Background
STUDIO

The Lair is a full-service production house and recording studio in Toronto, Canada owned and operated by recording artist, producer, songwriter, engineer, mixer and multi-instrumentalist, Hill Kourkoutis. The Lair is multi-functional. Hill understands what it's like to be an independent artist and initially established the studio in order to have an affordable and vibey spot with a simple set-up for indie artists to create. The Lair has now expanded with the capability to produce commercial work for established artists and major companies. Located in a comfortable environment, The Lair places a focus on artistic integrity and quality execution in order to fulfill an artist or client's needs. Hill brings her invaluable experience to all projects, working in all genres (pop, rock, dance, urban, R&B, blues, folk, etc.) and provides services ranging from session musician work, songwriting, arranging, production, programming, beatmaking, remixing, scoring, voiceovers, ADR and sound design.

SERVICES
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DEMOS

Vocals, Minimal Instrumentation (2-5 tracks). 1 Day of Recording. Includes studio, producer, engineer, musician and mixing fee.

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SINGLE

Fully produced, radio ready single. Includes studio, producer, engineer and musician fee. 2 Days of Recording.

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EP

Fully produced EP. Includes studio, producer, engineer and musician fee. 4-7 Days of Recording.

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ALBUM

Fully produced album. Includes studio, producer, engineer and musician fee.

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BEATMAKING

A basic beat. Complete production not included. Royalties to be negotiated.

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REMIXES

Remix for your single or song of choice. We can discuss direction and make the process collaborative!

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COMPOSITION & SCORING

Scoring/Composition for film, television and video games.


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SONGWRITING

Songwriting/Co-Writing for artists of all genres. Contact to discuss your project.

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SESSION MUSICIAN

Need a vocals, guitars, bass, keys, programming or arrangements? Contact to discuss your project!

Contact for rates. Flat fees can be negotiated for multiple parts or songs.

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VOICEOVERS, ADR &
SOUND DESIGN

If you require voiceovers, ADR, soundesign or VO demos, please contact for rates.



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HOURLY RATES

Want to come in and lay something down quick whether it's a vocal or a quick track? Hourly rates are available. 2 hour minimum, studio/engineer fee included.

*All rates are subject to HST. Rates are negotiable. Please contact to discuss your project.

Background
PHOTOS
Background
GEAR
HARDWARE

COMPUTERS
MacBook Pro 13" (x2)
MacBook Pro 17"

INTERFACES
Apogee Duet 2
Digidesign Digi002 Rack
Roland OCTA-CAPTURE
Roland UA-M10

MIXERS
Tascam 2488 MKII Portastudio
Yorkville 12-track

PRE-AMPS
Golden Age Project Pre 73

REEL TO REEL
Otari MX5500S 1/4" (1970's)

MISC.
Sansui Stereo Receiver 6060
Scott Double Stereo Casette Deck 670D
Sony Turntable System PS-LX250H

SOFTWARE

ProTools 11, 10 and 8 Le
Ableton Live
FL Studio HD
Logic 8

INSTRUMENTS

ELECTRIC GUITARS
Fender American Stratocaster (2001)
Gibson Les Paul Junior (1989)
Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker (2004)
Gibson SG Standard (2000)
Squier Telecaster '52 Vintage (1983)
Danelectro '63 Reissue Baritone (2008)

ACOUSTIC/CLASSICAL GUITARS
Gibson LG-2 3/4 (1950)
Garrison AGP-700-CE (2007)
Yamaha APX-4A-SPL (1999)
Raimundo Estudio (Mod. 123)

BASS GUITARS
Fender Japanese Mustang Bass (1999)
Fender Standard Jazz Bass (2007)
Fender Mark Hoppus Signature (2004)

PIANO/KEYBOARDS/MIDI
Story & Clark Spinet Piano (1936)
Roland Juno-Stage
Roland JD-Xi
Roland VK-8
Korg MicroKORG
AKAI MPK Mini
Arturia MINILab mkII

DRUMS/PERCUSSION
Pearl 5-piece Kit
Roland SPD-SX Pad
Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals
Various Percussion (tambourine, shakers, bells, rainsticks, etc.)

OTHER
Makala MK-S Soprano Ukelele
Vasilis Kiriakoulis Bouzouki (4 double strings)

VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS

Roland SYSTEM-1
Roland SH-2
Roland PROMARS
Arturia Analog Lab 1 & 2
Arturia ARP 2600
Arturia CS-80
Arturia Jupiter-8
Arturia Matrix-12
Arturia Mini Moog
Arturia Moog Modular
Arturia Oberheim SEM
Arturia Prophet
Arturia Solina
Arturia Vox Organ
Arturia Wurlitzer
Arturia Spark
NI Konktakt 4 and 5
NI Reaktor 5 and 6
NI iMaschine
BFD
iMPC
UVI Workstation
UVI Grand Piano Model D
Air Boom
Air Mini Grand
Air Structure
Air Xpand!2
Air Vaccuum
SampleTank 3
Over 2TB of Kick Ass Samples (endless vintage drum machines, acoustic samples, strings, bass, FX, toys, ambience, keys and more!)



AMPLIFIERS

Fender 59' Bassman Reissue
Line 6 Spider
Traynor DynaBass 800H Head and Cab

PEDALS/FX

BOSS BF-2 Flanger
BOSS DS-1 Distortion
BOSS MT-2 Distortion
BOSS OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion
BOSS TR-2 Tremolo
BOSS TU-2 Tuner (x2)
Demeter TRM-1 Tremulator
DigiTech RP200
Dunlop Crybaby
Dunlop MXR Phase 90
Dunlop MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Echoplex EP-3 Tape Echo
Electro Harmonix Cathedral Reverb
Electro Harmonix Micro Bass Synth
Ibanez Tube Screamer
TC-Helicon VoiceTone E1
T-Rex Tonebug Distortion
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus (x2)

PLUG-INS

Air
Amplitube
BrainWorx
iZotope
Lexicon
Massey
NI Guitar Rig
PSP
Slate Mix Rack
Sonalksis
SoundToys
T-RackS CS
Waves
And much more...

MICROPHONES

Apex 110 Condenser
Apex 215 Ribbon
Apex 750 Cardioid Dynamic (x2)
Blue Spark Cardioid Dynamic
JTS NX-8 Cardioid
Neumann TLM-49 Condenser
Sennheiser e865 Super Dynamic Cardioid
Shure SM7B Dynamic
Shure SM57 Unidirectional Cardioid Dynamic
Shure SM58 Unidirectional Cardioid Dynamic



MONITORING

ART HeadAmp4 Headphone Amplifier
KRK Rokit5 G3 Monitors
Yorkville YSM2P Monitors
Yorkville NX Speakers
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones
Sennheiser HD 215 Headphones
Sony MDR7506 Headphones
Sony Bravia 40"




CLIENTS & COLLABORATIONS
ACTRA
ADAM COHEN
ADRIAN X
ANDREA ENGLAND
ANNA TOTH
BAMN PRODUCTIONS
THE CLIKS
CONE MCCASLIN
DANE HARTSELL
DAVE MCEATHRON
DEAR ROUGE
DON WILSON
DROWNING GIRL
EH440
ELLE DE LUNA
GRAPH
GUS
HILL & THE SKY HEROES
HUNTER VALENTINE
INK STICKS & STONES
MAKE MUSIC MATTER
MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS
MEGHAN PATRICK
MERCY, THE SEXTON
MOOKIE & THE LOYALISTS
NELL BALABAN
NICOLE ROSAS
POP GURU SOUND & VISION
JULES
JULY TALK
JULIUS GEEZER
JUNIOR JOE
RED HORSE REBELLION
SANDRA AMARIE
SATE
SERENA RYDER
STACEY KAY
STACY RICKER
TIM THORNEY
TOM & DAVE
MELLE of TONE MASON
VILLA SOUND
YOUNGLORD





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TESTIMONIALS
  • "Eh440 has worked with Hill Kourkoutis at The Lair for multiple projects. Hill has an innate ability to produce in any genre, is the perfect blend of experience & creativity, and makes our music sound pro! The Lair feels like home for us because it’s got a relaxed vibe that helps us get creative too!"

    EH440Acapella Group
  • "Hill Kourkoutis has become my go to person for just about anything in the last year and a half. Whether she is co-producing or playing keys, drum programming, singing or guitar, she always gives what's required and much more. I started working with her and since then there isn't anything I don't have her involvement in. Her writing is crisp and deep regardless of style. Hill is my best hope for music in the future. She walks the thin line between knowing exactly what she is doing and the courage to try anything. The Lair is a great place to work and Hill is the ultimate professional working it."

    TIM THORNEYVilla Sound (Owner), Artist, Producer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist
  • "Hill is wonderful to work with and knows how to pilot creativity. The Lair is one of my favorite places to be in Toronto. I've put a bid in for my ghost to live there."

    GRAPHRecording Artist, Songwriter
  • "Hill is a gifted producer that has a deep understanding about how to work with other artists. My experience working on my EP with her was nothing short of amazing. Throughout the process she guided me and listened. I felt supported and creatively free. I knew I was working with an incredible artist who understood me. I look forward to working with her again."

    NICOLE ROSASSinger, Songwriter
CONTACT

If you would like to book a session or discuss a project, please feel free to contact me! I would also be happy to answer any questions you may have. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • hill@hillkourkoutis.com