RECORDING FAQ

10:00am to midnight, 7 days a week. Late-night bookings available, see below or ask our staff for more details.

We allow late-night bookings on a case-by-case basis. Clients must complete 3 problem-free bookings during regular hours, sign a late-night agreement form and leave a photo ID on file. Ask our staff for more details.

We close early (5pm) Dec 24
We are closed Dec 25
We close early (5pm) Dec 31
We are closed Jan 1

Control Room @ $29/hour

Production Room @ $25/hour

Live Room @ $33/hour

Isolation Room @ $10/hour

Lynx Music engineer, each hour $28 (minimum 3 hours)

Bookings require a minimum of 1 hour. Booking a Lynx engineer requires 3 hours.

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. i.e: if a client changes a 4-hour $25/h room booking to 2 hours, the total bill will be $75 (2 hours @ $25/each + 2 cancelled hours at $12.50/each).

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). Check out our Rental Gear page for the full list.

Live Room: 620 sq. ft. (~29’ x 21’)

Control Room: 320 sq. ft. (~19’ x 17’)

Production Room: 110 sq. ft. (~12’ x 11’)

Hybdrid Rooms: 350 sq. ft. (~25′ x 14′)

Iso Room: 60 sq. ft. (~9’ x 7’)

Ceiling height, all rooms: 10’4″

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.

Yes, your time is up on the hour. Please allow ample time for set-up and clean-up as well as file export/bouncing to your USB/storage drive. Studios must be cleared promptly at the end of the session.

Lynx Music is not responsible for any data left on our computers. We cannot guarantee any files will be saved after you leave your session. We have USBs for sale on-site and encourage all clients to take all your files with you.

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.

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.

Our recording studios vary in terms of their isolation, ranging from around 45dB of bleed to no audible bleed (unless a neighbouring room is VERY loud). See our Isolation tier rankings on the “Recording” page for more details.

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. More mics are available to rent.

Yes, a FREE 42 car parking lot.

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

Showcases and events are booked on a case-by-case basis, both inside our facility and in the parking lot!

If you are renting space at Lynx Music for a special event please email matt@lynxmusic.ca

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

Clients are allowed to leave gear overnight provided they rent the room until at least 1am and must also rent at least 10am-11am the following day to ensure nothing encroaches on another client’s rental time.

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.

No, there are no long-term discounts available.

Lynx Music offers engineering services for $28/hour, 3-hour minimum. Inquire for more details.

If you are new to the studio, a 3-hour engineering session can be used as a detailed tutorial demonstrating how the room/studio works.

Otherwise the staff on the floor can provide a small amount of guidance depending on how busy it is.

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.

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

Lynx Music is located at Lansdowne and Dupont, a quick walk from several cafes including Hale Coffee Co., Wallace Espresso, Emerson Espresso and more. For convenience stores or grocery there is a nearby Pioneer Station, Min-A-Mart and Foodbasics.