Production Services

CJLO’s production department has a fully equipped recording studio along with a separate sound-proof recording room. This studio employs digital recording and mixing equipment, along with a new Allen & Heath Zed 428 Mixing Board and complete drum set.

The production department offers many services to CJLO members and the community alike and all of our producers are trained and highly skilled. For studio rates and equipment specs please see below. For examples of in-house recordings please see our sessions.


CJLO's studio is an ideal place for your band to record their next project. Recording rates are inexpensive, and selection of recording time is very flexible. The studio can be provided, along with sound engineer and some equipment, for a serious recording session or for simply a recorded jam session. The studio can also produce professional commercials or other spoken word content.


The CJLO production department is ready to help all DJs with technical issues related to their radio shows. You can borrow a digital recorder and microphone for interviews, and we can help you with the recording and editing of special features, as well as creating show IDs or intros. Also if you can organize an artist or band who is touring through Montreal to visit the station, live sessions and interviews can be performed and recorded.

$10 /hr or an unlimited day rate of $80
50% off for current Concordia undergraduate students
Free for CJLO station members
There is also a rate for the engineer which can be negotiated and decided upon with them at the time of booking.   Note: At this time, we do not allow third party engineers to run sessions.  Here's is our current Producers as well as links to some of their work:

Patrick McDowall

Patrick studied Electroacoustic Studies at Concordia University in Montreal 2010 - 2015, where he focused primarily on recording, mixing, and composition, preceded by a certificate in the Professional Audio Production Program at Precursor Productions in Winnipeg. He is Production Director at CJLO 1690 AM and owns Soundhole recording studio in Montreal's Mile-Ex neighbourhood. Patrick records and mixes genres from Indie to Folk to Metal, and has worked with Smokes, Heathers, Hoan (previously Kurvi Tasch), Fleece, Saxsyndrum, No Aloha, Archery Guild, Towanda, and Holy Data.

Selected Portfolio:


SMOKES (Recording/Mixing)
FLEECE (Recording/Mixing)
SLIM REAPER (Recording/Mixing)
THE LETOUTS (Recording/Mixing)
NOTTA COMET (Drum Recording)
AMPHIBIOUS PARIAH (Recording/Mixing/Mastering)
SMALL TEETH (Composition/Recording/Mixing)

Marshall Vaillancourt

Marshall Vaillancourt is a recording engineer working mainly out of The Oven and his home. He graduated from RAC in 2010 and has been honing his craft ever since, producing music from multiple local acts including in the groups he plays in; Archery Guild and No Aloha. He was at the helm of CJLO's "Artist Outreach Program" in 2013, which selected Montreal based artists, and helped to produce and distribute professional EP's. 

Selected Portfolio:

ARCHERY GUILD - (Recorded/Mixed/Mastered)
NO ALOHA - (Recorded/Mixed/Mastered)
THIS MANY BOYFRIENDS CLUB - (Recorded/Mixed/Mastered)
TWO YEAR CARNIVAL - (Recorded/Mixed/Mastered)
TRADE SECRETS - (Recorded/Mixed/Mastered)
ELIZA - (Recorded/Mixed)
FOUNTAIN - (Mastered)

Main Board
  • Allen & Heath ZED 428
Computer and Software
  • Mac Pro 5,1 Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 3GB RAM
  • Avid Pro Tools 8
Monitor Speakers
  • 2x KRK Rokit 6
Audio Interface
  • Digidesign Rack 003 (8 Channels)
  • + Alesis ADAT (adds an additional 8 channels via Digidesign Rack 003 optical I/O)  
  • 2x DBX 160XT
  • Symetrix 2 Channel Comp/Limiter/Expander/Gate
  • Behringer Composer Comp/Limiter/Expander/Gate
DI Boxes
  • 3x DBX DB10 Passive DI Box
Microphone Stands
  • 7x Large Telescoping Boom Stands
  • 4x Large Boom Stands
  • 5x Headphones
  • 1x Isolation Headphones
  • 1x AKG C214
  • 2x Oktava MK-012
  • 2x Studio Projects B1
  • 2x Audio Technica AT3031
  • 6x Shure SM58
  • 3x Shure SM57
  • 3x Sennheiser 421
  • 4x Sennheiser e604
  • 2x Audix i5
  • 1x AKG D112
  • 1x Beta 52a
  • 1x Audix D6
  • 3 Piece Mapex V-Series Drum Kit
  • 22” Kick Drum
  • 16” Floor Tom
  • 13” Rack Tom
  • 12” Rack Tom
  • 14” Snare Drum, 6” deep
  • 2 Cymbal Stands
  • 1 Hi-Hat Stand
  • 1 Snare Stand
  • 1 Kick Pedal

Concordia Council on Student Life

CJLO gives a HUGE thank you to the Concordia Council on Student Life for helping to fund the development of our Production Studio. Please keep an eye out for production and recording workshops for students in the near future.