When Greg arrived in Canada he went to recording school and upon graduating worked in Toronto as a live sound and freelance recording engineer. Within a couple years he had built his reputation and experience sufficiently to land a job as an engineer at Phase One Studios where he subsequently worked for over 7 years. In that time Greg was fortunate enough to work with the following great artists: Barenaked Ladies, Jann Arden, I Mother Earth, Treblecharger, Nelly Furtado, Jully Black, Sting, Leahy, Robi Botos, Vito Rezza, Peter Cardinali, Anne Murrray, Bruce Cockburn, Dawn Langstroth, Herbie Hancock, Hilario Duran, Shaye, Jesse Cook, Cardinall Offishall, LEN, Sean Lennon, Big Sugar, Andy Stochansky, Matt Dusk, Billy Ray Cyrus, Faith Chorale, Ian Thomas and many more.

Over the last 3 years, Greg has continued to expand his considerable experience and reputation as a sought after recording and mix engineer. In the fall of 2010 Greg was hired as an engineer at Find A Way Studios. Greg’s versatility allows him to take on all types of music projects including music for TV, radio and live recordings. Greg’s most recent clients include The Canadian Tenors, The Jersey Boys cast, Jesse Cook, Amy Sky, Mark Jordan, Anne Murray, Levon Ichkhanian, Robi Botos, Lenz Ent., Somerset Ent., Mark Masri, Colin Hunter, U of T Gospel Choir, David Clayton Thomas and many more.

Guillermo Subauste

Guillermo Subauste

Studio and Live Sound Engineer

Guillermo is a Sound Engineer from Lima, Peru. His interest in sound and music began at sixteen working for a national radio station. When he was seventeen he recorded his first album and began studying Sound Engineering. After completing his studies he worked at Soho Studios in Lima, recording albums and undertaking post production for TV and radio commercials.

In 2007 Guillermo received a work study scholarship at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, where he collaborated with top producers in both studio and live sound for musicians such as Jane Bunnett, Michael Kaeshammer, The Bad Plus, Dave Douglas, and Yosvanni Terry. After two years in Banff, Guillermo returned to Peru and worked at Starfactory Peru, a recording studio where he recorded, mixed and mastered for several bands from their label’s catalogue. At this time he was also touring as the Front of House Engineer for the Peruvian band Adammo for audiences of up to 100,000 people. Adammo has received nominations for the Latin Grammys and the MTV Europe Music Awards, and was the recipient of an MTV Latin America Award.

Guillermo has also mixed bands including MXPX, Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Youth of Today, K’naan and more.

Now based in Toronto, Guillermo works as the Front of House engineer for The Sadies, touring with them in Canada, USA and Europe.

In this second year in Toronto, Guillermo has several projects ready, including his band’s first album, Dolly Shot, in which he plays drums and also records and is in charge of the mixing.

Rafael Kuerti

Rafael Kuerti

Hip-Hop Producer / Engineer

Rafael is well-known among the International hiphop community as "Rumplestiltz The Hiphop Cellist".  His band "Babylon Warchild" has become an International success in the underground – with albums selling over 10,000+ units and has performed on hip-hop stages at concerts and festivals across the world including the US, Canada, China, Malaysia, Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Czech, Slovakia, Netherlands, Belgium, and many more.

Rafael has performed and shared the stage with artists such as Big Daddy Kane, Afrika Bambaataa, Xzibit, ONYX, R.A. The Rugged Man, Rahzel, Loop Troop, Planet Asia, Snowgoons, Reef The Lost Cauze, Chief Kamachi, Bizarre (of D12), Lord Lhus, Saukrates, Choclair, Snak The Ripper, Wordsworth, PackFm, as well as many others.

As a Hip-hop producer – Rafael has had the chance to produce and engineer recording sessions/songs for some of hip-hop’s greatest artists such as: The Gza (of Wu Tang Clan), Sadat X (of Brand Nubian), Starang Wondah (of Boot Camp Clik), Wordsworth (of Lyricist Lounge), Tragedy Khadafi (Of Queensbridge), Stic Man (Of Dead Prez), Chief Kamachi (Army of the Pharoahs), and more.

Sebastien Chorney

Sebastien Chorney

Music Producer and Recording/Mix Engineer

Sebastien has been recording music since longer than he can remember, and has been cutting and pasting sounds together since the days of tape, razor blades and scotch tape. After graduating from the production/engineering programme at the Harris Institute, Sebastien ran a recording studio business where he produced and developed a variety of music-themed projects, as well as corporate promotional material and documentary-style projects.

He moved on to co-found an interactive media consultancy, working primarily with film/tv production companies to promote their shows online in the then-nascent medium of podcasting. When not engineering at Find-A-Way, Sebastien works as an independent strategist and producer, focusing his attention on digital media initiatives in the areas of cultural promotion, ecotourism and e-learning. He is originally trained in classical guitar, but loves music in all its forms and can play 'Crazy Train' in any key.