Echo Lake Studios features a spacious control room and lounge where you and your bandmates can hang out comfortably between takes. We also feature a live room, iso booth and amp closet so you can crank your amps to 11 :)

You're more than welcome to use any of our gear, that's half the fun! We have some great stuff to pick from so book a time today and let's make some music.


ELS employs three Universal Audio Apollo 8 interfaces with 20 crystal clear Unison mic pres and an A- Designs P-1 pre/DI. We also offer a host of world-class plug-ins including:

  • Neve 1073 and UA 610 A and B pres

  • EQs: Pultec, Neve, SSL and Fabfilter

  • Compressor/limiters: Teletronix LA-2A, UA 1176,        SSL G & S series, Neve 33609 and the Fairchild 670

  • Reverbs/delays: Lexicon 480L and 224, Ocean Way Studios, EMT plates, Capitol Chambers, Korg SD-3000, Soundtoys Delays and many more

  • Mastering suite plugs from Izotope and UAD


We use Cubase Pro to bring you the clearest recordings possible. We offer the best quality plug-ins from Neve, SSL, UA, Teletronix, and Pultec.

As well, we run the entire Kontakt Komplete suite - featuring Guitar Rig, Session Drummer, Massive, Absynth, Reaktor, Battery, FM8, Halion Sonic and we have Fruity Loops.

We can also save and export all session as OMF or AAF files for Pro Tools or other DAWs if desired.


We offer a range of microphones including:​

  • Neumann U87

  • Townsend Labs Sphere L22 - this high end incredibly powerful mic painstakingly models the sound of many "holy grail" mics ​including:

    • Neumann U47, U49, U67, U87 & Gefell CMV 563

    • Telefunken ELA M 251

    • Sony C800G

    • Sennheiser MD 421, 416 & 409

    • AKG C12, D12, 414, 416 and 451

    • Soyuz SU-017

    • RCA 77DX ribbon

    • Coles 4038 ribbon

  • AKG 414 B-ULS

  • Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon mics (matched pair)

  • Shure SM7b (the Michael Jackson "Thriller" vocal mic)

  • SE 4 small diaphragm condenser (matched pair)

  • Sennheiser 421s

  • Audio Technica 4033

  • Electro Voice ND 44s

  • Electro Voice ND 46

  • Sennheiser e609s

  • Shure SM57s and SM58s

  • AKG D112


Echo Lake uses Adam A5 monitors and Yamaha NS-10s paired with an Event Electronics 20/20 subwoofer for maxiumum stereo separation and clarity in the entire frequency spectrum.

As well, all mixes are tested on multiple systems
 including our monitors, car stereo, Bluetooth speaker, home theater, headphones, earbuds and phone to ensure that your songs sound great no matter how they're played back.


We have a wide variety of instruments for you to use including:

  • 2013 Gretsch New Classic Euro 5 piece drumkit (10/12/16/22)

  • Dialtune 6.5 x 14" snare (maple 10-ply) - amazing!!!

  • Gretsch Silver Series 8 x14" hammered brass snare

  • 16" Paiste Signature full crash

  • 18" Paiste Signature full crash

  • 18" Paiste RUDE thin crash

  • 22" Paiste heavy ride

  • '52 Fender Telecaster American Hot Rod reissue

  • '83 Fender Stratocaster

  • Gretsch Electromatic

  • Epiphone "Dot" 335

  • Eastwood Sidejack baritone

  • Taylor 310 Dreadnought acoustic guitar

  • Taylor "Baby" acoustic

  • Guzman handmade Costa Rican cedar classical/nylon guitar

  • Fender Precision '62 reissue bass

  • Fender Jaguar active/passive bass

  • Mele handmade Hawaiian ukulele

  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MIDI keyboard

  • Bongos, hand drums and other percussion instruments


We offer the following fantastic amps:

  • Magnatone Panoramic Stereo 2x10 (a truly world class amp)

  • Blackstar 15TVP 1x10

  • Ashdown EVO II 1000W bass head (tone for days!)

  • Ampeg 4x10 and 1x15 cabs

  • Fender Rumble 40W bass amp

  • Radial JDIs

  • A-Designs P-1 DI


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