The House of Miracles is up and
running in its new location in a large 1860s stone carriage house in Cambridge,
Ontario. It took a year and a half to wrest this beautiful building from the
claws of the Girl Guides, and three months of renovations and repairs, but
holy gawd it's good to be back in action.
The main hall is over 1000
square feet - as big as the entire former House Of Miracles in London.
The 500 sq.ft mastering room was
designed from scratch with critical listening as its primary purpose - there are no
obstructions between the speakers and the ears, and extensive acoustic tweakery
has made the room as neutral and revealing as possible. I use mastering tools
made by Studer, Manley, Crane Song, Lavry, RME, Von Schweikert, Universal Audio,
Sonnox, Massey, and others.
The hall has many other useful
and interesting features, including:
- a Hammond organ with
- an enormous gas stove
- many guitars in odd shapes
- some excellent tube
- a very handsome drumset
- Studer, Ampex, and Tascam
- various microphones and
- ProTools and a Mac Pro
- assorted brass and woodwind
- some outboard processors
- stark and blessed silence at all
times of the day and night
There is now a glass-walled
"isolation booth", but the couch is still not leather.
Laundry, club sandwiches, and a parking lot to smoke in are all less than a block away.
Within a somewhat larger
circumference (but easy to reach by foot) can be found:
- a Scottish bakery
- a park
- the Beer Store
- very good coffee
- The Central Hotel
- delicious subs
- a big liquor store
- the Grand and Speed rivers
- a good breakfast special
My day rate for tracking,
editing, and mixing remains $425. Mastering is $70 per hour. Please call
or email for more information, or just stop in to take a look.