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.
Vocals, Minimal Instrumentation (2-5 tracks). 1 Day of Recording. Includes studio, producer, engineer, musician and mixing fee.
Fully produced, radio ready single. Includes studio, producer, engineer and musician fee. 2 Days of Recording.
Fully produced EP. Includes studio, producer, engineer and musician fee. 4-7 Days of Recording.
Fully produced album. Includes studio, producer, engineer and musician fee.
A basic beat. Complete production not included. Royalties to be negotiated.
Remix for your single or song of choice. We can discuss direction and make the process collaborative!
Scoring/Composition for film, television and video games.
Songwriting/Co-Writing for artists of all genres. Contact to discuss your project.
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.
If you require voiceovers, ADR, soundesign or VO demos, please contact for 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.
MacBook Pro 13" (x2)
MacBook Pro 17"
Apogee Duet 2
Digidesign Digi002 Rack
Tascam 2488 MKII Portastudio
Golden Age Project Pre 73
REEL TO REEL
Otari MX5500S 1/4" (1970's)
Sansui Stereo Receiver 6060
Scott Double Stereo Casette Deck 670D
Sony Turntable System PS-LX250H
ProTools 11, 10 and 8 Le
FL Studio HD
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)
Gibson LG-2 3/4 (1950)
Garrison AGP-700-CE (2007)
Yamaha APX-4A-SPL (1999)
Raimundo Estudio (Mod. 123)
Fender Japanese Mustang Bass (1999)
Fender Standard Jazz Bass (2007)
Fender Mark Hoppus Signature (2004)
Story & Clark Spinet Piano (1936)
AKAI MPK Mini
Arturia MINILab mkII
Pearl 5-piece Kit
Roland SPD-SX Pad
Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals
Various Percussion (tambourine, shakers, bells, rainsticks, etc.)
Makala MK-S Soprano Ukelele
Vasilis Kiriakoulis Bouzouki (4 double strings)
Arturia Analog Lab 1 & 2
Arturia ARP 2600
Arturia Mini Moog
Arturia Moog Modular
Arturia Oberheim SEM
Arturia Vox Organ
NI Konktakt 4 and 5
NI Reaktor 5 and 6
UVI Grand Piano Model D
Air Mini Grand
Over 2TB of Kick Ass Samples (endless vintage drum machines, acoustic samples, strings, bass, FX, toys, ambience, keys and more!)
Fender 59' Bassman Reissue
Line 6 Spider
Traynor DynaBass 800H Head and Cab
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
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)
NI Guitar Rig
Slate Mix Rack
And much more...
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
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"
"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!"Acapella 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."Villa 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."Recording 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."Singer, Songwriter
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!