The Junkshop



The Junkshop is the Toronto recording & mixing studio that was my home base for the first 10 years of my recording career. 

The Junkshop started life in the spare bedroom of my apartment before moving into a converted lane-way garage in the heart of Toronto's Little Italy neighbourhood. The garage space was originally built as rehearsal and recording room for my band The FemBots. After a short while we opened the door to friends and fellow musicians and before we knew it we were producing records. After eight years of collecting instruments and recording equipment the original space felt like it was bursting at the seams.

In the summer of 2009 the Junkshop moved into a new space in the College and Dovercourt area. Since the move the focus of the studio has shifted away from full band tracking and more towards mixing, overdubbing and tracking that doesn't require a loud/band feel (electronica, singer/songwriters, overdubs, etc). The majority of my tracking work moved to 6 Nassau when I started there in 2012. Since the closing of 6 Nassau in 2016 my tracking work has gone freelance often ending up at Sonology, Palace Sound and The Dining Room in Toronto and Cosmic Dave's Sound Emporium in Sudbury. 

The Junkshop offers 24 track Pro Tools recording/mix capabilities via SSL converters and a vintage Soundcraft  500/600 console with a large selection of new and vintage outboard gear, mics, instruments and amps. There's also a plate reverb, several tape delay units and a reverb chamber (aka a great sounding tiled bathroom). 16 track 1/2" analog format is also available.


As an added bonus, because the overhead costs here are very low I can bill by the hour. 
Email for rates and dates - junkshop.dave@gmail.com