Downtown Sound Recording Studios is a hybrid boutique downtown Hamilton recording studio working with independent artists, producers and other music creators seeking professional recording, mixing and/or mastering services.
At Downtown Sound, our strength is helping artists achieve their musical visions through recordings for vinyl, CD or digital release, in a wide range of genres.
Downtown Sound is owned and operated by Mario Pietrangeli, a former CFMU-FM DJ and member of such bands as The Blue Demons, The High Tides, The Hoodlums, and The JetScreams.
Mario's bands have shared the bill with such international artists as Davie Allan & The Arrows, Los Straitjackets, El Vez, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Deke Dickerson, The High Risers, Kristie Rose & Fats Kaplan, Italy's Bradipos IV, and Los Oxidados from Mexico.
Mario has been recording bands and music professionally since 2005. His recordings have appeared on vinyl, CD and other media, and heard on radio, TV and the internet.
The studio has provided rehearsal, pre-production, recording, mixing and mastering services to many amazing musicians and producers. Check out our Photo Gallery to see visits by The Dirty Nil, Chris Houston, Michael Fonfara, Simply Saucer, Dennis Dunaway and more!
Mario is a graduate of Recording Arts Canada, where he was also an instructor in the Music Industry course for several years.
Downtown Sound is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Hamilton at Barton and James Street North, in a relaxed and comfortable professional setting.
We use studio classic microphones, great-sounding analog gear, along with high-end digital functionality to provide accurate and acoustically-pleasing reproduction of music and sound.
Artists recording at Downtown Sound also gain access to the "Studio Collection" of vintage amplifiers, high quality instruments and other gear.
Check out our "Discography"and "Photo Gallery" to see some of the happy artists we have worked with.
Contact us at (289) 442-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment to discuss your project. You won't need to go far-- we're just Downtown!
Do you have a musical idea you'd like to pursue? Are you interested in recording a demo, EP or LP? Do you have recorded tracks that need mixing or a mix that needs mastering? Give us a call, or send us an email or text, and we'll be in touch!