Background
STUDIO

The Lair is a full-service production house and recording studio in Toronto, Canada owned and operated by recording artist, producer, songwriter, composer, engineer, mixer and multi-instrumentalist, Hill Kourkoutis. The Lair is multi-functional. Initially established 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 production, songwriting, composition, scoring, arranging, session musician work, programming, beatmaking, remixing, voiceovers, ADR and sound design.

SERVICES
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DEMOS

Production of demos.

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SINGLE

Fully produced single.

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EP

Fully produced EP.

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ALBUM

Fully produced album.

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BEATMAKING

A basic beat. Complete production not included.

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REMIXES

Remix for your single or song of choice.

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COMPOSITION & SCORING

Scoring/Composition for ads, film, television and video games.

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SONGWRITING

Songwriting/Co-Writing for artists of all genres.

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SESSION MUSICIAN

Vocals, guitar, bass, keys, drum programming and arrangements.

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VOICEOVERS, ADR &
SOUND DESIGN

Voiceovers, ADR and Sound Design for Picture.

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HOURLY RATES

Hourly rates available upon request.

*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 16"
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 12, 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)
Rickenbacker 330 (2000's)
Squier Telecaster '52 Vintage (1983)
Danelectro '63 Reissue Baritone (2008)

ACOUSTIC/CLASSICAL GUITARS
Gibson LG-2 3/4 (1950)
Gibson J-35 (1963)
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 Tom and Snare
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 B-3
Arturia CS-80
Arturia Farfisa
Arturia Jupiter-8
Arturia Matrix-12
Arturia Mini Moog
Arturia Moog Modular
Arturia Oberheim SEM
Arturia Piano
Arturia Prophet
Arturia Solina
Arturia Stage-73
Arturia Synclavier
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
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
DigiTech Whammy
Dunlop Crybaby
Dunlop MXR Phase 90
Dunlop MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Echoplex EP-3 Tape Echo
Electro Harmonix Big Muff
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 Digital
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 (2 sets)
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
BOOMBOX SOUND
THE CLIKS
CIVIL WRAY
CONE MCCASLIN
DANE HARTSELL
DAVE MCEATHRON
DEAR ROUGE
DON WILSON
DROWNING GIRL
EH440
ELLE DE LUNA
GHOST CARAVAN
GOOD LOVELIES
GRAPH
GUS
HILL & THE SKY HEROES
HUNTER VALENTINE
ISKWE
JILL BARBER
JULES
JULIUS GEEZER
JULY TALK
JUNIOR JOE
LOGAN STAATS
MADISON VIOLET
MAKE MUSIC MATTER
MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS
MEGHAN PATRICK
MELLE of TONE MASON
MERCY, THE SEXTON
MERNA
MOOKIE & THE LOYALISTS
NELL BALABAN
NICOLE ROSAS
OUTSIDE MUSIC
PERPLEXITY OF THINGS
POESY
POP GURU SOUND & VISION
RED HORSE REBELLION
SANDRA AMARIE
SANDRA BOUZA
SARAH SHAFEY
SATE
SERENA RYDER
SHAWNEE
SPILL
STACEY KAY
STACY RICKER
TIM THORNEY
TOM & DAVE
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

For all bookings and inquiries, please contact Joe D'Ambrosio at Joe D'Ambrosio Management Inc.

  • joe@jdmanagement.com
  • +1 (914) 777-7677