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About

Metalworks is a Greater Toronto Area Recording Studio and Mastering facility that has maintained an unsurpassed level of excellence spanning over three decades. Regarded as one of North America's best recording studios for many years, Metalworks has played host to a veritable who's who of international recording stars, as well as being the key recording component in developing new musical talent. Metalworks is evolving in response to the drastic artistic and technological changes that have impacted the music and sound industries over the last few years, and as in the past, will carry on the tradition of maintaining the cutting edge of recording technologies.

Metalworks continues to reinvent itself by committing not only to change with technology, but also getting back to its roots of recording, mixing, and mastering new developing talent. No matter if you're an indie client needing recording facilities, large complex mixing or dvd post, editing and mastering, we have it all under one roof.

History

Established in 1978, Metalworks Recording Studios was originally the creative workspace for the legendary Canadian supergroup Triumph. From its embryonic stage, Metalworks expanded over a 30+ year time span into a six studio powerhouse, and today ranks as Canada's consummate world-class studio facility. Metalworks has been recognized as Canada's Studio of the Year‚ for an unprecedented 17 times at the prestigious CMW Canadian Music Industry Awards. Metalworks has become the undisputed leader in the recording studio business in Canada. It is little wonder that Gold & Platinum record awards line the corridors at Metalworks.

Our senior engineering staff made up of Kevin Dietz (Head Engineer), Wayne CochraneJeff Crake and Studio Manager Giancarlo Gallo, as well as freelancers L. Stu Young, Chris Crerar, Lenny DeRose, Noah Shebib, Noel Cadastre, Nick Blagona and Scott Lake are the core of our expertise and dedication to success.

Artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, Sade, Prince, Tina Turner, David Bowie, The Cranberries, Ashlee Simpson, D12, Guns and Roses, Silverchair, Bruce Springsteen, 'N SYNC and Christina Aguilera all chose to make themselves part of the Metalworks legend. Film stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Steven Seagal, Richard Gere and Denise Richards to name a few have graced the halls at Metalworks.

Canadian superstars Rush, Sum 41, Feist, K-OS, Sam Roberts, Billy Talent, The Barenaked Ladies, Metric, Johnny Reid, Simple Plan, Tom Cochrane, Triumph, Our Lady Peace, Tea Party, Bachman-Cummings, Anne Murray and Nelly Furtado illustrate the studio's long-standing relationship with Canadian talent.

It is not only the artists that have contributed to Metalworks' success. World-renowned international producers such as Bob Clearmountain, David Bottrill, Eddie Kramer, Bob Ezrin, Noah Shebib, Gavin Brown, Bob Rock, Peter Collins, George Massenburg, Demo Castellon, Mike Clink and Rodney Jerkins have also worked at Metalworks, contributing to the studio's solid commitment to excellence. The rich history of recording great musical talent and pushing the technological envelope will continue on for many years ahead.

Below is a list of certified Gold and Platinum records recorded at Metalworks Studios:

AwardCertificationArtistAlbum TitleLabel
Platinum CRIA Alexisonfire Crisis Distort
Gold CRIA Alexisonfire Old Crows/Young Cardinals Dine Alone
Platinum RIAA Anne Murray What A Wonderful World Straightway Records
Platinum CRIA Ashley MacIsaac Hi™ How Are You Today? A&M
Platinum CRIA Haywire Don't Just Stand There Attic
Gold RIAA Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome Columbia
Gold CRIA Burton Cummings Up Close And Alone Universal
Multi-Platinum RIAA Chicago (film) Soundtrack Epic
Double Platinum RIAA Drake Take Care Universal Republic
Platinum CRIA Fefe Dobson Fefe Dobson Island
Gold CRIA Gowan Lost Brotherhood Atlantic
Platinum RIAA Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II Geffen
Gold CRIA Headstones Smile and Wave MCA
Platinum CRIA Johnny Reid Kicking Stones Open Road
Double Platinum CRIA Kim Mitchell Rockland Atlantic
Platinum CRIA Kim Mitchell Greatest Hits Alert
Platinum CRIA k-os Joyful Rebellion EMI
Multi-Platinum RIAA Live 8 Music DVD EMI
Gold CRIA Metric Live It Out Last Gang
Platinum CRIA Metric Fantasies Universal
Double Platinum CRIA 'N Sync Celebrity Jive
Platinum CRIA Nelly Furtado Folklore DreamWorks
4x Platinum CRIA Nelly Furtado Whoa, Nelly! DreamWorks
Platinum CRIA Our Lady Peace Healthy In Paranoid Times Columbia
Platinum CBS Platinum Blonde Alien Shores Columbia
Platinum CRIA Prairie Oyster Everybody Knows RCA
Multi-Platinum RIAA Prince Musicology Columbia
Platinum CRIA Red Rider Neruda Capitol
Platinum CRIA Rush Rush in Rio Anthem/Atlantic
Gold CRIA Rush Vapor Trails Anthem/Atlantic
3x Platinum ARIA Silverchair Young Modern Eleven/Atlantic
4x Platinum CRIA Sum 41 All Killer No Filler Aquarius
Gold CRIA The Northern Pikes Big Blue Sky Virgin
Platinum Video CRIA The Tea Party Illuminations EMI
Gold CRIA The Tea Party Seven Circles EMI
Gold RIAA Tom Cochrane Mad Mad World Capitol
Multi-Platinum CRIA Tom Cochrane Mad Mad World Capitol
Platinum CRIA Tom Cochrane & Red Rider The Symphony Sessions Capitol
Gold CRIA Triumph (band) Allied Forces RCATMLAttic
Platinum RIAA Triumph Allied Forces RCATMLAttic
Gold RIAA Triumph Classics MCA
Platinum CRIA Triumph Classics MCA
Gold CRIA Triumph Progressions of Power AtticRCATML
Gold CRIA/ RIAA Triumph Never Surrender RCATML
Gold RIAA Triumph Thunder Seven MCA
Platinum CRIA Triumph Thunder Seven MCA
Platinum CRIA Triumph The Sport of Kings MCA
Gold CRIA Triumph Surveillance MCA

 

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Metalworks Studios

3611 Mavis Rd,
Mississauga, ON, L5C 1T7
Phone: 905-279-4000
Fax: 905-279-4006

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Phone: 905.279.4000 ext: 2555

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