Welcome to SLR Studios

Owned and operated by music producer Martin Bak – SLR Studios is a private state-of-the-art recording facility equipped with some of the best handmade vintage gear in the world. We provide a comfortable environment that let’s Artists feel inspired and motivated. SLR’s main focus is to provide an inimitable quality of production that surpasses today’s industry standards and expectations.

Our team specializes in producing, engineering, editing, mixing and mastering music. Please take your time exploring our services and feel free to send an email with all your questions. We look forward in assisting your vision and making your talent shine like it should.

Our Services

Producing

SLR provides services for superior song production across a multitude of musical genres.  Our staff has over 35 years of combined experience, and a large list of songs that are in constant rotation across the globe.

Engineering

Our staff is formally trained in audio engineering, which will help aspiring and seasoned artists to achieve their ultimate sound potential quickly and efficiently. Check out the TOUR section to view our extended list of gear.

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If you’ve recorded at a home studio, but can’t seem to achieve a professional mix, we can bring your recording up to the standard with a high quality polished mix.

Mobile Recording

Does your band need their next live show recorded? Do you have a large room in your home where you’d love to track some huge drum sounds? We can provide a mobile recording rig with one of our staff members at any location.

Video Production

We provide a video production service specializing in capturing live performances that are professionally filmed in conjunction with HD audio. This services can be done at SLR or at any remote location.

Mastering

We provide the ultimate sonic enhancing experience to your listeners. Mastering can convert a decent sounding recording to a loud, lush and smooth sounding piece of art that will make your songs stand above the rest.

Audio Samples

SLR Video Sessions

Studio Tour

SLR - Studio A - VirtualTourClick the icon above to experience SLR’s Studio ‘A’ Virtual Tour…

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Recording | Mixing | Mastering

  • Pro Tools HDX
  • AVID 192 16 x 16 i/o
  • Lynx Aurora 16 x 16 i/o
  • Mac Pro 2.93GHz 12-Core Intel Xeon
  • Apogee Big Ben Word Clock
  • SRC 6032 Professional Mixing Console
  • PS Central Station
  • Full Bantam Patchbay System
  • Hearback Technologies Cue System
  • 1 x Neumann U87
  • 1 x Neumann M 149
  • 1 x Peluso 2247 (U47 clone)
  • 2 x Peluso P12 (C12 clone)
  • 2 x Peluso CEMC6
  • 1 x Royer R-121
  • 1 x AKG D 112
  • 4 x Sennheiser MD 421
  • 3 x Sennheiser e604s
  • 1 x Electro Voice RE20
  • 1 x Audix i5
  • 3 x Audix D2
  • 2 x Octava MK-012
  • 2 x Rode NT5
  • 1 x Rode K2
  • 1 x Rode NT2
  • 3 x Shure SM58
  • 1 x Shure SM48
  • 1 x Shure Beta 58
  • 9 x Shure SM57
  • 1 x Shure SM7B
  • 1 x CAD NDM11
  • 4 x CAD NDM10
  • KORG TRITON STUDIO
  • KORG M1 (Music Workstation)
  • Interactive M-Audio Axiom 61 Key Music Workstation
  • KORG i30 (Music Workstation w/ general MIDI)
  • Yamaha p-155 88 Key Digital Piano
  • 14 x NEVE 1073 pres.
  • 4 x API 312
  • 1 x Focusrite ISA 428
  • 1 x Manley Massive Passive
  • 1 x Manley Vari-Mu
  • 2 x UREI 1176 (bluestripe)
  • 2 x UREI 1176 Blackface ’72
  • 2 x UREI 1176 Blackface ’73
  • 1 x UA 1176 ’09
  • 1 x SSL G Series Compressor
  • 1 x Focusrite RED3
  • 1 x ADR Compex F760X-RS
  • 1 x Teletronix LA2A
  • 1 x Retro STA Level
  • 2 x Avalon VT-737sp
  • 2 x Pultec EQP-1A
  • 2 x EL8-X Distressors
  • 1 x DBX 160 Compressor
  • 2 x Neve 1084 EQs
  • 1 x TNC ACMP-73
  • 1 x Sans Amp Bass DI
  • 1 x Avalon U5
  • 1 x Radial J48
  • 1 x Radial X-Amp
  • 1 x Radial JD-7
  • 1 x BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A
  • 1 x Alesis Micro Verb 4
  • 1 x Panasonic SV-3800 DAT
  • 1 x DBX Subharmonic Synthesizer
  • 1 x Dangerous 2-Bus-LT
  • Gibson Explorer
  • Gibson SG
  • Fender 52′ Telecaster
  • Fender 89′ Stratocaster
  • Fender Jazz Bass
  • Fender P-Bass
  • PRS SC 245
  • PRS Schecter Hellraiser C-1 245
  • PRS SE Baritone
  • Epiphone Standard II (modded)
  • Pearl Les Paul
  • Ibanez RG7420
  • Ibanez SR505
  • Ibanez SZ720FM
  • Washburn Lyon
  • Yamaha FG413S (acoustic)
  • Taylor Custom
  • Taylor 816 CE
  • YRG-1000 YouRock
  • Peavey 5150
  • Chute CC-04 w/ Mesa 4 x 12 Cab.
  • Krankenstein w/ Eminent  4 x 12 Cab.
  • Marshall JCM 800 w/1960 4 x 12 Cab.
  • Orange PPC 4 x 12 Cab.
  • Custom Scumback H-M 2 x 12 Cab.
  • VOX AC30
  • Axe FX II
  • Kemper Profiling Amp
  • Ampeg SVT-4 Pro
  • Realistic MPA 100 Power Amp
  • 2 Yamaha NS-10s
  • 2 KRK System Rockit 8
  • 2 Avantone Mix Cubes
  • 2 Custom Statement Audio monitors
  • Pyle Pro Speaker Control Center
  • 6 x Direct Sound EX-29W
  • 1 Audio Technica ATH M40
  • 1 KOSS TD/65
  • 1 Pioneer SEDJ 5000
  • 2 AKG K-66
  • (In-Booth Volume Control system)
TAMA ROCKSTAR (Custom “misty chrome”)

BASS DRUMS:

  • 2 16″ x 22″
  • TOM TOMS:
  • 9″ x 10″
  • 10″ x 12″
  • 11″ x 13″
  • 12″ x 14″
  • FLOOR TOMS:
  • 16″ x 16″
  • 16″ x 18″
  • SNARES:
  • Rockstar 6.5 x 14″ Metal
  • Pork Pie 7 x 13″ Brass-Patina
  • Pork Pie 6.5x 14″ Big Black
  • Pearl Masters SST 6.5 x 14
  • Pearl JJ Snare  6.5 x 13

CYMBALS:

  • 1 Zildjian Brilliant Medium Crash 19″
  • 2 Zildjian Brilliant Medium Crash 18″
  • 1 Zildjian Brilliant Medium Crash 17″
  • 1 Zildjian Brilliant China High 20″
  • 1 Zildjian Brilliant Splash 10″
  • 1 Zildjian Brilliant Z Custom Splash 12″
  • 1 Zildjian K Crash Ride 21″
  • 2 Zildjian Dyno Beat 14″
  • 1 Sabian Studio Crash 16″
  • 2 Sabian XS20 14″
  • 2 Stagg Rock Hi-Hat 14″

Recording | Editing

Pro Tools workstation w/RME I/O
Quad-core 3.33Ghz Intel Processor 16 Gigs of RAM
22″ Monitor
2 x Neve 1073s preamps
2 x Pultec EQP-1A
1 x Empirical Labs Distressor
1 x Urei 1176 (blue stripe)
1 x Neumann u87
5′ x 3′ Isolation booth

Microphones:

Studio B has access to complete microphone
arsenal available from Studio A

SLR Mobile Rig:

We provide an HD recording system capable of recording up to 26 simultaneous isolated channels. Microphones/outboard gear from either studios can be mixed and matched to cater to any size of a recording setup.

Clients

8ight Past Nine
A-Lo
Abbey Neves
Academy
Adjetey
Adonnis
Adrian
Against All Evil
Against All Wisemen
Alec Lauziere
AlerG
Ali The Don
Alicia DeLuca
All The Brightness
Amberly Grace
Andre
Anne Lewis
Ashes of Soma
Autumn Kings
Awkward Sex
B. Unis
Before The Calm
Big Stash
Billy Raffoul
Billy Raffoul
Blair
Blessed Les
Blues On The Rocks
Bobbe
Bobby Stanton
Boogie
Break The Trend
Breakdown
Breakout, Breakout
Bruce B.
Cardhouse Kings
Cash Dough
Central Slang
Channel 95.5
Chris B.
Chris Gorzelnik
Christian Vegh
Christie Lee
Christine Campbell
Citizen Erased
Cloverjoy
Contagious
Corporate Saturday
Cowboys In Cardigans
Credible Witness
Cuffaro
Curbside Sofa
Cuz
D-Nice
DRQ
David Seguin
Dennis Smith
Diamondz
Dirtbag/Warner
Doof
Drop Dead Famous
Entrigue
Esselar
Explicit Elitez
Falling With Glory
Firelife
Flower Face
Foreign Film Star
Forever Young Ent.
Forsaken
Fraydin
G Style
GLOC
G Mac
Gaia Fallen
Georgey Paul
Get Connected TV
Ghosts of August
Goodfellas
Guilt Trip
Halcyon Days
I Am The Vine
Inoke Errati
Intra Meridian
J-Note
J-Rise
JD Era
Jack London
Janice Richardson
Jason Marsh
Jay Cyphe
Jeff Burrows
Jim O’Neil
Jody Raffoul
Joe Sekerak
Joey DeMarco
Johnny Rocca
Jonny Rox
Jordon J.
Josh Yeryk
Julia Gannon
Justin Bezaire
Kai (Methods of Mayhem)
Kannibalistik
Kerri Brown
Kerri Lenoue
Kevin Lassaline
Kevin Robert Jarvis
King Misfit
Klutch
Krimson
L. Vee
LSD
Lazo
Lee-Roc
Lena Ammoun
Lifeline Revolution
Lil M
Liquid
Little J
Live Wire
Living In Armor
Lye
Löve Razër
M. Dizzy
M.A.D. Records • Ramze
MaddVybz
Magnum Opera
Mass
Matt Austin Band
Maxwell
Mayfliez
Mercea
Mic Lordz
Mic Lordz & Sauce funky
Mike Cerveni
Mikey J
Mimetic
Miss Danese
Mitch Stokes
Mortified
Mr. Jack
My Terminal Ritual
N-Tones Productions
Nada V.
Natalie Ruscitti
Natasha Hanna
Natasha M.
Nathan McNevin
Nekos
Nerissa K
Nocturnal
Nu Horizon
Ogo
One Man’s Opinion
Papercut
Peter Palozzolo
Phokus
Plusminus X
Pomegranate Tiger
Priestess
Prodigy Music Group
Puneet
Rachel Downing
Rado
Kulaga
Kyle Spratt
Ramze
Ran C
Randy Fay
Ravenscode
Rebecca
Red State
Richy Nix
Romes
Rose City Rags
Rotation
Sadist
Saga
Salt Of The Chief Cornerstone
Sammy J
Sammy Savaya
Shade Stone
Shadow
Shot Down Stars
Shy
Sieraslave
Silver Tongue
Simantix
Sincerely Beloved
Skitz
Sledgehammer
Solidarity
Soliva
Special K
Sped
St. Clair College
Star
Strange Habits
Suicide
TJ
Take One for The Team
Tatry
The After Party
The Brilliancy
The Pounds
The S’Aints
The Tea Party
The Tragedy of Mariam
The Usual Suspects
Time
Tracey L.
Trixxz
Universal Republic
V-Essence
Vicky M.
Victoria York
Victoria Z.
William Hawksworth
Young Bricks
Ziggy

Client Testimonials

“I’ve been fortunate enough to record and some of the best studios in the world… SLR ranks right up there when it comes to atmosphere, and results. Working with Marty is a world-class experience as an engineer, and producer, the only difference is you don’t pay Big city prices. If you want amazing results go to SLR, but book well in advance…He’s that good!”
~ Jeff Burrows, Drummer for The Tea Party & Crash Karma
“Marty Bak has great audio engineering skills to be sure, but most importantly he combines those skills with a highly positive and encouraging manner in the studio. I can personally attest to the latter, as I’ve always left a session at SLR feeling that the best I could offer on a take was successfully captured, and that’s all thanks to Marty’s ability to draw that out of me.”
~ Mr. Chill, Big Sugar
“Marty is a beast. His production skills rival anyone else in the world. I can say these things because for the better part of a decade I’ve heard the stuff that comes out of SLR Studios. As a PD I hear a lot of independent unknown music, people are constantly marketing themselves to me, and most of it is not good. But it doesn’t matter what the genre or how unknown the artist is, as soon as I hear “marty” “bak”, “SLR” or any combination of the three, I’m going to listen and take it seriously. We run some local music he produces and it has identical production values to stuff like Maroon 5 or OneRepublic or anything Max Martin could offer.
~ Luke Nugent, Program Director, CHYR-FM Windsor ON
“I have worked with a lot of producers and recording studios during my career in radio, and Marty Bak at SLR studios stands head and shoulders over most, not only in demonstrated in SLR’s quality of sound, but also in Marty’s ability to function as a creative producer to a lot of up and coming artist. His intellect is matched by his ability to communicate clearly, and to project an open, friendly persona to which helps bring out the best in them as a musician.”
~ Jay Hudson, 89X CIMX Detroit & Windsor
“The quality of Martin Bak’s production work is truly world-class. What impresses me most about Martin is his keen ear for not only audio quality, but his ability to produce many different genres of music; from rap to modern rock to adult pop and everything in between. Martin is able to bring out the best in the artists he works with. Every time. In my former role as VP of A&R at EMI Music Canada, I had the opportunity to work with a number of legendary producers. SLR Studios, with Martin at the helm, are world-class, right here in Windsor!”
~ Tim Trombley, Former VP of A&R at EMI Music Canada

Meet Our Team

MARTIN BAK
MARTIN BAKProducer | Engineer | Mixer

About the Owner

Marty Bak owns and operates SLR Studios as the head Producer, Engineer and Mixer. Marty has over a decade of experience in the music industry and has worked on a plethora of songs that have charted significantly on billboard Canada and active rock charts in the U.S. Marty’s productions have been featured in Blockbuster movies, and has worked closely with record labels such as Universal Republic, EMI, Warner/IGL.

“Our goal is to capture the artists vision and take it far beyond their original expectations to achieve a world class and undeniable musical product. Whether we’re working one on one, or with one of our team members, capturing the artists true talent and delivering the best possible product has always been our goal.”

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PAT BAK
PAT BAKMusic Producer
Patrick Bak is best known for his brilliance in contemporary songwriting and having an ear for catchy melodies, chord progressions, and arrangements. Not only has he been specializing in vocal tracking for over a decade, he also produces his own music with multiple singles that have hit radio airwaves to thousands of listeners.
JUSTIN DOW
JUSTIN DOWEngineer | Producer
Justin is a recent graduate of the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology and is well experienced in producing, writing, and arranging original music. As a formally trained musician and well-rounded guitarist he utilizes his experience and knowledge of music to assist clients in creating their songs and recordings.
ANTHONY CASALENA
ANTHONY CASALENAFilm & Game Composer
Anthony is best known for his music in video games such as Miscreated, The Isle, Identity RPG, and Police 10-13 for both console and PC.
ENTON MUSHI
ENTON MUSHIElectronic Music Producer
Enton has been professionally involved with Canada’s music industry heavy hitters such as Awesome Productions, EMI Music Canada, Sony/ATV, Ultra Music Canada, CP/XO Music Group, Warner Music Canada and many more international electronic music labels. He is a ghost producer, re-mixer, mixer, arranger and creative consultant.

Contact Us

The studios include Pro Tools HD System with Apple/PC computers and an extensive list of equipment. We offer many different packages for indie and major label artists. Please contact Martin Bak in the studios for pricing and estimates.

Recording, Mixing & Mastering

FOR RATES:
email: info@slr-studios.com
call: 519-890-7577

Windsor ON, Canada

The studio facilities are also available for rental
to anyone familiar with Pro Tools and common studio gear.

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