| Who We Are
Hall Music is an established
producer of music productions in Canada.
Chestnut Hall Music is a Canadian-owned and
operated label and music production company.
The company produces music for artists for release on CD and on video,
both on its own Chestnut Hall Music label, and on contract with other
labels. It provides artist development services for musicians
developing their careers by promoting them on the Internet, radio,
recordings and through concert performance engagements.
Recording and Monitoring
We believe that many things
come together in the making of a successful
|Of first importance are the music, the
musicians and the acoustic of the space it is being performed. Many of
our recording projects are done on-location. This reflects a
belief that the best place to record music is where it is best heard.
To capture the sound, the quality of the
microphones and the experience of how to use them is important as
We use industry standard
and vintage microphones by
DPA, AKG, Shure, Neumann, and Sennheiser, along with some custom and
designs including our main microphone array, hand-built by MBHO
Germany. All powered by tube and vintage mic pre's
(Neve/Focusrite, DBX, custom).
record at hi-resolution sampling rates and bit depth, dependent on the
requirements of the project (eg film, CD, Internet download, etc).
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recorded, the mixing, editing and mastering process will determine the
final degree of success for a project. If you can accurately
what you are mixing-- the image, ambience and spectral balances-- you
can then make it sound good.
Our mixing studio is equipped with
a custom-built 5.1 surround sound monitoring system designed by Denis
Tremblay of Adaptive Acoustics and also chief sound technologist for
IMAX Corporation. For detailed information on the design of
system, goto Adaptive Acoustics: The Story of the Chestnut Hall Music
Denis' designs are amongst the best in
the industry. His thorough understanding of the nature of
and electronics combined with his refined musicality is greatly
respected by a growing number of audiophiles and professionals.
cHm PRODUCER: Earl
Chestnut Hall Music is owned
and managed by
producer Earl McCluskie.
Earl is an audio producer/engineer, video producer/director and live sound engineer with Chestnut Hall Music.
He has produced and engineered studio and live CDs, video recordings
and documentaries for many ensembles and performers including the Art
of Time Ensemble (featuring Steven Page, Margot Timmins, Brent Carver,
Melanie Doane, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Molly Johnson, Tom Wilson,
Jackie Richardson, Andy Maize, Margaret Atwood and more), NYO Canada
(with CBC’s Tom Allen), Canadian National Brass Project, National
Academy Orchestra with Boris Brott, the Musical Stage Company, KW
Symphony, the Festival of the Sound and the Juno-nominated recordings
of Canadian composers Timothy Corlis and Leonard Enns.
He has directed live streaming videos of the Montreal Symphony
Orchestra on medici.tv, the world’s largest classical music video
channel. And he has provided live sound for recent
tours/shows including Steven Page and Art of Time Ensemble (2 US tours,
and one cross-Canada with major symphony orchestras), Liona Boyd, Dan
Hill, Madeleine Peyroux and Buffy St Marie.
extensive technical work experience in Internet-technology based
companies, notably with Open Text Corporation, a document
management/search engine company that has recently extended its product
line to include interactive web interfaces that incorporate media
capabilities. Along with hardware and systems design
with IT companies, his technical knowledge enables a strong
understanding of Internet technologies.
He is WebMaster/Bulletin Editor and Event Coordinator for the Toronto
section of the international Audio Engineering Society.
Toronto AES, he has mounted annual conferences in collaboration with
the CBC and Ryerson University, including a seminal conference in 2008
that brought together for the first time the major participants (studio
owners, producers, engineers, technical) in the golden years of the
recording industry in Toronto.