Recording FAQ

What are Lynx Music’s hours of operation?

10:00am to midnight, 7 days a week.

We are closed Dec. 24 & 25

We close early (6pm) Dec. 31

What are the recording studio hourly rates?

Control Room @ $25/hour

 

Production Room @ $20/hour

 

Live Room @ $32/hour

 

Isolation Room @ $5/hour 

(must be rented with Control Room or Production Room)

 

Lynx Music engineer, each hour $25 (minimum 3 hours)

Is there a minimum number of hours needed to book the recording studio?

Minimum Bookings:

any single room: 2 hours

 

(Control + Live) or (Production + Live): 3 hours

 

engineer: 3 hours

What is Lynx Music’s cancellation policy?

Day-before cancellations/changes (until midnight): No charge

 

Same-day cancellations/no-shows: 50% of the total booking cost + 100% of the total engineer cost

 

Late-shows: No discount (100% of booking cost)

 

Changing rooms/times same-day: No charge, if the room is available and/or the engineer can accommodate the time change.

 

Shortening a booking same-day: 50% of each hour cancelled. For example,  if a client changes a 4-hour $20/h room + $25/h engineer booking to 3 hours, the total bill will be $167.50 (3 hours @ $45/h ($20/h room + $25/h engineer) + 1 cancelled hour at $22.50/each (50% of $45).

Do you have additional equipment for rent?

Lynx Music has several items available for rent (rented for the duration of your booking). These items may be reserved when booking, or requested upon arrival. (While supplies last).

 

(2) Yamaha S70 XS keyboards: $10/each 

 

(2) Single-tier keyboard stands: $2/each 

 

(6) Sennheiser e-935 vocal mics w/ stand & cable, cup holder, phone clip: $5/each 

 

(6) Atlas mic stands w/ boom arms: $2/each 

 

(4) Audio-Technica M40x headphones w/ extension cable: $5/each 

 

(15) Music stands: $1/each

 

(16) Padded folding chairs: $1/each 

 

(2) Rolling work desks w/ 1 desk chair: $10/each 

What size are the recording studio rooms?

Live Room 620 square feet (approx. 29’ x 21’)

 

Control Room 320 square feet (approx. 19’ x 17’)

 

Production Room 110 square feet (approx. 12’ x 11’)

 

Isolation Room 60 square feet (approx. 9’ x 7’)

 

All rooms have 10.5 foot ceilings

What DAW’s do Lynx engineers use?

Every Lynx engineer uses Pro Tools. Certain engineers use other DAW’s as well; always check with us before booking if you need to work in a DAW other than Pro Tools, and we will find you a suitable match.

Do I need to include set-up / clean-up time in my booking?

Yes, please be sure to include time for both set-up and clean-up in your booking. The studios are very busy and we require clients be ready to leave the room promptly after their booking.

Are after-hours recording studio bookings possible?

Late night recording studio sessions are available to established clients who have been approved by Lynx Music. Inquire for further details.

Can I bring my own engineer/engineer sessions myself?

Yes, but professional recording studio experience is needed and we always recommend booking with an engineer for your first session. If you do not book with an engineer, Lynx floor staff will only be available to provide limited/brief assistance.

Can I request a specific engineer?

Yes, if they are available.

How far in advance do I need to book a session with a Lynx engineer?

To ensure we can provide an engineer, reservations must be made 2 days in advance. Occasionally engineers are available on short notice; this may be requested, but no guarantees.

Are all recording rooms sound isolated?

The Control Room and Production Room are very quiet, but not 100% isolated; they are still suitable for most recording projects. The Live Room & Isolation Room have 100% isolation.

How does the microphone collection work?

Every room has it’s own dedicated microphone collection, as shown in the “Equipment List” on each recording room page. Booking multiple rooms gives you exclusive access to the mics in both of those rooms.

Is there parking available?

FREE 32 car parking lot

How do I get to Lynx Music on the TTC?

Dupont Station, take bus 26 westbound to Emerson Avenue. You may also travel from Lansdowne Station, take bus 47 north to Dupont Street and walk 2 blocks east to Emerson Avenue.

Are there snack/beverage vending machines?

Yes, Lynx Music offers snack and beverage machines, and a coffee machine.

Does Lynx Music accommodate showcases or events?

Yes, in the Live Room. 25ppl max, entire recording studio must be rented.

Can I extend my recording studio booking during a session?

Yes, if the room is available bookings can be extended.

Can I leave my gear in a room overnight?

Yes, as long as you book until at least 11pm and begin the following day no later than 11am. 2 hour minimum each day.

Do you accept walk-in bookings?

Walk-in bookings are accepted, but we recommend reserving your room in advance as our studios are very busy. Engineers are not available by walk-in.

Are there any discounts for long-term bookings?

No, there are no long-term discounts available.

I am new to recording, can someone help me?

Lynx Music offers engineering services for $25/hour, 3-hour minimum. Inquire for more details.

Can we lock the door when we go outside for a break?

Yes, each room has a locking privacy set which can be used to keep your gear safe when going for a break outside. Front desk staff will be required to let you back into your room.

Does Lynx Music have wheelchair accessibility?

Yes, Lynx Music is fully wheelchair accessible, including full accessibility in washrooms, all common areas and main entrance/exits.

Are there any restaurants and/or convenience stores nearby?

There is a nearby McDonalds. Also there is a nearby Shell gas station with a convenience shop and a Food Basics grocery store at Dupont and Lansdowne (2min walk).